NOXEN, Pa. (AP) — A county coroner says four adults and one child were killed in a helicopter crash Saturday night in a rugged area of northeastern Pennsylvania. The coroner says those on board appear to have been a man and his son, a man and his daughter and the pilot. The chopper was heading to Lehighton from central New York when it crashed. Strong storms were in the area.
ROME (AP) — Rescue and recovery efforts are continuing in southern Italy after a tour bus crashed into several cars and then plunged into a ravine. At least 37 bodies have been pulled from the wreckage. Italian media are reporting that at least 11 people were injured, two of them very critically, in the crash Sunday night near Avellino, outside Naples.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis and Palestinians will again sit down at the negotiating table following years of stalemate. The decision to begin preliminary talks tomorrow in Washington followed an agreement by Israel's Cabinet to release 104 Palestinian prisoners convicted of deadly attacks. Secretary of State John Kerry has been trying to get the two sides to reengage for months.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pope Francis has wrapped up his first international foray since becoming the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. He ended his weeklong visit to Brazil today. Before heading back to the Vatican, Francis' celebrated Mass on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach. It was attended by millions. The pope's return to Italy marks the end of the World Youth Day.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government says the defense force is investigating a report it collected phone metadata to spy on a journalist in Afghanistan who was freelancing for U.S. news organization McClatchy. And the country's top defense official acknowledged Monday the existence of an embarrassing confidential order that lists investigative journalists alongside spies and terrorists as potential threats to New Zealand's military.
Created: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:15:22 EST
Updated: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:15:22 EST