RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian Catholics could overflow the white sands of Copacabana beach today for the final Mass celebrated by Pope Francis during his triumphant World Youth Day festival visit to Rio. The city's mayor expects the crowd could swell to 3 million, as it did for a vigil last night. The first pope from Latin America has highlighted the plight of the poor and the marginalized on the first trip of his reign.
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — The train driver in a deadly derailment in Spain is expected to give his side of things today. Francisco Jose Garzon Amo is supposed to give testimony to an investigating judge about the crash that killed 78 people. He is under arrest on suspicion of negligent homicide.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is selling the proposed release of Palestinian prisoners as a "tough decision" that he took for the good of the country. Netanyahu spoke to his Cabinet today and urged his skeptical coalition partners to agree to the deal as part of U.S efforts to resume peace talks. One of those partners say he is opposed.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators want to know is mechanical issues were a factor in the crash of a church bus in Indiana that killed three people. The driver says the brakes failed. The bus was just a few minutes away from ending a trip that carried teenagers from a youth camp in northern Michigan when hit a retaining wall off an Indianapolis interstate.
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Flossie is moving westward across the central Pacific toward Hawaii, where a tropical storm warning has been issued for Hawaii and Maui counties. The National Weather Service in Miami says Flossie has maximum sustained winds near 60 mph. Gradual weakening is forecast on its approach to the islands.
Created: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 08:15:17 EST
Updated: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 08:15:17 EST