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Migrants vow to walk to Vienna...Clerk's deputies to issue licenses...Man arrested in US Open drone crash

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 4, 2015 at 4:41 a.m.



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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hundreds of frustrated refugees who have been stuck for days at a train station in Budapest, Hungary, are vowing to make their way to Vienna on foot. The refugees, mostly young men, say they are fed up with being stuck in limbo and are prepared to walk the 150 miles to the Austrian capital. The group is quickly gathering in size as Hungarian police stand by and watch.

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian government official in charge of antiquities says Islamic State militants have destroyed three ancient tower tombs in the central city of Palmyra (pahl-MEER'-uh). The Elahbel tower dates back to AD 103. The antiquities chief says the destruction took place before the militants destroyed the two-millennia-old temple of Bel in the city last weekend. The militants claim ancient relics and sites of worship promote idolatry.

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge in Kentucky says Rowan (ROW'-uhn) County Clerk Kim Davis could remain in jail for a week, after being cited for contempt for defying court orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. U.S. District Judge David Bunning offered to release Davis yesterday if she promised not to interfere with her employees issuing licenses, but she refused. Five of her deputy clerks have said they will comply with the law and begin issuing marriage licenses today.

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City teacher has been arrested for allegedly crashing a drone into an empty section of seats at the U.S Open during a match last night. Police say 26-year-old Daniel Verley faces charges of reckless endangerment and operating a drone in a New York City public park outside of prescribed area. A U.S. Tennis Association spokesman says no one was injured.

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train has returned to his native California. A crowd of about 200 people cheered as Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone stepped off a plane at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, last night. Stone underwent medical treatment in Germany for a lacerated thumb and other injuries he sustained in the train takedown.

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