The US-led coalition has inflicted serious damage on Islamic State, carrying out around 1,000 air strikes so far in Iraq and Syria, but the fight against the militants could last years, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.
US, partner-nation military forces continued to attack Islamic State (IS) forces over the past three days using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct 14 airstrikes, US Central Command said on Wednesday.
A sampling of flu cases so far this season suggests the current flu vaccine may not be a good match for the most common seasonal flu strain currently circulating in the United States, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.
While the China-US working group on cyber security has been suspended following the US decision in May to indict five People's Liberation Army officers for cyber espionage, bilateral contact seemed to resume.
Administration sources said on Tuesday that Obama has settled on former Pentagon official Ashton Carter, 60, as his fourth defense secretary, with an announcement expected in coming days once he is thoroughly vetted.