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Refugees arrive in Germany...Ex-Czech leader launches anti-immigrant petition...Cucumbers recalled

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 5, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.



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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of exhausted refugees have reached their dream destinations of Germany and Austria, after traveling by boat, bus, train and foot to escape war and poverty. A chartered train with some 250 migrants aboard has arrived in Munich after traveling non-stop from Vienna. German police say a total of about 600 people have arrived in Munich from Hungary since midnight. They're being taken to a reception center for immigration and asylum registration.

UNDATED (AP) — A former Czech president has launched an "Against Immigration" petition which calls "mass immigration a fundamental threat for the stability of Europe and individual EU member states." Vaclav Klaus says it's "unacceptable" for Germany and France to pressure other countries to welcome refugees. He's calling on the Czech government to use all possible means, including police and armed forces, to protect the country's border, and to reject any plans by the European Union to establish a quota system for accepting migrants.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say they are looking for a 10th suspect in last month's bombing of a landmark in central Bangkok that killed 20 people. Authorities plan to seek an arrest warrant for a man who shared an apartment with a suspect who was arrested a week ago. They took the arrested man to court today to obtain permission for his detention to be extended. He's facing a main charge of illegally possessing explosives.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California company is recalling its cucumbers after a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 285 people in 27 states and killed a San Diego woman. Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce of San Diego has voluntarily recalled its "Limited Edition" brand garden cucumbers, which were grown in Mexico. Health officials say the cucumbers are the likely cause of hundreds of illnesses since July 3 and the Aug. 17 death of a 99-year-old woman.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress gets back to work on Tuesday facing a weighty list of unfinished business and looming deadlines. The first days for Congress will be marked by a fierce debate over the nuclear deal with Iran. Also on the agenda is a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open beyond Sept. 30. Republican leaders are playing down talk of a government shutdown that's being driven by conservatives who want to use the spending bill to strip funds from Planned Parenthood.

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