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A British Airways flight was intercepted by Hungarian fighter jets after losing contact with air traffic controllers Saturday afternoon.
According to Aeroinside.com, the British Airways Boeing 777 was en route from Dubai to Heathrow, east-southeast of Budapest and about to cross from Romanian to Hungarian airspace, when contact with air traffic control was lost.
The loss in communication prompted Hungarian authorities into high alert, dispatching two Saab Gripen fighter aircraft to intercept the airliner.
Shortly after the jets intercepted the plane, radio contact with the crew was restored, and the fighter aircraft returned to base 26 minutes after departure.
The plane full of passengers continued on to London for a landing without further incident two hours later
"Communication was quickly restored with air traffic control, and the flight landed normally at Heathrow,” said a BA spokesperson.
The judge in the trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die has granted a defence request to move the trial.
Attorneys for Justin Ross Harris had asked the judge to move the trial, arguing Monday that pretrial publicity has tainted the jury pool. Harris faces charges, including murder, and has been in jail since the day 22-month-old Cooper died in June 2014.
Prosecutor Chuck Boring argued that the fact that the defence has agreed that 36 of the jurors questioned are qualified to be in the jury pool shows that an impartial jury can be found in the metro Atlanta county where the child died.
Harris is from Tuscaloosa, Ala.
On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American.
Ospina has spent almost half his life in the U.S. after emigrating from his native Colombia, becoming eligible for citizenship in 1990. But with Donald Trump becoming a more likely presidential nominee by the day, Ospina decided to wait no more, rushing the paperwork required to become a citizen.
"Trump is dividing us as a country," said Ospina, owner of a small flooring and kitchen remodeling company. "He's so negative about immigrants. We've got to speak up."
Nationwide, immigrants like Ospina are among tens of thousands applying for naturalization in a year when immigration has taken centre stage in the presidential campaign, especially in the race for the Republican nomination.
Trump, the GOP front-runner, has pledged to deport the estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally. He's also vowed to bar Muslims from entering the country and threatened to cut off remittances that Mexican immigrants in the U.S. send back home. And he's called for building a border wall — among other proposals to deal with unlawful immigration, saying the federal government has failed to protect the border from people and drugs illegally entering the country.
That rhetoric, immigrant advocates and lawmakers say, is driving many foreign-born residents to seek citizenship.
"There is fear of a Trump presidency," said Maria Ponce of iAmerica Action, a Washington-based immigrant rights group that is teaming up with other organizations to help those seeking citizenship — part of a national campaign called "Stand Up To Hate." They've sponsored naturalization workshops from Washington state to Nebraska and Massachusetts.
Nationwide, naturalization applications are up 14 per cent in the last six months of 2015 compared with the same period in 2014, according to the government.
And the pool of future U.S. citizens is large. Nearly 9 million legal permanent residents, or green-card holders, are eligible to become Americans. Of those, about 4 million are Hispanic.
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, D-Ill., was featured in a public service announcement encouraging immigrants to become citizens so they can vote in November. He mocked Trump's slogan, suggesting it was really: "Make America Hate Again."
"We've seen it in the past and we are seeing it again many times over this year," he said. "When immigrant communities feel they are under attack they react with a large number of eligible immigrants becoming citizens and a large number of eligible citizens becoming voters."
Erica Bernal of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials said the tenor of the presidential campaign is galvanizing Latino immigrants. She said today's movement is reminiscent of the 1990s when Latinos in California rose up against Proposition 187, which sought to deny government services to those in the state illegally. The courts overturned it.
Her group and several local ones in Los Angeles recently launched a regional campaign to encourage Latino immigrants to become citizens. About 775,000 legal immigrants in the L.A. area are eligible for citizenship.
To qualify, immigrants must have been in the country five years, complete a 21-page application, get fingerprinted, pass a civics and English exam and pay almost $700 in fees.
Ivan Parro, citizenship co-ordinator with the Florida Immigrant Coalition said immigrants laugh when he asks why they want to become Americans.
"'You know why,' they say, 'I want to vote against racism and hate,' " said Parro.
He says immigrants this year are "desperate to be part of the political process."
Maria Cristina Giraldo, originally from Colombia and already a U.S. citizen, said she is so fearful of Trump becoming president that she brought five relatives to a naturalization workshop in South Florida.
"Trump is anti-immigrant," said Giraldo, who works cleaning houses. "I don't know if it's because he's such a brute in his speeches or that he isn't careful in what he's saying, but he's very nasty toward Hispanics."
Her sister, Gladys Ceballos of Hollywood, Florida, agreed. She's trying for the second time to become a citizen after failing to pass the English exam. She says she's not fearful of Trump, but she doesn't trust him.
John Haughton, 66, a Jamaican immigrant, said: "Trump is a man who would say one thing today and may modify his views tomorrow."
"I want my voice heard," said Haughton, a legal permanent resident since 2008.
Seung Baik, 43, who was born in South Korea and brought to the U.S. as a teenager, said he too believes Trump is too divisive.
"It took me a little longer to become a citizen because I didn't want to apply and treat this as a membership to something, like joining a club," said Baik, a church pastor. "The world and this nation are changing, and my vote matters."
Baik said he won't be registering as a Democrat or Republican but remains independent. He's undecided about whom he will vote for in his first presidential election as a U.S. citizen, but "it won't be Donald Trump."
Massive wildfires that have killed at least seven people in recent weeks were burning through pine forests in the mountains of northern India on Monday, including parts of two tiger reserves.
With dense black smoke billowing in the skies for kilometres, authorities were urging villagers to be on alert and tourists to avoid travelling to the Himalayan foothills, popular during the summer for their cooler temperatures.
Dozens of fires were spreading unpredictably in the states of Uttarakhand and neighbouring Himachal Pradesh, officials said.
"We are struggling to bring the situation under control," forest officer Bhanu Prasad Gupta said in the state of Uttarakhand.
After state firefighters were unable for months to put out the fires, the Indian government sent air force helicopters over the weekend to drop water on blazes covering nearly 23 square kilometres of pine forests.
After areas were soaked from above, groups of villagers fanned out into the steaming jungle forests and used green-leafed branches to beat out the embers still glowing on the ground.
But the thick smoke and remote, mountainous terrain were making the job difficult for some 9,000 firefighters, army soldiers and forest guards deployed to battle the flames, Gupta said. Nearby villages were asked to stay on alert, but none has yet been asked to evacuate. Authorities set up 84 monitoring centres to receive reports of new fire outbreaks.
Hundreds of tourists have abandoned plans to visit the popular hill towns of Ranikhet, Almora and Pauri after smoke reduced visibility on steep mountainous roads. During the scorching summer, hill resorts in Uttarakhand are a favourite weekend getaway for people in New Delhi, 400 kilometres to the south.
While forest fires are not uncommon in the dense forests of the Himalayan foothills, there were more fires than usual this year and they were unusually intense, according to forest department official Ujjawal Kishan.
The fires began early in February, after a particularly dry winter and two years of poor monsoon rains, and raged out of control last week as summer temperatures soared.
In total, 13 districts of Uttarakhand have been affected, along with six districts in Himachal Pradesh.
The fires were worsening the already-high air pollution over northern India, while also destroying forest ecosystems and affecting nesting birds and other animals.
"This is the breeding season of many avian species," wildlife official Ramesh Unnwal said. "The fire has destroyed their eggs."
About 5 square kilometres of protected forest land had been destroyed in the Corbett National Park and Rajaji National Park tiger reserves, but officials reported no evidence so far of any tiger deaths. The burned area is a small fraction of the parks' combined area of 1,340 square kilometres.
Officials said they are not sure what sparked the fires. Scientists say climate change brings warmer temperatures that dry up forests and exacerbate drought. The aftermath of the El Nino climate pattern has worsened drought conditions and could still weaken this year's monsoon, expected to begin in June.
In the first four months of this year, there have been more forest fires across India than in all of 2015 or 2014, according to Indian Environment Minister Prakash Javdekar. The government counted 20,667 wildfires up to April 21 this year in the Himalayan foothills and in central and eastern India, he told lawmakers. By comparison, there were 15,937 forest fires recorded in 2015, 19,054 in 2014, and 18,451 in 2013.
Meanwhile, authorities detained four men for questioning on suspicion they started some fires to clear land for real estate development.
Javdekar said, however, that even burned forest land would be left to regenerate and not be diverted to any other purpose.
"Not a single inch of forest land will be allowed to be encroached or diverted by anybody," Javdekar said.
An American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost for five days after setting off on a day hike. A helicopter pilot spotted the large "help" signs they had made from fern fronds.
After thinking she would die, 22-year-old Rachel Lloyd is now recovering in Wellington Hospital with her mother, Carolyn Lloyd, by her side. The pair recounted their ordeal to The Associated Press.
Carolyn Lloyd, 47, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was visiting her daughter for about a week, and Rachel was eager to show her some highlights of New Zealand. They had planned to hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a popular route that was the backdrop for some of the scenes in "The Lord of the Rings" movies. But the winds that day were too strong, so they changed their plans to do a day hike in the expansive Tararua Forest Park. It was close to where Rachel was completing a semester abroad at Massey University in Palmerston North, after finishing most of a double degree at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
They left April 26, with Rachel's college backpack filled with some water, trail mix and other snacks. They followed orange markers up a trail for about three hours to a summit, where they enjoyed sunny weather and spectacular views. But as they set off to complete the circular trail, they couldn't locate any more orange markers and started following some blue markers down a hill. They figured it was a continuation of the trail but later learned it was probably a track for pest monitoring.
"It got very steep, very jungly," said Rachel. "The markers completely stopped after about 20 minutes but it was so steep it was physically impossible to climb back up."
Rachel said they continued descending until they got stuck on a tiny ledge atop a 182-meter (600-foot) waterfall. As it got dark, they straddled a tree and lay atop one another to keep warm, keeping each other awake so they wouldn't fall over the edge.
Carolyn opened a package of cheese, only to have it tumble over the waterfall.
The pair forged ahead by scaling down the cliff next to the waterfall.
"There would be one tiny little rock, or one tiny shrub, and we'd swing to the next thing," Rachel Lloyd said.
Once down, they followed a stream, figuring it would lead eventually to civilization. But they were forced to keep switching sides and Rachel fell head first into the icy water, hitting her head on a rock.
"That's when I started going downhill," she said. "I could never get dry and couldn't get warm the rest of the trip."
Carolyn piggybacked her daughter at times as they continued their journey. They made camp that night in a grassy clearing. They gathered ferns and lay atop each other as they tried to keep warm in temperatures which fell close to freezing.
"At this point it was very scary," said Rachel. "I was trying to stay positive, and constantly praying, asking God to be with us."
Their cellphones died. They had been able to get reception at the summit but hadn't been able to get service since they'd gotten lost. They had tried to conserve the batteries by switching off data and apps while periodically checking in to see if they could get reception.
Now they had no way to contact anybody, and nobody yet knew they were missing. Unknown to them, Carolyn's husband, Barry, had been sending messages, urging them to get in touch, but hadn't yet raised the alarm. And some hikers in the area stay overnight in huts, so the fact their car remained at the trailhead may not have seemed unusual.
The pair kept following the stream but it became deep and unpassable. They turned back and found a flat area with some sun and decided to stay put.
Rachel said her health was failing and she was losing her vision and hearing. They were rationing what little food they had left, eating as little as three peanuts at a time. They were able to drink fresh water from the streams.
Carolyn came up with the idea of making the "help" signs. She made one in a creek bed and another in a clearing, using dead fern fronds, sticks and stones to make letters about 2 metres (6 feet) high.
"I was like a zombie, very dizzy, disorientated and cold, in my wet clothes," said Rachel. She said her mother was incredibly supportive.
Rachel said she thought she was going to die, and began relaying her last wishes to her mom, telling her who should get various souvenirs she'd collected in New Zealand.
"I was terrified as a mother," said Carolyn. "I was doing everything I could to keep her alive."
By this time, authorities knew something was wrong. Carolyn had failed to check out of her hotel and return her rental car. Police had been in touch with family members back in the U.S., who were frantic. Authorities sent search teams into the forest.
Jason Diedrichs, chief pilot for Amalgamated Helicopters, said police asked him Saturday morning to try to find the missing women. He didn't know all the details, he said, but knew that after four nights missing, it could well be a mission to haul out bodies.
However, after 30 minutes of searching, at about noon, he spotted a "help" sign in a riverbed. As he circled overhead, he spotted the second "help" sign in a small clearing and saw the two women waving.
"To be honest, we were pretty relieved," Diedrichs said.
He said Carolyn seemed OK but Rachel was clearly weak and exhausted, and he needed to lift her into the helicopter. She was later admitted to Wellington Hospital suffering hypothermia and undernourishment. She said Monday she expected to stay there a couple more days, with her mother by her side.
Rachel said despite everything, she intends to finish her studies in New Zealand. And she wants to thank everyone who helped, including police, university officials and U.S. Embassy staff.
"I'm feeling so, so much better," she said Monday. "I've gotten a lot of food into me, I'm eating all the time, and just hearing my father's voice, and my brother's voice. On both sides of the equator, everyone's support and love has been so overwhelming."
Attorneys are tackling the complicated job of dividing up Prince's estate.
The superstar musician was found dead on April 21 at Paisley Park, his famous home and recording studio in suburban Minneapolis. The first hearing concerning his estate is scheduled Monday in probate court.
Prince's full sister, Tyka Nelson, filed paperwork last week saying Prince had no known will. That means under Minnesota law, his estate would be divided among his surviving siblings.
Prince made hundreds of millions of dollars for record companies, concert venues and others, and he owned about $27 million in property in Minnesota.
A law enforcement official has told The Associated Press that investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks beforehand.
The curtain fell a final time for elephants performing at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as the circus ended a practice that enthralled audiences for two centuries but became caught between animal rights activists' concerns and Americans' shifting views.
Six Asian elephants danced, balanced on each others' backs and sat on their hind legs during their last show in Providence, Rhode Island, on Sunday.
"This is a very emotional time for us," Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson told the crowd as the performance came to an end.
He called elephants beloved members of the circus family and thanked the animals for more than 100 years of service.
"We love our girls. Thank you so much for so many years of joy," he said as the elephants left the ring for a final time. "That's history tonight there, ladies and gentlemen, true American icons."
Elephants have been used in the circus in America for more than 200 years. In the early 1800s, Hackaliah Bailey added the elephant "Old Bet" to his circus. P.T. Barnum added the African elephant he named "Jumbo" to "The Greatest Show on Earth" in 1882.
"We came to say farewell to the elephants," said Sheila Oliver, of East Providence, who brought her 4-year-old daughter, Lilliana. "This is her first circus and, unfortunately, it's their last one."
Five elephants also performed earlier Sunday in a Ringling Bros. show in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.
The Providence show opened with the national anthem. An elephant carried a performer holding an American flag then stood at attention as the song ended. A few minutes later, six elephants entered the ring, each holding the tail of the one in front of her.
After Sunday's performance, the animals will live at Ringling's 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in Florida, said Alana Feld, executive vice-president of Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus. Its herd of 40 Asian elephants, the largest in North America, will continue a breeding program and be used in a pediatric cancer research project.
The Humane Society says more than a dozen circuses in the United States continue to use elephants. But none tour as widely or are as well-known as Ringling Bros.
It's also getting more difficult for circuses to tour with elephants. Dozens of cities have banned the use of bullhooks — used to train elephants — and some states are considering such legislation.
Before Sunday's show, around half a dozen protesters stood outside, including one wearing a lion costume, to protest Ringling's use of animals.
Just as in the Disney movie "Dumbo," elephants in the past have been dressed up as people and trained to do a range of tricks: play baseball, ride bicycles, play musical instruments, wear wedding dresses or dress in mourning clothes, said Ronald B. Tobias, author of the 2013 book "Behemoth: The History of the Elephant in America."
The change at Ringling signifies a shift in Americans' understanding of elephants, Tobias said. People no longer see elephants as circus performers, he said, "but sentient animals that are capable of a full range of human emotions."
Attitudes are shifting about other animals as well. Last month, Sea World announced it would end live orca shows and breeding. Ringling will continue to use animals, Feld said. Sunday's show included horses, lions, tigers, dogs, pigs and other animals.
The Humane Society has called for an end to the breeding program at Ringling's Florida centre, and for the company to retire its elephants to one of two accredited sanctuaries, one in California and one in Tennessee, both of which have more than 2,000 acres of land.
Feld said they have the most successful breeding program in North America and have determined they can accommodate the elephants in the space they have. In 2014, Feld Entertainment won more than $25 million in settlements from animal-rights groups, including the Humane Society, over unproven allegations of mistreated elephants.
An announcer told the crowd before Sunday's performance in Providence about the cancer project. Cancer is less common in elephants than humans, and their cells contain 20 copies of a major cancer-suppressing gene, compared with just one copy in humans. A researcher at the University of Utah is working with Ringling to study the elephants' blood cells.
Tobias said as attitudes have changed, people are more interested in seeing elephants in a natural habitat such as a sanctuary, rather than in a circus or zoo.
"I think people will get a lot more satisfaction out of elephants living their real lives than to see them performing as clowns," Tobias said. "It's kind of a new age in our understanding and sympathy and empathy toward elephants."
A solar-powered airplane took off from California for Arizona early Monday to continue its journey around the world using only energy from the sun.
The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 flew from Mountain View south of San Francisco shortly after 5 a.m. Monday for an expected 16-hour trip to Phoenix.
Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg was at the helm of the plane that began circumnavigation the globe last year.
Borschberg's co-pilot, Bertrand Piccard, also of Switzerland, made the three-day trip from Hawaii to the heart of Silicon Valley, where he landed last week.
The Solar Impulse 2's wings, which stretch wider than those of a Boeing 747, are equipped with 17,000 solar cells that power propellers and charge batteries. The plane runs on stored energy at night.
After Phoenix, the plane will make two more stops in the United States before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Europe or northern Africa, according to the website documenting the journey.
The two legs to cross the Pacific were the riskiest part of the plane's travels because of the lack of emergency landing sites.
"We have demonstrated it is feasible to fly many days, many nights, that the technology works" said Borschberg, 63, who piloted the plane during a five-day trip from Japan to Hawaii and who kept himself alert by doing yoga poses and meditation.
The crew was forced to stay in Oahu for nine months after the plane's battery system sustained heat damage on its trip from Japan.
The single-seat aircraft began its voyage in March 2015 from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates and made stops in Oman, Myanmar, China and Japan.
The layovers will give the pilots a chance to swap places and engage with local communities along the way so they can explain the project, which is estimated to cost more than $100 million and began in 2002 to highlight the importance of renewable energy and the spirit of innovation.
All but three of Detroit's public schools are now closed for the day amid a sick-out by teachers protesting funding issues at the financially struggling district.
District spokeswoman Michelle Zdrodowski said in an email early Monday that 94 of the district's 97 schools have been closed for the day. About 46,000 students are enrolled in the district's schools.
The Detroit Federation of Teachers on Sunday urged its members to call out sick following an announcement that the district wouldn't have enough money to continue paying teachers this summer, or funding summer school or special education programs, without further state funding.
The governor approved emergency funding to keep the district running in March, as lawmakers consider a $720 million restructuring plan to pay off the district's enormous debt.
Former bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes was appointed this year to oversee the district. He said Sunday that a sickout was "counterproductive and detrimental" to the efforts of those trying to help the school district.
At least four people have been arrested and two police officers injured in Seattle following clashes between anti-capitalist protesters and authorities on May Day.
Seattle police used pepper spray to disperse the protesters Sunday evening after authorities say rocks, flares and bricks were thrown at officers downtown. Police also said Molotov cocktails were thrown at them.
Authorities said two officers were hurt - one treated at the scene for a head laceration. Details about the other officer's injury weren't immediately available.
Dozens of people dressed in black had gathered at a downtown park following a peaceful, permitted march by advocates for workers and immigrants. They marched through downtown and were later pushed south by officers in riot gear on bikes.
The anti-capitalist demonstrators, who did not have a permit from city officials, carried signs, including one that said "We Are Ungovernable." The group gathered at the downtown park before starting to march through the streets.
Some downtown businesses had earlier boarded up storefronts, anticipating violence. Police reported seeing people with poles with bolts, rocks and cans of spray paint in the crowd. Police reported some broken windows.
Seattle traditionally sees large, disruptive May Day gatherings. Last year, police arrested 16 people during demonstrations and in 2014 10 people were arrested. In 2013, police arrested 18 people from a crowd that pelted them with rocks and bottles. Storefronts in downtown Seattle have also been smashed in previous protests.
Five cops injured, 9 protesters arrested during violent May Day clashes in Seattlehttps://t.co/aIX7bAo9b4— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) May 2, 2016
Syria's military extended a unilateral cease-fire around the capital for another 24 hours on Sunday, as relative calm set in across much of the country after days of heavy fighting concentrated in the northern city of Aleppo.
Aleppo, the country's largest city and a key battleground in the civil war, was not covered by the cease-fire but saw less fighting on Sunday. More than 250 people have died in shelling and airstrikes in the northern city over the last nine days, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The government declared its own cease-fire around Damascus and the coastal Latakia region Friday following two weeks of escalating unrest. But more than three dozen rebel factions said Saturday they would not respect the truce unless the government agreed to extend it over the whole country.
Lt. Gen. Sergei Kuralenko told Russian news agencies at a Russian Air Force base in Syria that Moscow's forces were negotiating a cease-fire for the Aleppo province.
The Observatory said 859 civilians, including 143 children, died in Syria's conflict in April, despite a partial cease-fire brokered by the U.S. and Russia in late February. That cease-fire disintegrated in recent weeks, largely over the fighting in and around Aleppo.
In Aleppo, as in the rest of the country, pro-government forces were responsible for most of the civilian causalities, according to the Observatory, which relies on a network of opposition activists inside Syria.
At the Vatican on Sunday, Pope Francis decried the violence and "desperate" humanitarian situation in Syria, and especially Aleppo. He made special note of an airstrike against a hospital in the rebel-held section of the contested city that is believed to have been carried out by Syrian government or Russian aircraft.
The international humanitarian agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said at least 50 people, including six medical personnel, died in the attack on Al-Quds hospital, which was supported by MSF and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
In his traditional Sunday remarks to the faithful in St. Peter's Square, Francis lamented the "spiral of violence" that was "reaping innocent victims, even among children, the sick and those who with great sacrifice are committed to helping their neighbours."
The pope said he was "exhorting all sides involved in the conflict to respect the cessation of hostilities and reinforce ongoing dialogue."
Workers renovating a century-old performance hall discovered human remains under the orchestra pit and now archeologists are planning to analyze the bones.
The property under Cincinnati Music Hall was a public burial ground in 1818, and bones have been popping up since construction began for the building in 1876. Workers found a skull and other bones during a major renovation in 1969.
Crews uncovered the bones while removing asbestos in late March, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported. Heavy excavation hasn't yet started on the venue's $135 million renovation project.
Grey & Pape, a firm that conducts archaeological and historical investigations, concluded the arm and leg bones are believed to belong to four adult bodies.
Six other grave shafts were identified in the north carriageway, which is the space between Music Hall's main building and the North Hall. Each contained burials in wooden coffins.
The property under Music Hall was a potter's field— or a public burial ground.
A report released by the Cincinnati Center City Development Corp., the project manager for the renovation, speculated that the bones may have been moved from an original burial ground and reburied in a single grave.
Anastasia Mileham, a spokeswoman for the project manager, said remains found in the past have been re-interred at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati.
"We will likely do something similar with the human remains uncovered at Music Hall," she said.
Officials told The Enquirer they hope that analysis of the remains and historical research will reveal more clues about those who lived and were buried near the Music Hall property.
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