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Italy earthquake kills at least 159, reduces towns to rubble

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 to rubble Wednesday. The death toll stood at 159, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the thousands of vacationers in the area for summer's final days.

Aug. 24, 2016 8:57 PM EDT

Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century war

HAVANA (AP) — Colombia's government and the country's biggest rebel group reached a historic deal Wednesday evening for ending a half-century of hostilities in one of the world's longest-running and bloodiest armed conflicts.

Aug. 24, 2016 10:19 PM EDT


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