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9 dead in Waco after biker gangs clash...Ramadi falls...Yemen truce ends

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 17, 2015 at 3:51 p.m.



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WACO, Texas (AP) — A gunfight involving rival biker gangs at a restaurant in Central Texas has left nine people dead. Waco police tell KWTX-TV that a number of people were injured, but there's no word on the number or severity of injuries. Police say the fight began with punches and then escalated to knives and firearms. Officers were at the restaurant when shots began and fired on the bikers as the shooting spilled out into the parking lot.

BAGHDAD (AP) — The capital of Iraq's western Anbar province has fallen to the Islamic State group. A spokesman for Anbar's governor says Iraq's army is fleeing Ramadi, and online video purportedly shows Humvees, trucks and other equipment speeding out of the city, with some soldiers gripping onto the sides of vehicles.

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A five-day humanitarian cease-fire in Yemen between Shiite rebels and a Saudi-led coalition has ended. The truce was intended to allow humanitarian aid to be delivered to civilians suffering from shortages of food, water, medicine and electricity as a result of a Saudi-led blockade. Meanwhile, Yemeni politicians and tribal leaders began talks in Saudi Arabia on the future of their war-torn country, but the Houthi rebels did not take part.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak says it will restore full operations along the Northeast Corridor tomorrow morning. The service was halted following Tuesday's deadly train derailment in Philadelphia. Amtrak president Joseph Boardman says repairs have been made with passenger safety in mind and in "complete compliance" with the directives of federal regulators. The Federal Railroad Administration has ordered Amtrak to expand use of a speed-control system near the crash site to northbound trains.

PRAGUE (AP) — Sidney Crosby has led Canada to its first hockey world championship title since 2007. The center had a goal and an assist in a dominant 6-1 victory over defending champion Russia in the final. Canada dominated the tournament, winning all 10 games and scoring 66 goals on the way to its 25th world championship.

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