US officials: Iran enters Iraqi fight for key oil refinery
WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants, contributing small numbers of troops — including some operating artillery and other heavy weapons — in support of advancing Iraqi ground forces, U.S. defense officials said Friday.
Clinton received sensitive info on private email account
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified "secret" at the request of the FBI, according to documents released Friday, underscoring lngering questions about how responsibly she handled sensitive information on a home server.
IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday.
Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday.
Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks
The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents.
Mexican official: About 40 dead in shootout in cartel area
MEXICO CITY (AP) — About 40 people were killed in large-scale firefight Friday between law enforcement and criminal suspects in western Mexico, a Mexican official said.
Islamic State loyalists claim Saudi mosque attack
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber unleashed a blast in a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers commemorated the birth of a revered saint, killing at least 21people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest attack seen in the kingdom in more than a decade. Loyalists of the slamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombing.
Correction: DC Mansion Fire-Slayings story
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 21 about a family and their housekeeper killed in their mansion, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information found in court documents, that the man charged in the deaths was a former Marine who joined the service in 2000 and was honorably dischared for medical reasons.
Vacation plans collide with must-do agenda for Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Barack Obama's high-profile agenda at risk, the White House cajoled the Senate in public and private Thursday to pass trade legislation and prevent a lapse in the anti-terrorism Patriot Act before lawmakers rushed off for a weeklong vacation.
AP sources: Goodell will not recuse self from Brady appeal
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal.
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