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Biden tries to smooth over anger sparked by Carter’s comment
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 02:12:23 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is reassuring Iraq's government of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State group, telephoning Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with thanks for "the

Concealed handguns in college bill set for Texas House vote
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 03:01:36 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas House is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to allow concealed handguns in public college classrooms and buildings.

Police: 3 children hurt when waterspout uproots bounce house
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 03:41:50 -0500
MIAMI (AP) — Two of the three children tossed onto a South Florida beach from a bounce house sent flying by a waterspout have been sent home from a hospital with minor injuries, hours after the inflat

For an IS fighter, a paid honeymoon in caliphate’s heart
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 02:07:20 -0500
BEIRUT (AP) — The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria's war. In the capital of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed "caliphate," Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-

Egypt allows Gazans to return home through border crossing
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 03:52:22 -0500
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egypt has opened its border with the Gaza Strip to allow stranded Palestinians to return home.

Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer’s is brewing
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 02:13:58 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.

Iraq announces launch of operation to drive IS from Anbar
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 02:26:47 -0500
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq has announced the launch of an operation to drive the Islamic State group out of the western Anbar province, where the extremists captured the provincial capital earlier this month

Police: Several Kenyan officers killed in ambush
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 02:11:39 -0500
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Several Kenyan police officers were killed in an attack Monday night by suspected Somali militants in the northeastern Garissa county, where 148 students were massacred last mon

Iran begins trial of detained Washington Post reporter
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 03:19:55 -0500
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The closed trial of an American-Iranian reporter for the Washington Post detained in Iran for more than 10 months began Tuesday in a court used to hear security cases, the official

Ryanair beats forecasts again as annual profits rise 66 pct
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 02:14:33 -0500
DUBLIN (AP) — Europe's leading budget airline Ryanair has beaten forecasts again, reporting full-year net profits of 867 million euros ($949 million), 66 percent higher than the year before.

Modi vows cleaner India, but no clear path to get there
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 03:41:04 -0500
NEW DELHI (AP) — Four months after becoming prime minister, Narendra Modi stunned Indians by picking up a crude straw broom and, holding it like a dance partner, gently sweeping at a small pile of gre

12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home
wacotrib.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 02:37:34 -0500
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Recovery teams are set to resume looking for the 12 members of two families who authorities say are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home

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