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Benton Evening News - Benton, IL
Updated at 6:05 AM

ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) " Italian President Giorgio Mattarella has visited Amatrice, a town devastated in the earthquake that hit central Italy this week and the place with the highest death toll. Mattarella was guided by town mayor, Sergio Pirozzi, who showed him the extent of the damage. The president met and thanked rescue workers, who have been working against the clock since early Wednesday to save people trapped in rubble and recover the victims. The president, who will...

Updated at 6:02 AM

SYDNEY (AP) " Davis Webb threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score in a sensational debut for California, leading the Bears to a 51-31 win over Hawaii on Saturday in college football's season opener at Sydney's Olympic...

Updated at 5:47 AM

GENEVA (AP) " The United States and Russia say they have resolved a number of issues standing in the way of restoring a nationwide truce to Syria and opening up aid deliveries, but were unable once again to forge a comprehensive agreement on...

Updated at 5:36 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) " Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump met with about two dozen Latino supporters in Nevada to discuss strategies for boosting Hispanic turnout in the swing state, part of his effort to make the case that his economic...

Updated at 5:28 AM

CHICAGO (AP) " NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was shot and killed in Chicago while pushing her baby in a stroller near a school where she intended to register her children. Wade took to Twitter to lament what he called another "act of senseless...

Updated at 5:21 AM

DURANT, Miss. (AP) " The Latest on the killing of two nuns in Mississippi (all times local): 2:15 a.m. A spokeswoman for the Kentucky-based congregation where one of two murdered Mississippi nuns will be buried has expressed thanks to...

Updated at 4:12 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25. Ritvo died Tuesday morning at his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles, his mother,...

Updated at 4:08 AM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) " A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the...

Updated at 3:58 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) " The killing this week of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl who police say was drugged, raped and dismembered is just the latest horrific child slaying case for New Mexico, which has the nation's highest youth poverty rate...

Updated at 3:29 AM

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) " North Korea on Saturday expressed anger at United Nations Security Council discussions over a statement denouncing the country's latest submarine-launched missile test. North Korean Foreign Ministry official...

Updated at 3:25 AM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) " The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August on Friday night, calling them "grave violations" of a ban on all ballistic missile activity. A press...

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