SEATTLE (AP) — The left front axle of the duck boat involved in a deadly Seattle accident was "sheared off," but federal investigators said Saturday they don't know if it was damaged before the collision with a charter bus that killed four international college students.
HILDALE, Utah (AP) — A survivor so young he stepped on a stool to reach a podium microphone, remembered his heart "whacking like a sledgehammer" in the moments before a flash flood swept he and his family away nearly two weeks ago.
On a stage set for a blockbuster papal endorsement of the American bishops' religious liberty battle, Pope Francis didn't deliver. He side-stepped the bishops' most burning religious freedom issue — marriage — and spent more time greeting immigrants.
(Reuters) - Rapper Fetty Wap, a rising star in hip hop, was injured on Saturday when he collided with a vehicle while riding his motorcycle in his hometown of Patterson, New Jersey, celebrity website TMZ reported. TMZ posted photos from the scene of the crash, including one that appeared to show Fetty Wap, 24, on the ground next to a Suzuki motorcycle, and another one that seemed to show paramedics wheeling away the recording artist on a stretcher. DJ Louie Styles, who has worked with Fetty Wap, said on Twitter that the rapper was in good shape.
By Philip Pullella and Scott Malone PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Pope Francis, speaking in America's birthplace on Saturday, offered stout words of support to Hispanic and other immigrants in the United States, telling them not to be discouraged at a time when some prominent politicians are directing hostility toward them. The 78-year-old Argentine pontiff toured Independence Hall in Philadelphia before addressing a crowd estimated at more than 40,000 outside the 18th century red brick building where basic American liberties were proclaimed and where independence from Britain was declared. "Do not be discouraged by whatever challenges and hardships you face," the pope told the many Hispanics and other recent immigrants to the United States in the crowd, adding that he felt "particular affection" toward them.
Pope Francis arrived in the City of Brotherly Love on Saturday for the final leg of his U.S. visit - a festive weekend devoted to celebrating Catholic families - and immediately called for the church to place greater value on women.