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NEW YORK (AP) — Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless.
Fires at six African-American churches in the southern United States do not appear to be linked or racially motivated, officials said. Preliminary investigations point to three of the fires being accidental, with the cause of the other three still to be determined, Ginger Colbrun, spokeswoman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), told AFP. "At this time, there is no evidence that (the six fires) are linked or racially motivated," Colbrun said, stressing that investigations into all the incidents are still ongoing.