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Iraqi troops flee Ramadi...Yemen cease-fire expires...Ukraine says it captured 2 Russian soldiers



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BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group has seized control of the city of the Iraqi city of Ramadi after a bloody day of fighting and suicide bomb attacks targeting Iraqi forces. Iraq's prime minister ordered security forces not to abandon their posts across Anbar province. But video posted online shows Humvees, trucks and other equipment purportedly speeding out of Ramadi. One police officer says retreating forces left behind about 30 army vehicles and weapons that included artillery and assault rifles.

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A five-day humanitarian cease-fire in Yemen has come to an end. The pause in fighting between Shiite rebels and a Saudi-led coalition was meant to enable deliveries of aid to ease shortages of food, water, medicine and electricity. However, the cease-fire didn't stop all the fighting.

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian military spokesman says government forces have captured two Russian officers who were operating in a rebel-controlled area. The spokesman says the men are being questioned. Russia has repeatedly denied supplying the separatists with rebels or recruits.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has urged graduating Yale University students to question the judgment of others, but not their motives. Speaking at the annual class day that's part of commencement weekend, Biden said he learned early to not judge colleagues' motives, which helped him find compromise in Congress. Biden represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate for 36 years before becoming vice president.

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor has upped his friendly bet with his counterpart in Anaheim, California, on the outcome of the NHL's Western Conference finals between the Blackhawks and the Ducks. Should the Blackhawks lose the series, Rahm Emanuel will give Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait a barrel of Garrett's Popcorn, beer from Slap Shot Brewing Co., and neon green relish from Vienna Beef. Tait bet craft beer from local breweries and a case of Anaheim chilies. The bets also include contributions to charities.

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