Rescuers search for 30 after avalanche hits Italian hotel

An aerial view of the Rigopiano Hotel hit by an avalanche in Farindola, Italy, early Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. A hotel in the mountainous region hit again by quakes has been covered by an avalanche, with reports of dead. Italian media say the avalanche covered the three-story...

US bombers strike Islamic State camps in Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Air Force B-2 bombers and drones attacked a pair of Islamic State military camps in Libya, seeking to eliminate extremists who had escaped the former IS stronghold of Sirte, a defense official said Thursday. The official said the camps were located...

Heavy vehicles try to reach buried hotel where 30 missing

An aerial view of the Rigopiano Hotel hit by an avalanche in Farindola, Italy, early Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. A hotel in the mountainous region hit again by quakes has been covered by an avalanche, with reports of dead. Italian media say the avalanche covered the three-story...

Collapse of burning Tehran high-rise kills 30 firefighters

Iranian firefighters work at the scene of the collapsed Plasco building after being engulfed by a fire, in central Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. (AP...

Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

FILE – In this Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, former President George H. W. Bush, right, and his wife, Barbara, are greeted before a Republican presidential primary debate at The University of Houston in Houston. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, the former president was...

Even before taking office, Trump has changed the presidency

FILE – In this June 1, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wears his “Make America Great Again” hat at a rally in Sacramento, Calif. Donald Trump enters the White House on Jan. 20 just as he entered the race for president: defiant,...

Former President George H.W. Bush, wife Barbara hospitalized

FILE – In this April 2, 2016, file photo, former President George H. W. Bush waves as he arrives at NRG Stadium before the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game between Villanova and Oklahoma in Houston. Houston-area media are quoting former President...

Regional troops move toward Gambia amid political standoff

People board the ferry leaving Banjul, Gambia, Wednesday Jan. 18, 2017. Special flights were being organized Wednesday to evacuate British and other tourists from Gambia, where the threat of a regional military intervention loomed as President Yahya Jammeh’s mandate expires...

Anxious European leaders seek an early audience with Trump

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. European leaders, anxious over Donald Trump’s unpredictability and coziness with the Kremlin, are scrambling to get face time with the new American president before he...

West African bloc vows Gambia intervention at midnight

People board the ferry leaving Banjul, Gambia, Wednesday Jan. 18, 2017. Special flights were being organized Wednesday to evacuate British and other tourists from Gambia, where the threat of a regional military intervention loomed as President Yahya Jammeh’s mandate expires...