• Fire in Greek psychiatric hospital leaves 3 dead

    Updated: 21 min ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a fire at an Athens psychiatric hospital has killed at least three people, believed to be patients. The fire brigade says a fourth person is missing after the fire broke out Friday at the Dafni hospital in western Athens, a large section of which has been evacuated. More than 30 firefighters, with 11 fire trucks, were trying to extinguish the blaze. The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.

  • APTOPIX Italy Venice FF Black Mass Photo Call

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    Actor Johnny Deep poses during the photo call for the movie Black Mass at the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015.

  • New Hampshire town celebrates notable '65 UFO sighting

    Updated: 22 min ago

    EXETER, N.H. (AP) — Fifty years ago, a frightened 18-year-old high school graduate and future Navy sailor named Norman Muscarello told police in New Hampshire he had seen an unidentified flying object. The event that became known as "The Incident at Exeter" sparked an Air Force investigation and became one of the nation's most celebrated and scrutinized sightings. The Exeter UFO Festival that runs through this weekend brings together a gathering of notable UFO-logists, true believers, skeptics and the merely curious to raise money for kids' charities and talk about what happened that night. The Air Force said the sightings were either a mirage caused by a temperature inversion or one of five B-47 planes in the area at

  • APTOPIX Hungary Migrants

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    Migrants walk out of Budapest, Hungary, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Over 150,000 people seeking to enter Europe have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia, and many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries.

  • Maya Angelou's art collection is headed to New York auction

    Updated: 26 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The art collection of celebrated writer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is heading to a New York City auction this month. Among the highlights of the Sept. 15 Swann Galleries sale is a painted story quilt that hung in Angelou's Harlem home. It's a work by African-American artist Faith Ringgold titled "Maya's Quilt of Life." It was commissioned by Oprah Winfrey for Angelou's 69th birthday in 1989. It depicts Angelou surrounded by flowers and excerpts from some of her writings. It's an acrylic on canvas with pieced fabric border that's expected to bring $150,000 to $250,000. The nearly 50 works are being offered for sale by Angelou's estate. They're expected to fetch $400,000 to $640,000.

  • Jury to decide ex-Vegas firefighter's penalty in wife murder

    Updated: 28 min ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury is due to decide Friday whether a former Las Vegas firefighter found guilty in the slaying of his cocktail waitress wife will ever have a chance to get out of prison. George Miguel Tiaffay was found guilty Thursday of murder, conspiracy and other charges in the September 2012 slaying of Shauna Tiaffay. The jury will decide between life in state prison without parole, 20 years to life, or 20 to 50 years. The minimum Tiaffay will serve under any option is 21 years. Shauna Tiaffay was attacked and killed as she returned home about 3:30 a.m. from a night shift as a cocktail server at the Palms Casino Hotel. George Tiaffay didn't commit the attack. He was found guilty of convincing 40-year-old

  • No. 12 Clemson faces defensive questions against Wofford

    Updated: 28 min ago

    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables did not need a refresher on Wofford's option offense to get worried for Saturday's opener. All the holes on the 12th-ranked Tigers' defense took care of that long ago. Clemson was the country's No. 1 defense last year, allowing 260 yards a game to finish 10-3. But eight starters off that group are gone, including NFL first-round selections in defensive end Vic Beasley and linebacker Stephone Anthony — and Venables is waiting to see if his new starters can keep things going Clemson's way. Wofford could make that difficult.

  • Police: Suspect in 4 Vermont deaths may have recorded plans

    Updated: 30 min ago

    BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Police say a Vermont woman charged with killing a social worker and three of her relatives after she lost custody of her 9-year-old daughter may have recorded her intentions. Police want to search the voice recorder that they say was found in Jody Herring's purse after she was taken into custody for the shooting of Department for Children and Families worker Lara Sobel outside a state office building Aug. 7. Police say a woman parked next to Herring said she saw Herring talking to herself alone in her vehicle before Sobel was shot. Herring has pleaded not guilty to shooting her aunt and two cousins in their home in nearby Berlin before shooting Sobel in Barre. Police say Herring thought they had repo

  • The Latest: Amnesty says Greeks attacked migrants on Kos

    Updated: 31 min ago

    BICSKE, Hungary (AP) — The latest news from the crisis of migrants pouring into countries across Europe. All times local (CET): ___ 4:55 p.m. Amnesty International says angry Greeks brandishing bats attacked migrants on the island of Kos shouting "Go back to your countries!" — and that Greek police did not intervene quickly enough. The rights group is urging Greek and European authorities to swiftly improve the "hellish" conditions faced by thousands of migrants awaiting screening on the eastern Aegean Sea island. It said Friday that staffers saw a violent attack late Thursday by up to 25 people against the migrants. Amnesty said Greek police only intervened, using tear gas, after the physical attacks ha

  • Hungary Migrants

    Updated: 31 min ago

    Policemen walk towards the train that was stopped in Bicske, Hungary, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries.

  • Italy Venice FF Black Mass Photo Call

    Updated: 31 min ago

    Actor Johnny Deep poses during the photo call for the movie Black Mass at the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015.

  • APTOPIX Italy Venice FF Black Mass Photo Call

    Updated: 31 min ago

    Actress Dakota Johnson poses during the photo call for the movie Black Mass at the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015.

  • Italy Venice FF Black Mass Photo Call

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    Director Scott Cooper poses during the photo call for the movie Black Mass at the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015.

  • US promising help to keep Iran in check in Middle East

    Updated: 34 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is greeting King Salman of Saudi Arabia with assurances that the Iran nuclear deal comes with the necessary resources to help check the Islamic Republic's regional ambitions. The Saudi king is making his first visit to the White House since ascending the throne in January and Friday's talks with President Barack Obama come at an important moment. Congress will soon take up a resolution of disapproval of the nuclear agreement, though Senate Democrats have gathered enough votes to prevent to prevent the Republican-led measure's success. The accord will provide Iran hundreds of billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions in exchange for a decade of constraints on the co

  • Supporters of Christian Lebanese leader protest in Beirut

    Updated: 36 min ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Supporters of a Lebanese Christian leader are gathering in Beirut in a large protest to demand parliament and presidential elections. Michel Aoun, leader of the Free Patriotic Movement, has urged a heavy turnout at Friday's demonstration, which is separate from recent anti-government protests over the country's ongoing trash crisis. Aoun, who is part of the current government, is calling for an end to what he says is Christian marginalization. Lebanon has been without a president for more than a year. According to Lebanon's power-sharing system, the president must be a Christian, the premier a Sunni and the parliament speaker a Shiite. Aoun, a former army commander, is bidding for presidency.

  • Trump says Iran deal struck by 'totally incompetent people'

    Updated: 37 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says that if elected he would work to improve the "horrible" international agreement with Iran to rein in that country's nuclear arms program. "I do like to buy bad contracts," the billionaire real estate mogul said Friday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program, explaining why he believes he is qualified to renegotiate the deal, which involved not only representatives of the U.S. but also of Germany, Britain, France, Russia and China. Trump repeated his charge that the deal was "negotiated by totally incompetent people.

  • Deaths of family after Jersey shore fire were murder-suicide

    Updated: 38 min ago

    LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have confirmed that a man fatally shot his partner and their two children before setting their Jersey shore house on fire and killing himself. Monmouth County Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni on Friday officially ruled the deaths of 35-year-old Lyndon Beharry, 29-year-old Amanda Morris, 7-year-old Brandon Beharry and 4-year-old Brian Beharry a murder-suicide. He says all four were found with gunshot wounds inside a second-floor bedroom after Tuesday's fire was extinguished. He says Lyndon Beharry's gunshot wound was self-inflicted. The outside of the home showed little fire damage, and all of it was confined to the second floor.

  • Johnny Depp wows Venice in gritty gangster tale 'Black Mass'

    Updated: 38 min ago

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — It's Johnny Depp's day at the Venice Film Festival. Judging by the acclaim greeting his performance in gangster drama "Black Mass," it may turn out to be Johnny Depp's year. A pallid, blond and balding Depp is virtually unrecognizable as real-life Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, who built up a criminal empire while acting as a longtime FBI informant — or "professional criminal consultant," as one character puts it. Depp's Bulger is charismatic, scarily calm and utterly ruthless. It's a remarkable transformation that could net him an Oscar nomination. But the actor says he has ready access to his dark side. "I found the evil in myself a long time ago, and I've accepted it," Depp told report

  • The Latest: Huckabee plans to meet with jailed clerk

    Updated: 38 min ago

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The latest on the county clerk in Kentucky who has refused to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says he plans to meet with the Kentucky clerk who has been jailed because she refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Huckabee said Friday that he would meet with Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis next week and hold a rally in support of her. Davis was held in contempt and sent to jail Thursday by U.S. District Judge David Bunning. Davis says her religious beliefs don't allow her to endorse gay marriage. As she was in jail Friday, one of her deputy clerks handed out two licenses

  • Nissan recalls 300,000 vehicles to adjust console panel

    Updated: 41 min ago

    Nissan is recalling nearly 300,000 of its Versa and Versa Note vehicles to adjust a console panel that could catch the driver's shoe and slow braking speed. The carmaker says it received a report of an accident involving injury, but no deaths have been tied to the issue. It says in rare cases, the right edge of a driver's shoe might catch on the center console's lower trim panel. Nissan North America Inc. says it will notify owners and dealers and modify the console trim panel for free. The company expects to start the recall by mid-October. It involves Versa sedans made between June 9, 2011, and March 11, 2015, and Versa Note vehicles made between April 23, 2013 and March 11, 2015.




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