Bodies of drowned Syrian boys returned home for burial
KUCUK KENDIRLI, Turkey (AP) — The Syrian man who survived a capsizing during a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece has taken the bodies of his wife and two sons back to the Syrian Kurdish region they fled, to bury them in their hometown of Kobani.
Frustrated refugees in Budapest vow to walk to Vienna
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hundreds of frustrated refugees who have been stuck at Budapest's Keleti train station for days have begun gathering up their belongings, vowing to make their way to Vienna on foot.
Gay couples will try to wed as defiant clerk sits in jail
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — April Miller and Karen Roberts will return to the Rowan County Courthouse on Friday for the fifth time since June to ask for a marriage license.
Philly businesses wary, excited by prospect of papal crowds
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Business owners in Philadelphia could enjoy a financial windfall from the crowds expected for the papal visit — if their employees can get to work through the security perimeters and road closures.
US promising help to keep Iran in check in Middle East
WASHINGTON (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.
Players hoping "Deflategate" can usher in change
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tom Brady is free and Ramon Foster can't help but laugh. Sorry, the irony is just a little too delicious.
Fired regulator: Brown pushed to waive oil safeguards.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown's senior aides in 2011 that the governor's orders to override key safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting the state's groundwater from contamination, oe of the former officials has testified.
Horse industry worries about plans to curb casino subsidies
BOSTON (AP) — Horse track operators and breeders are concerned the good times might be trotting to a close as some states move to rein in a lucrative subsidy that's helped prop up their long suffering-industry.
Illinois residents expect quiet holiday weekend amid manhunt
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Residents and business owners in one of Illinois' most popular recreational areas say a manhunt for three suspects wanted in the killing of an area police officer will bring a more quiet and somber Labor Day weekend than usual.
Disney unveils Star Wars toys amid marketing blitz
NEW YORK (AP) — The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing "Force" behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the film.
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