No charges for woman who aided suspect

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Canadian police said Friday that no charges will be filed against anyone who may have helped fugitive reality TV contestant Ryan Jenkins, who fled to Canada after being accused of killing his ex-wife.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Norm Massie said a Canadian warrant for Jenkins' arrest was not issued until the day after a woman checked him into a remote motel in Hope, British Columbia where he later committed suicide. Massie said because there was no Canadian arrest warrant for Jenkins issued before they checked into the motel Thursday, there is no evidence to support charges against her.

Aug. deadliest month for US in Afghanistan

KABUL - An American service member died Friday when his vehicle struck a bomb in eastern Afghanistan, making August the deadliest month for U.S. forces in the nearly eight-year war.

The grim milestone comes as the top U.S. commander prepares to submit his assessment of the conflict - a report expected to trigger intense debate on the Obama administration's strategy in an increasingly unpopular war.

The latest death was reported as Afghan officials announced an 80 percent increase in the number of major fraud allegations submitted after last week's disputed presidential election - a sign of the deep challenges facing the U.S. and its allies in shoring up a legitimate Afghan government capable of withstanding the Taliban insurgency, corruption and drug trafficking.

- From wire reports