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AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The first funerals will be held today for some of those killed in this week's earthquake in central Italy. The death toll has been raised to 267, as nearly 1,000 aftershocks have rattled the region. But rescue teams continue searching the rubble for victims, and Italian Premier Matteo Renzi has hailed the fact that 215 people have been rescued since Wednesday morning's quake.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The two major presidential candidates are accusing each other of racial bias. A day after Donald Trump labeled Hillary Clinton a "bigot," Clinton on Thursday said Trump has unleashed the "radical fringe" within the Republican Party, including anti-Semites and white supremacists. Trump tweeted after Clinton's Nevada appearance that Clinton "''is pandering to the worst instincts in our society" and that she "should be ashamed of herself!"

VARANASI, India (AP) — Nearly 3,000 people have been evacuated in India's remote northeast as an artificial lake created by a landslide threatens their lives. Officials say flood water levels have stabilized in the worst-hit areas of the north. In Uttar Pradesh (OOT'-uhr pruh-DEHSH') state, some 200,000 people have moved to relief centers. Their homes are submerged. In another area, thousands of people prefer to stay on the top floors of their flooded homes and wait for the water to recede.

SEATTLE (AP) — The son of a Russian lawmaker has been convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that netted him millions of dollars. Roman Seleznev was found guilty yesterday of 38 charges and could get up to 40 years in prison when he's sentenced in December.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investors are waiting to hear what Fed Chair Janet Yellen has to say today when she addresses an annual central bank forum in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Some of Yellen's colleagues, including the host of the forum — Esther George, head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City — have suggested that the time is ripe for the Fed to resume raising interest rates. Other Fed officials, including several close to Yellen, have favored a more cautious approach.

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