The U.N. Security Council responded to an upsurge in deadly attacks on hospitals and medical personnel, unanimously adopting a resolution Tuesday demanding that all parties to conflicts protect staff and facilities treating the wounded and sick.
The resolution urges all countries to bring those responsible for such attacks to justice, something that has rarely happened.
The U.N.'s most powerful body expressed deep concern that the number of attacks is increasing despite obligations under international law that combatants protect medical staff and facilities as well as the sick or wounded.
A Turkish parliamentary committee has approved a contentious ruling-party proposal to strip legislators of their immunity from prosecution despite punches being thrown and water bottles hurled during the debate.
The proposed constitutional amendment, which could pave the way for the trial of several pro-Kurdish legislators on terror-related charges and their possible ouster from parliament, was cleared by the committee late on Monday.
Pro-Kurdish party lawmakers walked out of the meeting following the brawl, which left one person with a dislocated shoulder and a second with a bloodied nose.
A Virginia man who spent a decade in prison after pleading guilty to a New York City slaying over 50 years ago was cleared of the crime Monday.
At the request of a prosecutor, a judge vacated the conviction of 81-year-old Paul Gatling for the 1963 shooting death of Lawrence Rothbort. In doing so, the judge apologized and Gatling hugged his crying ex-wife and a friend.
"There's a lot of water gone under the bridge, but the bridge is still standing," Gatling said after the court proceeding.
The prosecutor asked that the conviction be vacated after Gatling, a retired landscaper, asked the prosecutor's Conviction Review Unit to look into his case.
Walmart is recalling 1.2 million Rival brand electric water kettles due to potential burn and shock hazards.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall involves Rival electric water kettles with the model numbers WK8283CU and WK8283CUY. The white plastic kettles were sold with a warming base and pitcher.
Walmart has reportedly received 80 reports of incidents involving the pitchers, including seven burns. Consumers are asked to stop using the recalled kettles immediately.
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A Georgia woman says her grandson's teacher made him hang by his belt from the top of a chalkboard as punishment.
Tracy Davis tells WSB-TV that on Thursday, the principal at Shoal Creek Elementary School in Conyers found her 5-year-old grandson — who has special needs — hanging from a chalkboard. The principal said the boy was screaming and in distress.
Davis says the state Division of Family and Children Services interviewed the boy and learned this wasn't the first time the teacher had done this.
Nearly all of Detroit's schools were closed Tuesday as hundreds of teachers called out sick for a second day over concerns that many may not get paid amid a funding crisis, NBC News reported.
Dozens of teachers gathered outside district headquarters with signs with messages like "No pay no work" and "DPS better have my money" and "This is teacher abuse."
The city was also dealing with a second crisis — this one related to the solvency of the city's water system. The city's Department of Water and Sewerage was preparing to start shutting off water to thousands of commercial and residential customers who have defaulted on their payments.
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Researchers believe they have found the ship that legendary explorer Captain James Cook used to sail to around the world submerged somewhere in Rhode Island's Newport Harbor.
The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, which is leading the search effort, said in a statement posted on its website that it is 80 to 100 percent sure that the remains of the HMS Endeavour is among sunken wrecks off the state's coast.
Cook used the Endeavour to claim Australia for the British during his historic 1768-71 voyage.
Sam Lamar didn't just take one date to his prom on April 30, he showed up with 37. The 21-year-old student with special needs at Penn Cambria High School in Cresson, Pennsylvania, was also crowned prom king.
Karingtin Sklodowski was behind the the epic prom-posal — in which the girls surprised Lamar in the school's gym with signs that read, "Will you go to prom with us?"
"I think other parents with special needs kids understand that your biggest fear when they start school is that they're going to be picked on or made fun of or bullied," Lamar's mom Diana Lamar told Today.com. "For us to get that from them, that letter inviting him, just proves how much they included him. It shows how much they like him and how much he's a part of their group."
Sklodowski said Lamar, who spent 16 years in the district, has changed students' lives and taught them "how to be patient and live life to the fullest."
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The Brazilian torch relay for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics has kicked off with volleyball player Fabiana Claudino running the first leg after the torch was ignited by embattled President Dilma Rousseff.
Rousseff says "Brazil is ready to host the most successful Olympics in history."
The Olympic flame arrived in a lantern on a flight from Switzerland a few hours earlier and was taken to the Planalto presidential palace.
The three-month relay across Brazil, ending at the opening ceremony on Aug. 5 at the Maracana stadium in Rio, will involve 329 cities and 12,000 torchbearers.
The California-based company The Republic of Tea is recalling one of its green tea blends as a precaution over fears of possible salmonella contamination.
The company said Monday that the voluntary recall of its Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea comes after a supplier said one lot of its organic ginger ingredient could be contaminated.
Tests conducted by The Republic of Tea found no salmonella. No illnesses have been reported.
Company official Todd Rubin said the recall is a precautionary measure.
The mother of the late rapper Tupac Shakur has died in Sausalito, California, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. She was 69.
Deputies responded to the home of Afeni Shakur Davis around 9:30 p.m. Monday, after receiving the report of a person possibly in cardiac arrest, according to Lt. Dough Pittman.
Davis was taken to the hospital, where she died about an hour later, Pittman said. The coroner’s office will lead the investigation into her death.
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A city in New York's Hudson Valley has declared a state of emergency after potentially harmful chemicals were found in one of its drinking water sources.
Newburgh City Manager Michael G. Ciaravino says perfluorooctane sulfonate, or PFOS, was found in Silver Stream and Washington Lake.
The Newburgh water department is implementing emergency measures to reduce or eliminate PFOS, and the state Department of Environmental Conservation is working to track down and shut down the source, officials say.
In the meantime, the city is no longer using Lake Washington as its source of drinking water until further notice.
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A jury in St. Louis has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million to a South Dakota woman who claimed the company's talcum powder caused her to develop ovarian cancer.
Court records show the jury returned the verdict in favor of plaintiff Gloria Ristesund on Monday. It comes after a St. Louis jury in February awarded $72 million to the family of an Alabama woman who sued Johnson & Johnson over ovarian cancer she said was caused by using its baby powder and other products containing talcum.
A Johnson & Johnson spokeswoman says the New Jersey-based company is beginning the process to appeal the Monday ruling.