Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday. The death toll stood at 120 but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the huge number of vacationers in the area for summer's final days.
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.
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.
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.
Before he was killed with a bomb squad robot's device, a suspect in the Dallas shootings that killed five police officers told a hostage negotiator that he was upset about recent police shootings and angry at white people, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said. The suspect said he wanted to kill police officers, especially white ones, according to Brown. “We're hurting, our profession is hurting, Dallas officers are hurting,” Brown stated. “We are heartbroken. There are no words to describe the atrocity that occurred to our city. All is known is that this must stop, this divisiveness.”
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