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 out survivors from the rubble, but the toll was expected to rise as crews reached homes in harder-to-reach hamlets.
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.
Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities.
Seoul: North Korea fires submarine-launched missile
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean ballistic missile fired from a submarine Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) in the longest flight by that type of weapon, Seoul officials said, a range that can place much of South Korea within its striking distance.