Italian president visits quake town, thanks rescue workers
ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) — Italian President Sergio Mattarella paid a visit on Saturday to Amatrice, a town devastated in the earthquake that hit central Italy this week and the place with the highest death toll.
Man faces 2 capital murder charges in Mississippi nun deaths
LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — A man suspected in the slayings of two Mississippi nuns who were found dead inside a residence within the community they served has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder, Mississippi authorities said.
As Trump courts Latinos, Clinton links him to radical fringe
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump met with about two dozen Latino supporters in Nevada to discuss strategies for boosting Hispanic turnout in the swing state, part of his effort to make the case that his economic policies would be better for small minority-owned busineses than those of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
US: Clinton calendars won't be released until after election
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven months after a federal judge ordered the State Department to begin releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, the government told The Associated Press it won't finish the job before Eletion Day.
Mosul fight is already redrawing the map of northern Iraq
QARQASHAH, Iraq (AP) — In the buildup to a long-awaited offensive on the city of Mosul, Kurdish forces are seizing new territory in northern Iraq that they say will become part of their autonomous region. The moves are further straining relations between the Kurds and the Baghdad government and Shite militias, all ostensibly allies in the fight against the Islamic State group.
Filipinos seen backing Duterte despite rising drug killings
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — On the day he was sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte went to a Manila slum and exhorted residents who knew any drug addicts to "go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful."
Does China still harvest organs of executed? Doctors divided
BEIJING (AP) — A Canadian patient's receipt of a kidney transplant after waiting just three days during a recent visit to China raised an immediate red flag among surgeons at the Montreal-based Transplantation Society: A turnaround that quick indicates the organ likely came from the body of an exected prisoner.
Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state's bathroom-access measure violates federal law, a udicial rebuke that transgender rights advocates hailed as a victory.
Dwyane Wade's cousin fatally shot pushing baby in stroller
CHICAGO (AP) — NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was shot and killed in Chicago while pushing her baby in a stroller near a school where she intended to register her children. Wade took to Twitter to lament what he called another "act of senseless gun violence."
Max Ritvo, poet who chronicled cancer battle, dies at 25
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25.