Vienna burp leads first to fine, then to expenses-paid trip

VIENNA (AP) — A sonorous burp after a doner kebab led to a fine for Vienna bartender Edin Mehic. But the belch also had its benefits — an all-expenses paid trip to Istanbul, compliments of a chain famed for the Turkish specialty.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

2 Syrians receive 4 years prison over Aylan Kurdi's death

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court on Friday sentenced two Syrian smugglers to four years and two months each in prison over the deaths of 5 people including 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who galvanized world attention on the refugee crisis when a photo was published of him lying lifeless on a beach.

  • Written by SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press

Audit faults Michigan regulators in Flint water crisis

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan environmental regulators made crucial errors as Flint began using a new drinking water source that would become contaminated with lead, auditors said Friday, as crews in the city started to dig up old pipes connecting water mains to homes.

  • Written by JOHN FLESHER, Associated Press, MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press