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Afghan Taliban release statement praising new leader
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 03:35:09 -0500
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban on Friday praised their new leader, saying he was one of the most "trusted" associates of the late Mullah Mohammad Omar, a statement likely meant to rally


Swiss central bank reports hefty 2nd-quarter loss
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:41:29 -0500
BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland's central bank is reporting a hefty loss for the second consecutive quarter after its decision to drop a cap on the franc's value against the euro sent the national currency

News Guide: Super PACs land wealthy donors to fund 2016 bids
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:22:53 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly all of the contenders for president are encouraging their deep-pocketed donors to give not just to their campaigns, but to groups known as super PACs, as well.

Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:24:33 -0500
SEATTLE (AP) — Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two

Honda records 20 pct profit rise on yen, despite recalls
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 03:00:47 -0500
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Honda reported Friday a 20 percent jump in fiscal first quarter profit on the back of a cheap yen that offset the damage from a massive air bag recall.

Survivor recalls horrific shooting, unaware parents are dead
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:50:08 -0500
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Bullets whizzed past a woman's head as she fled from an 18-year-old gunman who had posed as a stranded motorist to convince her family to help him on the roadside of a Montana Ind

Police: 8-year-old fatally shot after playing with gun
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:34:11 -0500
HOUSTON (AP) — An 8-year-old boy has died in an apparent accidental shooting at a home in Houston.


Despite bombing, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:19:27 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — American intelligence agencies have concluded that the Islamic State group is no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago.

French Jewish immigrants flock to Israeli coastal city
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:15:42 -0500
NETANYA, Israel (AP) — The coastal city of Netanya markets itself as the "Israeli Riviera" and walking along its main pedestrian boulevard, one would be hard-pressed to tell it apart from its twin cit

November retrial date expected for former BP engineer
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 03:04:05 -0500
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys are eyeing a November retrial date for Kurt Mix, the former BP engineer charged with obstructing a federal investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Suicide bomber strikes at Maiduguri market in Nigeria
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:50:41 -0500
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses say a female suicide bomber has killed many people at a taxi rank at a crowded market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri.

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