Taiwan's CDC issues warning for plague in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a third person was diagnosed with the plague in China in less than a week, Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is warning travelers to beware of the deadl...

China diagnoses 3rd case of bubonic plague

BEIJING (AP) — China says a 55-year-old man has been diagnosed with bubonic plague after killing and eating a wild rabbit, adding to two plague cases already discovered in the capital Beijing. ...

Review: Jon Land's fans are in for another wild ride

"Strong as Steel" (Forge), by Jon Land Jon Land's insubordinate, trigger-happy Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong is back again in another action-packed thriller in "Strong as Steel." ...

Review: 'The Uninhabitable Earth' explores climate doomsday

"The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming" (Tim Duggan Books), by David-Wallace-Wells. The science is clear: Massive fossil fuel use by humans is raising temperatures in the ocean...

Villanova's 6th man breaks out in starring role vs Michigan

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Donte DiVincenzo's biggest contribution to Villanova's 2016 national championship was made at practice, often playing the role of the opponents' best player. The M...

UN says plague cases in Madagascar almost doubled in 5 days

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. says the number of plague cases in Madagascar has almost doubled over the last five days and medical experts project the situation will worsen, with 1,000 cases expected...

In Madagascar, plague outbreak now threatens largest cities

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — As plague cases rose last week in Madagascar's capital, many city dwellers panicked. They waited in long lines for antibiotics at pharmacies and reached through bus win...

Madagascar's Red Cross works to curb deadly plague outbreak

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Madagascar's Red Cross is stepping up efforts to stem a plague outbreak that has killed 30 people and spread into urban areas. Red Cross officials said Friday tha...

UN steps up aid to plague-hit Madagascar after 21 deaths

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. health agency says it is stepping up its response to an outbreak of plague in Madagascar that has claimed 21 lives so far. The World Health Organization said S...

Northwestern prof, Oxford worker to stay jailed before trial

CHICAGO (AP) — The fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago was part of a sexual fantasy hatched in an online chatroom between a Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee, ...

Fact vies with fantasy in 'Black Death' model kidnap case

LONDON (AP) — The man accused of kidnapping a British model in Italy painted a picture of big money, international intrigue and spine-chilling dealings as a member of Black Death, an organization sell...

Salem witch takes warlock to court over alleged harassment

BOSTON (AP) -- A woman who calls herself a witch priestess said she is taking a self-proclaimed warlock to court over accusations of harassment.Lori Sforza, who runs a Salem witchcraft shop and leads ...