US recruits tech leaders to help disrupt Islamic State group

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — With extremists finding fertile ground for recruitment online, the White House is dispatching top national security officials to Silicon Valley to seek the tech industry's help in disrupting the Islamic State group and other terrorists.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

All 17 miners trapped in New York salt mine are rescued

LANSING, N.Y. (AP) — Seventeen miners trapped in one of the world's deepest salt mines were rescued Thursday morning, ending a 10-hour ordeal that began when their elevator broke down 900 feet underground.

  • Written by MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press

Alabama chief justice denies defying US Supreme Court

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore stood firm Thursday in his position that the state's probate judges should not issue marriage licenses to gay couples, a stance he insisted is not in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last summer that effectively legalized gay marriage nationwide.

  • Written by KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press PHILLIP LUCAS, Associated Press

Iran says Saudi strike hits embassy in Yemen; no damage seen

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Thursday accused a Saudi-led coalition of hitting its embassy in Yemen in an airstrike and even though no damage was visible on the building from the outside, the allegation highlighted how the two countries' standoff could endanger the greater Middle East.

  • Written by NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press AHMED AL-HAJ, Associated Press