Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt educational standards known as the Common Core.
Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister.
A widely-anticipated live panda birth has been called off after researchers at a breeding centre in China realized that the clever bear may have been faking her own pregnancy after getting used to the perks.
The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defence officials said Wednesday.