Doctors Without Borders is calling for an independent fact-finding mission under rules of the Geneva Conventions into a U.S. air strike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that killed at least 22 people.
The medical aid group, known by its French language acronym MSF, said its call would mark the first time such a fact-finding mission would be commissioned under the Conventions.
The group's international president, Joanne Liu, told reporters Wednesday that the weekend strike "was not just an attack on our hospital, it was an attack on the Geneva Conventions. This cannot be tolerated."
Liu said MSF is "working on the assumption of a possible war crime," but said the group's real goal is to establish facts about the incident and the chain of command, and clear up the rules of operation for all humanitarian organizations that operate in conflict zones.
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Federal investigators looking into the ill-fated voyage of a 790-foot freighter believed to have sunk in the Atlantic during Hurricane Joaquin will focus on the communications between the captain and the vessel's owner.
The National Transportation Safety Board sent a team to Jacksonville on Tuesday to begin the agency's inquiry, which will help determine why the captain, crew and owners of El Faro decided to risk sailing in stormy waters.
Along South Carolina's coast, residents were preparing for a second round of flooding as rivers swollen from days of devastating rains make their way toward the Atlantic.
In Georgetown, one of America's oldest cities, Scott Youngblood was putting more sandbags Tuesday by the door of the Augustus & Carolina furniture store on Front Street, the popular tourist attraction that runs along the Sampit River.
Volkswagen plans to launch in January a recall of vehicles with software at the center of the emissions-rigging scandal and aims to fix them all by the end of next year, the company's new chief executive says.
Volkswagen has said up to 11 million vehicles worldwide across several of its brands contain the diesel engine with the software used to cheat on U.S. emissions tests. CEO Matthias Mueller told the daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: "It will hopefully be fewer, but in any case still far too many."
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Fairfield, Connecticut police teamed up with former NBC News reporter Chris Hansen from “To Catch A Predator” in an undercover sting to bust sexual predators targeting children and it resulted in 10 arrests.
10 men are now behind bars after the sex sting operation in Fairfield. The men thought they were talking to children over the internet and through text messages, but they were really talking to Fairfield police and Hansen.
New York's attorney general on Tuesday sent letters to daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel demanding they turn over details of any investigations into their employees, saying they "may have gained an unfair, financial advantage in a contest known as Daily Fantasy Football."
The letters were prompted by media reports a DraftKings employee may have had access to valuable company data before winning second place in a FanDuel contest. The incident has been likened to insider trading.
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Police are investigating the murder of a transgender woman overnight in Philadelphia.
Police say 22-year-old Kiesha Jenkins, of North Philadelphia, was dropped off on the 1300 block of Wingohocking Street around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. As she got out of the vehicle she was approached by at least five men who began to attack and beat her, according to investigators. After Jenkins fell to the ground, one of the men pulled out a gun and fired two shots, police said.
The deadly shooting last week at an Oregon community college has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 pupils and six adult staff members in 2012.
Like Adam Lanza, the gunman in the Connecticut massacre, Christopher Harper-Mercer was living a mostly solitary life with a mom who shared his fascination with firearms.
Both stories illustrate the struggles parents face caring for a deeply troubled child, struggles that can inadvertently lead to a volatile outcome made easier by ready access to weaponry.
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A man convicted of killing his daughter, his ex-wife, his former mother-in-law and his former sister-in-law is scheduled to die Oct. 29.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a new death warrant Tuesday for 59-year-old Jerry Correll.
The deadly, record-smashing rainfall that soaked South Carolina may have finally passed, but the threat was far from over Tuesday, NBC News reported.
Three more deaths were announced Tuesday afternoon, bringing the death toll from the flooding to at least 17 — 15 in South Carolina and 2 in North Carolina — in what experts have deemed a "1,000-year flood event," meaning in any given year there is a 1-in-1,000 chance of that much rain.
Much of the state was still underwater, with more than 20 rivers flooded and 10 dams breached. Gov. Nikki Haley warned residents on Tuesday about the next 36 to 48 hours.
"Don't let the sunshine fool you," she said.
Forecasters warned that some areas could still see rising water levels as the flooding flowed down to the coast.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stopped in Haiti's capital on Tuesday to discuss preparations for the country's upcoming elections and encourage people to refrain from disrupting balloting after a messy parliamentary first round in August.
In some districts, legislative elections held Aug. 9 were so plagued with disorder and voter intimidation that makeup elections will have to be held in more than two dozen constituencies. Monitors with the Organization of American States said the irregularities were not enough to invalidate overall results.
The Justice Department will grant early releases to about 6,000 federal inmates within weeks, according to a report published Tuesday, NBC News reported.
The inmates will be freed between October 30 and November 2, according to the Washington Post, which said the move was an attempt to reduce overcrowding and support drug offenders who had received stiff sentences.
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Family members of the 28 Americans aboard a container ship believed to have sunk when Hurricane Joaquin swept the Bahamas are sharing the stories of their missing loved ones. El Faro's American crew members range in age from 23 to 53 and include the ship's captain, second mate, several engineers and merchant marines and a cook, among others, NBC News reported. Many live in Florida but have ties to other areas of the eastern seaboard, including Maine, Massachusetts and New York. Authorities have only recovered one body so far, and family members are holding out hope that the others are still alive. Click through below for more on their stories.
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The woman who was videotaped by a passing motorist being punched by a California Highway Patrol officer as she wandered along the side of the Santa Monica Freeway in Los Angeles was detained on Tuesday in the same area where the 2014 incident took place, according to a CHP report.
Marlene Pinnock, who settled a lawsuit for $1.5 million in connection with the case, was taken into custody by CHP officers on Tuesday.