AP: Three of Pope Francis’s relatives died in a car accident Tuesday, the Vatican has confirmed. The Pope’s two great-nephews, aged 2-years-old and 8 months, and their mother were killed in Cordoba, Argentina.
‘Saturday Night Live’ announcer Don Pardo dies at 96 The New York Times: Don Pardo, the legendary NBC announcer who was the voice for “Saturday Night Live,” has died at age 96, his daughter confirmed.
The Boston Globe: Pope Francis on Monday endorsed the use of force to stop Islamic State militants from attacking ethnic minorities in Iraq, but said the US should act alongside the UN as history has revealed the danger of powerful nations acting alone. The pontiff, who also said he’d be open to traveling to Iraq, spoke to reporters on a wide range of topics during a one-hour press conference on his flight home to Rome from South Korea.
At least 180 dead in monsoon flooding in Nepal, India AP: The death toll from three days of flooding and torrential rain in Nepal and India has increased to more than 180 people, local officials said Monday.
Autopsy: Michael Brown shot at least six times in Ferguson, Mo. The New York Times: Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen who was killed by police in Ferguson, Mo., was shot at least six times, a preliminary private autopsy found.
Curfew to remain in place for 2nd night in Ferguson St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The Ferguson, Mo., curfew will be extended for a second day, Missouri Highway Patrol spokesman Al Nothum said Sunday.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in Ferguson and implemented a curfew between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m.
Rick Perry calls indictments against him an ‘abuse of power’ Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Saturday said that indictments against him over his decision to veto $7.5 million in funding for the public corruption unit of a district attorney were an “abuse of power” and vowed to fight them.
At least 100 protesters have been involved in a tense stand off with Police in Ferguson, Missouri, with some looters robbing three stores.
SeaWorld announces new orca environment NBC News: SeaWorld has announced a new killer whale environment in San Diego, Calif.
Police in Ferguson, Mo., have identified the officer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown as Darren Wilson, a 6-year veteran of the police force.
Olympic Games organizers have banned young athletes from Ebola-affected regions of West Africa participating in some events during a youth event in China.
Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad was stripped of the 3,000m steeplechase gold medal after performing a shirtless celebration down the final straight at the European Athletics championships on Thursday.
Parisiennes are hoping to persuade couples to end the recent unwelcome recent tradition of fixing padlocks to the River Seine’s ageing bridges by encouraging them to take a selfie instead.
Wife: Robin Williams was in early stages of Parkinson’s Disease Variety: In a new statement, Robin Williams’ wife Susan Schneider says the actor was in the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease at the time of his death.
St. Louis County police to no longer police Ferguson amid protests St. Louis County, Mo., police will no longer be involved in the policing of Ferguson, Rep.
Roadways remain flooded in Long Island after record rain The Weather Channel: Roadways throughout New York’s Long Island remained closed Wednesday afternoon after torrential rain flooded the region, bringing 13 inches to one town in just six hours. The flooding was a continuation of a storm that brought heavy rain and flooding from Baltimore into New Jersey on Tuesday. Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.
CNN: Brazilian news agencies reported Wednesday morning that presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was among those killed in the crash of a small plane in Santos, Brazil.
Reuters: A passenger train derailed into a ravine during a mudslide in a mountainous region of southeastern Switzerland Wednesday, local police said.
5 climbers die on Mont Blanc BBC News: The bodies of 5 climbers have been found on Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain, after they went missing in bad weather on the French peak that has claimed several lives over in recent months.