US economy grew at tepid 1.1 percent pace in spring

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish 1.1 percent pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

Clinton says Trump unleashes 'radical fringe' in GOP

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump has unleashed the "radical fringe" within the Republican Party, including anti-Semites and white supremacists, dubbing the billionaire businessman's campaign as one that will "make America hate again."

  • Written by JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press LISA LERER, Associated Press

Trump immigration waffle reflects voter confusion on issue

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Dean Green supports Donald Trump partly because of the GOP presidential nominee's tough, deport-them-all stance on illegal immigration. But the 57-year-old Republican paused as he complained about U.S. immigration policy and acknowledged that deporting all 11 million people in the U.S. illegally would separate families.

  • Written by NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press BILL BARROW, Associated Press

Quake damaged roads threaten access to Italy town

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Strong aftershocks damaged two key access roads into quake-struck Amatrice on Friday, threatening to isolate the tiny hilltop town as hopes dimmed that firefighters would find any more survivors from the earthquake that killed at least 267 people.

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

AP EXPLAINS: How shallow, deep earthquakes differ

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Italy's earthquake was a lot weaker than the one in Myanmar, but it did far more damage because it happened at a shallower depth. The Associated Press explains the difference between shallow and deep earthquakes.

  • Written by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer