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US Military Launches Airstrikes Against IS Near Irbil

The military says it lauched further air attacks Wednesday against Islamic State militants near Irbil and the  strategic Mosul Dam in Iraq. The United States Central Command said in a statement that forces launched three airstrikes using fighter, attack, and remotely piloted aircraft to support Iraqi security force operations. "The strikes were conducted under authority to support Iraqi security force and Kurdish defense force operations, as well as to protect critical infrastructure, personnel and facilities, and support humanitarian efforts," the statement said. Mosul Dam CENTCOM says the strikes destroyed an Islamic State Humvee, a supply truck, three armored vehicles, and…
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US Journalist Kidnapped in Syria Returns Home

AP/Curtis Family Nancy Curtis (left) and her son, Peter Theo Curtis, reunited in Boston on Tuesday. An American writer released this week from two years in the captivity of insurgents in Syria is doing well and is excited to be free, his mother said on Tuesday. "In the days following my release on Sunday, I have learned bit-by-bit that many people have been working on my release.  I had no idea," Peter Theo Curtis, 45, told reporters outside his mother's home in Cambridge, a Boston suburb. "I am overhwlemed with emotional and that total strangers have been coming up to…
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Local News

Boston Marathon bombing victim marries nurse who helped him recover

He once said he was glad he got blown up because the resulting agony led him to meeting the love of his life, who is also his best friend. Boston Marathon bombing survivor James Costello walked down the aisle Saturday with nurse Krista D'Agostino, in a wedding that came about through donated services from local businesses. Costello, 31, met his bride as he struggled through months of surgery and painful rehabilitation after the April 2013 catastrophe that left him with serious wounds throughout his body. A photograph of him — burned, staggering and with his clothes in tatters — become…
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World News

Afghan Presidential Rivals Sign Unity Deal

ISLAMABAD— Rival Afghan presidential candidates have pledged to resolve their election dispute and form a “national unity government” before NATO leaders gather in Britain early next month to discuss Afghanistan's future. Secretary of State John Kerry and United Nations officials in Kabul helped brokered the deal after extensive negotiations with presidential hopefuls, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah. Speaking to reporters alongside Kerry in the Afghan capital, both Ghani and Abdullah promised to cooperate in speeding up an internationally-supervised audit of the disputed June 14 runoff vote. Ghani hoped that the process will be completed by the end of this month…
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US News

Tropical Storm Iselle Batters Hawaii

Tropical Storm Iselle battered Hawaii with driving winds and rising surf on Friday, knocking down trees and causing power outages, the first of two major storms due to hit the archipelago as the more powerful Hurricane Julio gathered steam behind it. More than 1,200 people flocked to evacuation shelters across the Big Island, according to County of Hawaii Civil Defense, as heavy rains and strong winds pummeled areas of East Hawaii from the Puna area to the town of Hilo. Hawaii Electric Light Company had about 5,000 customers without power, mostly in East Hawaii, a Hawaii County official said. With…
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US Planes Strike Militants in Iraq

The military continued to attack militants from the Islamic State group near Irbil Friday, conducting two additional air strikes to help defend the city where personnel are assisting Iraqi government forces. Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said remotely piloted aircraft struck a terrorist mortar position Friday afternoon. When Islamic State fighters returned to the site, the terrorists were attacked again and successfully eliminated. About an hour later, four F-18 aircraft successfully struck a stationary convoy of seven vehicles and a mortar position near Irbil. The aircraft executed two planned passes. On both runs, each aircraft dropped one laser guided bomb…
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Entertainment

George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin Get Their Marriage License In London

We hear wedding bells for George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin! The engaged pair successfully secured their marriage license in London, and are well on their way to the altar! Read on for more details. The notorious bachelor is ready to settle down! George Clooney, 53, and the stunning, Amal Alamuddin, 36, have been engaged since April 2014, and are gearing up to walk down the aisle. Securing their marriage license on Aug. 6, the couple’s one step closer to saying, “I do.” George shocked the world when he became engaged to Oxford educated lawyer, Amal. As previously reported, the silver…
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CRANSTON POLICE TO INCREASE PATROLS THIS WEEKEND FOR STRICT DUI ENFORCEMENT

The Cranston Police Department will staff additional officers from Friday, May 16, 2014 through Sunday, May 18, 2014 to deter, detect and arrest impaired operators within the City of Cranston.   Officers from the Cranston Police Department will work in conjunction with Police Officers and Troopers assigned to the Southern Rhode Island DUI Task Force.  The SRI DUI Task Force will have more than 35 Officers and Troopers on patrol in ten communities during this weekend of May 16-18, 2014. Please remember if you are going to drink, think about designating a sober driver, taking a taxi, or staying at a…
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ABC’s Spencer Apologizes for Cinco de Mayo Segment

ABC’s Lara Spencer is apologizing for referring to Cinco de Mayo as ‘‘Cinco de Drinko’’ on a ‘‘Good Morning America’’ segment this week. The anchor wore, then twirled, a sombrero and mentioned that the holiday was the biggest day of the year for margarita sales. She held what appeared to be a margarita. She tweeted a day later that she got a little carried away and was sorry for the segment. MSNBC’s ‘‘Way Too Early’’ show similarly apologized this week for showing a staff member shaking maracas and taking a swig from what was said to be a tequila bottle.…
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IATSE Local 23 Endorses Michael Solomon for Mayor of Providence

PROVIDENCE, RI - Local 23 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, AFL-CIO announced its endorsement for Michael Solomon for Mayor of Providence today. This is the 3rd union endorsement for Solomon including the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and the 16-member Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council. “We believe that Providence is at a crossroads,” said Michael Araujo, business agent for Local 23. “Robust and visionary leadership is required for the challenges our City of Providence is facing. We believe that proven leadership and experience are invaluable assets to our diverse population. Michael Solomon has…
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