Nation & World

Houston-area sheriff's deputy remembered during funeral
HOUSTON (AP) — Thousands of law enforcement officers stood at attention to form a wall Friday outside one of Houston's largest churches as a 21-gun salute and flyover by police helicopters were carried out in honor of a slain sheriff's deputy.
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Black couple uses housing law to sue over slurs, threats
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Citing a sliver of civil rights-era legislation more commonly used as protection against discriminatory landlords, a black couple is suing their former neighbor and a north Georgia city they say failed to stop him from
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Black couple uses housing law to sue over slurs, threats
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A black couple is suing their former neighbor citing a civil rights-era law more commonly used against discriminatory landlords.
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Vast, stubborn California fire to rage through long weekend
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A vast and stubborn wildfire that has proven California's biggest this year was expect to spew smoke through the long Labor Day weekend, leaving some campgrounds empty and prompting health warnings.
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Quotations in the News
"I am the one who should be at blame. I blame myself because my brother does not have money. I sent him the money to pay the smuggler. If I didn't send him the money, those people still (would be) alive." — Tima Kurdi, aunt of a drowned Syrian boy
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Kite surfer blown onto road, hit by car, seriously hurt
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A kite surfer at a San Francisco beach was caught in a huge gust of wind and dragged across a parking lot on to a highway, where he was hit by a car and critically injured, police said.
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Oregon judge refuses to perform same-sex marriages
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Marion County Judge Vance Day is being investigated by a judicial fitness commission in part over his refusal to perform same-sex marriages on religious grounds, a spokesman for the judge said.
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Jailed clerk vows not to back down, no resolution in sight
GRAYSON, Ky. (AP) — Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis will spend Labor Day weekend in isolation at the Carter County Detention Center with her Bible and her clear conscience.
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Annual pillow fight at West Point turns violent; 30 injured
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — An annual pillow fight by freshmen cadets at the U.S. Military Academy turned bloody this year when cadets swung pillowcases packed with hard objects, injuring 30 cadets.
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Vast, stubborn California fire to rage through long weekend
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A vast and stubborn wildfire that has proven California's biggest this year was expect to spew smoke through the long Labor Day weekend, leaving some campgrounds empty and prompting health warnings.
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Hungary bus fleet delivers 4,000 migrants to Austria welcome
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of exhausted, elated migrants reached their dream destinations of Germany and Austria on Saturday, completing epic journeys by boat, bus, train and foot to escape war and poverty.
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Canada less welcoming to refugees under Harper's leadership
TORONTO (AP) — Canada has long prided itself for opening its doors wider than any nation to asylum seekers, but the number it welcomes has waned since Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper took power almost 10 years ago.
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Drowned Syrian boys' aunt fights to bring family to Canada
COQUITLAM, British Columbia (AP) — The aunt of a drowned Syrian boy whose death has sparked global outrage about the plight of refugees in Europe says she still hopes to bring the rest of her family to Canada.
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A photo, a turning point? All depends on Europe's leaders
PARIS (AP) — The 3-year-old boy could have been dressed for preschool. Instead he was lying face down in the surf.
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Japan lifts evacuation order for town near doomed nuke plant
NARAHA, Japan (AP) — Japan's government on Saturday lifted a 4 1/2-year-old evacuation order for the northeastern town of Naraha that had sent all of the town's 7,400 residents away following the disaster at the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant.
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AP PHOTOS: Haunting images of people fleeing their homelands
Wrenching images of a drowned Syrian boy focused the world's attention this week on the plight of people fleeing their homelands. But the crisis has been developing for years. Here are other indelible images taken by Associated Press photographers
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Anger as Guatemala votes amid graft scandals
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The wave of political turmoil that toppled Guatemala's president has overshadowed Sunday's vote to elect a new leader — an election many fear could put a lid on the anti-corruption drive.
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Guatemala ex-president tells court he's innocent of graft
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Otto Perez Molina sat in a defendant's chair Friday and declared his innocence in a customs corruption scandal that forced him to resign a day earlier as president of this Central American nation.
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Trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez nears end
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The more-than-yearlong trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez entered its final stages Friday as the defense delivered closing statements in a courtroom not open to the public or to journalists.
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Protests in southern Syrian city after Druze cleric killed
BEIRUT (AP) — Anti-government violence spread on Saturday in a southern Syrian province that had largely stayed on the sidelines of the country's civil war, a day after the killing of a prominent cleric in rare explosions that claimed the lives of
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