Top of the Hour: US Intensifies Efforts in Yemen, Morning Headlines

The Takeaway
Fighters associated with Al Qaeda are reportedly pouring into southern Yemen, in hopes of making the nation an Islamic state. The US is intensifying its efforts there, in an attempt to keep that from happening. Our partner, The New York Times, reports that fighter jets are hitting militant targets, in an effort to keep them from consolidating. Meanwhile, Yemen's President, Ali Saleh, is out of intensive care after a successful surgery in Saudi Arabia.