BUDAPEST, Hungary — Tempers flared among the thousands trapped in a makeshift refugee camp in the heart of Budapest on Wednesday as Hungary played hardball with its unwelcome visitors for a second day, blocking train ticket-clutching migrants from travelling deeper into Europe.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned yesterday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a historic visit to Alaska.
LOS ANGELES—A.J. Ellis drew a leadoff walk in the bottom of the 14th inning before the Los Angeles Dodgers loaded the bases with no outs. With slugger Adrian Gonzalez at the plate, the slow-footed Ellis knew he would have to hustle to score.
MADRID, Spain—A Spanish mayor says a man has died after being charged down and gored by a bull that was being herded into a northern village as part of annual celebrations to honour its patron saint.
Jesus Garcia Pastor said the 66-year-old man had wandered into an area of the town of Cuellar that was forbidden to revelers and was struck as the bull ran.
PHILADELPHIA — Here comes the bride all dressed in white. And, don’t look now, but here come thousands of bicyclists not dressed in anything.
Nude and body-painted participants from this year’s Philly Naked Bike Ride cruised through the wedding day photo shoot of lovebirds Ross Cohen and Blair Delson.
NEW YORK—A billion people logged in to Facebook today, marking the first time that many members used the world’s largest online social network in a 24-hour period. The number amounts to one-seventh of the Earth’s population.
The milestone was mostly symbolic for Facebook, which boasts nearly 1.5 billion users who log in at least once a month.
LOS ANGELES—Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory last night.
Arrieta (17-6) struck out a season-high 12 and became the first 17-game winner in the big leagues by throwing baseball’s third no-hitter in less than three weeks.
NEW ORLEANS—Brian Hoyer led scoring drives on two of his first three series since being named Houston’s starting quarterback, and the Texans went on to a 27-13 preseason victory over the New Orleans Saints yesterday.
AURORA, Ill.—The police department in an Illinois city is going to compile a “habitual drunkard” list to help fight public intoxication.
Aurora Police Department Sgt. Tom McNamara said the list will have “certain clientele” whom police and fire departments see regularly.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—With hit shows like “Empire,” “black-ish“ and “How to Get Away With Murder,“ diversity is the new normal in TV.
That was the message at a pre-Emmy party celebrating the industry’s diverse talent on both sides of the camera.
“Diversity no longer means niche,” said Jason George, head of diversity efforts for the actors union. “Diversity is mainstream.”