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Italy earthquake described as 'Dante's Inferno' kills dozens

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Frantic rescue effort after devastating quake hits Italy

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Turkey backtracks on ISIS child wedding bomber claim

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Wells Fargo slapped for cheating student borrowers

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Turkey blames ISIS for 'heinous' bombing of apparently ordinary Kurdish wedding

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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

    Wells Fargo slapped for cheating student borrowers

    by CBS News on Aug 22, 13:27

    Last Updated Aug 22, 2016 4:36 PM EDT Wells Fargo (WFC) was fined $3.6 million and will have also have to provide $410,000 to thousands of student loan borrowers the bank deceived or treated unfairly, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Monday. The bank engaged in illegal practices in servicing private student loans that hiked costs and unfairly penalized certain borrowers by failing […]

  • 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 […]

  • US/World

    Official: Pills found at Prince’s estate contained fentanyl

    by Associated Press on Aug 21, 13:07

    Several pills taken from Prince’s estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl - a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, an official close to the investigation said Sunday. The official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation, said many pills […]

  • US/World

    27 years of economic pain for most Americans

    by CBS News on Aug 19, 20:20

    If one could put a price tag on pain, look no further than the lack of economic progress for most American families since 1989. In that year, Ronald Reagan left the White House after two terms of his “trickle-down” economics, and a new era of democratization was heralded as the Berlin Wall fell. Since then, U.S. GDP has more […]

  • US/World

    Louisiana’s flood costs mount as thousands remain in shelters

    by CBS News on Aug 18, 15:17

    Last Updated Aug 18, 2016 6:00 PM EDT DENHAM SPRINGS, La. – Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ chief financial adviser says catastrophic flooding has made it more likely the state will need a short-term bank loan to keep paying for government operations. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne told a panel of state officials Thursday the need for […]

  • 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

    Surveillance video shows U.S. swimmers after claimed robbery in Rio

    by Ben Tracy / CBS News on Aug 17, 23:17

    U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte had a reality show a while back called “What would Ryan Lochte do?” Now, the question is what did Ryan Lochte do, inRio. Security camera video shows Ryan Lochte and three other members of the U.S. swim team returning to the Athlete’s Village in Rio Sunday morning. It was shortly after Lochte said they left a […]

  • US/World

    13-year-old Danny Fitzpatrick kills self, describes being bullied in emotional note

    by CBS News on Aug 14, 12:24

    NEW YORK — A 13-year-old Staten Island boy took his own life after what he described as merciless bullying by his classmates at a private Catholic school,according to CBS New York. Danny Fitzpatrick hung himself in the attic of his home on Thursday. The teen left behind a hand-written note describing the alleged abuse by […]

  • 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

    ‘Making a Murderer’ subject Brendan Dassey’s conviction tossed

    by Crimesider Staff / CBS News on Aug 13, 13:11

    A federal judge on Friday overturned the conviction of a Wisconsin man serving time in the murder at the center of the popular Netflix series “Making a Murderer,” CBS affiliate WDJT reported. Brendan Dassey is in prison for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach along with his uncle Steven Avery. Avery was tried and convicted separately of […]

  • US/World

    Obama previews new efforts to tackle climate change

    by Reena Flores / CBS News on Aug 13, 12:24

    His term may be winding down, but President Obama is determined to continue hammering away at the effects of climate change. In a new video address, the president previewed his latest efforts to address what he called “one of the most urgent challenges of our time,” noting that despite national — and international — movement […]

  • US/World

    Austin to Anchorage: 4,000-mile charity bike ride ends in Alaska

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 13, 10:43

    Driving to or from the Lower 48 is a daunting idea for many Alaskans. It takes preparation, endurance and attention. Biking that distance is a much greater challenge. Yet, for the last 13 summers, students from the University of Texas at Austin have been doing just that through the Texas 4,000 bike charity ride. Since […]

  • US/World

    US court orders release of nephew in ‘Making a Murderer’

    by Associated Press on Aug 12, 13:39

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal court in Wisconsin has overturned the conviction of a man found guilty of helping his uncle kill Teresa Halbach in a case profiled in the Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer.” The U.S. District Court in Milwaukee on Friday overturned Brendan Dassey’s conviction and ordered him freed within 90 days […]

  • US/World

    Tribes can gather national park plants under new rule

    by Associated Press on Aug 12, 10:54

    Tribes can begin entering into agreements with the National Park Service to allow their members to pick plants on protected land under a new federal rule. The rule announced in June by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell went into effect Thursday. Under the rule, tribes must have a culturally significant tie to the land that makes […]

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    Marijuana remains classified in U.S. as dangerous drug, DEA says

    by CBS News on Aug 11, 14:52

    Last Updated Aug 11, 2016 3:04 PM EDT WASHINGTON – The Obama administration will keep marijuana on the list of the most dangerous drugs, despite growing popular support for legalization, but will allow more research into its possible medical benefits, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday. The DEA said the agency opted not to reclassify marijuana after a […]

  • US/World

    Refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini makes history in Olympic pool

    by Ben Tracy / CBS News on Aug 10, 22:44

    When Yusra Mardini dove into the Olympic pool, she made history. It wasn’t her time on the scoreboard — it was simply that she was there. “When you are an athlete, you don’t think if you are Syrian, or London or from Germany, you will just think about your race.” Last August, four years into […]

  • US/World

    New evidence sheds light on how humans colonized America

    by Associated Press on Aug 10, 20:00

    Researchers have found new evidence that the first Americans migrated south from Alaska via the Pacific coast, rather than a route hundreds of miles inland along the Rocky Mountains. The colonization of the Americas began after people arrived from Siberia, crossing an ancient land bridge called Beringia into Alaska. Huge ice sheets largely blocked the […]