Turkey in cross-border operation to free IS-held Syrian town

Turkey in cross-border operation to free IS-held Syrian townTurkey's military launched an operation before dawn Wednesday to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants, and a private Turkish TV station reported that a small number of Turkish special ...



APNewsBreak: Ohio literary peace award to Marilynne Robinson

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2015, file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Marilynne Robinson visits the State Library of Iowa in the Ola Babcock Miller Building in Des Moines, Iowa. On Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, Dayton Literary Peace Prize organizers announced Robinson as the recipient of the annual Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, to be presented at a Nov. 20, 2016, ceremony in Dayton, Ohio. The lifetime achievement award celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)CINCINNATI (AP) — Writer Marilynne Robinson has been named the winner of a lifetime achievement award that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.



Strong quake rattles central Italy, at least 11 dead

Strong quake rattles central Italy, at least 11 deadA strong earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 11 people were reported dead in two hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig ...



State-by-state look at ACT test-takers and composite score

UNDATED (AP) — A state-by-state look at the percent of high school graduates taking the ACT exam and the average composite score, according to the testing company's annual report released Wednesday.
Commodities group Glencore trims loss in first half of 2016

Swiss commodities producer Glencore says it narrowed its net loss in the first half of 2016, after paring down billions of dollars' worth of assets to slash debt amid a difficult market for raw materials. ...


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