PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University has begun vaccinating nearly 6,000 students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis in an unusual federal government-endorsed administration of a drug not generally approved for use in the United States.
US Secretary of State John Kerry is to make his first visit to the Philippines since taking office to see first-hand the damage left by last month's typhoon, and will also tour Vietnam where he fought during the war. But he will then travel to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, before heading to Manila, and the storm-hit city of Tacloban, a US official said Monday. Since becoming the top US diplomat in February, Kerry has dreamed of returning once again to the country where his political activism was forged in the horrors of the Vietnam War. He had also planned to visit the Philippines back in October, but the trip had to be cancelled at the last minute as Tropical Storm Nari bore down on the Southeast Asian nation.
Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa were elected to the Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame on Monday under the expansion era ballot. The three managers will be officially inducted into Cooperstown in July, 2014. Torre is the most well known of the three managers to be enshrined and now serves as the executive vice president for baseball operations for Major League Baseball. They rank in the top five in manager wins, with well over 2,000 each on their resumes.