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Deck Collapse at Beach House Injures at Least 14 People

iStock/Thinkstock(EMERALD ISLE, N.C.) -- At least 14 people were injured Saturday when a deck collapsed at a North Carolina beach house, officials said.

According to Emerald Isle Police, members of a family were on a deck overlooking the ocean preparing to take a family photo shortly before 7 p.m. when the structure collapsed.

First Responders from Emerald Isle arrived on scene within minutes and began treating and triaging patients, police said.

Due to the number of casualties involved, neighboring agencies were called in to assist with transporting and dealing with the victims. Indian Beach, Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores and Western Carteret all sent Fire and EMS units to assist, while Broad and Gales Creek Fire Departments were also dispatched to provided assistance. Morehead City EMS provided a mass casualty bus to treat and transport victims.

Police reported that at least one victim was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and at least two others are reported to be in critical condition.

The severity of injuries to the remaining victims were not known Saturday evening, police said however 14 people were transported to the hospital from the scene.

The cause of the collapse was not known as of Saturday evening, police said.

Of the people who were taken to Carteret General Hospital, three were in critical condition and the rest suffered non-life threatening injuries, hospital spokeswoman Tonya Fluellen said.

Another two people were airlifted from the scene to a different hospital, and were also believed to be in critical condition, the Carteret hospital spokeswoman said.

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Deck Collapse at Beach House Injures at Least 14 People

iStock/Thinkstock(EMERALD ISLE, N.C.) -- At least 14 people were injured Saturday when a deck collapsed at a North Carolina beach house, officials said.

According to Emerald Isle Police, members of a family were on a deck overlooking the ocean preparing to take a family photo shortly before 7 p.m. when the structure collapsed.

First Responders from Emerald Isle arrived on scene within minutes and began treating and triaging patients, police said.

Due to the number of casualties involved, neighboring agencies were called in to assist with transporting and dealing with the victims. Indian Beach, Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores and Western Carteret all sent Fire and EMS units to assist, while Broad and Gales Creek Fire Departments were also dispatched to provided assistance. Morehead City EMS provided a mass casualty bus to treat and transport victims.

Police reported that at least one victim was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and at least two others are reported to be in critical condition.

The severity of injuries to the remaining victims were not known Saturday evening, police said however 14 people were transported to the hospital from the scene.

The cause of the collapse was not known as of Saturday evening, police said.

Of the people who were taken to Carteret General Hospital, three were in critical condition and the rest suffered non-life threatening injuries, hospital spokeswoman Tonya Fluellen said.

Another two people were airlifted from the scene to a different hospital, and were also believed to be in critical condition, the Carteret hospital spokeswoman said.

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Iran Nuclear Agreement Getting Closer

CGinspiration/iStock/Thinkstock(VIENNA) -- According to diplomats, Iran and the P5+1 nations have reached an agreement on lifting sanctions against Iran as part of a larger nuclear deal.

The deal was approved by experts on both sides, though a senior administration official says that "there will remain some open issues that can only be decided by ministers." One of those issues may be determining when the sanctions would be lifted.

The nations have been working on a possible nuclear deal for months, with President Obama saying earlier this week that he was hopeful an agreement could be reached.

"There's still some hard negotiations to take place," Obama said, "but ultimately it's going to be up to the Iranians to determine whether or not they meet the requirements that the international community has set forth."

Obama also said that he would be willing to walk away from a deal if Iran did not agree to conditions that would block the nation's path to a nuclear weapon.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif posted a YouTube video on Friday saying that the two sides "have never been closer to a lasting outcome," but that the P5+1 nations must choose between "agreement or coercion."

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Hillary Clinton Marches in Parade, Reporters Kept Behind Rope Line

iStock/Thinkstock(GORHAM, N.H.) -- At the Fourth of July parade Hillary Clinton marched in Saturday in Gorham, New Hampshire, reporters following the candidate were kept -- and at moments, dragged -- behind an actual moving rope line.

The rope, which two Clinton staffers held on to on either side, was meant to give Clinton space as she walked down the parade route, but photos of reporters being dragged behind the rope as she marched have gone viral on Twitter.

The New Hampshire GOP released a statement critiquing Clinton, saying her use of the rope "insults the traditions of our First-in-the-Nation primary" and touted the Republican presidential candidates for marching in parades without "obstruction from their staff."

Clinton's campaign has not responded to ABC News' request for comment regarding the use of the rope for reporters or to the GOP criticism.

Clinton, meanwhile, seemed to enjoy the parade herself, as she waved to and greeted voters -- ignoring a group of loud protesters that trailed right behind her.

"Where were you at 3 a.m. when the phone rang? Name one accomplishment! Tell us about when you were poor!" shouted one man, holding up a sign that read "BENGHAZI."

But Clinton didn't let that rattle her.

"I'm just having a good time meeting everybody," Clinton said when asked whether she had anything to say to them.

And even by the end, her sentiment hadn't changed.

"It was fabulous," she said. "I love parades, I love walking in parades, got such a great response ... a lot of enthusiasm and energy to celebrate the Fourth of July."

Following the event, Clinton made a stop at Dairy Bar, a relatively empty nearby restaurant, where she mingled with patrons. Clinton was asked by this reporter about her thoughts to the backlash against Donald Trump. But she dismissed the question in lieu of dessert.

"I'm going to sit down and have some pie," she said.

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Sunburn Art is Trending and Doctors are Speaking Out

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A social media trend is leaving dermatologists burned up this summer.

Many people who see their skin as a blank canvas for art get a tattoo, but what about getting something else that may be just as permanent?

A new social media trend called #sunburnart has people showing off their burned skin after strategically placing sunscreen or fabric in artsy patterns and letting the sun work its magic.

Naturally, dermatologists and medical professionals are not interested in the craze.

The Skin Cancer Foundation released a statement urging people to find another creative outlet because of the irreversible damage sunburn can cause.

"Sunburns cause DNA damage to the skin, accelerate skin aging, and increase your lifetime skin cancer risk," said the statement. "In fact, sustaining five or more sunburns in youth increases lifetime melanoma risk by 80 percent. On average, a person’s risk for melanoma doubles if he or she has had more than five sunburns."

The statement also said a "complete sun protection regimen" is recommended and sun-worshippers should be using sunscreen daily.

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The Fate of Greece Decided in Sunday Referendum

iStock/Thinkstock(ATHENS, Greece) -- Will Greece run out of cash? A vote on Sunday will decide.

Millions in Greece are struggling as they try to deal with high unemployment and limits on ATM withdrawals. A vote Sunday will allow Greek voters to decide whether or not Greece should accept an international bailout plan after months of talks.

The plan has austerity restrictions in exchange for aid, but many voters find the plan confusing.

"If you read the ballot, nobody can understand it," said Secretary General of the Greek Chamber of Commerce Nikos Sofianos. "I hold a master's degree from the London School of Economics and I don't understand it."

Sofianos also said the plan has the country "divided" as many opinion polls show a nearly even split for both "yes" and "no" votes.

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San Antonio Spurs Sign Lamarcus Aldridge

Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Lamarcus Aldridge has decided to sign with the San Antonio Spurs, the star announced on his Twitter page on Saturday afternoon.

Aldridge, who is from Texas, said he is "excited to join the team and be close to my family and friends." The former Portland Trail Blazers forward had been among the most coveted free agents of the NBA offseason, garnering interest from the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns, among others.

ESPN reports the contract Aldridge signs will be for four years, with the option for him to opt-out after the third year. It will be worth over $80 million.

Aldridge, who had spent the first nine years of his NBA career in Portland, met twice with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.

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Chris Daughtry Plays for the Troops, Chows Down on Fourth of July

RCA RecordsTo some, the Fourth of July means the beach, beer and barbecues, but Daughtry will spend that day being reminded of the true meaning of the holiday -- they'll be performing for the troops at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  "It's just, like, the best crowd ever," says Chris Daughtry.

"That’s gonna be fun. We always love playing for the troops. We’ve done many tours overseas and different military bases and it’s just like the best crowd ever," Chris tells ABC Radio. "They’re so grateful and so awesome and they do all the hard work, you know?"

In fact, Chris explains why there's really a different feel when they perform for the troops, as opposed to just a regular concert audience.  "Because that’s their time to see the show. They can’t go next week; they can’t see it another time when you come back through. That’s their escape time, you know, and they don’t take that for granted," he tells ABC Radio. "You know like a lot of people [are like], 'Oh, well we saw them last month,' or whatever."

"I dunno, they just seem extremely grateful and it makes us even more proud to perform for ‘em," he adds.

Just because Chris is performing on Saturday doesn't mean he won't get to barbecue, though.  And when it comes to his favorite type of meat to cook over the coals, he's an equal-opportunity eater.  "You had me at 'meat,'" he laughs. "Whatever, just throw it on the grill and I’ll eat it. I’m a caveman, I’ll eat the crap out of some meat!"  He doesn't want too much seasoning on it, either.

"I’m a big fan of spicy food but when it comes to red meat I don’t want it too spicy," says the singer, who's evidently quite the gourmand. "I don’t want it to overtake the flavor and the rotund and robustness of the red meat."

One thing Chris probably won't be able to do on the Fourth is shoot off fireworks: they're illegal in North Carolina, and doing that on a military base probably isn't advisable.  However, the singer says when he was a kid, doing that was a big deal for him.

"I used to love shooting fireworks as a kid -- get all the M-80s and the smoke bombs and go out and put ‘em on your G.I. Joes and see how far they’ll fly," he laughs. "Some of ‘em went pretty good and they would explode!"  

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