EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Four to six people are feared dead in the crash of a small plane into two houses near an airport in New Haven, Conn. The houses were engulfed in flames and officials aren't sure how many were in the plane and on the ground. The 10-seater took off from a New Jersey airport near Manhattan.
BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a massive wildfire in Southern California's San Jacinto Mountains is now 40 percent contained. It has burned 28 square miles and at the peak, forced the evacuation of 1,800 people at its peak. Only a few hundred are still out of their homes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's comfortable that the surveillance system collecting American phone records is not being abused. The president said during a news conference that "appropriate reforms" are being made. But Obama says the program, which he called a critical counterterrorism tool, will remain in operation.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Officials in Yemen say at least seven suspected militants from Saudi Arabia were among the alleged al-Qaida members killed in Yemen in a recent U.S. drone strikes. The officials say Saudis are increasingly crossing the border to carry funds or seek terrorist training. Meanwhile, the U.S. is reopening 18 of 19 diplomatic posts closed this week due to a terrorist threat.
WASHINGTON (AP) —President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that restores lower interest rates for student loans. The measure offers lower rates this fall but links rates to the financial markets.