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Student loan rates doubling on Monday

Students preparing to take subsidized government loans will see their interest rates double to 6.8% from current levels, starting Monday, July 1.

High court lets same-sex marriages in California continue

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Record-setting heat wave turns fatal in Southwest

Death Valley resident Mike Wood says he's used to the heat. But when his running shoes begin to melt, he starts to pay attention.

Five ways to drop your soda habit

Despite recent heightened awareness about its many negative effects on our health, whether it's to get through the mid-afternoon slump or paired with lunch or dinner as our beverage of choice, many of us still reach for soda daily for a jol

FDA shuts down 1,677 online pharmacies

The prices may look tempting, but ordering from an online pharmacy is often a bad deal, according to Interpol and the U.S Food and Drug Administration, announcing a crackdown Thursday on thousands of websites.

Obama meets with Mandela's family in South Africa

U.S. President Barack Obama met Saturday with family members of ailing South African statesman Nelson Mandela and spoke by telephone with Mandela's wife as she maintains a vigil by his bedside.

Russia to hold talks with N. Korea about ending its nuclear program

North Korea's chief nuclear negotiator will meet senior Russian officials next week to discuss ending the embattled nation's nuclear program, Russia's foreign ministry said.

Southwest scorcher approaches hottest day ever on Earth

If you think a place called Furnace Creek would be hot in the summer, you're right. The town in California's Death Valley is expected to hit 128 degrees Saturday.

Artiphon Instrument 1: Guitar, keyboard, drums and bass, in one place

Is it a guitar? Is it a piano? Nope, it is a crazy iPhone-powered combination of both. Plus it has a built in bass, violin and drum machine to boot.

With new TVs, size matters

There doesn't seem to be anything that television manufacturers can do to persuade consumers to buy a new TV.