CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A stalled thunderstorm system in Western North Carolina kept authorities busy with 18 reports of swift water rescues, though there was just one minor injury. The storm dumped about a foot of rain on the area, causing power outages and flash floods that swamped homes and washed out roads and bridges.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A church camp trip turned deadly when a bus carrying teenagers returning to Indiana crashed, killing three people and injuring 26. Authorities say the crash occurred just minutes from the end of the trip. Police say the driver reported the brakes failed as the bus came speeding off of Interstate 465 in northern Indianapolis, struck a retaining wall as it rounded a curve and overturned.
HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida are trying to come up with reasons why a man with no known criminal record set his apartment on fire, killed the building manager and five others before being gunned down in a shootout with a SWAT team. Detectives are investigating whether Pedro Vargas had any ongoing disputes with the building manager, as some residents believed. Two hostages held for a time were unharmed.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Megachurch founder Rick Warren got a long standing ovation from parishioners as he gave his first sermon since his son's suicide nearly four months ago. Warren, dressed in his usual casual black T-shirt and jeans, took the stage at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif. Saturday with wife, Kay Warren. His first sermon was titled, "How To Get Through What You're Going Through."
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pope Francis is riding a wave of popularity as he wraps up his trip to Brazil for the World Youth Day festival. He chastised the Brazilian church Saturday for failing to stem the "exodus" of Catholics to evangelical congregations. He later drew a reported 3 million flag-waving, rosary-toting faithful to Rio's Copacabana beach.
Created: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 02:15:16 EST
Updated: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 02:15:16 EST