Macedonia

Migrants rush across Greek border

Thousands of migrants rushed past Macedonian riot police who were attempting to block them from entering Macedonia from Greece. By the end of the day, every one got across. Thousands then boarded trains, photo above, and buses that took them north to Serbia, where they will attempt to enter European Union-member Hungary. The tumult started when police allowed a small group of migrants with young children to cross the frontier, and crowds squeezed the migrants forward. Then thousands of others grabbed their chance to climb over razor wire or run across a field to enter Macedonia. Police stun grenades did not to stop the rush, but many fleeing migrants were chased down by policemen and kicked or beaten with batons.

 

Yemen

Militants take control of parts of Aden

Al-Qaida militants seized control of key areas in the port city of Aden. Fighters took Tawahi district, home to a presidential palace and Aden’s main port, and were patrolling the streets, some carrying black banners, officials said. The militants also took parts of Aden’s commercial center, and parts of Dar Saad town, including an army base that they turned into a training camp.

 

Puerto Rico

Hurricane Danny weakens but promises rain

The drought-stricken northern Caribbean prepared for heavy rains and wind as a weakening Hurricane Danny approached. The Category 1 hurricane had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph and was traveling west-northwest at 12 mph. Danny is expected to pass over Antigua and St. Kitts early Monday and hit the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico early Tuesday.

 

Ohio

New abortion limits considered

Abortion opponents are pushing Ohio to make it illegal for a doctor to perform an abortion if a woman is terminating her pregnancy to avoid having a baby with Down syndrome. The legislature is expected to approve the bill because lawmakers endorsed by the National Right to Life Committee make up more than two-thirds of both houses. Gov. John Kasich, a Republican who is running for president, has not yet taken a position.

 

Washington

Decreasing winds aid firefighters

Reduced winds helped firefighters gain the upper hand against giant wildfires that left three firefighters dead last week. The Okanogan complex of fires was measured at 355 square miles, 100 miles larger than Friday, but the flames were moving away from population centers in Okanogan County. Thousands of people remained under evacuation orders.

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