Australian Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Guam

An Airbus 330 carrying 203 people made an emergency landing in Guam on Thursday after an electrical problem sparked a small fire in the cockpit, airline officials said. It's the same type of plane that crashed last week.

WHO Declares First Pandemic in 41 Years

The World Health Organization declared a swine flu pandemic Thursday — the first global flu epidemic in 41 years — as infections in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere climbed to nearly 30,000 cases.

Venezuela Bans Coke Zero, Cites 'Health Dangers'

The Venezuelan government of U.S.-critic President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday ordered Coca-Cola Co to withdraw its Coke Zero beverage from the South American nation, citing unspecified dangers to health.

Sarah Palin Has 'No Intention' To Appear on David Letterman'

"It would be wise" to keep her 14-year-old daughter away from the talk show host, says governor's rep

WHO 'Very, Very Close' to Declaring Flu Pandemic

The World Health Organization is "very, very close" to declaring swine flu a global pandemic as its flu experts hold an emergency meeting in Geneva.

Air France Jet Possibly Disintegrated in Mid-Air

Two pieces of new evidence suggest that Air France Flight 447 broke up over a number of minutes, rather than in one catastrophic incident, before plunging into the Atlantic Ocean and killing all 228 people aboard.

Pakistani Says Detention in Britain 'Mental Torture'

One of several Pakistani students rounded up by British authorities on allegations of terrorism — later dropped — described his detention as "mental torture" after returning to his native country Thursday.

Police Probe Jessica Alba Link to Vandalism

Police are investigating after photos posted on a Web site appeared to show the actress putting up posters of a great white shark on property in Oklahoma City.

Obama Takes Health Care Agenda to Wisconsin

President Barack Obama, facing challenges to his ambitious health care overhaul from Congress, is visiting supporters outside the capital and turning to them to muster up momentum for one of his top legislative priorities.