LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — U.S. health officials say they're not sure if an outbreak of a rare parasite is over, and they're not saying what food they think is making people sick. Nearly 400 people in at least 15 states have come down with an intestinal illness called cyclospora. Health officials in two states say they've traced the parasite to prepackaged salad.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Three months after three women in Cleveland broke free from their captor, the man who held them in his home for around a decade faces sentencing today. Ariel Castro could get life in prison plus 1,000 years after pleading guilty to numerous charges as part of a deal that took the death penalty off the table. Prosecutors say Castro "admits his disgusting and inhuman conduct" but "remains remorseless for his actions."
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to cut the interest rates of new student loans goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. On Wednesday, the House approved the bipartisan measure that calls for reducing the rates of Stafford subsidized and unsubsidized loans that had doubled July 1. Interest rates would be tied to stock market performance.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll suggests that Americans' attitudes about their economic future are sharply divided by race. Just 46 percent of whites who answered the survey by The Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research say their families have a good chance of improving their living standard. By contrast, 71 percent of blacks and 73 percent of Hispanics say they're optimistic about a better life.
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez might not make it back to the Yankees this year. Or ever. Major League Baseball is threatening to kick him out of the game for life unless he agrees not to fight a lengthy suspension for his role in the sport's latest drug scandal. That's according to a person familiar with the discussions. A-Rod is the most prominent player linked in media reports over the past seven months to a closed Florida anti-aging clinic that allegedly distributed banned performance-enhancing drugs. Rodriguez has denied using them since 2003.
Created: Thu, 01 Aug 2013 04:14:53 EST
Updated: Thu, 01 Aug 2013 04:14:53 EST