Europe's migrant crisis brings tragedy by land and sea; biggest movement since WWII kills 100s VIENNA (AP) - Rescue workers counted dozens of victims Friday from the increasingly desperate tide of humanity sweeping into Europe fleeing war, oppression and poverty. Austrian police said 71 people likely suffocated in an airless truck and authorities estimated 200 people drowned off the Libyan coast when two overloaded boats bound for Europe capsized. Authorities around an unsettled world have struggled to respond to the largest global movement of people since World War II. In Europe, thousands of people a day are boarding flimsy boats to Italy or Greece, and thousands more are placing themselves at the mercy of human-trafficking gangs and ordinary thugs as entire families slog for days or weeks through the countryside of the western Balkans toward what they hope will be a brighter future.
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Former boss remembers gunman in on-air killings as a 'professional victim' while at TV station ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - The man who was news director during Vester Flanagan's rocky tenure at Virginia station WDBJ-TV described him as someone who constantly saw himself being victimized by others. Dan Dennison described Flanagan, who shot and killed a reporter and a cameraman on live television Wednesday, as a "professional victim" during his time at the station before being fired in 2013.
Vatican says ex-envoy to Dominican Republic, charged with abusing minors, has died. VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, the highest-ranking Holy See official to ever be charged with sexually abusing young boys, was found dead Friday as he awaited trial, the Vatican said. In a statement, the Vatican press office said preliminary checks on Jozef Wesolowski, 67, "indicated that the death was from natural causes."
Researchers team up with tribe to study Washington state glacier melting nearly 3 inches a day MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) - Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascades off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream. What little snow from last winter is already gone, so ice is melting off the glacier at a rate of nearly three inches a day this summer, he said.
For Hindus at Kumbh Mela festival, river waters of India's Godavari River cleanse spirits NASIK, India (AP) - It's just water. But to the millions of Hindus expected at the Kumbh Mela festival, held this year along the Godavari, touching that water is reverential. It's a way to cleanse themselves of sin, to come close to God, to immerse themselves in a tradition that dates to antiquity. They have come to this city from across India and around the world. Entire villages arrive together, and their parties often last through the nights. Thousands of mystics gather.