A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with reports that as many as 50 people were killed and hundreds injured as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors.
Brain trauma in domestic violence survivors has been overshadowed by concerns about injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan war vets, and by effects of repeated head blows in football players. Experts believe many cases go undetected and untreated in abused women, making them vulnerable to problems with thinking, mood and behavior.
The Justice Department claims nearly 5,000 Georgia students with behavioral disabilities were isolated, warehoused and denied appropriate education and services in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
A ballistic missile fired from a North Korean submarine on Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles), the longest distance achieved by the North for such a weapon, Seoul officials said, putting all of South Korea, and possibly parts of Japan, within its striking distance.
A powerful earthquake measuring magnitude 6.8 shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, damaging scores of ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist attraction, officials said.
China has sought information from Filipino authorities to help capture suspected Chinese drug traffickers in the Philippines and wants to forge a stronger anti-drug pact to fight the menace, the Chinese ambassador said, adding it's "utterly wrong" to say all the drug lords are Chinese.
By reducing historic mausoleums in Timbuktu to dusty piles of rubble, Islamic extremists left residents feeling shame at the desecration of their saints and ancestors, a lawyer said Wednesday at the trial of the man accused of leading the destruction.
Bibb County sheriff's deputy Coleman Lewis freed a dog from under a house in Macon, Ga. The dog's owner sent him under the house to fetch a dead cat, but he got stuck after his collar became ensnared on a wire in the dirt crawl space.
Joe Kovac Jr.The Telegraph
Cop rescues trapped dog sent under house to fetch dead cat
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Surveillance video shows Austin Harrouff in Duffy's restaurant before brutal face-eating attack