WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators has been meeting tonight at the White House in hopes of rolling back interest rates on student loans that just doubled. Interest rates on new subsidized Stafford student loans doubled to 6.8 percent on July 1 because Congress didn't avert the hike.
ORLANDO (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says the reactions to the George Zimmerman trial provide the nation with the opportunity to speak honestly about complicated and emotionally charged issues. Speaking at the NAACP Convention, Holder said stand-your-ground laws are contributing to "more violence than they prevent."
CHICAGO (AP) — Litigation is making its way to court in connection with the Asiana Airlines crash-landing in San Francisco. A Chicago law firm has taken steps to sue Boeing. Three people were killed and dozens injured when a Boeing 777 glanced off a seawall at the end of a runway. Among other things the lawsuit says some emergency slide chutes opened inside the plane.
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is offering free hybrid upgrades to U.S. and Canadian customers to improve the fuel economy. It will recalibrate the vehicle control systems on 77,000 Ford C-Max and Fusion hybrids and Lincoln MKZ hybrids from the 2013 model year. Some customers have complained that the cars aren't getting the 47 mile-per-gallon fuel economy promised in Ford's advertising.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian coroner has ruled that "Glee" actor Cory Monteith died alone and of an accidental overdose of heroin and alcohol. Monteith, who was 31, was found dead in a hotel room on Saturday in Vancouver. Police said it was too early for the coroner's office to conclude whether Monteith was the victim of a bad batch of heroin, which turns up from time to time in Vancouver.