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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The United Arab Emirates says it has ordered a squadron of F-16 fighters to Jordan, demonstrating support for Jordan's pledge to hunt down Islamic State group militants and "wipe them out completely." It's not clear from the announcement, carried by the state news agency WAM, if Emirati aircraft will carry out air strikes against the Islamic State group from Jordan. Both countries are members of a U.S.-led military coalition against the militants, but U.S. officials have said the UAE suspended its airstrikes late last year.

MUNICH (AP) — Ukraine's president is pushing for a quick cease-fire in his country's troubled east but says that the conflict there must be resolved, not frozen. Petro Poroshenko (por-oh-SHEHN'-koh) spoke at the Munich Security Conference today amid a flurry of international diplomacy to calm the Ukraine conflict. He is also renewing Kiev's call to be provided with defensive weapons, something that's opposed by European countries.

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — One soldier has been killed and six others injured in a rollover accident at a Fort Carson training area in Colorado. One of the soldiers is in critical condition. The cause of last night's accident is under investigation.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California is getting a break from wet and windy weather before another storm system moves in. The sun was peeking through the clouds in San Francisco this morning as the city dried out from a powerful storm that downed trees and power lines. San Francisco International Airport saw delays of up to 90 minutes and about 175 flights canceled, and arriving flights were still facing delays of about 45 minutes this morning.

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — An Alabama man who got a traffic ticket for eating a cheeseburger while driving in Georgia won't be prosecuted after all. Cobb County prosecutors say a judge has dismissed the case at their request. Madison Turner says he was enjoying a double quarter-pounder with cheese as he drove down a highway outside Atlanta when he was ticketed for violating Georgia's distracted driving law. He says an officer told him, "You can't just go down the road eating a hamburger."

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