Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least three people and damaging nearly a hundred ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist site, officials said.

  • Written by ESTHER HTUSAN, Associated Press MIN KYI THEIN, Associated Press

Italy earthquake kills at least 120, 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 120 but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the huge number of vacationers in the area for summer's final days.

  • Written by PAOLO SANTALUCIA, Associated Press FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press

Militants attack American University in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday, according to an Associated Press photographer who was in class at the time.

  • Written by LYNNE O'DONNELL, Associated Press

Park Service seeks minorities' support as it marks 100 years

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — When Asha Jones and other Grand Canyon interns arrived for their summer at the national park, they were struck by its sheer immensity, beauty and world-class hiking trails. Soon, they noticed something else.

  • Written by FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press BEATRIZ COSTA-LIMA, Associated Press