*It is being reported that the World Health Organization is likely to raise its flu alert to the top of its six-point scale and declare a pandemic very soon.
*Is H2N3 killing more people than the H1N1 swine flu is?
*Swine flu has now spread to almost every area of the United States.
*A new poll reveals that Americans who go to church regularly are more likely to approve of torture. How in the world did that happen?
*Could we be just weeks away from a U.S. invasion of Pakistan?
*Aides to Benjamin Netanyahu fear that U.S. President Barack Obama will surprise the prime minister with unanticipated demands at their upcoming meeting in Washington D.C. on May 18th.
*The father of the toddler who died from the swine flu in Texas attended a dinner with Barack Obama in Mexico City.
*Swine flu cases are still rising in Canada.
*Russia is defying international criticism by deploying troops along Georgia's internal border with the two breakaway provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
*Lastly, the President of Brazil continues to promise that he will seek to "criminalize words and acts offensive to homosexuality".