Global outrage over IS group attack on ancient Iraqi site
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric joined UNESCO Friday in decrying the Islamic State group's attack on the renowned archaeological site of Nimrud, a nearly-3,000 year-old city in present-day Iraq whose treasures were one of the 20th century's most significant discoveries.
IS group erasing history, culture in Syria, Iraq
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group's destruction of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq is part of a systematic campaign to destroy archaeological sites it says promote apostasy.
Obama: Selma anniversary is about young people
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama says this weekend's 50th anniversary commemoration of historic civil rights marches is as much about stirring young people to change as about honoring yesterday's legends.
'Eurabia' fears rise after terror strikes: Myth or reality?
BERLIN (AP) — The headlines would suggest Europe is under siege: Thousands of Germans march against the continent's "Islamization." French readers flock to read a novel about a Muslim president who imposes Sharia law on their country. Commentators warn darkly about an encroaching age of "Eurabia" i the wake of the Paris terror attacks.
Solid US jobs report: 295K positions added; rate at 5.5 pct.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A burst of hiring in February underscored the resilience and confidence of U.S. businesses, which are adding workers at the fastest pace in 17 years. Yet the strong job gains did little to raise wages last month.
Greeks still hope for change despite government's stumble
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Cleaning ladies who have waged Greece's longest-running anti-austerity protest have camped outside a finance ministry building in Athens for nearly two years with one goal — getting their state-paid jobs back.
Lakeside communities in Chad live in fear of Boko Haram
N'GOUBOUA, Chad (AP) — The Boko Haram militants attacked N'gouboua before dawn, marking the first time the Nigerian extremist group had hit a town inside Chad. Crying "Allahu akbar" or God is Great into the pre-dawn darkness, they opened fire indiscriminately and burned scores of mud-brick houses wth gasoline, killing at least eight civilians and two security officers.
Harrison Ford's love of flight marked by mishaps, service
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evildoers for work, what does he do for fun? Harrison Ford finds his answer in a pilot's license and the freedom to take to the skies.
NTSB has plenty of questions to answer in NYC runway slide
NEW YORK (AP) — As the National Transportation Safety Board begins its investigation into a Delta jetliner that slid off a runway while landing during a snowstorm at LaGuardia Airport, there is no shortage of questions to pursue:
AP PHOTOS: India celebrates spring with festival of colors
NEW DELHI (AP) — Holi, India's joyful and colorful celebration of the arrival of spring combined with several religious legends, has long ceased to be only a Hindu festival.
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