Migrants and refugees stranded in Hungary will be allowed into Austria and Germany, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said in a Facebook post early Saturday.
"Because of today's emergency situation on the Hungarian border, Austria and Germany agree in this case to a continuation of the refugees' journey into their countries," Faymann said in the post, Reuters reported.
Hundreds of migrants and refugees refuseed to wait for permission to get onto trains and began walking to Austria. Earlier, Hungary said it would send a fleet of buses to the main Keletic train station in Budapest to bring the people to Vienna.
Over 1,200 people walked all day and into the night along the highway to reach Vienna.
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Hillary Clinton told NBC's Andrea Mitchell she was "sorry" there had been so much confusion over her private email server. But Clinton declined to apologize for having used it. "At the end of the day, I am sorry that this has been confusing to people and has raised a lot of questions, but there are answers to all these questions," the Democratic presidential hopeful said. "And I take responsibility and it wasn't the best choice." Asked about rising poll numbers of those who consider her untrustworthy, Clinton said, "certainly, it doesn't make me feel good."
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Protecting Pope Francis when he travels to the United States later this month will be a particularly arduous task for the Secret Service and other security officers given this pontiff’s spontaneity and propensity to plunge into crowds. But vigilance has to be balanced against allowing access because Francis’ purpose in visiting is to be with the people who throng to see him.
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A San Diego-based produce company has recalled garden cucumbers believed to be the source of a Salmonella outbreak that killed one woman and sickened people in 27 states.
The cucumbers were imported from Mexico and distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce according to the California Department of Public Health. The company would not release the names of the retail stores that sold the cucumbers.
The victim of a brutal attack in a Chicago suburb last weekend left the hospital Friday and said in an emotional statement about the arrest of her alleged attacker that she "won."
"I defeated him," said Melissa Schuster. "I won. I did not give up."
Though NBC Chicago does not normally name victims of sexual assault, Schuster said she wanted her story heard because she "wanted to make a difference in someone else's life."
"Talking about what happened is a relief, part of my recovery," she said. "I have been talking about it since day one."
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A kite surfer was blown from the ocean onto the Great Highway and struck by a car Friday, police said.
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More Americans will take to the streets and skies this Labor Day weekend than last year, in a continuation of recent travel trends.
According to the AAA Labor Day Holiday Travel Forecast, 35.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Labor Day weekend, a 1 percent increase from 2014 and the fourth consecutive year of growth in Labor Day travel.
The body of a student from Connecticut who went missing while swimming in South Africa has been found, according to officials at George Washington University.
Nicholas Upton, 19, a junior at George Washington University and a graduate of Joel Barlow High School in Redding, disappeared into the surf while swimming on a study abroad trip the night of Aug. 30, university officials said.
Health officials believe a food-borne illness that sickened dozens of customers at a Southern California Chipotle is Norovirus.
About 80 restaurant customers and 18 restaurant employees reported symptoms of a gastrointestinal illness after eating at the restaurant located in Simi Valley during the week of August 18, officials said in a press release Friday.
A joint investigation between the Ventura County Environmental Health Division (EHD) and the Ventura County Public Health Division found that seven of out of 18 specimen samples tested positive for Norovirus, a "very contagious virus."
A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of three suspects believed to have killed a Fox Lake lieutenant on-duty earlier this week in Illinois.
Detective Christopher Covelli with the Lake County Sheriff's office said the reward is being offered by Motorola Solutions but several other offers and donations for a reward were received as well.
Anyone looking to provide reward money can contact Lake County Undersheriff Raymond Rose at (847) 377-4367.
Kindergarten teachers in one Long Island, New York, school district will have their work cut out for them this year trying to keep straight the names of the 11 sets of twins who are about to start school.
One set of identical twins, seven sets of twin brothers and sisters, two sets of fraternal brothers and one pair of fraternal sisters all began classes at the Lynbrook Kindergarten Center in Lynbrook on Wednesday, the school said.
It breaks a record seven sets of twins in the district set in 2011.
A man tried to get into the lions' den at the National Zoo Wednesday afternoon.
The man climbed over the first line of protection between the public and the lions' den, but authorities got to him before he could access the area where the lions could have attacked him.
He was placed in custody then taken involuntarily to a psychiatric facility for evaluation.
The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in August for a seven-year low, though hiring was the lowest it's been in five months with 173,000 jobs created for the month, The Associated Press reported. Still, the economy has generated a strong 221,000 jobs a month from June through August, according to government revisions. Steady hiring could encourage the Fed to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade at a meeting later this month.
But that's not a sure thing with a low inflation rate and sluggish growth in China complicating the decision, according to the AP.
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The 3-year-old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi, whose drowning has shined a spotlight on the plight of thousands of migrants and refugees from war-torn countries trying to get to Europe, was buried Friday alongside his brother and mother in the family's hometown of Kobani, NBC News reported. Dozens of mourners attended the burial of Aylan, his 5-year-old brother Galip and mother Rehan, 35, two days after a photograph of Aylan face-down in a Turkish beach went viral. "I want from Arab governments — not European countries — to see (what happened to) my children, and because of them to help people," said Aylan's father Abdullah Kurdi, the family's sole-survivor.
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