The World Health Organization says two vaccine candidates now undergoing small-scale tests of dosage and safety in people might be ready for broader deployment in Africa by early 2015.
The panel will study the social and economic conditions that fueled violent protests over the killing of an unarmed teenager this summer.
States that could determine which party controls the Senate next year have been barraged for months with campaign ads. For better or for worse, here are some of the most noteworthy.
Most retailers are feeling optimistic as analysts forecast rising sales over this long shopping season. They are hoping Halloween will give them a good bounce into the peak spending time of the year.
The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction found that despite U.S. counternarcotics efforts, poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high in 2013.
In northern Iraq, Kurdish fighters have won back territory from the so-called Islamic State only to lose it again. ISIS is using a range of explosives, inflicting heavy Kurdish casualties.