Newt is brought back down to Earth, a bird flu recipe is published, Highmark Inc. finally reaches a deal with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a huge Medicare fraud is uncovered in Miami. This and more in this week’s Week in Pictures.
Illinois Rep. Dan Brady, R-Bloomington, asks questions during a House Executive Committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Springfield, Ill. Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, is pushing to end free health insurance for state retirees, increasing pressure on unions to accept reductions in their pension benefits. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
In this Thursday, April 26, 2012 file photo, Balinese government officials prepare to cull chickens as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of bird flu, at a market in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia after an 8-year-old boy died from bird flu. The virus rarely infects people, but scientists are worried it could mutate and spread more easily. On Wednesday, May 2, 2012, a scientific journal published a study showing how scientists created their own lab-made bird flu virus. The experiment was an effort to figure out how to thwart a global epidemic. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich pauses while announcing that he is suspending his presidential campaign, Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)