Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. MANDELA TURNS 95 IN HOSPITAL
The South African leader's daughter says he has improved after fears he has been close to death for weeks with a lung infection.
2. WHEN RELIEF FROM US HEAT WAVE IS COMING
A cold front is moving south today from Canada, but the Northeast and Midwest won't see temperatures out of the 90s until the weekend.
3. STUDENTS GET A DEAL ON LOANS
The Senate could vote today on a compromise that would erase a planned increase and let undergraduates borrow at 3.85 percent.
(Read more: Deal reached to lower student loan rates: Report)