Italy buries quake dead, recalls sisters embracing in rubble

ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) — A young man wept over a little girl's white coffin, while a woman nearby gently stroked another small casket, as Italians bid farewell Saturday to victims of the devastating earthquake that struck a mountainous region of central Italy this week.

  • Written by TRISHA THOMAS, Associated Press VANESSA GERA, Associated Press

Man faces 2 capital murder charges in Mississippi nun deaths

LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — A man suspected in the slayings of two Mississippi nuns who were found dead inside a residence within the community they served has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder, Mississippi authorities said.

  • Written by EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press

Biden: $2.45B loan for Amtrak upgrades in Northeast Corridor

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Amtrak is receiving a $2.45 billion loan from the federal government to buy new trains, upgrade tracks and make platform improvements along the busy Northeast corridor, the largest such loan ever by the Department of Transportation, officials announced Friday.

  • Written by RANDALL CHASE, Associated Press