Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed for a second straight day on Tuesday as teachers called in sick to protest news the cash-strapped school system will run out of money to pay employees at the end of June. Ninety-four of the city's 97 public schools were closed as a result of the "sickout," said Chrystal Wilson, a spokeswoman for Michigan's largest public school system. The teachers' union, the Detroit Federation of Teachers, said in a statement it is seeking a guarantee teachers will get paid for their work.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — 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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a consummate backroom dealer who wielded power for more than two decades, awaited his sentence on federal corruption charges Tuesday in one the steepest falls from grace in the state's lineup of crooked politicians.