WASHINGTON (AP) — Some students headed to college this fall have a good reason to tune into C-SPAN on Wednesday. Lawmakers are set to consider a bipartisan fix that would roll back interest rates on college loans. Interest rates on subsidized Stafford loans doubled to 6.8 percent on July 1 because Congress did not act. Lawmakers say the rate is unacceptably high but they differ on how best to restore them.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Michelle Obama has encouraged Latino activists to help sign people up for her husband's health care overhaul. She made the appeal at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza, which is meeting in New Orleans. The first lady said that, beginning July 31, consumers can create an account at www.healthcare.gov or its Spanish-language equivalent (or www.cuidadodesalud.gov ).
NEW YORK (AP) — Despite revelations of more explicit online communications, Anthony Weiner says the sexting scandal is behind him. Weiner, who is running for mayor of New York, spoke with reporters with his wife at his side. She said she loves him and supports the disgraced congressman's comeback bid.
GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Police say an elderly Maryland man was behind the wheel of a car that slammed into a Sam's Club wholesale store in suburban Washington. Three people were injured including a man who suffered a leg amputation. The driver, who is 77 years old, wasn't injured.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The maker of salsas sold at Dollar Tree and Deals, Dollar Express and Dollar Bills stores nationwide is recalling the product after large glass pieces were found in some jars. Olam Tomato Processors is recalling its Mild Chunky Salsa with best-by dates of June 2015 and October 2015, and Medium Chunky Salsa with a best by date of July 2015. Glass jars were damaged during the manufacturing process.
Created: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:15:22 EST
Updated: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:15:22 EST