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Italian town destroyed in quake was preparing festival

Aug 25, 2016

Italian town destroyed in quake was preparing festival

In three days, the rugged residents of the medieval Italian hill town of Amatrice had planned to hold one of their most joyful events of the year: the 50th edition of a food festival celebrating their beloved Amatriciana pasta dish, which is made from ...

Aug 25, 2016

WikiLeaks to release 'significant' Clinton campaign records

WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange said on Wednesday his organization planned to release “significant” information linked to the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton before the Nov. 8 election. Asked if the data could be a game-changer in the election, the Australian ...

Grandpa astronaut breaks U.S. space record

Aug 25, 2016

Grandpa astronaut breaks U.S. space record

American astronaut Jeff Williams, 58, broke his retired NASA colleague Scott Kelly’s record for the most cumulative days in space Wednesday, the U.S. space agency said. Williams, an accomplished spacewalker, surpassed Kelly’s record of 520 days on Aug. 24. By the time Williams returns ...

Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half a century of war

Aug 25, 2016

Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half a century of war

Colombia’s government and the country’s biggest rebel group reached a historic deal Wednesday evening for ending a half-century of hostilities in one of the world’s longest-running and bloodiest armed conflicts. President Juan Manuel Santos hailed the agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia ...

Central Indiana twisters wreak havoc, flatten homes, Starbucks cafe

Aug 25, 2016

Central Indiana twisters wreak havoc, flatten homes, Starbucks cafe

Thunderstorms and tornadoes plowed through central Indiana on Wednesday, demolishing numerous homes and a Starbucks cafe in Kokomo and cutting power to thousands of Indianapolis-area residents, but no serious injuries were immediately reported. The National Weather Service issued a bulletin saying a “confirmed large ...

Iranian boats harassed U.S. destroyer in Strait of Hormuz: Navy

Aug 25, 2016

Iranian boats harassed U.S. destroyer in Strait of Hormuz: Navy

The top naval officer says four Iranian small boats harassed a U.S. Navy warship near the Persian Gulf, but no missiles were fired. The chief of naval operations, Adm. John Richardson, says the incident involving guided missile destroyer USS Nitze (NIT’-zee) reflects the greater ...