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ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — Tourism hasn't only recovered on the Gulf Coast five years after the BP oil spill — industry officials say it's surging. And they credit fallout from the environmental disaster as being part of the reason why.
BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries prepared to retake the Iraqi city that fell to the Islamists a week ago in a major setback for the government. In Palmyra, the Syrian air force struck at buildings captured by the Sunni militant group, whose arrival has raised fears that the city's famed Roman ruins will be destroyed. The air force leveled Islamic State "hideouts" and killed a large number of its members around Palmyra's military air base, Syrian state media said.