Most of Detroit's public schools close amid teacher sick-out

DETROIT (AP) — Most of Detroit's public schools closed for the day on Wednesday due to teacher absences, as disgruntled educators stepped up efforts to protest the governor's plans for the district, its ramshackle finances and dilapidated buildings.

  • Written by COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press

Oldest Christian monastery in Iraq is razed

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of rubble, yet another victim of the Islamic State group's relentless destruction of ancient cultural sites.

  • Written by MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press MAYA ALLERUZZO, Associated Press BRAM JANSSEN, Associated Press