New challenges in Syria as militants weaponized drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — Militant groups like Hezbollah and the Islamic State group have learned how to weaponize surveillance drones and use them against each other, adding a new twist to Syria's civil war, a U.S. military official and others say.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA, Associated Press

Visa overstays get short shrift in border security debate

SAN DIEGO (AP) — More than 20 years had elapsed since the U.S. government estimated how many people entered the country legally and overstayed their visas. The updated numbers, finally published in January, were sobering.

  • Written by ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press

A founder of the New Orleans girl group The Dixie Cups dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Marie Johnson, one of the founding members of the New Orleans girl group The Dixie Cups, who had a No. 1 hit in 1964 with "Chapel of Love," has died at a hospice in New Orleans. She was 72.

  • Written by MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer