STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Rising tension between Russia and the U.S., North Korea's recent nuclear test and a lack of aggressive steps to address climate change are putting the world under grave threat, scientists behind a "Doomsday Clock" that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm said Tuesday.
(Reuters) - United Airlines will allow customers who hold tickets to regions impacted by the Zika virus to postpone their trips or receive full refunds, a spokesman said on Tuesday. United, the second-largest U.S. airline by capacity, said the offer corresponds to virus-hit areas specified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Monday, the World Health Organization warned that mosquito-borne Zika is likely to spread to most of the Americas, sparking concerns by travelers on social media. (Reporting By Jeffrey Dastin in New York)
A Texas teen who killed four people in a so-called "affluenza" drunk-driving case has dropped a legal challenge against his deportation back to the United States from Mexico, a Mexican judicial source said on Tuesday. Ethan Couch, 18, became known as the "affluenza" teen during his trial in juvenile court over the 2013 crash. The judicial source did not know when the youth would be returned to the United States.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Concepcion Picciotto, the protester who maintained a three-decade peace vigil outside the White House that was widely considered to be the longest-running act of political protest in U.S. history, has died.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Progress toward peace between Israel and the Palestinians requires that Israel freeze its settlement-building in the West Bank, the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday, calling the settlement activities "an affront to the Palestinian people and to the international community."