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Migrants start on foot, end up by bus at Austria

Subscriber onlyAfter hundreds of refugees frustrated at being stuck at two train stations in Hungary set off on foot for western Europe on Friday, Hungary's government sent buses to take them to the border with Austria. Continue reading...

Jobless rate falls to 5.1%, a 7-year low

Payrolls add 173,000, hiring seen solid; Fed step awaited

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding later this month whether to raise interest rates from record lows. Continue reading...

Clerk's lawyer: Licenses void

Aides defy jailed boss in Kentucky, issue papers to 3 same-sex couples

Subscriber onlyAt least three gay couples received marriage licenses Friday in Rowan County, embracing and celebrating as the defiant county clerk, Kim Davis, remained jailed because she has refused to issue the licenses or allow her deputies to hand them out. Continue reading...

UA chancellor search plans interview round at Dallas airport hotel

Subscriber onlyThe University of Arkansas at Fayetteville chancellor search committee is holding out-of-state interviews later this month as it tries to narrow down the number of people to consider. Continue reading...

UA's net cost surged 20% in year, U.S. website says

Subscriber onlyCompared with peer schools in neighboring states, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville remains relatively low in its average net price, according to an expenses-minus-grant-aid calculation featured in the Obama administration's College Scorecard tool for helping students select a college. Continue reading...

Aide to Clinton testifies in private on Benghazi

Subscriber onlyA senior member of Hillary Rodham Clinton's inner circle testified Friday before a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya as a spat broke out between a Republican staff member and a Democratic lawmaker who insists it's time for the committee to disband. Continue reading...

Guatemalan goes back to court, jail

For ex-president, no bail from judge yet

Subscriber onlyOtto Perez Molina was back in court Friday after spending his first night as an ex-president in military custody. Perez Molina's jailing followed a historic day in which he resigned and Guatemala's Congress swore in Vice President Alejandro Maldonado to serve the remainder of the term. Continue reading...

Clintons paid for server's upkeep

Subscriber onlyHillary Rodham Clinton and her family personally paid a State Department staff member to maintain the private email server she used while heading the agency, according to an official from Clinton's presidential campaign. Continue reading...

Obama, Saudi king key on Yemen, Iran

Subscriber onlyHosting Saudi Arabia's new monarch for the first time, President Barack Obama said Friday that the U.S. shares King Salman's desire for an inclusive, functioning government in Yemen that can relieve that impoverished Arab country's humanitarian crisis. Their talks also addressed the Iran nuclear deal, a source of lingering tension in the U.S.-Saudi relationship. Continue reading...

Missouri boy, 11, kills intruder, 16

Subscriber onlySt. Louis County, Mo., police say an 11-year-old boy fatally shot a 16-year-old intruder during a home invasion. Continue reading...

Democrat rejects Iran deal

White House still hopes to prevent Senate vote on it

Subscriber onlyThe White House's goal for stopping a congressional challenge to the Iran nuclear deal and sparing President Barack Obama from using a veto suffered a setback Friday when a key Senate Democrat announced his opposition. Continue reading...

Judge: Water rule off only in 13 states

Subscriber only A federal judge in North Dakota said Friday that his injunction blocking a new rule from President Barack Obama's administration aimed at regulating some small waterways applies only to the 13 states that sued to block it. Continue reading...

UA list of candidates for chancellor

Subscriber onlyHere is a list of people who the University of Arkansas System said have applied so far for the chancellor's job at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville: Continue reading...

Dates set for two at UAM campus

Subscriber onlyA chancellor search committee for the University of Arkansas at Monticello has set dates for when two finalists will visit. Continue reading...

Missile attack kills 45 UAE troops

Subscriber onlyForty-five troops from the United Arab Emirates were killed in Yemen while taking part in Saudi-led operations against Shiite rebels, the Persian Gulf nation said Friday, in the deadliest day for its military in its 44-year history. Continue reading...

2 reveal themselves as Nazi train finders

Subscriber onlyTwo men appeared on Polish TV on Friday saying they are the finders of a Nazi train said to be laden with gold -- a claim that came as the Polish military inspected the alleged site in southwestern Poland. Continue reading...

Chinese navy ships transit U.S. waters

Subscriber onlyA group of Chinese naval vessels transited U.S. territorial waters near Alaska this week, a Pentagon official said Friday. Continue reading...

For smugglers, influx rich vein

Trafficking rush taxes police

Subscriber onlyWith the biggest wave of migration to Europe in decades, fast-growing smuggling networks are spiriting Syrians and others to the continent, law enforcement officials say -- and there are few limits to the sophistication of their efforts. Continue reading...

The world in brief

Subscriber onlyRussian activity in Syria worries U.S. BEIRUT — Russia has sent a military advance team to Syria and is taking other steps the United States fears may signal that President Vladimir Putin is planning to vastly expand his military support for Syria President Bashar Assad, administration officials said Friday. Continue reading...

The nation in brief

Subscriber onlyRisky drill cited in Marine's death RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Marine who died during a helicopter accident Wednesday night at Camp Lejeune was part of a Virginia-based anti-terror and security team training on how to use ropes to access difficult terrain, officials said Friday. Continue reading...

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