Barrel of US crude drops below $40

NEW YORK (AP) — A barrel of U.S. crude fell below $40 per barrel for the first time since the end of the global economic crisis. Friday’s fa…

FILE - In this image made from video posted on a social media account affiliated with the Islamic State group on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, a militant topples an ancient artifact in the Ninevah Museum in Mosul, Iraq. The rampage by IS, targeting priceless cultural artifacts often spanning thousands of years, has sparked global outrage and accusations of war crimes. The militants are also believed to be selling ancient artifacts on the black market in order to finance their bloody campaign across the region. (AP Photo via militant social media account)

IS destroying heritage in Syria and Iraq

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group’s demolition of the St. Elian Monastery in the central Syrian province of Homs is the latest in a long…