AP news: Italy earthquake kills dozens, reduces towns to rubble AP Top 25 college football poll kicks off 81st year The AP Top 25, the longest-running college football poll of its kind, will begin its 81st year with the much-awaited preseason edition on Sunday, Aug. 21. It will mark the 66th year for the preseason rankings, selected by an expert panel of sports writers and broadcasters from AP-affiliated media around the country. How data journalism tools unlocked mystery of campaign donations When Arizona law enforcement reporter Jacques Billeaud wanted to find out where donations to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s campaign were coming from, he wasn’t going to let an unsearchable PDF format get in his way. Stay connected with the new AP News app There's a new offering from The Associated Press available in the App Store: AP News. The free app lets users personalize their news experience in a big way so they can stay on top of breaking stories of special interest to them. Today's top news &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; For more of the day's top stories, photos, video and up-to-the-minute breaking news alerts, download AP Mobile on iTunes or Google Play.