Today’s news — Obama, flu and Star Trek
The swine flu epidemic’s death toll in Mexico has hit 81 and is sparking fears of a worldwide pandemic, the BBC says.
President Obama remains popular, the Washington Post says, but as usual most people loathe Congress.
The New York Times runs a long, interesting story on the team chosen to revive the “Star Trek” franchise.
Trade yes, war no: China and Taiwan have signed an investment deal.
Pakistan has launched a military offensive against militants.