Thailand's army chief on Sunday told AFP the man arrested in connection with last week's deadly Bangkok bomb blast was not cooperating, as police announced he was part of a people-smuggling gang. The unnamed foreigner, who is being held in military custody at an undisclosed location, was seized during a Saturday morning raid on a flat on the eastern outskirts of Bangkok. "The interrogation is not making progress because the suspect is not really giving useful information," Thai army chief General Udomdej Sitabutr told AFP.
Billionaire Donald Trump has soared in opinion polls for the Republican presidential primary, but inflammatory anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost him the crucial Latino vote in the 2016 White House race. "What Trump is doing is political suicide," says Patricio Zamorano, executive director of the consulting firm Infoamericas.info. Since launching his campaign in June, "The Donald" has catapulted to the top of the Republican polls, ahead of 16 other candidates, and at 28 percent this week he is streaking away from his nearest rival by 16 points.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) ? A woman who was stranded in the rugged Sierra Nevada for nine days while suffering from some broken bones survived by using a water filter to drink from a creek, authorities said.
Thailand's junta came under scrutiny Sunday after mistakenly showing an unrelated picture of a suicide vest during a nationally televised broadcast announcing the arrest of a foreign man in connection with last week's deadly Bangkok shrine bombing. It is the latest blunder to hit an investigation that has received criticism over how quickly investigators searched and cleared up the blast site, as well as confusing and sometimes contradictory statements from senior officers and junta officials. Police on Saturday charged a foreign man after a raid on an apartment in Bangkok's eastern outskirts.
SAN DIEGO (AP) ? Facing a 60-yard field goal attempt on a steamy evening with 16 seconds left and his Seattle Seahawks trailing by two, Steven Hauschka's mindset was to just swing away.
The European Central Bank looks set to keep its monetary policy gunpowder dry when its decision-making governing council convenes next week, despite the recent turmoil that has engulfed global markets, analysts said. It has been a chaotic week for stock markets around the world, spooked by fears of economic slowdown in China. The ECB, for its part, is unlikely to be panicked into any knee-jerk policy moves, particularly since its radical asset purchase programme known as quantitative easing, or QE, finally appears to be bearing fruit, central bank watchers said.
ATLANTA (AP) ? A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.
HOUSTON (AP) ? A sheriff's deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities.
BEIJING (AP) ? Mare Dibaba gets asked all the time if she's related to Ethiopian great Tirunesh Dibaba. She's not.
Los Angeles and the U.S. Olympic Committee have struck a deal that will make the city America's 2024 Olympic bidder pending approval by the city council next week.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) ? Big crowds of protesters returned to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to demand the resignation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal, after the first day of the massive rally passed peacefully.
New Orleans remembered the dead and celebrated its painstaking comeback from disaster, a decade after Hurricane Katrina ripped through the "Big Easy" leaving devastation and chaos in its wake. New Orleans was plunged into a nightmarish scene of death and looting after Katrina barreled her way through and government help was painfully slow to come, something which still rankles in the city. "New Orleans will be unbowed and unbroken.
BALTIMORE (AP) ? Jay Gruden intends to judge the health of Robert Griffin III before choosing his starting quarterback in the regular season.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? Mike Fiers didn't finish this start on the field. The Houston Astros didn't jump up and down after the final out. There was no podium for the post-game media coverage, just a handful of reporters in the corner of the clubhouse.
By Trinna Leong KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Thousands gathered for a second day of protests on Sunday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over a multi-million-dollar financial scandal, their spirits lifted by unexpected support from Malaysia's longest-serving leader. Hundreds slept out overnight in central Kuala Lumpur after the first day of a rally that has brought into the streets a political crisis triggered by reports of a mysterious transfer worth more than $600 million into an account under Najib's name. Najib, who denies wrongdoing, has weathered the storm and analysts say the two-day rally is unlikely to inspire broad public support for him to quit because it lacks a strong leader.
As thousands of Bangladeshis and Indians celebrated the end of one of the world's most intractable border disputes, Fatema Khatun was quietly hopeful of finally seeing justice. When the attack occurred, Khatun lived in what was then the enclave of Dahala-Khagrabari, a small island of Indian land locked inside Bangladesh. The case fell under India's jurisdiction.
Ethiopian Mare Dibaba lived up to her billing as the world's fastest marathon runner by winning the gruelling event at the world championships in a sprint finish on Sunday. Dibaba timed 2hr 27min 35sec to edge Kenya's Helah Kiprop by just one second after a sprint in the final 50 metres of the race held in overcast, relatively cool conditions. Kenyan-born Bahraini Eunice Kirwa claimed bronze in 2:27.39, while defending champion Edna Kiplagat could only finish fifth (2:28.18) behind Kenyan teammate Jemima Sumgong (2:27.42).
Kecskemét (Hungary) (AFP) - Four suspected human traffickers said they were innocent as they appeared in a Hungarian court over the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria, marking a sickening new low in Europe's migrant crisis. Europe is struggling to find a coherent approach as its governments face a record influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing conflict in the Middle East and Africa. Police said the victims, believed to be mainly refugees fleeing the war in Syria, may have been dead for up to two days.
ATLANTA (AP) ? The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a $71.25 million, five-year contract extension with Julio Jones on Saturday that compares favorably with recent deals paid to other top wide receivers.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) ? The day after American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, trainer Bob Baffert already was leery of Saratoga in the summer.
Tropical storm Erika broke up as it raked across Cuba, drenching the drought-parched island in heavy rain after killing at least 20 people on the Caribbean island of Dominica. The Miami-based National Hurricane Center later called off all coastal watches and warnings and said the storm had "dissipated" -- a relief for a dozen Caribbean island nations stalked in recent days by Erika. The storm dumped heavy rains on the Dominican Republic and Haiti in recent days, but its deadliest impact was on the tiny island nation of Dominica, which is still recovering from the assault and where the death toll could yet climb.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) ? Bob Stitt is off and running at the University of Montana ? at four-time defending national champion North Dakota State's expense.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) ? John Daly collapsed near the end of a round of golf Saturday and was taken by ambulance to a hospital.
CAIRO (AP) ? An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for broadcasting "false news," sparking an international outcry and underlining how authorities are trampling over free speech just over a year into general-turned-politician Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's presidency.
By Kathy Finn and Edward McAllister NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - From the Lower Ninth Ward to the Superdome, New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, paying tribute to its victims and homage to the city's resilience in the face of disaster. Dignitaries made speeches to honor the 1,500 who died, brass bands marched through the streets and neighbors gathered for block parties across the city, where the mood shifted in turns from somber to reflective to celebratory. While residents and visitors alike said it was difficult to deny the rebound that New Orleans has made, there was also recognition that the poorest areas, like the Lower Ninth, have lagged.
NEW YORK (AP) ? Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Misérables" on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21.
Reigning IndyCar champion Will Power smashed his year-old track record in grabbing pole position for the season-ending Grand Prix of Sonoma. "I?m really stoked," said Australia's Power, who is fourth in the title chase led by Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya. "Lots of points on the table," added Power -- a three-time winner on the 2.385-mile (3.84-kilometer), 12-turn Sonoma road course in California.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) ? Receiver Randall Cobb has left the Packers' preseason game Saturday night against the Philadelphia Eagles with a shoulder injury.
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? A few inches above the floor, a man is suspended from a swing-like apparatus pretending he's flying over a mountain. Around the corner, a woman is defending herself against a horde of zombies with a make-believe gun. Several feet away, two guys are seemingly racing in cars over 100 mph while both sit still.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) ? The latest in the 10th anniversary commemorations of Hurricane Katrina (all times local):
BANGKOK (AP) ? Thai authorities arrested a foreign man they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago.
Shannon Miles was picked up for questioning early on Saturday following the Friday night shooting, which was captured on surveillance video, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman told reporters. Earlier on Saturday, Hickman had linked the shooting of deputy Darren Goforth, who was white, to anti-police rhetoric across the country in the wake of deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white officers. "We have not been able to extract any details regarding a motive at this point," Hickman added.
Despite turning 34, Federer was an impressive winner of a seventh Cincinnati Masters title last week, seeing off world number one Novak Djokovic in the final. It was the Swiss star's 87th tour title and revenge for losing a second successive Wimbledon final to the Serb last month.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) ? EJ Manuel made his case to reclaim the Buffalo Bills starting job by going 7 of 8 for 170 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-19 preseason win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday.
BEIJING (AP) ? The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local):
Shannon Miles was picked up for questioning early on Saturday following the Friday night shooting, which was captured on surveillance video, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman told reporters. Earlier on Saturday, Hickman had linked the shooting of deputy Darren Goforth, who was white, to anti-police rhetoric across the country in the wake of deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white officers.
The on-air shooting deaths of Virginia TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward and the suicide five hours later of gunman Vester Flanagan played out in a sort of surreal time, spilling from TV screens within range of the Roanoke station's signal to horrified viewers the world over via social media. Five hours of horror, delivered in electronic bursts.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) ? As the church bells rang marking the decade since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the 80-year-old woman wept softly into a tissue as she leaned against her rusting Oldsmobile near a Catholic church in Mississippi.
An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in prison on Saturday, in a shock ruling that sparked international condemnation. Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed were in court for the verdict, while Australian journalist Peter Greste was tried in absentia after being deported early this year. The court said they had broadcast "false" news that harmed Egypt.
The prime suspect in the "cold-blooded assassination" of a Texas sheriff's deputy was charged with murder Saturday, a day after the officer was gunned down from behind and shot multiple times at close range allegedly because he was a policeman. The fatal shooting prompted an emotional reaction from local officials, who pointed their finger at ramped-up rhetoric against police officers in the United States in protests against perceived police brutality. Darren Goforth, 47, was killed Friday night in the Houston area because of his job, Sheriff Ron Hickman said, announcing the charges against the alleged gunman.