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  • Iraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient site
    Iraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient site

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, a day after the extremists reportedly "bulldozed" a famed archaeological site in the area.

  • IS group erasing history, culture in Syria, Iraq
    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: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept. not isolated
    Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept. not isolated

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today's civil rights movement.

  • 'Eurabia' fears rise after terror strikes: Myth or reality?
    '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.
    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.

  • Lakeside communities in Chad live in fear of Boko Haram
    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
    Harrison Ford's love of flight marked by mishaps, service

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evil-doers 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.

  • NASA craft circling Ceres in first visit to dwarf planet

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A NASA spacecraft for the first time has arrived at a dwarf planet to begin a 16-month exploration.

  • Runways open at LaGuardia after plane that skidded removed
    Runways open at LaGuardia after plane that skidded removed

    NEW YORK (AP) — The rough landing of a Delta jetliner at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm just minutes after the runway had been plowed has raised questions about when airports should close runways due to snow or ice.

  • AP PHOTOS: India celebrates spring with festival of colors
    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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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harrison Ford crash-landed his World War II-era airplane on Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as he used his years of piloting prowess to bring down the plane on a golf course and avoid nearby homes in what one expert called abeautifully executed maneuver.

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    BERLIN (AP) — The German Parliament's upper house has approved legislation that will allow pension payments to residents of Poland who were forced to work for the Nazis in ghettos when their country was occupied during World War II.

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