New migrant route opens in Europe as Hungary seals border

PETISOVCI, Slovenia (AP) — Hundreds of people started arriving in Slovenia on Saturday as a new migrant route opened in Europe after Hungary sealed its border for their free flow, adding another hurdle in their frantic flight from wars and poverty toward what they hope is a better life in Western Europe.

  • Written by AMER COHADZIC, Associated Press

Muddy mess left in wake of Southern California thunderstorms

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A section of Southern California found itself waist-deep in mud as the weekend arrived, and a highway overtaken by flowing debris looked like a buried junkyard of hundreds of cars that would likely take days to dig up.

  • Written by AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press

Senior al-Qaida commander killed in an airstrike in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — An airstrike has killed a top al-Qaida commander and two other fighters in Syria, activists said Saturday, but it was not immediately clear whether it was carried out by the U.S.-led coalition or Russian warplanes.

  • Written by BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press

Interior Department curbs future Arctic offshore drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Interior Department announced Friday it is canceling future lease sales and will not extend current leases in Arctic waters off Alaska's northern coast, a decision that significantly reduces the chances for future Arctic offshore drilling.

  • Written by DAN JOLING, Associated Press