ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — With the Memorial Day holiday just around the corner, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one imagined back then: An increase in tourism in the region.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq and Iran pushed back Monday against U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter's criticisms over the fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State group, with an Iranian general going as far as saying America had "no will" to fight the extremists.
World number four Tomas Berdych eased into the French Open second round Monday as heavyweights Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray waited to make their 2015 Roland Garros bows. Berdych, a 2010 semi-finalist, continued his solid claycourt season with a 6-0, 7-5, 6-3 win over Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka, the world number 146. The 29-year-old Berdych will face Davis Cup-winning teammate Radek Stepanek, the oldest man in the draw at 36, for a place in the last 32.