Teacher sick-outs close most Detroit schools for a 2nd day

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed for a second consecutive day Tuesday as hundreds of teachers called out sick over concerns that many may not get paid if the financially struggling district runs out of money.

  • Written by COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press

Violence in Syria's Aleppo kills more than a dozen people

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition fighters on Tuesday shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed it was repelling a wide offensive by the rebels in the country's largest city. Activists, meanwhile, said government forces were also shelling rebel-held parts of the city, killing two people and wounding several.

  • Written by BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press

Education secretary calls for repeal of 2 transgender laws

BOSTON (AP) — Laws in North Carolina and Mississippi that restrict the rights of transgender Americans are hateful and should be repealed, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said Monday.

  • Written by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press

Gaza sewage crisis, festering in conflict, poisons coast

SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone.

  • Written by FARES AKRAM, Associated Press DANIELLA CHESLOW, Associated Press