Italy earthquake leaves 21 dead, town in ruins

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A strong earthquake hit central Italy, leaving terrified residents huddled outside collapsed buildings overnight and an unknown number of people trapped…

URGENT - Italy earthquake toll rises to 21, CNN affiliate reports

(CNN) -- The death toll from an earthquake in central Italy early Wednesday has risen to 21, CNN affiliate Rai News reports.

Scared seal hides on boat from killer whales

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A seal narrowly escaped being eaten by some hungry killer whales on Monday.

The mammal jumped onto the back of a tour boat to escape the swarming pod of…

URGENT - italy earthquake deaths

(CNN) -- At least 14 people were killed when an earthquake hit central Italy early Wednesday, CNN affiliate Rai reported.

Syria: Turkey launches anti-ISIS offensive

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Turkey has launched a military operation against ISIS in the north of Syria, Turkish state media has reported.

The aim is to secure territory along its border…

Zion Harvey's transplanted hands are 'amazing'

Zion Harvey sometimes puts on baseball glove or swings a bat -- just like many 9-year-olds.

But a little more than a year ago, he had no hands. Then the…

Richard Branson tries to shame Labour Party leader for sitting on train floor

Billionaire Richard Branson and Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn have released dueling images about the crowded conditions on Branson's Virgin…

Trump ally: I'm not peddling 'conspiracy theories'

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Rep. Sean Duffy denied Tuesday that he was peddling "conspiracy theories" about Hillary Clinton's health.

The Wisconsin Republican and Donald Trump supporter…

Switzerland enlists robots to help deliver mail

Sidewalks in Switzerland are about to get a little bit more crowded.

Swiss Post, the national postal service in Switzerland, will test robots next month in…

Long commute could hurt your health, add to your waistline

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If someone told you their journey to work took them one hour, how would you react?

North Korea test fires submarine missile

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North Korea test fired a submarine-based ballistic missile from its east coast on Wednesday, South Korean authorities said.

The launch took place at 5:30 a.m.…

URGENT - italy earthquake deaths

(CNN) -- At least two people were killed when an earthquake hit central Italy early Wednesday, according to CNN affiliate Rai.

Remember the Dow's 1,000 point plunge?

Do you remember where you were the morning of August 24, 2015 -- when the Dow dropped nearly 1,100 points shortly after the opening bell?

I was at JFK getting…

URGENT - italy earthquake

(CNN) -- Several buildings collapsed in the mountain town of Amatrice following the earthquake in Italy early Wednesday, according to CNN affiliate RAI.

Trump: 'There could certainly be a softening' on immigration stance

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Donald Trump says there could be a "softening" in his hardline immigration proposals -- though he did not provide detail and his campaign so far has yet to…

Hollywood stars pay big to hobnob with Hillary Clinton

Announcement came on Timberlake's 34th birthday

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Hillary Clinton is picking up cash -- and snapping playful photos with former N'Sync members -- during a fundraising blitz in California this week.

FBI investigating Russian hack of New York Times reporters, others

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Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at The New York Times and other US news…

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