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A group of refugees walk on the railway tracks after crossing from Serbia, in Roszke, Hungary, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.  Migrants fearful of death at sea in overcrowded and flimsy boats have increasingly turned to using a land route towards Europe through the Western Balkans.  (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Hungarian government bars migrants from trains

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary stunned migrants and European partners Tuesday by blocking asylum-seekers from its westbound trains, a move that raised new challenges for the EU’s passport-free travel zone and could drive many into the reckless hands of cross-border smugglers. Hungary’s right-wing nationalist government defended its U-turn — just days after it started permitting migrants on the trains without any …

Ill. police seek 3 after officer slain

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

FOX LAKE, Ill. — Police with helicopters, dogs and armed with rifles were conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois on Tuesday after an officer was fatally shot while pursuing a group of men. An emotional Fox Lake Mayor Donny Schmit described the slain officer, Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewitz, as a personal friend, …

Obama takes stock of melting Alaska glacier

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SEWARD, Alaska — President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change. From a distance, Exit Glacier appears as a river of white and blue flowing down through the mountains toward lower terrain. In fact, …

Ky. clerk remains defiant on gay marriage

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Invoking “God’s authority,” a county clerk denied marriage licenses to gay couples again Tuesday in direct defiance of the federal courts, and vowed not to resign, even under the pressure of steep fines or jail. …

Iran deal gets key support

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal are on the cusp of clinching the necessary Senate votes to keep the contested agreement alive and hand President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory, in spite of …

Pope offers absolution for ‘sin of abortion’

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make “this …

Decision to kill ‘aggressive’ black bear draws deluge of protests

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

By Gregory B. Hladky The Hartford Courant (TNS) HARTFORD, Conn. — Despite a wave of protests, state wildlife experts Monday were still hunting a “bold and aggressive” black bear they plan to kill in response to a potentially dangerous encounter the animal had with a hiker in Burlington. …

A LOOK BACK

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

50 Years Ago  Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and their four children, two boys and two girls, went to see “Shenandoah” last night at the Academy of Music. Upon leaving at the end of the movie, the Burtons commented that the theater was "delightfully comfortable and charming." …

In Alaska, Obama urges climate action

Monday, August 31, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned Monday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a historic visit to Alaska. In …

Experts: No criminal exposure for Clinton

Monday, August 31, 2015

WASHINGTON — Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on …

Police, protesters clash in Ukraine

Monday, August 31, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine — As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday, and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a …

Anti-Semite guilty in Kan. Jewish center shootings

Monday, August 31, 2015

A Johnson County, Kan., jury took less than two hours Monday to find F. Glenn Miller Jr. guilty of capital murder in the shooting deaths of three people outside Jewish facilities last year in Overland Park. The 74-year-old avowed anti-Semite had argued that the shootings were justified because …

Obama changes Mt. McKinley’s name to Denali on eve of trip

Sunday, August 30, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will change the name of North America’s tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack …