- Rescuers search for survivors in Italy quake that killed 247
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors Thursday from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble. The death toll rose to 247, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the thousands of vacationers in the area for summer's final days.
- Colombia's president rushing plebiscite on deal with rebels
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president is moving fast to hold a plebiscite on a landmark peace deal reached with leftist rebels, presenting to congress Thursday the full text of the accord that he says will end a half-century of bloody combat.
- AP EXPLAINS: How Colombia conflict developed over decades
With Colombia's government and the country's biggest rebel movement announcing an agreement on a historic peace deal, The Associated Press explains how the conflict began and developed over the decades.
- Trump, aiming to widen support, makes pitch to Hispanics
TAMPA, Florida (AP) — Visiting a battleground state he can't afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics "a much better life" Wednesday in a Florida speech that continued his recent effort to soften his tone and broaden his support 11 weeks before the presidential election.
- Many donors to Clinton Foundation met 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.
- Clinton's Gold Rush: $18 million raised on three-day swing
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Hillary Clinton mingled with Hall of Fame basketball player Magic Johnson and Apple CEO Tim Cook, vamped in a photo booth with actor Justin Timberlake and dined with some of California's richest families on what was likely the most lucrative fundraising swing of her presidential campaign.
- Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 10 dead
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early on Thursday after at least 10 people were killed and dozens were wounded, a government spokesman said.
- World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore
SINGAPORE (AP) — The world's first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday.
- Fan-made 'Star Trek' sets become tourist attraction in NY
TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — On its many voyages through space, the Starship Enterprise has endured bridge-shaking blasts from enemy ships and infiltration by scheming aliens. Now it's being invaded by tourists.
- Jackpot: Scientists find Earth-like planet at star next door
WASHINGTON (AP) — After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door.
- Hope Solo suspended from US soccer 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 Olympics.
- Britton's streak ends, but Orioles hold off Nationals in 9th
WASHINGTON (AP) — An attempted comeback forced Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton into a game that shouldn't have required him. Not long after, his perfect run ended.
- Ledecky hands medals to Harper, throws out first pitch
WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, swimmer Katie Ledecky handed her Olympic medals to Bryce Harper. Four gold medals and one silver from the Rio Olympics sat in the hands of the reigning National League MVP.
- Hill solid, Turner homers and Dodgers beat Giants 1-0
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner and the Dodgers aren't thinking cruise control just yet.
- With no deal, Chargers withdraw offer to first-rounder Bosa
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 restructure a new deal that would reflect him playing less than a full season.