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at 01:54 on August 25, 2016, EDT.

Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 10 dead

KABUL — A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early on Thursday after at least 10 people were killed and dozens were wounded, a government spokesman said.

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at 01:27 on August 25, 2016, EDT.

Non-profit asking Clinton, Trump to stop campaigning on 9-11

NEW YORK — A national organization promoting Sept. 11 as a day of public service and remembrance is asking presidential candidates to stop campaigning and running political ads on the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks.

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at 01:23 on August 25, 2016, EDT.

Fan-made 'Star Trek' sets become tourist attraction in NY

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. — The towering, whimsical shapes Patrick Dougherty creates by twisting and weaving sticks together have gained him an international following. Now, the artist who lives in a log cabin near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is back in New England to build two more of his almost cartoon-like stick sculptures.

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at 01:24 on August 25, 2016, EDT.

Colorado sheriff accused of sexually assaulting inmate

DENVER — A sheriff in rural Colorado was arrested after being accused of taking a developmentally delayed inmate to his home, sexually assaulting her and threatening to put her in prison for the rest of her life if she told anyone, according to an arrest affidavit released Wednesday.

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at 00:59 on August 25, 2016, EDT.

Rescuers search for survivors in Italy quake that killed 247

AMATRICE, Italy — Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors Thursday from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble. The death toll rose to 247, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the thousands of vacationers in the area for summer's final days.

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at 00:56 on August 25, 2016, EDT.

Thai farmers launch (bee) sting operation to stop elephants

PANA, Thailand — To stop wild elephants from rampaging through their produce, farmers in Thailand put up electric fences, set off firecrackers and even switched their crops from pineapples to pumpkins, which the pachyderms don't relish much. Nothing worked, so the villagers decided on Plan Bee.

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at 00:54 on August 25, 2016, EDT.

Filipino fishermen find possibly world's biggest pearl

MANILA, Philippines — A tourism official says a Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world's biggest pearl, which he had hidden under a bed for 10 years as a lucky charm.

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at 00:40 on August 25, 2016, EDT.

The Latest: Italian officials say quake death toll hits 247

AMATRICE, Italy — The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):

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at 00:12 on August 25, 2016, EDT.

Clinton defends foundation, says it has been transparent

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton defended her family's charitable foundation on Wednesday against criticism from Donald Trump, saying it had provided more transparency than her Republican rival's sprawling business interests.

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at 00:11 on August 25, 2016, EDT.

Texas college students rally against gun law with sex toys

AUSTIN, Texas — Hundreds of University of Texas students waved sex toys at a campus rally during the first day of classes, protesting a new state law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms.

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at 00:03 on August 25, 2016, EDT.

Rescuers search for survivors in Italy quake that killed 159

AMATRICE, Italy — Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors Thursday from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble. The death toll stood at 159, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the thousands of vacationers in the area for summer's final days.

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at 23:42 on August 24, 2016, EDT.

State police: No serious injuries after Indiana tornadoes

INDIANAPOLIS — No serious injuries were reported after multiple tornadoes touched down Wednesday in central Indiana, tearing the roofs off apartment buildings, sending air conditioners falling onto parked cars and cutting power to thousands of people.

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