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Palestinian leaders meet to endorse UN bid

The PLO Central Council was on Wednesday expected to endorse a decision by the Palestinian leadership to seek full membership in the United Nations in September. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas was to address council members at the meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah, which got under way late…

Son pulls own teeth with pliers after father refuses help

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – A man was charged with child endangerment after his teenage son pulled out two of his own teeth with pliers because his father refused to take him to a dentist, authorities said on Wednesday. Francisco Torres, 41, was arrested on Tuesday after police determined that his 14-year-old…