The European Union is presenting itself in a "super-awkward and embarrassing" light with its handling of the refugee crisis confronting the bloc, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Tuesday. A crisis rivaling the Balkan wars of the 1990s as Europe's worst since World War Two has polarized and confounded the 28-member EU, which has no effective system to cope with the arrival of hundreds of thousands of poor and desperate people. Speaking to reporters in Cologne, Gabriel said it was problematic that some EU countries only actively joined in the project when they had money to gain, and did not take an active part in the community during difficult times.
ATLANTA (AP) — Police officers who arrived at the wrong Atlanta home after a report of suspicious activity shot the man who lives there, killed his dog and "likely" shot a fellow officer, leaving him seriously wounded, authorities said Tuesday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man sentenced to life without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind bars for two decades — a period in which the nation's attitudes toward pot steadily softened.