• 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.

  • In this Dec. 6, 2014 file photo, Harry Belafonte arrives at the charity gala Ein Herz fuer Kinder (A heart for children) in Berlin. Belafonte is hoping to lead the charge with his “Many to Rivers Cross” festival, a racial and social justice event debuting Oct. 1-2. It's an extension of his social justice organization Sankofa.org, which Belafonte established in 2013. (AP Photo/Steffi Loos, File)

    Harry Belafonte hoping to lead a change with new festival

    NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Belafonte feels America has lost its moral compass, and culture can help gain it back.

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