(Photo courtesy of the Newport News Fire Department)

Gas leak cleared in Newport News

According to the Newport News Fire Department, workers were installing a new gas line when they struck an existing one.

Visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, and his Iraqi counterpart Khaled al-Obeidi review an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Ministry of Defense, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, April 18, 2016. (AP Photo)

US to send more troops to Iraq

The U.S. has agreed to deploy more than 200 additional troops to Iraq and to send eight Apache helicopters for the first time into the fight…