- Afghan migrant shot dead in Serbia
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's defense ministry says a 20-year old Afghan migrant crossing illegally from Bulgaria has been shot dead, apparently by hunters.
- Report: Turkish tanks enter Syria, aim to free IS-held town
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish tanks have crossed into Syria as part of a military operation to free a border town held by the Islamic State group.
- Japan, China, S. Korea unite in condemning N. Korea missile
TOKYO (AP) — The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea put aside frictions over territorial disputes and wartime history to sharply criticize North Korea's latest submarine missile test on Wednesday in a rare display of unity.
- Turkey in cross-border operation to free IS-held Syrian town
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's military launched an operation before dawn Wednesday to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants, and a private Turkish TV station reported that a small number of Turkish special forces had crossed into Syria as part of the operation.
- APNewsBreak: Ohio literary peace award to Marilynne Robinson
CINCINNATI (AP) — Writer Marilynne Robinson has been named the winner of a lifetime achievement award that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.
- Mississippi man to be sentenced on terrorism charge
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man who tried to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group is scheduled to be sentenced on terrorism charges.
- Strong quake rattles central Italy, at least 11 dead
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — A strong earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 11 people were reported dead in two hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble, but the toll was expected to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets.
- Monsoon floods have killed at least 175 in India since June
NEW DELHI (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains have ended two successive drought years in India with the Ganges River and its tributaries rising above the danger level, triggering evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from flooded homes in north and eastern India, an official said Wednesday.
- South Sudan fighting kills at least 275, both sides say
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — At least 275 people have died in fighting between government and rebel forces in South Sudan, officials from both sides say.
- State-by-state look at ACT test-takers and composite score
UNDATED (AP) — A state-by-state look at the percent of high school graduates taking the ACT exam and the average composite score, according to the testing company's annual report released Wednesday.
- The Latest: Biden in Turkey as Ankara strikes IS in Syria
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest developments in the civil war in Syria (all times local):
- Trump aides covertly fought freeing of Ukraine prisoner
WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than three years, lobbyist Jim Slattery worked in Washington to secure the release in Ukraine of the imprisoned political rival of the country's then-president. He said the work was sometimes harder than expected.
- Trial of man accused in boiled water attack continues
ATLANTA (AP) — Testimony is scheduled to continue in the trial of a man accused of throwing boiled water on same-sex couple sleeping in a suburban Atlanta apartment.
- Foundation donors who met, talked with Clinton
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton met or talked by phone with at least 154 people from private interests, such as corporations, during her time as secretary of the state. More than half those people had donated either personally or through companies or groups to the Clinton Foundation or pledged to donate to specific programs through the charity's international arm.
- Clinton Foundation donors got face time with her at State
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.