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Migrants arrive in Austria... Defiant clerk still jailed... Rafael Nadal loses in US Open

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 5, 2015 at 12:40 a.m.



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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Exhausted but jubilant, more than 1,000 people from the Middle East and Asia have arrived in Austria from Hungary. Hours earlier, Hungary mobilized a bus fleet to pick up the weary travelers from Budapest's main international train station and from the roadside of Hungary's main highway and carry them to the Austrian border. The breakthrough came when Austria announced that it and Germany would take the migrants on humanitarian grounds.

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A defiant Kentucky county clerk remains in jail, choosing indefinite imprisonment over licensing gay marriages. Her attorney says Kim Davis is in very good spirits, and is prepared to stay as long as it takes to uphold her religious freedoms. At least three same-sex couples received marriage licenses Friday from one of Davis' deputies after repeatedly being turned away.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A judge in Marion County, Oregon, is being investigated by a judicial fitness commission in part over his refusal to perform same-sex marriages on religious grounds. Last month, the Ohio Supreme Court's Board of Professional Conduct said judges can't refuse to marry same-sex couples on personal, moral or religious grounds.

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers say they'll hold off until Saturday on efforts to free a blue whale tangled in a fishing line off the Southern California coast. The whale, believed to be about 75 feet long, was spotted spouting and diving Friday afternoon in a channel between the mainland and Santa Catalina Island. It was dragging a long trailing line with an attached buoy.

NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal has never lost a Grand Slam match when taking a two-set lead — until now. Nadal was beaten 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 by 32nd-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy in the third round of the U.S. Open on Friday night. The eighth-seeded Nadal's defeat also ends the Spaniard's 10-year streak of winning at least one major title per season.

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