RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio's mayor estimates that Pope Francis might draw another 3 million people today for the final Mass of his World Youth Day Visit. Pilgrims have staked out spots on the white sand of Copacabana beach in anticipation of yet another rapturous moment with the wildly popular pontiff.
CAIRO (AP) — Officials in Egypt have raised the death toll again from weekend clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. A Health Ministry official says the count is up to 72, with a report of several deaths from clashes in Alexandria. The official says 792 people were wounded in both incidents. The Cairo violence took place when pro-Morsi protesters sought to expand their sit-in camp.
BAGHDAD (AP) — A police official says a Kurdish security patrol in northern Iraq has been hit by a suicide car bomber, killing eight people. The official says the bomber has rammed his vehicle into the patrol as it passed through an ethnically mixed town. The territory is contested by Arabs, Kurds and Turkomen about 125 miles north of Baghdad.
HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Conflicting portraits are emerging of a gunman who killed six people at and near a South Florida apartment complex. Pedro Vargas is being described as a quiet man who took his mother to doctor appointments, yet also someone who was known for getting into fights. Police say he apparently had no criminal record. He was killed by officers.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Young GOP leaders are pressing elected officials to offer concrete policies to counter Democratic initiatives, saying they have to do more than saying no. Under-40 GOP activists at a recent national young Republican gathering in Mobile, Ala., say republicans hoping to reach beyond their party's white, aging core must do more than retool campaign strategy and tactics.
Created: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 05:15:19 EST
Updated: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 05:15:19 EST