THAI PRIME MIN SAYS MAIN SUSPECT LINKED TO DEADLY AUG 17 BANGKOK SHRINE BOMBING HAS BEEN ARRESTED *

PM PRAYUTH CHAN-OCHA SAYS DETAINED SUSPECT RESEMBLES YELLOW-SHIRTED MAN IN SURVEILLANCE VIDEO WHO POLICE SAY PLANTED BOMB *

OFFICIALS HAVE ARRESTED ANOTHER MAN THEY BELIEVE IS LINKED TO BOMBING, AND ISSUED WARRANTS MON FOR TWO OTHER SUSPECTS *

NO ONE HAS CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR ATTACK *

THREE NATL GUARD OFFICERS KILLED AND ABOUT 140 PEOPLE HOSPITALIZED IN UKRAINE AFTER GRENADE EXPLODES DURING PROTESTS MON IN CAPITAL KIEV *

INTERIOR MINISTRY SAYS MANY OF THOSE HOSPITALIZED ARE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS *

WORST VIOLENCE SINCE NEW GOVT TOOK POWER LAST YEAR LEFT UKRAINE PRES PETRO POROSHENKO PLEDGING TO FIND ORGANIZERS OF PROTESTS WHO WERE ALLEGEDLY HANDING OUT WEAPONS *

NATIONALISTS CLASHED WITH POLICE AND NATL GUARD TROOPS OUTSIDE UKRAINE'S PARLIAMENT MON, TO PROTEST PROPOSALS GIVING MORE POWER TO RUSSIA-BACKED SEPARATISTS *

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES DIVERTS CHICAGO-BOUND FLIGHT TO TEXAS DUE TO GROUP OF "DISORDERLY" PASSENGERS *

AIRLINE SAYS SEVERAL PASSENGERS TRAVELING TOGETHER ON FLIGHT 1522 FROM SAN DIEGO REFUSED TO FOLLOW CREW INSTRUCTIONS *

LAW ENFORCEMENT DETAINED SIX PEOPLE AFTER PLANE LANDED IN AMARILLO, TX BEFORE CONTINUING TO CHICAGO *

KY COUNTY CLERK DEFIES U.S. SUPREME COURT RULING AND AGAIN REFUSES TO ISSUE MARRIAGE LICENSES TO SAME-SEX COUPLES, CITING RELIGIOUS OBJECTIONS *

ROWAN COUNTY CLERK KIM DAVIS' OFFICE THIS MORNING DENYING LICENSES TO AT LEAST TWO COUPLES *

DAVIS REFUSED TO ISSUE ALL MARRIAGE LICENSES AFTER SUPREME COURT'S JUNE RULING LEGALIZED SAME-SEX MARRIAGE NATIONWIDE *

DAVIS' REFUSAL, WHICH SHE JUSTIFIES "UNDER GOD'S AUTHORITY" COULD RESULT IN STEEP FINES OR JAIL TIME *

FED JUDGE HAS SUMMONED HER AND HER STAFF TO COURT THURS TO EXPLAIN WHY THEY SHOULD NOT FACE STIFF FINES OR JAIL TIME *

ISIS MILITANTS KILL 12 IRAQI SOLDIERS AND SUNNI MILITIAMEN WEST OF BAGHDAD IN SERIES OF SUICIDE ATTACKS *

ISIS PRECEDED ATTACKS WITH MORTAR FIRE ON ARMY AND MILITIA POSITIONS OUTSIDE GOVT-HELD TOWN OF HADITHA *

RETALIATORY AIRSTRIKES BY U.S.-LED ALLIANCE KILLED 13 MILITANTS AND DESTROYED SIX ISIS VEHICLES *

U.N. SAYS 1,325 IRAQIS WERE KILLED AND 1,811 INJURED IN AUG VIOLENCE *

U.S. CONSTRUCTION SPENDING IN JULY CLIMBS TO HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE MAY 2008, BOLSTERED BY INCREASED BUILDING OF HOUSES, FACTORIES AND POWER PLANTS *

COMMERCE DEPT SAYS CONSTRUCTION SPENDING ROSE 0.7% TO AN ADJUSTED ANNUAL RATE OF $1.08 TRIL, WITH TOTAL CONSTRUCTION SPENDING UP 13.7% OVER PAST 12 MONTHS *

GAINS FROM RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION HAVE LAIN FOUNDATION FOR BROADER ECONOMIC GROWTH SINCE EARLY 2014, AFTER SECTOR SUFFERED SETBACKS WHEN HOUSING BUBBLE BURST *

POLICE HUNTING FOR THREE SUSPECTS CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS IN SUBURBS NORTH OF CHICAGO AFTER OFFICER SHOT DEAD IN VILLAGE OF FOX LAKE *

GRANT COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL ON LOCKDOWN WHILE SEARCH UNDERWAY *

AREA BEING SEARCHED BY POLICE IN THE NORTHEASTERN PORTION OF STATE DESCRIBED AS WOODED AND RURAL *

STORY DEVELOPING *

HEAD OF U.N. CULTURAL AGENCY SAYS ISIS COMMITTED AN "INTOLERABLE CRIME AGAINST CIVILIZATION" BY DESTROYING 2000-YR-OLD TEMPLE OF BEL IN SYRIA, CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS OF THE ANCIENT MIDDLE EAST *

MILITANTS USED EXPLOSIVES TO DESTROY THE TEMPLE, DEDICATED IN 32 AD, IN THE ANCIENT CITY OF PALMYRA ON SUN *

SINCE ISIS TOOK OVER PALMYRA IN MAY, THE GROUP HAS DESTROYED A NUMBER OF THE SITE'S ANCIENT TEMPLES AND KILLED ITS FOREMOST SCHOLAR *

POPE FRANCIS SAYS HE'S LETTING PRIESTS FORGIVE WOMEN WHO'VE HAD ABORTIONS IF THEY'RE "CONTRITE" *

FRANCIS EXPLAINS IN LETTER THAT HIS DECISION CAME AFTER MEETING MANY WOMEN BEARING "THE SCAR OF THIS AGONIZING" DECISION TO ABORT *

PONTIFF SAYS ALL PRIESTS, NOT JUST THE TRADITIONAL BISHOPS, MISSIONARIES OR DIOCESE CONFESSORS, MAY PERFORM THE ABSOLUTION DURING UPCOMING HOLY YEAR OF MERCY *

VATICAN SAYS "THIS IS BY NO MEANS AN ATTEMPT TO MINIMIZE THE GRAVITY OF THIS SIN BUT TO WIDEN THE POSSIBILITY OF SHOWING MERCY" *

NORTH KOREAN NATIONAL CHOIR PERFORMS IN MOSCOW FOR FIRST TIME, WITH MILITARY-INSPIRED CONCERT IN RUSSIAN CAPITAL *

MEMBERS OF THE MALE CHOIR WORE FULL MILITARY DRESS AND PERFORMED IN FRONT OF A SCREEN SHOWING MILITARY SCENES AND N KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG UN *

N KOREA'S AMBASSADOR SAYS CONCERT WAS PART OF NEW CULTURAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES *

ACLU HAS FILED CONTEMPT MOTION AGAINST DAVIS ON BEHALF OF KY CLIENTS *

SENS BOB CASEY (D-PA) AND CHRIS COONS (D-DE) ANNOUNCE SUPPORT FOR IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL, BRINGING IT CLOSER TO 34 VOTES NEEDED TO KEEP IT ALIVE *

SUPPORTERS AIM TO GET 41 VOTES IN FAVOR OF DEAL, WHICH WOULD SPARE PRES OBAMA FROM HAVING TO VETO GOP LEGISLATION AIMED AT BLOCKING IT *

REPUBLICANS UNANIMOUSLY OPPOSE DEAL THAT SEEKS TO CURB IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM IN EXCHANGE FOR LIFTING OF ECONOMIC SANCTIONS *