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Deadly biker gang clash in Waco ... Kerry says still confident about fight against IS ... Summer expected to bring record plane travelers



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WACO, Texas (AP) — A popular Central Texas restaurant turned into the scene of a gun battle Sunday, when rival motorcycle gangs gathered to discuss turf and recruitment. Police in Waco say the violence erupted shortly after noon at Twin Peaks restaurant, sending patrons running. Nine bikers were killed and 18 were wounded. Police say many of the injuries were stab and gunshot wounds.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says he's confident about the fight against the Islamic State group, despite the setbacks like the loss of the Iraqi city of Ramadi. Kerry says that he's long said the fight against the terrorist group would be a long one, and that it would be tough in the Anbar province of western Iraq where Iraqi security forces are not built up. Despite intensified U.S.-led airstrikes, Ramadi fell to IS on Sunday, forcing Iraqi forces to flee.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) —Secretary of State John Kerry is accusing North Korea of a litany of crimes and atrocities. Kerry says North Korea has continued to break promises, make threats and "show flagrant disregard for international law" by continuing provocative nuclear and missile activity while oppressing its own people. Kerry is vowing to ratchet up pressure on Pyongyang to change what he calls its "horrific conduct." Kerry is in South Korea where he's to deliver a speech on cyber security and related issues."

NEW YORK (AP) — A record number of travelers are expected to take to the skies this summer thanks to a rebounding economy. The industry's trade and lobbying group Airlines for America predicts that U.S. airlines will carry 222 million passengers between June 1 and Aug. 31, topping the summer of 2007 when 217.6 million people flew. After several years of limiting their expansion, U.S. airlines are now quickly adding more seats, including 4.6 percent more this summer.

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan says that by 2020 it'll have vehicles packed with autonomous driving technology, but whether people will be able to drive them is up to government regulators. Many of the world's automakers and companies outside the auto industry such as Google are working on technologies that allow cars to navigate without human intervention. Nissan Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn says good progress is being made toward Nissan's goal of delivering that technology by 2020.

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