Unbiased headline news for Tuesday March 26, 2024 – The United Nations Security Council demanded a cease-fire in Gaza during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The Council’s first call to halt hostilities, the United States abstained from the resolution, which also insisted on the release of all captives taken during Hamas’ surprise assault on October 7th in southern Israel, the event that ignited the conflict. U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres stated that the “resolution must be implemented.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will not send a delegation to Washington after the U.S. declined to veto a United Nations Security Council resolution demanding an immediate cease-fire in Gaza.

The Security Council adopted the resolution on Monday, calling for a cease-fire during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which concludes in two weeks. The U.S. abstained from the vote, which Netanyahu’s office termed a “clear retreat.”

Ecuador’s youngest mayor was discovered shot to death on Sunday, police said, as the South American nation approaches its third month of a state of emergency declared by the government to combat surging gang violence.

Brigitte Garcia, the 27-year-old mayor of the coastal town of San Vicente, was found dead along with her adviser, the municipality’s communications director, Jairo Loor. During the early morning hours, “two individuals were identified inside a vehicle without vital signs, bearing gunshot wounds.”

The United States has imposed sanctions on China-based hackers for allegedly targeting U.S. critical infrastructure, the Treasury Department announced.

The U.S., together with the United Kingdom, sanctioned certain representatives of Wuhan Xiaoruizhi Science and Technology Company Ltd., a Wuhan, China-based Ministry of State Security front company that the Treasury Department alleges has served as cover for multiple malicious cyber operations.

Sean “Diddy” Combs’ residences in Los Angeles and Miami were raided by federal agents on Monday, according to authorities.

A Homeland Security Investigations spokesperson stated in a statement that the raid was executed as part of an “ongoing investigation.” Law enforcement sources said that while the search warrant was being executed in Los Angeles, Combs’ sons were detained outside the home, as is customary in such circumstances, and then released without charges.

Three middle school students from southern Maryland have been charged with hate crimes after they displayed swastikas, performed Nazi salutes, and made derogatory remarks about a classmate’s religion, according to county prosecutors.

Officials with the Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office said the harassment began in December and the students refused to stop despite repeated requests. The victim ultimately reported the behavior to Maryland State Police, which investigated and filed charges against the students.

At least three assailants were being sought Monday in the killings of two teenagers police said were “targeted” in a shooting at a Nashville apartment complex over the weekend.

One of the victims was identified as 17-year-old Camron McGlothen, who resided at the Hermitage Flats Apartments in East Nashville, according to police. The name of the other victim, an 18-year-old, was withheld by police, pending the notification of his relatives.

Chick-fil-A is updating its commitment to customers about the quality and standards of its staple ingredient, chicken.

The fast food chain announced on its website that while “serving quality food has always been our priority,” effective this spring, the restaurant will “shift from No Antibiotics Ever to No Antibiotics Important To Human Medicine.”