JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will resume talking to each other after years of stalemate. It's the result of months of shuttle diplomacy by Secretary of State John Kerry. Preliminary talks between the two sides will begin Monday in Washington. The parties agreed to meet after Israel's Cabinet authorized the release 104 Palestinian prisoners.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Church officials, pilgrims and the faithful in the world's largest Catholic country are calling Pope Francis' weeklong visit to Brazil a success. On Sunday, the final day of his trip, he celebrated Mass on Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana beach. The service drew an estimated 3 million people. The pontiff flew back to Italy afterward.
ROME (AP) — Rescuers say at least 37 bodies have been pulled out of the twisted wreckage of a tour bus that plunged dozens of yards off a major highway in southern Italy after slamming into several cars. The bus landed in a ravine. At least 11 other people were hurt in Sunday night's crash near Avellino, just outside Naples.
NOXEN, Pa. (AP) — Five people are dead in a helicopter crash in a rugged, wooded area of northeastern Pennsylvania. The Wyoming County coroner says the victims were four adults and one child. The helicopter was heading to Lehighton, Pa., from central New York when it went down Saturday night. The National Transportation Safety Board will lead the crash investigation.
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — The driver of a Spanish train that derailed at high speed is free without bail after being provisionally charged Sunday with multiple cases of negligent homicide. But he must appear in court once a week and is forbidden to leave Spain without permission. He was freed because he was not deemed a flight risk. The crash Wednesday evening killed 79 people, including two Americans.
Created: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 02:15:28 EST
Updated: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 02:15:28 EST