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Tired, but ecstatic migrants... Determined, defiant clerk... Judge investigated for same-sex refusal

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 5, 2015 at 4:40 a.m.



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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of exhausted but jubilant people from the Middle East and Asia have arrived in Austria from Hungary, and some have already gone on to Germany. 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.

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Choosing indefinite imprisonment over licensing gay marriages, a Kentucky county clerk remains in jail. 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 got marriage licenses from one of Davis' deputies on Friday after repeatedly being turned away.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A judge in Marion County, Oregon, faces investigation 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 could not refuse to marry same-sex couples for personal, moral or religious reasons.

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers are holding off until today efforts to free a blue whale that's 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.

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

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