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Migrants arrive in Austria... Clerk remains behind bars... Bloody pillow fight at West Point

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 4, 2015 at 11:51 p.m.



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BICSKE, Hungary (AP) — More than 1,000 people from the Middle East and Asia, exhausted after marching for hours through Hungary toward Western Europe, have arrived on the border with Austria. The breakthrough became possible when Austria announced that it and Germany would take the migrants on humanitarian grounds.

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Rowan (ROW'-uhn) County Clerk Kim Davis remains jailed for contempt following her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. On Friday, at least three gay couples received licenses from one of Davis' deputies. Davis' attorney says the licenses are "not worth the paper they are written on" because she didn't authorize them.

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in Washington state say a pre-dawn blaze that heavily damaged a Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman was arson. The fire follows a recent wave of protests at Planned Parenthood clinics across the country. No one was injured in Friday's fire, which a Planned Parenthood official calls "an appalling act of violence."

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A vast and stubborn wildfire that has proven to be California's biggest this year is expected to spew smoke through the long Labor Day weekend. The fire has burned 130 square miles east of Fresno. The fire began on July 31 during a lightning strike. It has closed roads and about 10 campgrounds around Hume Lake and Kings Canyon. It's 25 percent contained.

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — An annual pillow fight by freshmen cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point turned bloody this year when cadets swung pillowcases packed with hard objects. Thirty cadets were injured. Photos and video have circulated on social media showing the Aug. 20 brawl, which The New York Times reports West Point did not confirm until Thursday.

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