A strain of bird flu that scientists thought could not infect people has shown up in a Taiwanese woman, a nasty surprise that shows scientists must do more to spot worrisome flu strains before they ignite a global outbreak, doctors say.
When Janet Yellen faces a Senate hearing Thursday on her nomination to lead the Federal Reserve, she is sure to face skepticism from Republicans who say the Fed's policies may be swelling asset bubbles or raising the risk of high inflation.
A routine sweep to make a range safe for future training exercises at California's Camp Pendleton led to the deaths of four Marines who were trying to clear unexploded ordnance, a Marine official said.
Argentines are expressing outrage over the latest scandal to emerge from Justin Bieber's wild tour through Buenos Aires, saying the way he treated the Argentine flag shows he has no respect for his fans or the country.
Workers in this typhoon-shattered city buried 100 of its thousands of dead in a hillside mass burial Thursday as desperately needed aid began to reach some of the half-million people displaced by the disaster.
Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that the House will not hold formal, compromise talks on the Senate-passed comprehensive immigration bill, a fresh signal from the Republican leadership that the issue is dead for the year.