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Refugees on train, police in 2nd day of standoff in Hungary
News ImageBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Refugees hoping to move on from Hungary stubbornly remained on a stalled train Friday, refusing to go to a center where authorities are demanding that they register.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:41:32 -0400
EU under pressure to agree refugee quotas as ministers meet
News ImageEU countries were set to try to bridge differences on Europe's escalating migrant crisis at a foreign ministers' meeting Friday, with the shocking image of a dead Syrian toddler washed up on a beach driving calls for binding refugee quotas. The heartbreaking images of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying dead in the surf -- and his father's emotional account of how the little boy and his four-year-old brother "slipped through my hands" -- have ramped up pressure on political leaders to address Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War II. Under-fire British Prime Minister David Cameron, whose country has been accused of failing to help shoulder the burden, is expected to announce a plan later Friday to take in more Syrian refugees.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:41:23 -0400
From eggs to trees, USDA promotional programs controversial
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) The slogans are familiar: "The Incredible Edible Egg," ''Pork: The Other White Meat," and "Got Milk?"
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:41:15 -0400
Benghazi panel to interview more of Clinton's inner circle
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) A day after questioning a former top aide to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton behind closed doors, the House committee investigating the deadly Benghazi attacks expects to question another member of Clinton's inner circle in closed session.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:40:44 -0400
Puerto Rican voters prized by Democrats, Republicans
News ImageMIAMI (AP) Residents of Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens but can't vote for president. Yet Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton are campaigning there, following two other 2016 White House hopefuls.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:40:32 -0400
Hungary's Orban warns of 'tens of millions' of migrants
By Krisztina Than and Marton Dunai BUDAPEST/BICSKE, Hungary (Reuters) - Europeans risk becoming a minority on their own continent, Hungary's right-wing prime minister said on Friday, defending his country's hardline stand on migrants after hundreds spent the night stranded on a train surrounded by police. "The reality is that Europe is threatened by a mass inflow of people, many tens of millions of people could come to Europe," Viktor Orban told public radio in a regular interview. Freedom train." The migrants had wrestled with police on Thursday, some throwing themselves on the tracks insisting they be allowed to remain on the train bound for a border town near Austria. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:39:59 -0400
EU faces 'defining moment' with refugee crisis: UNHCR's Guterres
GENEVA (Reuters) - The European Union's response to the refugee crisis will be a "defining moment" for the bloc, the head of the U.N. refugee agency Antonio Guterres said in a statement on Friday, warning that a divided EU would benefit only smugglers and traffickers. The EU needs to help more migrants enter legally, provide about 200,000 relocation places, according to a preliminary estimate, and support countries under pressure such as Greece, Hungary and Italy, he said. (Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Louise Ireland) Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:39:59 -0400
Conceding defeat, Iran deal opponents at least want a vote
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) Opponents of the Iran nuclear agreement have given up trying to block it. Now they're just hoping for a final Senate vote on a resolution disapproving it even though such a resolution would be vetoed by the president.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:39:57 -0400
US promising help to keep Iran in check in Middle East
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration is greeting King Salman of Saudi Arabia with assurances that a nuclear deal with Iran also comes with the necessary resources to help check its regional ambitions.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:39:30 -0400
New federal requirements on cellphone surveillance
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy announced Thursday.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:38:03 -0400
Biden says he's not sure if he will seek presidency
News ImageATLANTA (AP) Vice President Joe Biden says he is unsure if he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, saying his decision will hinge on whether he and his family have the "emotional energy to run."
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:35:04 -0400
One dead, one injured in California college shooting
News ImageOne man was killed and another seriously wounded in a shooting at a Sacramento, California college campus, police said . "Campus is clear... investigation is underway," Sam Somers, police chief in the California capital city said in a tweet, adding that the lone suspect in the case remains at large. The shooting at Sacramento City College, a community college near downtown, occurred just before 4:00 pm local time (1100 GMT), police said.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:34:01 -0400
Record beckons for Rooney in San Marino Euro qualifier
News ImageWayne Rooney will have an opportunity to break Bobby Charlton's 45-year-old England goal-scoring record when he lines up against San Marino in Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier in Serravalle. The England captain, 29, equalled Gary Lineker's tally of 48 goals with a late winner in a 3-2 success away to Slovenia in June, which left him one goal below Charlton's mark of 49. A brace at the tiny Stadio Olimpico will give him the record outright, while an England victory -- which is widely expected -- will see Roy Hodgson's side qualify from Group E with three games to spare.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:32:17 -0400
New York cabs get smart in battle with Uber
News ImageAs New York taxi drivers face surging competition from smartphone cab services, the traditional taxi force in the city that never sleeps is preparing to push back against the likes of Uber. New York authorities picked the Nissan to replace the city's ageing taxi fleet, as part of a deliberate strategy to fight back against online ride-booking services. The extra space the cars provide is hoped to give taxis an advantage over Uber's less standardized vehicles.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:28:29 -0400
Google launches music streaming service in Japan
News ImageGoogle has launched a music streaming service in Japan, becoming the latest tech giant to push into the world's number two music market, despite mixed results among earlier arrivals. The launch, announced Thursday, came after similar services debuted in Japan this year by Apple, popular messaging app Line, and a joint venture by IT firm CyberAgent and Japanese music giant Avex Group. Japan is the world's second largest music market, estimated to be worth $2.6 billion in 2014, after the $4.8 billion US market, according to the Recording Industry Association of Japan.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:24:29 -0400
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