A Maryland man who recently died had received a kidney transplant. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it has determined that the donor had rabies and that the disease was transmitted to the Maryland man. Three other organ recipients are now receiving anti-rabies shots.
A British rail company says its archaeologists have discovered 13 skeletons they suspect died in the bubonic plague outbreak that killed millions of people, starting in 1347.
The economic expansion of the so-called "Global South" is being driven by new trade and technology partnerships, according to a United Nations report. The UN predicts that over the next two decades, economic and political power will shift away from Europe and North America.
The new pope says Benedict's prayers fuel the church and calls on the prelates to find new ways to evangelize "to the ends of the Earth."
Prices rose overall by 0.7 percent. The major factor: a 9.1 percent surge in gasoline. Since February, though, gas prices have retreated. So economists do not think the latest report changes the inflation picture.
Passengers stranded in St. Maarten aboard the Carnival Dream are to be flown home, while Carnival Legend limps back to Tampa after a "technical issue" in one of its propulsion units.
Passengers stranded in St. Marteen aboard the Carnival Dream are to be flown home, while Carnival Legend limps back to Tampa after a "technical issue" in one of its propulsion units.
The Ohio Republican, who was on the short list of 2012 vice presidential possibilities, told reporters that he's now thinking about the issues as "a dad who loves his son a lot and wants him to have the same opportunities that his brother and sister would have."
Also: Tan Twan Eng wins the Man Asian prize; Aaron Swartz posthumously honored by the American Library Association; Sheryl Sandberg on Madeleine L'Engle.
While he hopes diplomatic efforts dissuade Iran, the president also tells an Israeli TV network "I continue to keep all options on the table." Iran has denied it is trying to develop such weapons.
The Earned Income Tax Credit has been embraced by every president from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama.
U.S. officials and security experts regularly highlight the cyberthreat, but they also note that the prospects of a major cyberattack are remote. Cyberespionage and "nuisance" cyberattacks may be a problem now, but all-out cyberwar is not.
A giant reservoir of natural gas lies under the ocean floor, and no one had successfully extracted it until this week. Japanese engineers pulled it up through a well from under the Pacific. But there are still lots of unanswered questions about the viability of this new gas supply.
Drinking four cups of green tea or one cup of coffee per day were each associated with about a 20 percent lower risk of stroke. That's according to a study of more than 82,000 men and women in Japan.