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  • US/World

    Italy earthquake described as ‘Dante’s Inferno’ kills dozens

    by CBS/AP on Aug 24, 21:46

    Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday. The death toll stood at 159, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the thousands of vacationers in the area for summer’s final days. Residents wakened […]

  • US/World

    Frantic rescue effort after devastating quake hits Italy

    by CBS/AP on Aug 23, 21:27

    Last Updated Aug 24, 2016 10:13 AM EDT AMATRICE, Italy – A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with at least 73 people killed and hundreds injured as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors. The toll was likely to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets […]

  • US/World

    Turkey backtracks on ISIS child wedding bomber claim

    by CBS/AP on Aug 22, 17:16

    Turkish officials are backtracking on an earlier statement that the suicide bomber who attacked a wedding ceremony was a child. The prime minister said Monday authorities are still trying to determine who carried out the attack, which killed at least 54 people, adding that authorities didn’t know if the perpetrator was a “child or a grown-up.” Speaking […]

  • US/World

    Turkey blames ISIS for ‘heinous’ bombing of apparently ordinary Kurdish wedding

    by CBS/AP on Aug 21, 17:56

    Turkey’s president on Sunday blamed the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) for the bombing of an outdoor wedding party in the southeast that killed 51 people and wounded dozens of others. Officials say Saturday’s attack in Gaziantep, near Syria’s border, appeared to be a suicide bombing. It appeared to be just a regular wedding and it […]

  • National

    U.S. men’s basketball team wins 3rd straight Olympic gold

    by CBS/AP on Aug 21, 10:00

    The U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team ended up right where expected. The Americans got their gold, and they did it easily. Saving their best for last in a tournament that had been tough, the U.S. won its third straight gold medal and did it easily, beating Serbia 96-66 on Sunday. After a few close calls […]

  • US/World

    Brazilian police: ‘No robbery was committed against these athletes’

    by CBS/AP on Aug 18, 13:10

    Last Updated Aug 18, 2016 4:40 PM EDT RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian police said Thursday that swimmer Ryan Lochte and U.S. teammates were not robbed after a night of partying, and said the incident appeared to stem from an encounter caught on security cameras that showed the Olympians breaking into a gas station bathroom. The robbery that […]

  • US/World

    Ryan Lochte, 3 other swimmers say they were robbed at gunpoint in Rio

    by CBS/AP on Aug 14, 10:46

    Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers say they were robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro while out celebrating the end of the swimming events at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The swimmers’ story, which was first reported byUSA Today and Fox Sports Australia, has beenconfirmed in a statement by the United States Olympic Committee. “According to four […]

  • US/World

    “Significant loss of life” in Texas hot air balloon crash

    by CBS/AP on Jul 30, 16:44

    Last Updated Jul 30, 2016 7:00 PM EDT LOCKHART, Texas – A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, causing what authorities described as a “significant loss of life.” Erik Grosof with the National Transportation Safety Board would not provide an exact number of how […]

  • Money

    Federal Reserve keeps interest rates near record lows

    by CBS/AP on Jul 27, 12:01

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve is keeping interest rates unchanged while noting that near-term risks to the economy have diminished. “The Fed seems intent on telling the markets that a September hike is a possibility,” Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at the Lindsey Group, emailed. “They do this not because they are intent to raise but to […]

  • US/World

    Reagan shooter John Hinckley Jr. granted release

    by CBS/AP on Jul 27, 7:44

    A federal judge has granted John Hinckley, Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, full-time release from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he has been in treatment since the shooting. Judge Paul L. Friedman delivered the ruling Wednesday, granting Hinckley, now 61 years old, full time convalescent leave to begin no […]

  • News

    Hundreds gather to bury final slain Baton Rouge officer

    by CBS/AP on Jul 25, 11:45

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the country streamed past the casket Monday of a slain Baton Rouge police officer, some solemnly saluting and others making the sign of the cross as they paid their respects and mourned one of their own. There were so many people who tried to attend […]

  • US/World

    Deadly bombing strikes demonstration in Kabul

    by CBS/AP on Jul 23, 17:39

    At least 80 people were killed and another 231 wounded in the Afghan capital on Saturday, when suicide bombers detonated their explosives-packed clothing among a large crowd of demonstrators, officials and witnesses said. In a statement issued by its news agency, Aamaq, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, claimed responsibility for the attack […]

  • US/World

    Police: Gunman and 9 victims dead in Munich mall shooting

    by CBS/AP on Jul 22, 11:03

    Last Updated Jul 22, 2016 7:26 PM EDT MUNICH – Munich police gave a “cautious all clear” early Saturday morning, more than seven hours after a gunman opened fire in a crowded shopping mall and at a nearby McDonald’s killing nine people and wounding at least 16 others in a rampage authorities called an act of […]

  • US/World

    Tens of thousands lose jobs over failed coup in Turkey

    by CBS/AP on Jul 19, 22:41

    The Turkish government on Tuesday escalated its wide-ranging crackdown against people it claims have ties to plotters of last week’s attempted coup, as President Barack Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoganspoke on the phone for the first time since crisis began. Officials fired tens of thousands of public employees across the country. The dismissals touched every aspect of […]

  • US/World

    Police break up scuffles between protesters blocks from RNC

    by CBS/AP on Jul 19, 13:58

    CLEVELAND – Police broke up a couple of skirmishes between groups of demonstrators a few blocks from the Republican National Convention as large crowds gathered Tuesday afternoon. There was no immediate word on any arrests or injuries. A scuffle broke out when conspiracy theorist and radio show host Alex Jones started speaking in downtown’s Public Square. Police on bicycles pushed […]

  • National

    Russia cheated at sports since 2011, inquiry finds; full Olympic ban called for

    by CBS/AP on Jul 18, 18:13

    An investigator looking into Russian doping found the country’s state-directed cheating program resulted in no fewer than 312 positive results that were withheld, covering 28 sports and lasting from 2011 through at least last year’s world swimming championships. The investigator, Richard McLaren, dubbed Russia’s program the “disappearing positive methodology.” But he did not make any recommendations for the future […]

  • US/World

    ‘Cleansing’ sweeps up thousands in post-coup Turkey

    by CBS/AP on Jul 17, 11:03

    A nationwide purge following a failed military coup in Turkey has led to the roundup, arrest and firing of thousands of people. Turkey’s justice minister says some 6,000 people have been detained in a government crackdown on alleged coup plotters and government opponents. There were also reported clashes between the few remaining coup plotters resisting […]

  • News

    At least 3 cops killed, 3 more wounded in Baton Rouge

    by CBS/AP on Jul 17, 10:34

    LIVE on #Periscope: Press conference: Mayor Holden & BRPD Chief Dabadie give statement on officer involved shooting https://t.co/qef9cqmKwc — Baton Rouge Police (@BRPD) July 6, 2016   BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — A deadly shooting in already-tense Baton Rouge killed three police officers and wounded three more early Sunday morning, as tensions over policing remain high […]

  • US/World

    Turkey coup plotters will pay ‘heavy price,’ president vows

    by CBS/AP on Jul 16, 11:39

    Forces loyal to Turkey’s president quashed a coup attempt in a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left dozens dead Saturday. Authorities arrested thousands of people as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed those responsible “will pay a heavy price for their treason.” The chaos capped a period of political turmoil in Turkey – a NATO […]

  • US/World

    Turkish military faction launches attempted coup

    by CBS/AP on Jul 15, 14:50

    A group within Turkey’s military has engaged in what appeared to be an attempted coup, the prime minister said, with military jets flying over the capital and reports of vehicles blocking two major bridges in Istanbul. The military said in a statement it seized control “to reinstall the constitutional order, democracy, human rights and freedoms, […]