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AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Authorities say one of the youngest victims among the 159 people known dead so far from a pre-dawn earthquake in central Italy is an 18-month-old girl. Her mother, who was pulled from rubble, is a survivor of a 2009 earthquake that killed 300 people. The two were vacationing in one of three towns that have borne the brunt of today's tremors. Search and rescue operations are being hampered by darkness and not enough heavy equipment.

HAVANA (AP) — One of the world's longest-running armed conflicts is a step closer ending. Colombia's government and a major rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia have reached an agreement at talks in Havana. The half-century guerrilla war has claimed more than 220,000 lives and driven more than 5 million people from their homes. The agreement would have to be ratified by voters.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawmakers are calling for investigations and demanding that the manufacturer of life-saving allergy injection pens lower the price of the devices. EpiPens are made by Mylan. A two-dose package, costing around $94 nine years ago, rose more than 600 percent to an average cost of $608 in May. Mylan reported quarterly revenues of $2.56 billion, up 8 percent compared to the prior year. The firm is headed by Heather Bresch, daughter of West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin. Bresch made $18.9 million total compensation in 2015.

DALLAS (AP) — Newly released documents from the Veterans Health Administration show the Army reservist who gunned down five police officers in Dallas last month showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home from Afghanistan in 2014. Micah Johnson sought treatment for anxiety, depression and hallucinations. He also told doctors he experienced nightmares after witnessing fellow soldiers getting blown in half and said he heard voices and mortars exploding. Johnson was killed by a bomb-carrying police robot.

STERLING, Colo. (AP) — A rural Colorado sheriff's mug shot is now in his department's computer system. An arrest affidavit charges that Sedgwick County Sheriff Tom Hanna took 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. Hanna was arrested at his office today in Sterling on charges including official misconduct and sexual assault on an at-risk person. He denies the allegations.

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