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7 million students brace for surge in loan rates

On July 1, the interest rates on student loans subsidized by Uncle Sam will most likely double to 6.8%. Congress and the White House agree that something should be done to prevent that. They don't agree on what.

Severe weather threatens Plains state again

Another round of severe weather is likely to threaten America's heartland on Tuesday -- a day after one person was injured and around 70 trailers were damaged in Springfield, Illinois, when straight line winds of up to 80 mph whipped the ar

Bombing, shooting rock Iraq

A bombing and a shooting left eight dead in Iraq Tuesday, the latest violence in a country beset by sectarian and political tension.

Man accused of killing elderly couple, sexually assaulting 2-year-old in Alaska

man is accused of breaking into an Anchorage, Alaska, home over the weekend, sexually assaulting an elderly woman, killing her and her husband, and sexually assaulting the couple's 2-year-old great-granddaughter before fleeing the scene in

Man charged with killing 6-month-old Chicago girl

A career criminal has been charged in the March killing of a 6-month-old Chicago girl, the city's police superintendent said Monday at a news conference.

VIDEO: Newborn baby saved from sewage pipe

Firefighters in east China's Zhejiang Province rescued a newborn infant from sewage pipe on Saturday afternoon.

VIDEO: Vet creates art for soldiers

A Michigan man who served in Vietnam is honoring vets through his artwork. Charles Hamilton created "The Journey" to help other veterans find peace when they return from war.

VIDEO: 98-year-old man skydives for charity

A 98-year-old central Florida man spent his saturday jumping out of a plane. Don Sugg was skydiving for charity. This fundraising event was for a shelter that helps homeless charities.

Prosecutor: Oregon teen planned Columbine-style attack at his school

Sniffer dogs will search an Oregon high school for explosives before students return from the Memorial Day weekend, because one of their classmates was planning to attack them with bombs, police said.

Oklahoma graduations provide respite from tragedy

-- Five days ago, Miranda Mann huddled in a science classroom at Southmoore High School. She should have been filed with pride, relief and excitement about her upcoming graduation.