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Hungary eases restrictions on migrants...Boater missing off California...Search continues for entangled whale

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 6, 2015 at 12:11 p.m.



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HEGYESHALOM, Hungary (AP) — Hungary has abandoned the visa checks it's been using to prevent migrants from reaching Austria and Germany by public transportation. It's now permitting them to use normal train service. That means migrants don't have to walk across the border into Austria, as they did yesterday when chartered buses dropped them off near the border. Today they only need to walk across a train platform.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An independent report dismantles the Mexican government's investigation into last year's disappearance of 43 college students. The report compiled by experts from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights asserts that the giant funeral pyre in which the attorney general said the students were burned to ash never happened.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater off California's Catalina Island after two vessels collided. One person died and three others were injured. The Coast Guard says the collision occurred early this morning when a dingy carrying five people collided with another vessel. The three injured were airlifted to the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center.

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — Whale watch boats and the Coast Guard are resuming their search off Southern California for a blue whale entangled in hundreds of feet of fishing line. The whale hasn't been seen since rough seas forced rescuers to abandon efforts Friday to cut the animal free. Federal marine officials are seeking assistance from boaters and pilots who may spot the 80-foot mammal.

DALLAS (AP) — The Freedom From Religion Foundation is taking issue with police departments placing "In God We Trust" decals on their patrol vehicles. The group wrote to one sheriff in Missouri saying "statements about a god have no place on government-owned cars." Randolph County Sheriff Mark Nichols says he added it to his department's fleet in July because it's the nation's motto. Other police departments have done it in response to recent violence against law enforcement officers.

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