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Bus slides off road, leaving 24 injured

A double-decker bus headed from Chicago to Atlanta slid off a highway in southern Indiana and rolled onto its side early Saturday, injuring 24 people, authorities said.

The bus, operated by Megabus and carrying 68 passengers, veered off the road around 5:30 a.m. on Interstate 65 in Seymour, State Police Trooper Clifton Elston said.

The most serious injury was a broken collarbone, and most of the others were treated for minor cuts, Trooper Tommy Walker said.

The bus driver, Christopher Kelley of Olympia Fields, Ill., told police he was in the left lane and moving to the right lane when he lost control and slid onto the grassy median, Trooper Matt Holley said.

Walker said speed and the weather may have contributed to the accident. "Conditions changed from being dry and cloudy and cold to we got some winds and then some snow flurries," he said. - AP

No charges in death

Prosecutors say they won't bring any charges against churchgoers in the death of an armed man they restrained when he caused a disturbance during an Upstate New York service. Authorities say Jason Berg, 44, was carrying a loaded handgun when he went into St. Mary's Church in Indian Lake on June 28, threw candles into the congregation, cursed at the priest, and advanced toward him. An autopsy concluded the cause of death was "sudden cardiac arrhythmia" brought on by an acute stress reaction, with "acute alcohol intoxication" as a factor. - AP

President vacations

President Obama began the rituals of his holiday getaway to Hawaii on Saturday, starting with a round of golf. Roughly 12 hours after he and his family landed in the Aloha State, the president hit the links with local friends. Congress had wrapped up its work, which allowed for an on-time departure Friday for a two-weeks-plus stay. - Tribune Wash. Bureau