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Calif. Wildfire Grows, Spurs More Evacuations

Posted: 07/19/2013 - A Southern California wildfire that destroyed seven homes and cabins in the mountains above Palm Springs grew overnight and continued to threaten the town of Idyllwild.

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"Wrong Way" Heat Wave Broils U.S.

Posted: 07/19/2013 - Americans can expect another unbearably hot day Friday, from the East Coast to the Midwest, with the heat index (which factors in humidity) expected to top 100 degrees in many areas.

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Student Loan Deal Meets Resistance From The Left

Posted: 07/19/2013 - After the Democratic-led Senate on Thursday announced it had come to an agreement on interest rates on federal student loans, leaders hailed the deal as long-overdue. Progressive activists are grumbling the deal, which closely resembles the House Republican bill, would leave students worse off than doing nothing.

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Fla. Governor Refuses To Revisit "Stand-Your-Ground" Law

Posted: 07/19/2013 - Protesters who set up camp in the state Capitol building earlier this week finally got to meet with Gov. Rick Scott late Thursday, and they urged him to push for the repeal of Florida's "stand-your-ground" law and to take steps to combat racial profiling.

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Plane Crashes Into Home In Maryland

Posted: 07/18/2013 - A small airplane crashed into a mobile-home park between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Thursday morning, CBS affiliate WUSA-TV in Washington reports

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2013 Emmy Awards: Who's Nominated

Posted: 07/18/2013 - The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, with help from "Breaking Bad's" Aaron Paul and this year's host, Neil Patrick Harris, has revealed the nominees for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Relief May Be In Sight From Massive, Smothering Heat Wave

Posted: 07/18/2013 - Cooler temperatures are within sight but probably not soon or cool enough for a large swath of the country hit with dangerously high temperatures for days, as the largest heat wave of the summer failed to budge from South Dakota to Massachusetts.

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Sources: Senators Reach Tentative Deal On Student Loans

Posted: 07/18/2013 - Heading off a costly rate increase for returning college students, a bipartisan group of senators reached a "tentative" deal Wednesday that would offer students better rates this fall but perhaps assign higher rates in coming years, CBS News has confirmed.

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House Votes To Delay Parts Of Health Care Law

Posted: 07/17/2013 - After a day of heated rhetoric, the House voted largely along party lines, 264-161, to delay by one year the so-called employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act. It voted 251-174 to extend a similar grace period to virtually all Americans who will be required to obtain coverage beginning Jan. 1, the linchpin of the law.

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D.C. Suburb May Avoid Water Outages After All

Posted: 07/17/2013 - Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission General Manager Jerry Johnson announced Wednesday afternoon that workers were able to divert water to the area of southern Prince George's County served by a failing water main.

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21 Children Die After Eating School Lunch In India

Posted: 07/17/2013 - At least 21 children died and more than two dozen others were sick after eating a free school lunch that was tainted with insecticide, Indian officials said Wednesday.

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