The U.S. State Department said 18 of the 19 U.S. embassies closed this month due to worries about potential terrorist attacks will reopen on August 11th. The EMbassy in Yemen will remain closed.
President Barack Obama said he was reassessing the relationship with Russia because of a growing number of issues on which the two countries differ. He lamented what he called his mixed success in trying to convince Russian leader Vladimir Putin to abandon a Cold War mentality.
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.