OFFICIALS IN ITALY SAY DEATH TOLL FROM MAG-6.2 EARTHQUAKE HAS RISEN TO 159 *

HARDEST HIT WERE SMALL TOWNS AND VILLAGES IN THE MOUNTAINOUS AREA WHERE THE REGIONS OF UMBRIA, LAZIO AND LE MARCHE MEET *

MANY OF THE DEAD ARE IN THE HISTORIC TOWN OF AMATRICE, WHERE OFFICIALS SAY 3/4 OF THE TOWN WAS DESTROYED, AND IN NEARBY ACCUMOLI *

QUAKE WAS FELT ACROSS ITALY, FROM BOLOGNA IN THE NORTH TO NAPLES IN THE SOUTH *

MISSISSIPPI MAN WHO TRIED TO TRAVEL TO SYRIA WITH HIS FIANCEE TO JOIN ISIS SENTENCED WED TO EIGHT YEARS IN PRISON ON FED TERRORISM CHARGES *

MUHAMMAD DAKHLALLA, WHO ALSO RECEIVED 15 YEARS OF PROBATION, PLEADED GUILTY IN MARCH TO ONE COUNT OF CONSPIRING TO PROVIDE MATERIAL SUPPORT TO A TERROR ORG *

HE FACED UP TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON, $250,000 IN FINES AND LIFETIME PROBATION *

HIS FIANCEE WAS SENTENCED EARLIER THIS MONTH TO 12 YEARS IN PRISON AND 15 YEARS OF PROBATION, INCLUDING MANDATORY MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT *

TERRORISTS KILL AT LEAST SEVEN PEOPLE AND WOUND 30 OTHERS IN AN ATTACK WED ON THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF AFGHANISTAN IN KABUL *

OFFICIALS SAY AFGHAN SECURITY FORCES ARE STILL COMBING THE CAMPUS IN SEARCH OF ATTACKERS *

NO GROUP HAS CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ATTACK *

UNIVERSITY WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2006 TO OFFER LIBERAL ARTS COURSES MODELED ON U.S. SYSTEM *

IT CLAIMS AS MANY AS 1,700 STUDENTS ARE ENROLLED THERE, 40% OF WHOM ARE WOMEN *

FOUR IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS VESSELS "HARASSED" U.S. NAVY DESTROYER TUES IN VICINITY OF STRAIT OF HORMUZ, ACCORDING TO U.S. DEFENSE OFFICIAL *

IRANIAN VESSELS CONDUCTED A "HIGH-SPEED INTERCEPT" AND CAME WITHIN 300 YARDS OF THE GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER USS NITZE *

U.S. DEFENSE OFFICIAL SAYS USS NITZE ISSUED REPEATED WARNINGS TO THE IRANIAN VESSELS, BUT RECEIVED NO RESPONSE *

INCIDENT OCCURRED IN INTL WATERS, ACCORDING TO U.S NAVY OFFICIAL *

U.S.-LED COALITION AIRSTRIKE TARGETING AN ISIS WEAPONS FACILITY NEAR RAQQA, SYRIA, TUES MAY HAVE KILLED CIVILIANS, U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND SAYS *

AN APPARENT NON-MILITARY VEHICLE DROVE INTO THE TARGET AREA AFTER THE AIRCRAFT HAD RELEASED ITS WEAPON, ACCORDING TO DEFENSE OFFICIALS *

CENTRAL COMMAND SAYS VEHICLE'S OCCUPANTS MAY HAVE BEEN KILLED, AND INCIDENT WOULD BE REVIEWED FURTHER TO DETERMINE WHETHER AN INVESTIGATION IS NEEDED *

NATL WEATHER SERVICE REPORTING AT LEAST TWO TORNADOES HAVE STRUCK CENTRAL INDIANA WED *

NWS SAYS LARGE AND DESTRUCTIVE TORNADO WAS SPOTTED 40 MI NORTH OF INDIANAPOLIS, NEAR KOKOMO *

INDIANA DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SPOX SAYS THEY HAVE RECEIVED NO WORD OF INJURIES OR DEATHS FROM THE STORM, THOUGH DAMAGE HAS BEEN REPORTED *

AUTHORITIES SAY 32,000 CUSTOMERS WERE WITHOUT POWER AS OF WED NIGHT *

COLOMBIA AND FARC ANNOUNCE PEACE DEAL TO END FIVE-DECADE GUERILLA WAR *

ANNOUNCEMENT IN HAVANA COMES AFTER FOUR YEARS OF TALKS BETWEEN COLOMBIA'S GOVT AND THE REBEL GROUP *

ACCORD COMMITS COLOMBIAN GOVT TO CARRYING OUT LAND REFORM, OVERHAULING ITS ANTI-NARCOTICS STRATEGY AND EXPANDING SERVICES IN HISTORICALLY NEGLECTED AREAS *

DEAL MUST STILL BE RATIFIED BY VOTERS IN A PLEBISCITE IN ORDER TO TAKE EFFECT *

IF APPROVED, DEAL WOULD END A FIVE-DECADE CONFLICT THAT HAS KILLED AN ESTIMATED 220,000 PEOPLE *

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