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Associated Press

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 9 at 12:00 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California sheriff says a car belonging to the suspect in the disappearance of a teenage girl has been found in Idaho. The sheriff in San Diego County also says horseback riders reported seeing two people matching the description of the suspect and girl in the Cascade area 70 miles northeast of Boise on Wednesday. Authorities throughout the West have been looking for 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and family friend James DiMaggio since the bodies of the girl's mother and an unidentified child were found Sunday at DiMaggio's burned home. The unidentified body may be that of Hannah's missing little brother.

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's governor says crews working at the scene of a plane crash in a residential neighborhood have seen two bodies. The small plane went down this morning as it attempted to land at a New Haven airport. It engulfed two homes in flames. Officials had said at least three people were missing -- including the pilot and two children who were in one of the houses.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to restore lower interest rates on loans for millions of students heading back to college this fall. The Oval Office ceremony capped a frenzy of negotiations that led to a rare bipartisan compromise to lower rates before classes resume. The new law links student loan interest rates to the financial markets. It restores lower rates this fall but could yield higher costs if the economy improves in the years ahead.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — According to some lawsuits being filed over last month's crash at San Francisco International Airport, passengers in coach seats suffered more serious injuries than business class travelers did, because of different seatbelt configurations. The lawsuits say some coach passengers wearing only lap belts suffered head and spinal injuries that could have been prevented by shoulder restraints that were available in the more expensive and roomy business-class seats.

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss tourism officials and the owner of a pricey boutique in Zurich are offering apologies to Oprah Winfrey over an incident that Winfrey says was a case of racism. Winfrey tells "Entertainment Tonight" that a clerk at the boutique refused to show her a black handbag, telling her that she wouldn't be able to afford it. The bag cost $38,000. Winfrey is a billionaire. The tourism office says the clerk "acted terribly wrong." The boutique owner calls it "a real misunderstanding."

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