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CDC: First Case Of MERS Infection Transmitted Inside The U.S.

Posted: 05/19/2014 - The first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome believed transmitted within the United States has been identified in an Illinois man, a doctor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday.

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Swiss Voters Reject Minimum Wage

Posted: 05/19/2014 - Swiss voters defeated a proposal to introduce the highest minimum wage in the world. The country's election authority said a preliminary tally showed 76% voted against the proposal and 24% voted for it.

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Chinese Hackers Infiltrated U.S. Companies, Attorney General Says

Posted: 05/19/2014 - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that members of the Chinese military have engaged in the hacking of U.S. businesses and entities, including U.S. Steel Corp., Westinghouse, Alcoa, Allegheny Technologies, the United Steel Workers Union and SolarWorld.

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Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirl Discusses Ordeal

Posted: 05/11/2014 - One of the teenagers who escaped from Islamic extremists who abducted more than 300 schoolgirls said Sunday the kidnapping was "too terrifying for words," and she is scared to go back to school.

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Asia's Best Beer Bars: 10 Top Pours

Posted: 05/08/2014 - They're increasingly the norm, as more and more new microbreweries join the fray, increase brewing capacity and expand distribution to corners of the globe thirsty for something more than the local mass-produced lager.

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Pentagon Planning Nigerian Support Efforts

Updated: 05/07/2014 - The Pentagon has started to plan for ways to support Nigerian efforts to rescue schoolgirls kidnapped by the Boko Haram militant group, a senior U.S. military official told CNN on Wednesday.

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New Rules In Uruguay Create A Legal Marijuana Market

Posted: 05/06/2014 - Uruguay has published regulations for a new, legal marijuana market, a measure approved by lawmakers there in December. The law and the new regulations make Uruguay the first country in the world to have a system regulating legal production, sale and consumption of the drug.

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Nigeria Abductions: 6 Reasons Why The World Should Demand Action

Posted: 05/06/2014 - One year ago this month, Boko Haram's leader Abubakar Shekau released a video announcing a new, reprehensible front in its bloody attempt at forced Islamism: his fighters will begin abducting girls and selling them.

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Basketball Used In 1936 Olympics Up For Sale

Posted: 05/06/2014 - A Kansas sports promoter is looking for someone interested in buying the ball that was used in the first Olympic gold medal basketball game.

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Ukraine Official Vows: "We Are Not Stopping"

Posted: 05/03/2014 - On the one side, Ukraine's interior minister said Saturday that military operations in the east would continue and vowed, "We are not stopping."

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MERS Makes First U.S. Appearance, In Indiana

Updated: 05/02/2014 - The first U.S. case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus has been reported in Indiana, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

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Report On MH370 Reveals 4-Hour Gap Before Search For Plane Began

Updated: 05/01/2014 - On the fateful night that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, officials apparently didn't notice for 17 minutes that it had gone off radar -- and didn't activate an official rescue operation for four hours.

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3 Killed, 79 Hurt In Explosion In Region Where Chinese President Visiting

Posted: 04/30/2014 - Three people died and 79 others were hurt in an explosion Wednesday at a train station in China's restive northwestern region, spurring the nation's President Xi Jinping -- who happened to be in the area -- to vow action against terrorist attacks, state news reported.

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Kidnapped European Observers Paraded On Ukrainian TV

Posted: 04/27/2014 - Pro-Russia insurgents on Sunday freed one of the eight European military observers being held prisoner in eastern Ukraine, citing medical reasons. Earlier in the day, all eight appeared in public for the first time and, under armed guard, gave assurances they weren't being mistreated.

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