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Social media adds to panic over 'gunfire' at L.A. airport: police

LOS ANGELES A security panic that crippled Los Angeles International Airport and sent hundreds of passengers fleeing from terminals was triggered by reports of gunfire that proved false but were amplified by word-of-mouth and social media, police said on Monday.

Brazil's Rousseff says democracy at stake in Senate trial

BRASILIA A defiant President Dilma Rousseff warned Brazilians on Monday that her conservative opponents were trampling on democracy by using trumped-up charges to oust her and roll back the social advances of the past 13 years.

New Cuba tourism seen slow to take off despite U.S. flights

HAVANA/NEW YORK An expected explosion in U.S. tourism to Cuba will likely take years to materialize even after U.S. airlines resume commercial flights to the Caribbean island this week for the first time since 1961, industry officials said.

Commentary: Is Europe overreacting to terror?

The streets of France have been subdued this summer. Tourism is down. Public events have been canceled or curtailed. Red-bereted paratroopers patrol through crowded streets, assault rifles held at their sides.



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