UN health chief: Zika virus is 'spreading explosively'

GENEVA (AP) — Declaring that the Zika virus is "spreading explosively," the World Health Organization announced it will hold an emergency meeting of independent experts Monday to decide if the outbreak should be declared an international health emergency.

  • Written by MARIA CHENG, Associated Press JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press

3 more arrested as Bundy urges refuge occupiers to leave

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Three members of an armed group occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge surrendered to authorities, officials said, hours after their jailed leader urged remaining militants to abandon the site and "go home."

  • Written by KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press TERRENCE PETTY, Associated Press

5 arrests in search for escaped inmates; escapees still free

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The investigation of a daring California jail break has led to the arrests of five people, with more expected soon, but the three inmates who escaped remain at large, the Orange County sheriff said Wednesday.

  • Written by ANDREW DALTON, Associated Press

Ferguson, US reach tentative deal on police overhaul

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Ferguson Police Department has agreed to overhaul its policies, training and practices as part of a sweeping deal with the Justice Department following the 2014 fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, city and federal officials announced Wednesday.

  • Written by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, Associated Press ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press