KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama has told the residents of a town above the Arctic Circle that he's trying to warn the rest of the country about the impact of climate change that they're living through. Obama visited the Alaskan town Kotzebue (KAHT'-seh-byoo), where he said the U.S. isn't doing enough to address the threat of warmer temperatures.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — European Union leaders are set to meet Thursday to consider the human gridlock in Budapest, Hungary, where thousands of people are in a massive makeshift refugee camp just outside a train station. Police are refusing to allow the refugees -- many from war-torn Syria -- to board trains to their desired destinations deeper into the EU.
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) has pledged a reduction of 300,000 troops from China's 2.3 million-member People's Liberation Army. China has to deal with rising personnel costs and growing technological capabilities that reduce the need for large numbers of troops. Meanwhile, more than 12,000 troops have been taking part in a massive military parade in Beijing. The event marks Japan's World War II defeat.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky will find out Thursday if she'll be sanctioned for defying federal court orders to issue marriages licenses. Rowan (ROW'-uhn) County Clerk Kim Davis has been ordered to appear in federal court on Thursday. She stopped issuing all marriage licenses because she opposes same-sex marriage. She could be fined or possibly jailed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thursday could be a pivotal day in the relationship between White House hopeful Donald Trump and the Republican party. The Republican National Committee on Wednesday challenged every GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid under any circumstances. That appears to be aimed at Trump, who has left open the possibility of a third-party run. Trump and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus) are set to meet privately on Thursday.