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6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits California Coast

A magnitude earthquake shook northern California coast this morning (Sunday night pacific time), as Reported by the Geological Survey. The quake occurred at 9:18 pm local time about 4 miles under the seabed of the Pacific Ocean, about 50 miles west of Eureka. There was no danger of a tsunami, said the Tsunami Warning Center in Alaska.
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The White House Calls on Cuba to Release Alan Gross

The White House reiterated Monday that the arrest of American businessman Alan Gross in Cuba prevents a more constructive relationship between Washington and Havana. So said the White House spokesman, Jay Carney during the daily briefing at the capital. "We continue working to secure their release," Carney said. "Gross is a husband of 64 years, a father and a dedicated professional with a long history that has offered assistance to underserved communities in more than 50 countries." "We reiterate our call on the Cuban government to release Alan Gross." Gross was arrested by Cuban authorities in December 2009 and sentenced…
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UN Wants to Prevent Genocide in Central African Republic

Sectarian fighting began after a coup that brought to power the first Muslim president. The chief investigator for the United Nations for the Central African Republic said it hopes to prevent genocide in that country. Bernard Acho Muna added that the international community should not wait until genocide is committed but to ensure that those who encourage hatred are judged. The UN team will travel to the capital, Bangui, on Monday night. In December, the Security Council decided to launch an investigation into human rights violations committed in the Central African Republic. Around 650,000 people have been displaced in that…
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US and Chinese Presidents Analyze Ukrainian Crisis

President Barack Obama discussed the Ukrainian crisis with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping . The White House said the two leaders had agreed on the importance of upholding the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Chinese agency, Xinhua news said that Xi Jinping has called on all parties to channel their differences through diplomacy and exercise restraint . British and German officials said the president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has promised to talk to his foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, on the possibility of creating an international contact group to facilitate dialogue with the new Ukrainian government. Ukrainian…
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Lost Malaysian Airplane: Search Broadened & Oil Stains Discarded

Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, General Director of the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia, was on hand to talk to the press. Malaysian officials say the search area for the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last Friday en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, has been amplified on the east coast, and extended to some areas of the west coast. Oil samples found in the South China Sea have been discarded. The officials added that the two passengers traveling on the stolen European passports were not of Asian appearance. The Malaysian police had previously said that they thought they had identified one…
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Community

Navigant Credit Union: Business together for a stronger CommUNITY!

THE FUTURE OF Central Falls IS IN YOUR HANDS… Business together for a stronger CommUNITY!   Please join The Learning Community, The City of Central Falls and Navigant Credit Union to celebrate 10 years of one of the state’s most innovative schools this coming Tuesday, March 11th from 6-8 pm. You, the Business Owners of the Blackstone Valley are cordially invited to their Birthday Party! This celebration will be  held at Navigant Credit Union in Central Falls located at 693 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI 02863. Detailed information attached. Mark your calendars today for this exciting celebration and networking opportunity!…
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Amica Insurance once again receives highest score in property claims satisfaction study

LINCOLN, RI, March 5, 2014 – Amica Insurance has once again ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the Power 2014 Property Claims Satisfaction StudySM. This marks the third consecutive year that Amica has ranked highest in the study. Amica’s score of 898 was 58 points higher than the industry average of 840. “Our top priority is to provide outstanding customer satisfaction, and we are very proud to once again receive this award,” said Robert A. DiMuccio, president, chairman and CEO of Amica Insurance. “When the customer can put a claim behind them quickly, it further establishes the peace of mind…
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RISP ARREST WEST WARWICK INSURANCE ADJUSTER FOR UNLAWFUL APPROPRIATION

Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on March 5, 2014, members of the State Police Financial Crimes Unit arrested Michael Bresette, age 43, of 52 Tug Hollow Road, Richmond, Rhode Island, for an alleged Unlawful Appropriation of an Insurance Settlement. Bresette is the owner of AAA Public Insurance Adjusters and Imperial Restoration, Inc.  Mr. Bresette’s insurance adjuster license was permanently revoked by the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation on January 9, 2012 based on previous criminal charges to include insurance fraud and obtaining money under false pretenses.…
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Debut “Adrenalina”, music video of Wisin with Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez: See it here (VIDEO)

On Monday, the music video for "Adrenalina", was released starring Wisin with Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin. The production was filmed several weeks ago in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami directed by Jessy Terrero. Finally we see the result, which highlights good chemistry between the stars, lots of dancing and passion. "I am honored and extremely grateful to have created this joint collaboration between Jennifer, Ricky and me. It's very significant that it is reaching a worldwide audience. The chemistry between us is magical and I know people are going to be infected with this great energy, the adrenaline,…
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RISP Arrest Two People on Marijuana Distribution Charges

RI - Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces the arrest of two people on drug distribution charges by the State Police High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force with assistance from the State Police Hope Valley Barracks, the Hopkinton Police Department and the Charlestown Police Department. Darren Higgs, age 48, of 47 Wiitala Dr, Charlestown, Rhode Island was arrested and charged with: • Possession of Marijuana in Excess of 5 Kilos, • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver, and; • Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance Act…
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