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Bulldozers work to clear out Italy's quake-hit towns
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- Bulldozers with huge claws and other heavy equipment clanked down the streets of Italy's quake-devastated town of Amatrice on Sunday, pulling down dangerously overhanging ledges and clearing rubble as investigators tried to figure out if negligence in enforcing building codes added to the high death toll....

The Latest: Italy probes building codes after deadly quake
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug 24 earthquake (all times local):...

Kurdish militants fire rocket at civilian airport in Turkey
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Kurdish militants launched a rocket-propelled grenade at a civilian airport in southeast Turkey early Sunday, causing minor damage and no injuries, officials and the state-run news agency said....

A monumental task: Getting Mainers to support a new park
MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) -- Among the empty storefronts on once-bustling Penobscot Avenue, longtime resident Jean McLean stood in her art gallery, the sole employee left at a business that once had three....

Scams & waste loom as charity millions donated after Orlando
The more than 430 fundraisers posted on the GoFundMe website after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando have exposed weaknesses inherent in these popular do-it-yourself charity campaigns: waste, questionable intentions and little oversight....

Yellen suggests rate hike is coming but offers no timetable
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the case for raising interest rates has strengthened in light of a solid job market and an improved outlook for the U.S. economy and inflation. But she stopped short of offering any timetable....

Fire sweeps through Russian warehouse, killing 17 workers
MOSCOW (AP) -- A fire swept through a Moscow printing plant warehouse on Saturday, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan, Russia's emergency services said. A representative of the Kyrgyz community said the victims were all young women trapped in a dressing room while changing into their work clothes....

Wal-Mart takes Texas to court to crack liquor-sales market
HOUSTON (AP) -- Wal-Mart's court fight to sell liquor at its stores in Texas looks to be back on track, but the courtroom is getting crowded....

GM recalling about 368,000 vehicles to fix windshield wipers
General Motors is recalling nearly 368,000 vehicles to fix a defective part that could prevent the windshield wipers from working....

US economy grew at tepid 1.1 percent pace in spring
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish 1.1 percent pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment. Yet most analysts forecast much faster growth in the summer and fall, fueled by healthy consumer spending....

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US fines airlines for lacking information about compensation

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US rig count down 2 this week to 489, Pennsylvania up 2

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