Iran reports its first 2 cases of MERS virus
Global stocks rise after upbeat US economic data
Authorities have released the full data logs of communication from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 and satellites. The release came in response to pressure from families, who have been mistrustful of the official investigation. What do the documents show, and where are they in the search for the missing plane?
President Obama delivers the commencement address at West Point on Wednesday. Aides say he'll use the opportunity to spell out his broad vision of foreign policy and America's role in the world.
The country's tallest skyscraper is having trouble findings tenants. The landlords at 1 World Trade Center say they're dropping the rent because the building — scheduled to open this year — is more than 40 percent vacant. That's raising new questions about another skyscraper at the site, 3 World Trade Center, which is still under construction.
Pakistan's premier TV anchorman Hamid Mir is recovering from six bullet wounds. About a month ago, he was shot by motorcycle gunmen while he was being driven through Karachi. Mir immediately blamed Pakistan's spy agency for the shooting. The decision by his employer, Geo TV, to publicize that allegation triggered a scandal that's snowballed into a crisis over press freedom and the role of the media in Pakistan.
Ukrainian troops have retaken the Donetsk airport after heavy fighting with rebels. Ukrainian officials claim Russia is behind much of the violence, allowing truckloads of fighters to cross unimpeded from Russia into Ukraine.
The word "fracking" was among 149 words officially added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary this month. Despite this news, the word's spelling and meaning remain controversial. Environmental activists often play up its unseemly connotations, while those in the oil and gas industry sometimes use it to downplay well-documented problems with gas development.
The Security Council has voted to change the United Nation's role in South Sudan from nation building to civilian protection. Thousands of civilians have been killed in months of ethnic fighting.
President Obama announced on Tuesday a plan to leave a residual force of 9,800 service members in Afghanistan beyond 2014. By 2016, most troops will be out of the country.
Scandals tarnish New Zealand's corrupt-free image
Tibetan monk flees China after criticizing Beijing
Egypt polls open for 3rd day, few voters show up
A crackdown by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents on drug smugglers is causing trouble for private pilots. Pilots say they are sometimes enduring hours of questioning by police searching for drugs.
US asks judge to reconsider his CIA prison order
Lawmakers, mourners weigh in on California rampage
In professional sports, it's the players who get all the attention. But commentator Frank Deford says referees, who so often go unnoticed, bring their own style and artistry to their craft.