• A large group of asylum-seekers 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. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Refugees on train, police in 2nd day of standoff in Hungary

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hundreds of refugees have broken through a police cordon and have begun running westward on a train track leading away from the Bicske railway station in Hungary, interrupting train traffic.

    Updated: 7:52 am

  • Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Father of drowned boys returns bodies to Syrian hometown of Kobani for burial

    Updated: 4:01 am

  • A migrant is detained  in Bicske, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 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. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    The Latest: Canada: Syria family didn’t file refugee request

    The latest Thursday on the European migrant crisis (all times GMT):

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    With defiant Kentucky clerk in jail, her deputies promise judge they’ll license gay marriages

  • In this Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 photo, a man looks into the office of Pakistan's National Data and Registration Authority or NADRA which was closed by authorities in Karachi, Pakistan. Foreign Islamic militants have been able to secure Pakistani national identity cards in exchange for bribes as low as $100, giving them vastly greater freedom to operate, according to a report by Pakistan’s top intelligence agency obtained by The Associated Press. The main fault in the ID scandal seems to lies with corruption in Pakistan’s NADRA, the organization that issues national ID cards. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

    Pakistan corruption lets militants get national ID cards

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Foreign Islamic militants have been able to secure Pakistani national identity cards for years in exchange for bribes as low as $100, giving them vastly greater freedom to operate, according to a report by Pakistan’s top intelligence agency obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Migrants demonstrate  in front of the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Sept.  1, 2015, after the police stopped them from getting on a train to Germany and evacuated the station. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)

    The Latest: Fights, scuffles at Greece’s northern border

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The latest developments as tens of thousands of migrants flood into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):

  • A long queue of vehicles  waits  on the M1 motorway near the border between Hungary and Austria near Mosonmagyarovar, 158 km northwest from Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. The line has reached 20 kilometers as every vehicle capable of smuggling people is checked  at the border after 71 migrants were found dead in a truck Thursday.   (Csaba Krizsan/MTI via AP)

    Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Austria stepped up vehicle inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in a truck, creating a huge traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway.

  • A boy flashes a victory sign as he arrives with other refugees in a train from Budapest at the main train station in the Austrian capital Vienna Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Christian Bruna)

    EU struggles for answers as migrant influx raises tensions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — French and German leaders reminded other European countries Monday of their shared responsibility toward refugees, as one official blamed harsh government policy for the deaths of dozens of migrants crammed into a truck.

  • Blankets cover the view on a truck that is investigated at a veterinary border station as a hearse passes by at the Austrian/Hungarian border in Nickelsdorf, Austria, Friday, Aug 28, 2015. The truck was found parked on a main Austrian highway on Thursday with 71 migrants suffocated to death. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    Bodies of 71 migrants who died in truck taken to morgue

    NICKELSDORF, Austria (AP) — An overpowering stench of death came from the truck on Austria’s border with Hungary as workers unloaded the bodies of some of the 71 migrants who perished trapped inside the vehicle they hoped would take them to a better life.

  • Workers for the Red Crescent pull dead migrants from the water and place them in orange-and-black body bags laid out on the waterfront in Zuwara, about 105 kilometers (65 miles) west of Tripoli, Libya, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Two ships went down Thursday off the western Libyan city, where Hussein Asheini of the Red Crescent said over 100 bodies had been recovered. About 100 people were rescued, according to the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, with at least 100 more believed to be missing. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ben Khalifa)

    Europe’s migrant crisis brings tragedy by land and sea

    VIENNA (AP) — Death and desperation mounted in Europe’s migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized.