PENTAGON SAYS EXPEDITED SHIPMENT OF 2,000 LIGHTWEIGHT ANTI-ARMOR WEAPONS SHOULD ARRIVE IN IRAQ AS SOON AS NEXT WK *

THE WEAPONS, CAPABLE OF PENETRATING ARMOR, ARE INTENDED TO HELP IRAQI MILITARY COUNTER USE OF CAR BOMBS BY ISIS *

EXPEDITED ARMS SHIPMENTS TO IRAQ COMING AFTER ISIS CAPTURED THE STRATEGIC CITY OF RAMADI, ABOUT 80 MILES WEST OF BAGHDAD *

SENATE EXPECTED TO ACT ON BILL THAT WOULD REPLACE NSA'S COLLECTION OF DOMESTIC PHONE RECORDS WITH CASE-BY-CASE SEARCHES *

HOUSE ALREADY PASSED LEGISLATION, WHICH INCLUDES EXTENDING 2 OTHER SURVEILLANCE PROVISIONS SET TO EXPIRE JUNE 1 *

OFFICIALS SAY IF SENATE DOESN'T ACT, THEY'LL LOSE VALUABLE SURVEILLANCE TOOLS *

MALAYSIAN NAVY SHIPS BEGIN SEARCH-AND-RESCUE OFF SE ASIA'S WEST COAST FOR THOUSANDS OF STRANDED MIGRANTS *

IT'S THE FIRST OFFICIAL RESCUE OPERATION SINCE THE MOSTLY BANGLADESHIS AND ROHINGYA MUSLIMS FROM BURMA STARTED WASHING INTO SOUTHEAST ASIA SHORES EARLIER THIS MONTH *

U.S. MILITARY IS PREPARING AIR PATROLS TO STEP UP ITS INVOLVEMENT *

IRELAND HOLDING VOTE ON LEGALIZING GAY MARRIAGE *

TODAY'S REFERENDUM ON AMENDING IRISH CONSTITUTION IS EXPECTED TO BE APPROVED, BASED ON OPINION POLLS *

BUT GOVT OFFICIALS AND GAY RIGHTS ACTIVISTS SAY HIGH VOTER TURNOUT IS CRUCIAL, ESPECIALLY AMONG YOUNGER CITIZENS *

OPERATOR OF BROKEN PIPELINE ALONG CA COAST SAYS IT COULD TAKE MONTHS TO DETERMINE CAUSE OF SPILL *

TUESDAY'S SPILL INVOLVED EST 105K GALLONS OF CRUDE, ABOUT 21K GALLONS OF WHICH ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE MADE IT TO SEA *

OFFICIALS SAY MORE THAN 9K GALLONS HAVE BEEN CLEANED UP *

SPILL PROMPTED GOV JERRY BROWN TO DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY AND CLOSURE OF POPULAR BEACH DESTINATIONS EL CAPITAN AND REFUGIO, WHERE CLEAN-UP IS UNDERWAY *

GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL: "WHOLE LOT LEFT TO BE DONE" TO AVOID FINANCIAL MELTDOWN IN GREECE *

GERMAN, FRENCH AND GREEK LEADERS MET TO PAVE WAY FOR SPECIAL EUROZONE MEETING IN COMING WEEKS *

TALKS COME AFTER TOP GREEK OFFICIAL SAID GREECE CAN'T MAKE PAYMENT ON $1.7 BIL LOAN FROM IMF UNLESS FOREIGN CREDITORS UNBLOCK BAILOUT FUNDS *