The Latest: Kerry offers condolences after Italy earthquake
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):
Italy earthquake kills dozens, reduces towns to rubble
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, killing at least 73 people and injuring hundreds more as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors with bulldozers and their bare hands.
Turkey in cross-border operation to free IS-held Syrian town
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — After a pre-dawn barrage of heavy artillery and airstrikes, Turkey sent tanks and special forces into Syria on Wednesday to help clear a border town of Islamic State militants, marking the NATO member's most significant military involvement so far in the Syria conflict.
Attack underway at American University of Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The American University of Afghanistan came under militant attack on Wednesday, according to an Associated Press photographer who was in class at the time.
As Trump tries minority outreach, many blacks unconvinced
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities.
Horrified by Trump, Democrats getting nostalgic about Romney
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama ran for re-election, Democrats made no secret of their disdain for Mitt Romney. That was all before Donald Trump.
Raped and tortured by IS, Yazidi women recover in Germany
VILLINGEN-SCHWENNINGEN, Germany (AP) — The Yazidi girl had been in the safety of a refugee camp in Iraq for two weeks when she imagined she heard the voices of Islamic State fighters outside her tent.
In some US schools, resistance to ending corporal punishment
Two licks with a wooden paddle in the principal's office was the price 11-year-old Kaley Zacher, of Dexter, Georgia, paid for ignoring warnings about falling behind in her school work.
Astronaut breaks US record: 521 days in space and counting
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An astronaut has set a U.S. record for most time spent in space.
World's largest aircraft damaged on 2nd test flight
LONDON (AP) — The developer of the world's largest aircraft says the blimp-shaped airship sustained damage after it made a bumpy landing Wednesday on its second test flight in eastern England.