Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of August 22, 2016): Deadly earthquake hits Italy

Gabriella Schwarz / August 27, 2016

Rescuers search through debris of collapsed houses following an earthquake in Pescara del Tronto, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. AP Photo/Sandro Perozzi

Rescuers search through debris of collapsed houses following an earthquake in Pescara del Tronto, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. AP Photo/Sandro Perozzi

Italy was hit by a deadly earthquake this week that left the central Italian town of Pescara del Tronto devastated. Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump engaged in heated rhetoric surrounding race amid controversy over Clinton’s emails and meetings during her time as secretary of state. The so-called “burkini ban” in a French town caused an uproar before a court overturned the ban and researchers discovered the Proxima b, the closest exoplanet to us in the universe.

Read more about these stories and the other biggest events of the week, as they appeared in The Daily Edition.

1. Aftershocks rattle rescuers as Italy quake toll rises to 268—USA Today, Eric J. Lyman

Top line: “Officials said Friday the death toll from Wednesday’s earthquake that rocked central Italy increased to 268, with 387 people being treated at hospitals….Rescue teams continued to look for possible survivors despite hundreds of aftershocks that were hampering first responders digging around already damaged buildings in the hardest-hit areas.”

Topic to follow: Earthquakes

This aerial photo shows the historical part of the town of Amatrice, central Italy, after an earthquake, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

This aerial photo shows the historical part of the town of Amatrice, central Italy, after an earthquake, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

2. Clinton, Trump exchange racially charged accusations—The Washington Post, John Wagner and Jenna Johnson

Top line: “A series of racially charged accusations dominated the presidential campaign Thursday, with Democrat Hillary Clinton accusing Donald Trump of “taking hate groups mainstream,” while the Republican nominee repeatedly claimed that Clinton is a “bigot” toward African Americans.”

Topic to follow: Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton holds a rally at John Marshall High School in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. August 17, 2016.  REUTERS/Mark Makela/File Photo

Hillary Clinton holds a rally at John Marshall High School in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Makela/File Photo

3. Many Donors to Clinton Foundation Met With Her at State—Associated Press, Stephen Braun and Eileen Sullivan

Top line: “More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.”

Topic to follow: Hillary Clinton

4. Court Overturns ‘Burkini’ Ban in French Town—The New York Times, Aurelien Breeden and Lilia Blaise

Top line: “France’s highest administrative court on Friday overturned a town’s ban on burkinis, the full-body swimwear used by some Muslim women, setting a precedent that challenges similar bans in at least 30 other municipalities, most of them on the French Riviera…In its ruling, the court, known as the Council of State, found that the ban in the town of Villeneuve-Loubet violated civil liberties, including freedom of movement and religious freedom, and that officials had failed to show that the swimwear posed a threat to public order.”

Topic to follow: France

5. Closest potentially habitable planet to our solar system found—CNN, Ashley Strickland

Top line: “In a discovery that has been years in the making, researchers have confirmed the existence of a rocky planet named Proxima b orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun, according to a new study. It is the closest exoplanet to us in the universe.”

Topic to follow: Space

The planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri is seen in an undated artist's impression released by the European Southern Observatory August 24, 2016.  ESO/M. Kornmesser/Handout via Reuters

The planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri is seen in an undated artist’s impression released by the European Southern Observatory August 24, 2016. ESO/M. Kornmesser/Handout via Reuters

6. Russian hackers ‘targeted New York Times’—BBC

Top line: “The FBI is investigating whether Russian hackers have carried out a series of cyber attacks on the New York Times, officials have told US media.”

Topic to follow: Cybersecurity

7. Brazilian Police Charge Ryan Lochte With Making A False Report—NPR, Camila Domonoske

Top line: “The saga of the swimmer and the robbery-that-wasn’t continues: Ryan Lochte has been charged with filing a false police report…The charge carries a penalty of up to 18 months in prison and Lochte could be tried in absentia, Lulu says. She notes that the U.S. has an extradition treaty with Brazil but that it’s unlikely Lochte would be sent there if convicted.”

Topic to follow: Ryan Lochte

8. Solo hit with six-month ban over ‘cowards’ comments—Reuters, Mark Lamport-Stokes

Top line: “U.S. Soccer handed goalkeeper Hope Solo a six-month ban from internationals on Wednesday after she branded opponents Sweden “a bunch of cowards” at this month’s Rio Olympics.”

Topic to follow: Hope Solo

9. Nigeria says Boko Haram commanders killed in airstrike—The Guardian, Ruth Maclean

Top line: “The Nigerian air force claims to have killed several Boko Haram commanders and possibly its leader, Abubakar Shekau, in an ‘unprecedented and spectacular air raid.’

The announcement came as the US secretary of state, John Kerry, arrived in Nigeria and pledged his country’s support in fighting the extremist group, which has killed more than 20,000 people and displaced millions.”

Topic to follow: Boko Haram

10. Attack at University in Kabul Shatters a Sense of Freedom—The New York Times, Mujib Mashal, Mohamad Fahim Abed and Zahra Nader

Top line: “On Thursday morning, at least 13 lay dead: seven students, three police officers, two university guards and the night guard at the neighboring school for the blind. Abdul Baseer Mujahid, a spokesman for the Kabul police, said that more than 30 others were hurt in the attack; another estimate, from the Health Ministry, said 16 had been killed and 53 wounded.

The attack was unmistakably a blow to young Afghans who had chosen to defy the migrant exodus away from the country’s war and instead pursue their dreams in the difficult circumstances at home.”

Topic to follow: Kabul

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