Italian quake death toll rises to 241, anguish mounts

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Rescue crews aided by sniffer dogs dug through crumbled homes Thursday looking for earthquake survivors as Italy again anguished over how to secure its ancient towns and modern cities from the country's highly seismic terrain.

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

Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 10 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early on Thursday after at least 10 people were killed and dozens were wounded, a government spokesman said.

  • Written by LYNNE O'DONNELL, Associated Press

Quake damages scores of Myanmar's heritage Bagan temples

BAGAN, Myanmar (AP) — It was a time of conquest and conversions. Above all, it was a time of construction, on a scale never seen before. Over 250 years, from the 11th century onwards, the rulers of Bagan built more than 10,000 magnificent religious monuments.

  • Written by MIN KYI THEIN, Associated Press GRANT PECK, Associated Press


WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: In this angry election year, many American voters are deeply skeptical about free trade — or downright hostile to it.

  • Written by PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer

AP-NORC Poll: Gender matters, but does it hurt or help?

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — There's no "glass ceiling" keeping a woman from the presidential nomination anymore, but most Americans still think Hillary Clinton's gender will influence the November election. They're just divided on whether it's more of a curse than a blessing.

  • Written by CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press