The unprecedented U.S. decision to send nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers to drop dummy munitions during military drills with South Korea this week was part of normal exercises and not intended to provoke a reaction from North Korea, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.
Doctor 300 deaths: A Brazilian doctor has been charged with murdering seven patients, but officials say they have evidence of at least 20 murders, plus another 300 suspicious deaths still under investigation.
Mexico City earthquake: A magnitude 5.5 earthquake shook Mexico Tuesday morning sending Mexico City residents into the streets. The earthquake was centered about 100 miles south of Acapulco on Mexico's Pacific coast.
Amanda Knox awaits the outcome of Italian prosecutors appealing her acquittal of murder charges. Prosecutors told the court they want a new trial for Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend in the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
George Lowe dies: George Lowe and Edmund Hillary were the only New Zealanders on the famous 1953 British-led ascent of Everest. George Lowe was a lead climber in the expedition. His book, "Letters From Everest," is due out later this year.
With an assist from President Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday to take responsibility for the deadly Israel naval attack three years ago on a group of ships headed for the Gaza Strip.