"We will not rule out any possibility, and we are verifying all information thoroughly. We will not give up until the very end to rescue the two so we can go home together." — Japan's Deputy Foreign Minister Yasuhide Nakayama, who was working to save two hostages held by the Islamic State group.
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The leading U.S. pediatrician group on Friday urged parents, schools and communities to vaccinate children against measles in the face of an outbreak that began at Disneyland in California in December and has spread to more than 80 people in seven states and Mexico. The American Academy of Pediatrics said all children should get the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella between 12 and 15 months of age and again between 4 and 6 years old. "A family vacation to an amusement park – or a trip to the grocery store, a football game or school – should not result in children becoming sickened by an almost 100 percent preventable disease," Errol Alden, the group's executive director, said in a statement. The California Department of Public Health has reported 68 confirmed measles cases among state residents since December, most linked to an initial exposure at Disneyland or its adjacent Disney California Adventure Park.
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New York filed a petition Friday seeking a rehearing in the case of two men whose insider-trading convictions were overturned by a federal appeals panel that said the men were too far removed from the inside information to be prosecuted.
By Hilary Russ and Megan Davies (Reuters) - "At least we're not Detroit," Atlantic City's Mayor joked just last week during his state of the city address. Don Guardian, who took the helm a year ago after two decades of promoting the city's tourism and businesses, may want to start eating those words. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Thursday appointed an emergency management team for the troubled gambling destination. Some now think Atlantic City is bound to follow the Motor City's path into Chapter 9 bankruptcy.