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More than 40 dead in bus-truck crash in France

At least 42 people are dead after a bus transporting retirees on a day trip collided with a truck on a country road in French wine country.

Clinton asked, Why no firings over Benghazi?

The latest from the House Benghazi committee's hearing featuring testimony from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Doctor in Raleigh says he has never examined pope, reports false

A Japanese brain cancer specialist identified in an Italian news report as having diagnosed a brain tumor in Pope Francis has denied ever examining the pontiff and says the reports are "completely false."

US special ops knew Afghan site was hospital

The Associated Press has learned that American special operations analysts knew the Doctors without Borders facility in Kunduz was a hospital, but were gathering intelligence on it because they suspected it was being used by a Pakistani operative to coordinate Taliban activity.

Oscar Pistorius to be released from jail Oct. 20

South Africa's Department of Corrections says a parole board has decided that Oscar Pistorius can be released from prison and moved to house arrest on Tuesday.

Top Iranian council approves nuclear deal

A senior council of clerics and officials in Iran has approved implementing the landmark nuclear deal with the West, sealing the final required step in the process despite hard-liners' efforts to derail it.

Vatican family synod takes new twist with disputed letter

Pope Francis' divisive meeting on family issues has taken another odd twist with reports that several conservative cardinals wrote Francis with serious concerns about the meeting - only to have doubts arise over both the content of the letter and the cardinals responsible.

Vatican homeless shelter opens steps from St. Peter’s

The Vatican has opened its own homeless shelter that can host up to 34 men a night just steps from St. Peter's Square.

Zimbabwe official: US dentist cleared in lion killing

A Zimbabwe Cabinet minister says the country is no longer pressing for the extradition of James Walter Palmer, an American dentist who killed a well-known lion called Cecil.

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Death toll in Florida collapse rises to 4; 159 still missing

Officials say there are still 159 people unaccounted for after the partial collapse of a beachside building in Florida.

UPDATE: US Marshals shoot wanted Pender Co. murder suspect in Whiteville

The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating an incident at the Whiteville Walmart Thursday afternoon. 

Memorial paddle out to be held for beloved Wrightsville Beach lifeguard Jeremy Owens

Jeremy Owens was a world-class ocean lifeguard, professional stunt man and world-level Jiu Jitsu black belt. 

Local organization seeks volunteers, funding for Masonboro Island July 4 cleanup

Volunteers and donors needed for cleanup on Masonboro Island after July 4th festivities.