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A rescued woman is carried away on a stretcher following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016.

BY PAOLO SANTALUCIA, FRANCES D’EMILIO and NICOLE WINFIELD AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns ...
In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Cuba's President Raul Castro, center, stands with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, left, and Commander the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, Timoleon Jimenez , in Havana, Cuba.

Former President Bill Clinton, left, says hello to Megan Bartlett, of Decatur, Ga., and her 3-month-old daughter Hannah Rice, as he works the crowd at historic Manuel's Tavern, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, during a stop in Atlanta.

This artist rendering provided by the European Southern Observatory shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System.

Afghan security forces rush to respond to a complex Taliban attack on the campus of the American University in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016.


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Allegedly, Alphonso James arrived at the home of Alfred Card intending to purchase illicit drugs on Tuesday evening, minutes before midnight. At that time, the Fort Myers Police received a call for service ...
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Gurbaksh Chahal sits with his attorney James Lassart during a hearing


Ray Tellman, executive director of the Middle Cities Education Association, expresses opposition to the potential closure of low-performing Michigan public schools on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at the Michigan Association of School Boards office in Delta Township, Michigan.

BY DAVID EGGERT DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — It would be a mistake for state officials to start closing underperforming Michigan schools for academic reasons because it would devastate communities ...
Martin Blackwell watches arguments in his trial in Atlanta, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

BY KATE BRUMBACK ATLANTA (AP) — A judge sentenced a Georgia man to 40 years in prison Wednesday for throwing scalding water on a gay couple sleeping in an apartment, ...
Smoke fills the sky in a view north toward Yellowstone National Park from Leeks Marina in Moose, Wyo., on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016.

In this Nov. 1, 2013, file photo, a car stops to allow a moose to cross Westpark Drive in Anchorage, Alaska.

In this April 21, 2016 file photo, people stand outside the entertainer Prince's Paisley Park compound in Chanhassen, Minn. Paisley Park, the private estate and production complex of the late rock superstar Prince, will open for public tours starting Oct. 6

Former Mississippi firefighter Patrick Hardison, 42, center, is surrounded with his children Braden, 13, far left, Allison, 21, second from left, Cullen, 12, far right, and Dalton, 18, second from right, at a press conference marking one year after his face transplant surgery, Wednesday Aug. 24, 2016, in New York

In this May 6, 2015 file photo, a computer-based practice ACT English test is displayed on a computer monitor in Washington.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, right, and Florida Surgeon General Dr. Celeste Philip, left, speak with local officials during a Zika Preparedness Roundtable at the Florida Department of Health of Pasco County, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, in New Port Richey, Fla.


In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo takes the ball during a women's Olympic football tournament match against New Zealand in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Hope Solo suspended from national team for 6 months

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans’ early departure from the Rio ...
Olympic gold medal swimmer Katie Ledecky, left, hands her medals to Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, right, to hold before she threw out the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in Washington

Katie Ledecky throws out first pitch as Nats host Orioles

BY STEPHEN WHYNO WASHINGTON (AP) — Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky threw out the ceremonial first pitch Wednesday night before the Washington Nationals hosted the Baltimore Orioles. Ledecky, who won four ...
In this May 13, 2016, file photo, San Diego Chargers rookie defensive end Joey Bosa trains during an NFL football rookie training camp in San Diego.

With no deal, Chargers withdraw offer to first-rounder Bosa

BY BERNIE WILSON SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joey Bosa’s holdout turned ugly Wednesday when the San Diego Chargers pulled their contract offer to the first-round draft pick and said they’ll ...
Gymnast Simone Biles reacts as Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner declares Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, to be Simone Biles Day, as she is welcomed home at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, after winning four gold medals and a bronze at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles welcomed home to Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — Fans waved American flags and cheered as Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles arrived home in Texas following the games in Rio de Janeiro. The 19-year-old gymnast from ...
Notre Dame football player Devin Butler, center, walks into St. Joseph Superior Court, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 in South Bend, Indiana

Kelly was disappointed, embarrassed, angered by arrests

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says his first reaction to six players being arrested over the weekend was disappointment. Kelly says he reacted like any ...


In this April 21, 2016 file photo, people stand outside the entertainer Prince's Paisley Park compound in Chanhassen, Minn. Paisley Park, the private estate and production complex of the late rock superstar Prince, will open for public tours starting Oct. 6

Paisley Park, home of Prince, opens for public tours Oct. 6

BY STEVE KARNOWSKI MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Paisley Park, the private estate and studio complex of the late rock superstar Prince, will open for daily public tours starting Oct. 6, the ...
In this April 1, 2015 file photo, David Lynch speaks at the David Lynch Foundation Music Celebration at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles

BBC lists Top 100 films of 21st century; David Lynch tops it

There still may be 84 years to go, but a new list ranks David Lynch’s “Mulholland Drive,” Wong Kar-wai’s “In the Mood for Love” and Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will ...
In this Feb. 21, 2016, file photo, Pharrell Williams attends the 2016 ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Pharrell to be honored by Clive Davis for songwriting

LOS ANGELES (AP) —€” Pharrell has a new reason to be “Happy.” Clive Davis is honoring the “Happy” and “Freedom” singer-songwriter with his Legend in Songwriting Award. Pharrell is scheduled ...
In this Aug. 5, 2016 file photo, Snoop Dogg performs during his "The High Road Tour" at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey.

Lawsuit filed over railing collapse at Snoop Dogg concert

BY MEGAN TRIMBLE CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers representing 17 people injured when a railing collapsed at a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert in New Jersey earlier this month ...
In this July 20, 2014 file photo, singer and activist Harry Belafonte speaks during a memorial tribute concert for folk icon Pete Seeger at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park in New York.

Harry Belafonte weighs in on Nate Parker and his new film

BY MESFIN FEKADU NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Belafonte says it’s unfair that Nate Parker’s shining moment with his film “The Birth of a Nation” is being overshadowed by a ...