This undated image posted on a militant website purports to show a militant in the al-Jazeera region on the Iraqi side of the Syria-Iraq border. Last month, militants inside Iraq killed 48 Syrian government troops who had sought refuge from the war in their country _ an ambush that regional officials now say is evidence of a growing cross-border alliance between two powerful Sunni jihadi groups _ Al-Qaida in Iraq and the Nusra Front in Syria. Middle Eastern intelligence officials said the jihadi groups are sharing military training compounds, logistics, intelligence and weapons as they grow in strength around the Syria-Iraq border, particularly in a sprawling region called al-Jazeera, which they are trying to turn into a border sanctuary they can both exploit.(AP Photo)
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 9:08 pm
10 Things to Know for Wednesday
By The Associated Press
1. WHAT LANDMARK ARMS TREATY HINGES ON
The U.N. pact is intended to keep weapons from falling into the hands of bad guys around the globe. But if big arms exporters - like the U.S. - don't ratify it, its impact could be minimal.
2. HOPING FOR HILLARY
Clinton, perhaps as popular as she's ever been, is taking steps that fuel fans' hopes she will again run for president.
3. KERRY'S WARNING TO KOREA
"The bottom line very simply is that ... the United States will not accept (North Korea) as a nuclear state," the secretary of state says.
4. DEADLY LIAISONS
An ambush on the frontier that left 48 dead may be evidence of a growing alliance between two extremist groups - al-Qaida in Iraq and the Nusra Front in Syria.
5. HOW WHITE SUPREMACIST WENT UNDERGROUND
Days before he allegedly killed Colorado's corrections chief, Evan Ebel disabled his ankle monitoring bracelet and fled.
6. FACEBOOK: MORE FUNCTION, LESS FUN
Many agree the social networking site has morphed into a vital service - like email used to be.
7. WHERE FUNDAMENTALISM IS SPREADING
In Gaza, Hamas decrees that boys and girls must attend separate middle and high schools.
8. ELUSIVE SURVIVALIST IN CUSTODY
Authorities nab a fugitive who years ago "just dropped off the face of the Earth" and hid out in the mountains of Utah.
9. A FATAL THRILL
Autopsies confirm "BUCKWILD" star Shain Gandee died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning while out "mudding."
10. WHO'S GETTING BANG FOR THE BUCK
High-flying Wichita State runs its entire basketball program on just over $3 million a year. Louisville, its next opponent, spends more than that on its coach alone.