The Associated Press

France sends soldiers to guard Air Algeria wreckPARIS (AP) -- French officials have dispatched a military unit to secure the site in restive northern Mali where an Air Algeria plane crashed with 116 people aboard. France's interior minister said Friday that terrorism cannot be excluded as a cause for the tragedy though it was likely due to bad weather....

Israel hits 30 Gaza homes, kills senior militantJERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons, while ground troops and Hamas gunmen fought intense battles in the north and center of the territory, Palestinian officials said....

Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with IsraelJERUSALEM (AP) -- A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel - dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military - is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel....

Ukraine reports overnight rebel attacks on borderMOSCOW (AP) -- The Ukrainian army on Friday claimed that soldiers came under artillery fire from the Russian side of the border overnight and were attacked by rebels in several other places in the restive east....

Central American leaders convening at White HouseWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border....

Air travel a leap of faith for passengersWASHINGTON (AP) -- Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel....