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Updated at 8:38 AM

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) " The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Italy's culture ministry has decreed that proceeds from public museums across Italy this Sunday will be dedicated to helping restore damaged buildings in the quake zone. Several churches and other medieval-era buildings were damaged or destroyed in the 6-magnitude quake that struck central Italy. In a statement Thursday, Culture Minister Dario Franceschini urged Italians...

Updated at 8:04 AM

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...

Updated at 8:02 AM

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) " As an historic sports moment played out within his reach, Shawn Dechant thought to himself, "Don't screw it up." Michael Phelps had just won his fifth gold medal of the 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games, a 400-meter medley...

Updated at 7:59 AM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) " A Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world's biggest pearl, but he didn't know it. For 10 years, the 34-kilogram (75-pound) pearl was hidden in a bag under a bed. The fisherman's...

Updated at 7:55 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) " The European Commission is rejecting U.S. Treasury Department complaints that probes into sweetheart tax deals between governments and big companies are hitting U.S. firms hardest. Commission spokeswoman Lucia Caudet said...

Updated at 7:30 AM

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) " A bear that mauled two cruise ship wilderness guides during a hiking excursion in Alaska attacked so quickly that there was little time to defend against the animal, the CEO of the cruise ship company said. The attack...

Updated at 7:26 AM

LONDON (AP) " A new U.K. parliamentary report is demanding that social media companies do more to tackle sites that promote extremism. The Home Office Committee report says Google, Facebook and Twitter are leaving cyberspace "ungoverned and...

Updated at 7:19 AM

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) " Popular tourist areas in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks will be open for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service on Thursday, but a wildfire is forcing some visitors to drive a little...

Updated at 6:46 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Hillary Clinton is ready to call out Donald Trump and his advisers for embracing a "disturbing alt-right" political philosophy that her campaign says presents "a divisive and dystopian view of America." She'll try to make...

Updated at 6:44 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " It's a conspiracy: The 2016 campaign features one candidate who warned against the "vast right-wing conspiracy" and another who was a leader of the so-called "birther" movement. Donald Trump and his surrogates hint at a...

Updated at 6:40 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Obama administration is launching a fresh bid to enlist Russia as a partner in Syria despite more than a month of dashed hopes as the situation on the ground becomes more volatile and uncertain with the introduction of...

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