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Diplomats Push for Syria Cease-fire as Deadline Approaches

U.N. diplomats are considering a Security Council resolution endorsing a U.S.- and Russian-backed cease-fire in Syria, which U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says is "the one way that we can end this war." Syria's warring parties have until midday Friday to say if they are participating in the cessation of hostilities that is due to begin 12 hours later. "The alternative is that the war gets worse, that Syria might be totally destroyed, not able to be put back...

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