• A view of the tent camp that was set in Arquata Del Tronto, central Italy, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. With thousands left homeless after Italy’s earthquake, authorities are debating how to provide warmer, sturdier housing for them besides the rows of emergency blue tents set up in the Apennine Mountains, where even summer nights can get chilly. (Cristiano Chiodi/ANSA via AP)

    Quake survivors erupt in anger at funeral plan; govt relents

    ROME (AP) — Italian quake survivors rebelled in anger Monday over the government’s plan to hold a state funeral for their loved ones in an airport hangar in a distant town and let them watch it on screens in their emergency tent camp.

  • This photo taken on Wednesday Aug. 24, 2016 shows the Basilica di San Francesco in Amatrice, central Italy,  where a 6.1 earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. Only hours after last week's quake devastated several medieval hill towns in central Italy, members of the national police squad of art experts were already climbing around mounds of rubble to photograph hundreds of centuries-old churches, with missing roofs, torn-away frescoes or gaping holes where stained glass once filtered sunlight. (Italian Carabinieri via AP)

    Lost heritage: Quake deals blow to Italy’s art treasures

    ROME (AP) — Within hours of last week’s devastating earthquake in central Italy, members of the national police squad of art experts were already exploring the mounds of rubble in several medieval hill towns.

  • A rescuer walks a sniff dog as they search through the debris of collapsed houses following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

    Italian town destroyed in quake was preparing food festival

    AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — In three days, the rugged residents of the medieval Italian hill town of Amatrice had planned to hold one of their most joyful events of the year: the 50th edition of a food festival celebrating their beloved Amatriciana pasta dish, which is made from local ingredients.