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As EU ministers meet, migrants rush to beat Hungary's border crackdown

European Union interior ministers were gathering in Brussels to try to hammer out a quota system for accepting tens of thousands of mostly Syrian refugees streaming into member states.

Kentucky clerk won't interfere with gay marriage licenses

Kim Davis returned to work Monday for the first time since being jailed for disobeying a federal judge.

Pilgrims traumatized, asking how Mecca crane could collapse

The kingdom's Civil Defense says unusually strong winds tipped over one of the massive cranes around the Grand Mosque that houses the Kaaba.

After Iran deal, Obama struggles to gain Israel's trust

Wide swaths of the Israeli public, particularly supporters of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have little trust in Obama, considering him naive and even hostile.

Missing 4-year-old boy's body found in San Diego bay

Wesley Hilaire's body was found 100 yards offshore by a Harbor Patrol sonar boat at 11 a.m. Sunday.

US 'disrupted' threat ahead of pope's visit, congressman says

Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, says he was apprised of the threat during a classified meeting.

Valley Fire destroys over 100 homes; thousands evacuated

Gov. Jerry Brown's emergency declaration frees up resources for the Valley Fire, burning about 100 miles north of San Francisco.

Valley Fire swells as thousands flee, Butte Fire still raging

The Valley Fire in Lake County has swelled to 25,000 acres, and the four firefighters who suffered injuries have been taken to a burn center.

Butte Fire: Evacuees describe choosing what to save

Flames burning in the hills were visible from the edge of the town of San Andreas, a community of 2,700 people who were all told to evacuate briefly Friday.

Russian cosmonaut returns from record-breaking space mission

Gennady Padalka, who spent several months aboard the International Space Station, has now spent more time in space than any human, clocking more than 2.4 years in space on five missions since 1998.

Merkel: Allowing migrants into Germany 'right thing to do'

The chancellor's remarks came even as her deputy warned that the country was reaching the limits of how many refugees it could absorb.

French train heroes: Foiling attack gives new view on 9/11

It was a rare appearance by all three childhood friends — U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler — since their ordeal in August.

Saudi Arabia: 87 dead in crane collapse at Mecca mosque

The accident happened as pilgrims from around the world converged on the city, Islam's holiest site, for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, which takes place this month.

Marine killed, 18 injured in rollover at Camp Pendleton

The identity of the Marine killed was not released, and the extent of the injuries to the others was unclear. An investigation is underway.

Flight 93 memorial center opens 14 years after Sept. 11 attacks

The $26 million center in Shanksville, Pa., features 10 main exhibits, leading visitors through a chronological experience of the events of the day.

Savior or villain? The complicated story of Pope Francis' next American saint

The pope will canonize 18th-century Spanish priest Junipero Serra later this month. But descendants of the Mission Indians he converted in California say he destroyed their traditional way of life.