Hungary announces migrant crackdown on the Serbia border BRUSSELS (AP) - Hungary plans to deploy the military at its southern border with Serbia as part of a crackdown on migrants and human traffickers and blames Germany for the massive influx through its territory. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Thursday the Hungarian parliament is pushing through new measures "that will create a new legal situation at the borders, even more strict than it was."
Canada woman had tried to sponsor boy who drowned off Turkey ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Canada rejected a request to take in a Syrian family that later drowned trying to get to Europe, according to a lawmaker who said the request involved a 3-year-old boy depicted in shocking photographs that have galvanized debate around the world. Reha Kurdi and her sons Alyan and Galip, who fled the Syrian town on Kobani when it was overrun by Islamic State militants, were among 12 migrants who drowned when boats carrying them from the Turkish coast to the Greek island of Kos capsized. Images of Aylan's body washing up on the shore and being taken away by a Turkish officer sparked widespread discussion in the news media and social media on Thursday.
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Guatemala president resigns amid corruption probe GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink, a spokesman said early Thursday. Spokesman Jorge Ortega said Perez Molina submitted his resignation at midnight Wednesday local time after a judge issued an order to detain him in the customs fraud case, which already has led to the jailing of his vice president, and the resignation of several cabinet ministers who withdrew their support for the president.
China shows off rising power in marking WWII defeat of Japan BEIJING (AP) - With fighter jets roaring overhead, China's leader presided Thursday over a massive parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might, but also pledged to reduce the army by 300,000 troops in a bid to show that his country poses no expansionist threat. The spectacle through the heart of Beijing commemorated Japan's World War II defeat seven decades ago, with helicopters zooming across the sky in an array forming the number 70, but the event also underlined President Xi Jinping's determination to make China the pre-eminent Asian power.
Iran deal will survive in Congress despite GOP opposition WASHINGTON (AP) - The Iran nuclear deal strongly backed by President Barack Obama and just as ardently opposed by the GOP is now on track to get through Congress. In the Senate, Democratic supporters now claim a decisive 34 votes in favor, after Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland called the pact "the best option available to block Iran from having a nuclear bomb."
Big cities scramble to be prepared for an oil train disaster PHILADELPHIA (AP) - They rumble past schools, homes and businesses in dozens of cities around the country - 100-car trains loaded with crude oil from the Upper Midwest. While railroads have long carried hazardous materials through congested urban areas, cities are now scrambling to formulate emergency plans and to train firefighters amid the latest safety threat: a fiftyfold increase in crude shipments that critics say has put millions of people living or working near the tracks at heightened risk of derailment, fire and explosion.
Judge, clerk in marriage case dealt with nepotism charges FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kim Davis and the judge that will decide her fate have at least one thing in common: They both had to deal with questions of nepotism when they got their jobs. Davis is the Rowan County Clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of her religious beliefs, in defiance of multiple court orders. U.S. District Judge David Bunning is the man who on Thursday will determine whether to fine her or throw her in jail for refusing to obey his order.
Police: Hunt won't stop for suspects in officer's death FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) - Authorities have broadened the hunt for three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a popular northern Illinois police officer, even as they acknowledge there's little information to go on. The first day of the search for the suspects in Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz's death saw sweeps of homes, railroad tracks and marshland in the village of Fox Lake. The second day turned to the painstaking detective work of chasing down tips, collecting and reviewing surveillance video and interviewing residents near the crime scene. Search teams also moved out into subdivisions beyond the initial 2-square-mile perimeter. At least 100 investigators were on the ground Wednesday.
Labor Day flying: behind the scenes at a very busy airport DALLAS (AP) - More than 14.2 million people are expected to fly over the seven days surrounding the Labor Day holiday, a 3 percent increase from last year, according to Airlines for America, the industry's trade and lobbying group. The unofficial end of summer is one last long weekend for Americans to sneak in a trip, with Friday, Sept. 4, expected to be the busiest day to fly.