The Obama administration put the states on notice Thursday: Swine flu vaccinations are likely to be ready this fall with the looming threat of the disease's resurgence, so figure out now how to deliver them.
As the summer offensive into Taliban territory gains strength, the number of soldiers wounded or killed in action has increased. But just as disturbing is a new concern: the recent kidnapping of an American soldier.
It started with boys fighting over fireworks. It became a clash between hundreds of villagers from two competing ethnic groups. Such incidents illustrate the ethnic tension that pervades much of China and exploded this week, taking 156 lives.