• Vietnam veterans Robert Turner, 68, left, and Cliff Stone, 68, both of North Andover, Mass, both of whom said that they oppose President Barack Obama's decision to lift the half-century-old Vietnam arms embargo, pose for a photo at the VFW hall Monday, May 23, 2016, in North Andover, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Many Vietnam vets say they support lifting of arms embargo

    CHICAGO (AP) — The way Terry Neilen sees it, lifting the ban on U.S. arms sales to Vietnam makes sense in the face of China’s growing influence in the region.

  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather in front of a burning car at the scene where suicide bombers blew themselves up, in the coastal town of Tartus, Syria, Monday, May 23, 2016. Syrian TV said suicide bombers blew themselves followed by a car bomb in a parking lot packed during morning rush hour. (SANA via AP)

    The Latest: IS claims deadly blasts in 2 Syrian cities

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on a violent day in the Middle East, with deadly bombings in Syria and Yemen and the start of an Iraqi government offensive to retake the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group (all times local):