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Buses take migrants west to Austria; Hungarian crackdown crumbles

BUDAPEST - Long lines of buses packed with migrants left Budapest bound for Austria on Saturday as Hungary gave in to determined crowds, including many Syrian refugees, who had set out on foot for western Europe in defiance of a right-wing government vowing to stem their tide. | Video

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Trump, after Republican pledge, breaks from pack on Iran, gay marriage

WASHINGTON - Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump showed again on Friday he will not easily be bound to party orthodoxy, breaking from many of his rival's policy stances on issues from the Iran nuclear deal to the gay marriage fight in Kentucky.

Key lawmaker opposes Iran nuclear deal in blow to Obama

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin said on Friday he would vote against the nuclear agreement with Iran, lessening the chances that President Barack Obama can win enough votes to avoid having to use his veto power to protect the international agreement.

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Drowned refugee boys buried in Syria; crackdown crumbles in Hungary

KOBANI, Syria/ROSZKE, Hungary - - A Syrian father on Friday buried his wife and two little boys, drowned as they tried to flee to Europe, while hundreds of migrants fled from a detention camp and escaped a train stranded under police siege in Hungary. | Video

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Clinton says 'sorry' for email confusion, says she wasn't thinking

WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Friday she was sorry that her use of a personal email account while secretary of state had caused confusion, and blamed herself for "not thinking a lot" about the matter when she took the job.

Guatemala's president quits, jailed pending hearing on corruption charges

GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala's Otto Perez resigned as president and was jailed on Thursday while a judge weighs charging him in a corruption scandal that gutted his government and plunged the country into a political crisis days before a presidential election. | Video

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Videos a focus of probe into Illinois policeman's slaying

CHICAGO - Investigators in northern Illinois on Friday pieced together several videos to build a visual timeline around the fatal shooting of a veteran policeman while a $50,000 reward was offered for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the culprits. | Video

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Merkel says Germany can cope with refugees without raising taxes

BERLIN - Germany can cope with a record-breaking influx of refugees and migrants this year without raising taxes and without jeopardizing its goal of a balanced budget, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a newspaper interview published on Saturday.