At least 40 people were killed in an airstrike late Wednesday on a hospital in the besieged city of Aleppo, Syria, a rebel leader there told CNN. Read the full story here. Get updates on this developing story below:
[7:43 p.m.] – Counting the deaths reported at the hospital in Aleppo, the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, a network of opposition activists, reports a total 108 deaths in the country on Wednesday.
[7:21 p.m.] – Ralib al-Omar, with the Yusif al-Asma rebel group, said the attack targeted the Dar al-Shifa Hospital and that the dead included two nurses. Video posted by activists showed a collapsed building adjacent to the hospital.
Editor's note: CNN has crews in Israel, Gaza and around the region reporting on the hours-old cease-fire and fallout from the upsurge in the Gaza-Israel conflict, which extended eight days. Here are some of their stories:
[Updated 6:17 p.m. ET Wednesday]
#Gaza victory party petering out, people going home. I can hear the drones again.—
benwedeman (@bencnn) November 21, 2012
now that it seems most residents have gone home & streets quieted down, can hear the drones again #gaza—
Arwa Damon (@arwaCNN) November 21, 2012
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress effective Wednesday, citing the need to spend time "restoring my health."
Jackson, 47, announced his resignation in a letter sent to House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday.
"For 17 years I have given 100% of my time, energy, and life to public service," Jackson wrote. "However, over the past several months, as my health has deteriorated, my ability to serve the constituents of my district has continued to diminish. Against the recommendations of my doctors, I had hoped and tried to return to Washington and continue working on the issues that matter most to the people of the Second District. I know now that will not be possible."FULL STORY
President Obama declared Tuesday that a major disaster exists in Maryland after it was battered by Superstorm Sandy. That designation allows certain federal aid to be used to help the state recover.