The US Federal Reserve should raise interest rates "in the coming months" if economic growth picks up as expected and jobs continue to be generated, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday.
US health officials on Thursday reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to all known antibiotics, and expressed grave concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads.
Police on Thursday were investigating a shooting that left one man dead and three other people wounded shortly before a concert by rapper T.I. in lower Manhattan.
Firefighters battling a wildfire that has threatened oil sands facilities north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, looked to cooler weather, a change in winds and the promise of rain to help them on Thursday.
An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean south of Greece on Thursday, with Athens saying the plane swerved in mid-air before plunging from cruising height and vanishing.