JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli representative to today's preliminary talks with the Palestinians says she's heading to Washington "cautiously, but also with hope." A Palestinian spokeswoman says the upcoming talks are being held under more difficult conditions than previous negotiations.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A rail car with a dangerous design flaw won't fall under new U.S. rules to boost safety standards for another year, even though it's the same sort of tanker involved in a fiery explosion that killed at least 47 people in Canada this month. The DOT-111 rail car has come under scrutiny because of its tendency to split open during major accidents. The administration has delayed the plan by a year, affecting about 40,000 older DOT-111s.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It looks like a measure to reduce interest rates on certain student loans is on track. The House is set to go along with a bipartisan Senate compromise that would link interest rates of Stafford loans to the financial markets and offer borrowers lower rates this fall. House action could come as early as Wednesday.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Three former top administrators at Penn State University have an appointment in court today over their role in the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Then-president, Graham Spanier, retired university vice president Gary Schultz and then-athletic director Tim Curley are charged with covering up allegations that Sandusky abused boys. The hearing is to determine if they'll have to go to trial.
YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — In the World War II era, the iconic Rosie the Riveter showed that a woman could do a "man's work" by building bombers. But unless a group can raise $3.5 million by Thursday, the Detroit-Ford area factory where the real Rosie, Rose Will Monroe, worked, will be demolished. The group is trying save at least some of the structure as a museum.
Created: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 05:15:08 EST
Updated: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 05:15:08 EST