A powerful earthquake rattled a remote area of central Italy on Wednesday, leaving at least 120 people dead and scenes of carnage in mountain villages. With 368 people injured and an unknown number trapped under rubble, the figure of dead and wounded was expected to rise in the wake of the pre-dawn quake, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi warned. The devastated area is just north of L'Aquila, the city where some 300 people died in another quake in 2009.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Explorers' great hopes for finding a legendary Nazi "gold train" in Poland appeared dashed Wednesday when, after digging extensively, they admitted they have found "no train, no tunnel" at the site.
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Overseas reaction to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974 was mixed: The Soviets expressed worry about the future of detente. North Korea reacted brashly, calling Nixon's exit the "falling out" of the "wicked boss" of American imperialists. South Vietnam put its forces on high alert because it feared the North Vietnamese would take advantage of the vulnerable U.S. political situation.