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

Italy earthquake kills dozens, reduces towns to rubble

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with reports that as many as 50 people were killed and hundreds injured as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors.

  • Written by PAOLO SANTALUCIA, Associated Press NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press

WHY IT MATTERS: Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: No one likes an even number on a court that makes decisions by majority vote. Yet that's just what the Supreme Court has been left with, eight justices, since the death of Antonin Scalia in February.

  • Written by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press