Heavy clashes as Iraqi forces push into IS-held Fallujah
CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah repelled a four-hour counterattack by the Islamic State group on Tuesday, a day after entering the southern part of the militant-held city with the help of U.S.-led airstrikes.
Mediterranean Sea disasters swallow up over 1,000 migrants
GENEVA (AP) — The treacherous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy has claimed the lives of over 1,030 migrants in the last week, mostly as barely seaworthy smuggling boats foundered and sank despite calm seas and sunny skies, a migration agency said Tuesday, citing new accounts from survivors.
Cops investigate boy's entry into exhibit, gorilla's killing
CINCINNATI (AP) — Police said Tuesday they were investigating the circumstances surrounding a 4-year-old boy entering a gorilla's exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo and the animal being shot to death to protect the child. A federal investigation is also planned.