UN: Sex transmission of Zika more common than first thought

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency says sexual transmission of Zika is more common than first thought. It is updating its advice to women who have been in areas hit by the virus, telling them to wait even longer to conceive.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Swollen river feeds flooding near Houston as residents flee

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding Tuesday along a river that had reached a record-high crest just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought.

  • Written by EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press

US consumer spending scores biggest jump in 6 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending surged in April by the largest amount in more than six years, led by a big jump in purchases of autos and other durable goods.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

Police departments begin to reward restraint tactics

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A few police agencies in the U.S. have begun rewarding officers for showing restraint in the line of duty, putting the tactic on par with bravery.

  • Written by ERRIN HAINES WHACK, Associated Press

Amnesty says 1.2 million Afghans internally displaced by war

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Amnesty International said Tuesday that more than 1.2 million Afghans have been forced to flee their homes due to violence in the past three years and urged the Kabul government and the international community to tackle the country's growing crisis of refugees internally displaced by war.

  • Written by RAHIM FAIEZ, Associated Press