Embattled Department of Veterans Affairs head Eric Shinseki says he's working to fix "systemic" problems in the VA's health care system, taking steps to fire the people who run a Phoenix VA medical center found to have deep problems.
The underwater search for black boxes from a missing Malaysian Airlines jet has ended, as the robotic sub that searched nearly 330 square miles of the ocean hasn't found anything to back the idea that "pings" detected in that area came from emergency equipment.
Pro-Russian rebels who had taken over an international airport in Donetsk have been pushed back, Ukraine's government says. Violent clashes erupted Monday and Tuesday; at least 35 people have died.
Hurricane activity in the Atlantic Ocean will be at or below normal levels this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's annual forecast.
Some 2,000 new trains that were meant to help France expand its regional rail network are instead causing headaches and embarrassment, as officials have been forced to explain why the trains aren't compatible with hundreds of station platforms.
Chipotle Mexican Grill, the fast food chain, is asking its customers not to bring guns into its restaurants.
In the first ruling of its kind, District Judge Gladys Kessler has halted the force-feeding of a Syrian man being detained at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
The Associated Press notes that the new rules "could set standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks."
Wildfires have burned more than 10,000 acres of brush land and caused at least one death in San Diego County. Evacuations have continued in areas such as San Marcos, where thousands were told to leave their homes Thursday.
At least 232 people were killed by an explosion in a coal mine in Turkey, and officials say hundreds more are still missing. Efforts to rescue any workers who survived far below the earth's surface are being complicated by a fire in the mine.