AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Wails of grief have been heard at a funeral for dozens of victims of Italy's earthquake. The funeral took place in the shadow of the quake-destroyed buildings in the town of Amatrice (ah-mah-TREE'-cheh). The names of the victims were read out at the start of the Italian state funeral in the town hardest hit by the earthquake. The country's premier and president were on hand for the Mass being celebrated by local bishops. Facing the altar, relatives sat with the flower-draped coffins of their loved ones. Some of the tiny white ones were decorated with white balloons — evidence of the many children who died in the quake last week that killed 292 people.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it's concerned that American taxpayers will ultimately bear the brunt of the European Union's decision requiring Apple to pay billions of dollars in back taxes. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Apple could deduct the payment from the amount it owes to the United States government. Earnest says that's not fair to American taxpayers. He says President Barack Obama is committed to ensuring American companies and taxpayers are treated fairly.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says about 30 emails involving the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI's recently closed investigation into the former secretary's use of a private server. Government lawyers told a federal judge today that an undetermined number of the emails among the 30 were not included in the 55,000 pages previously provided by Clinton to State. The agency said it would need until the end of September to review the emails and redact potentially classified information before they are released.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is expected to release documents soon related to its investigation into Hillary Clinton and her use of a private email server. A law enforcement official says the documents will be made public as the FBI responds to Freedom of Information Act requests. The FBI this month provided Congress portions of its file from the agency's yearlong investigation into whether Clinton and her top aides mishandled classified information that flowed through a private email server. CNN reported that the records could be made public as early as tomorrow.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities say senior Olympic official Patrick Hickey has been released from prison on bail while a Summer Games ticket-scalping probe continues. A judge ruled yesterday that he didn't pose a risk to the public or the investigation, but said that he must remain in Brazil and hand over his passport. Hickey is also the president of the Olympic Council of Ireland, but earlier this month he decided to "step aside temporarily" as its leader and as an IOC member. Police say the 71-year-old plotted with businessmen to transfer tickets illegally to a vendor that was not authorized to sell them.
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