Iraqi Sunni tribe wages costly battle against IS group

In this Wednesday, March 25, 2015, photo, a Sunni fighter from the al-Jabouri tribe weeps in front of the grave of his relative killed in a battle with Islamic State militants, as he visits a cemetery in the town of Duluiyah, 45 miles (75 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq. Sunni tribes that have stood up to the IS group have paid a heavy price, and anger at the Shiite-led government runs deep in the areas of northern and western Iraq that now make up the extremist group's self-styled caliphate. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)DULUIYAH, Iraq (AP) — The consequences of the al-Jabouri tribe's decision to ally with Iraq's Shiite-led government against their fellow Sunnis in the Islamic State group are etched on row after row of gravestones in this palm-shaded town by the Tigris River.



Arabs inch closer to old dream of joint Arab force

Saudi Foreign Minister Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud attends a meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Sharm el Sheik, South Sinai, Egypt, Thursday, March 26, 2015.a meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt, Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Amr Abdallah Dalsh, Pool)SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Arab leaders meeting this weekend in this Egyptian Red Sea resort are moving closer than ever to creating a joint Arab military force, a sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots, whether against Islamic militants or spreading Iranian power.



Bo knows when not to change a thing; can Irish slay Goliath?

Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan reacts during the first half of a college basketball regional semifinal against North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Bo Ryan is no fan of change.



Utility: Inspectors found faulty work before NYC blast

New York City firefighters on ladders spray water at the scene of a fire and a partial building collapse in the East Village neighborhood of New York on Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — An hour before an apparent gas explosion sent flames soaring and debris flying at a Manhattan apartment building, injuring 19 people, utility company inspectors decided the work being done there was faulty.



Lawyer: Woman talking to police, kidnapping wasn't hoax

This undated photo released by the Vallejo Police Department shows Denise Huskins. Police say Huskins, who was reported kidnapped from her boyfriend's San Francisco Bay area home and held for ransom, has contacted her father to say she's in the Southern California city of Huntington Beach. (AP Photo/Vallejo Police Department)VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The lawyer for a California woman who disappearance is being investigated as a possible hoax says she has met with police and is cooperating with the probe.





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