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making news in america this morning -- breaking right now, a powerful earthquake hits central italy. a mayor has described his town as no longer there. as rescuers try to get to the people trapped in the rubble. we're live with the latest. donald trump softening his stance on a controversial policy. what he said at a late night rally about immigration as he steps up attacks on hillary clinton and the clinton foundation. a teenager makes a rare recovery. see how he survived a brain-eating inftion that is fatal nely 100% of the time. a seal jumps on a boat. it turns out to be a smart move. we'll tell you why.
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very busy wednesday morning. that breaking news in italy. a powerful earthquake striking overnight while people were asleep. >> the damage is widespread. at least 21 people are now dead. that number is expected to rise. we have video just in showing rescuers trying to reach people buried under a collapsed building. moments ago, a woman and her dog were pulled out alive. that 6.2 quake's epicenter was in the mountainous central part of the country. it's made buildings in rome sway. >> here's a live picture of amatrice, roughly about 10 miles from rome. that gives you a sense of how powerful the quake was. rescuers there using bare hands, looking for survivors. abc's jennifer eccleston is live for us in london. she's been following the developments all night long. jennifer, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, diane and kendis. it's been several hours since this 6.earthquake.
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access the hardest hit areas of rural umbria in central italy. so far, a number of dead. at least 21 people. the aftershocks continue to rattle this community now on edge. this morning, a town in ruins. central italy rocked by a powerful earthquake in the middle of the night. witnesses saying people are trapped under rubble. new video showing collapsed buildings, residents searching for survivors, debris-clogged roads. local red cross officials saying a bridge into the town had collapsed. the terrain making it difficult for rescue crews. according to abc's megan williams, who is just outside the hardest hit area. >> i've certainly seen police trucks race by me. so there is a sense that authorities are headed for that area. it's a very mountainous area. the roads are not easy. it's not an easily accessible area of italy.
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>> reporter: the mayor of the historic town of amatrice telling state-run radio, quote, the town isn't here anymore. the shaking felt in rome, 100 miles away. buildings there shook for 30 seconds. the italian red cross are reporting that air ambulances are evacuating some of the injured to area hospitals. a young child has been rescued alive from one of the crumbled buildings. diane and kendis? >> good news there. i'm sure there are plenty of people still buried underneath the rubble. you're well familiar with the terrain. megan mentioned it is que unou what do you know about this area? >> reporter: it is in the central part of italy, in a province of umbria. some historic towns are in the area. it is extremely mountainous. it's landlocked. the mountains run right down through the province.
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earthquakes. thousands of earthquakes take place in this region each year. stf them go unno because they're not very powerful. this one certain to make a lot of damage in the region because of the historic towns there, ancient villages, with old buildings. but as we saw with an earthquake that took place in 2009, it wasn't those old buildings that crumbled. fell that trapped some of the people. after that earthquake in 2009, a lot of money was put into recovery efforts and making sure the smaller villages in inaccessible areas have the equipment they need to rescue people and to be prepared if an earthquake takes place. i think we're seeing that now. but the problem here is that the roads have collapsed and bridges have collapsed. they may have the necessary items within the village. they won't be able to get extra help because they can't get there. >> it's going to be quite a few
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jennifer eccleston, live in london, thank you. the pope is at the vatican and has just talked about the quake this morning, thanking volunteers and civilian security men. he said, i invite everyone to join in prayer. the pope speaking for the wednesday mass. >> we'll continue to follow the developments taking place right now at this hour in central italy, where you have this life and death effort taking place as people try to rescue those who wer powerful earthquake took place overnight. for now, we want to get to other breaking news that developed overnight. turkey has entered syria to attack isis forces. the turkish special forces are supported by u.s.-led coalition air strikes. turkey has vowed to quote completely cleanse its border region of the islamic state. it blames isis for a bomb attack at a wedding last weekend. a developing story from
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reaching much of south korea. the missile was fired from a submarine. it traveled about 300 miles before crashing into the sea of japan. officials say it is a significant improvement over previous attempts by the north. the fbi is investigating a cyberattack on "the new york times" and possible other news organizations. hackers targeted the moscow bureau. there's no evidence that the system was compromised. sources say investigators are blaming the same russian hackers democratic national committee. donald trump is admitting for the first time he may be willing to shift his position on immigration. when it comes to mass deportation, he said, there could be a softening. he made it clear he's not backing away from his promise to build a wall along the border with mexico. trump is also pouncing on new findings about hillary
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donors received special treatment. the associated press is reporting that more than half of clinton's meetings outside government were held with top donors of the clinton foundation. trump said as secretary of state, clinton could be bought, bribed, or sold. >> it is impossible to figure out where the clinton foundation ends and the state department begins. it is now abundantly clear that the clintons set up a business to profit from public office. >> the clinton campaign is disputing the a.p. report saying this story relies on utterly flawed data. it cherry-picked a limited subset of secretary clinton's schedule to give a distorted portrayal of how often she crossed paths with individuals connected to charitable donations to the clinton foundation. >> still ahead, more homegrown zeke can and the newest cases are hundreds of miles from known
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we're looking at a live picture now of rescue efforts under way in central italy after a powerful earthquake hit. many people are thought to be trapped under the rubble. crews are there desperately trying to save anybody trapped inside. we're following this breaking news for you the this morning. that powerful quake 6.2 hit in the middle the night around 3:30 in the morning. at least 21 people are now expected dead. >> italy being six hours ahead of us, that's about the time it took place. 21 people were -- are dead so far. that death toll is expected to rise. this is t same region where a 1997 quake?,?m damaged the basi of st. francis of assissi. there is no damage from this morning's quake there as yet. > here at home, doctors in florida are crediting divine
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offials say they can see the situation is more dreadful than they feared. >> jennifer eccleston has more. live from our london bureau. jennifer, good morning, what's the z!latest? >> reporter: good morning, guys. that magnitude 6.2 earthquake its killed at least 21 people. truck villages in the central italian province of umbria in the middle of the night. the epicenter was so shallow, only six miles deep, it was felt over an extensive area. now, the greatest damage was near amatrice, a beautiful mountain village where many structures are now in ruins. as you said, daylight broke, we saw extend o the damage. bridges destroyed. homes collapsed. some roads now inaccessible. rescue workers and residents are removing debris from crumbled buildings brick by brick. a young child has been rescued. this region suffered its last major earthquake seven years ago, where more than 300 people
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nationwide appeal for donors. people in the region are supposed to remain alert for afterscks. a few moments ago, pope francis offered prayers. diane and kemndis. >> an all-out effort taking place. jennifer, thank you. >> it's a challenging area. mountainous. the roads to get to the windy. it's particularly challenging. one of the big fears is in the midst of all this, aftershocks. the u.s. geological survey has tracked aftershocks. we're going to keep following all of this on "good morning america." >> that's what's making phews in
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>> >> a massive earthquake hits italy. buildings collapsed burying people in rubble. what we are learning about the search underway right now. >> plus, we're on weather watch as storms move through southeastern wisconsin. the areas that will see heavy rain and lightning and when there will be a break from the rain. >> good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. >> and i'm melinda davenport. it's 4:30 on this wednesday, august 24th. teorologist sally severson is . tracking storms. >> that is right, and theare getting hammered in the

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