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Today in History for Friday, May 10, 2013
Today is Friday, May 10, the 130th day of 2013. There are 235 days left in the year.
Israeli airstrike in Syria aimed at Iran
From Israel’s perspective, its airstrikes near Damascus were more about Iran than Syria: Tehran’s shipment of guided missiles destroyed in the weekend attacks would have posed a potent threat had the weapons reached Iranian proxy Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Mass. funeral director considers burial offers
A Massachusetts funeral director said Monday he has received burial offers from out-of-state cemeteries for the body of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect who was killed in a gun battle with police, even as Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s mother told him she wants the body returned to Russia.
Limo driver: Fire took 3 minutes to claim 5 lives
First came the tapping. Over the blasting music, limo driver Orville Brown heard someone in the backseat crowd of partying women knock on the partition behind him, saying something about smoke. No smoking allowed, he told them.
3 missing women found at Ohio home; man arrested
Three women who went missing separately about a decade ago, when they were in their teens or early 20s, were found alive Monday in a residential area just south of downtown, and a man was arrested.
Today in History for Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Today is Tuesday, May 7, the 127th day of 2013. There are 238 days left in the year.
Patrol: 5 women die in limo fire on Calif. bridge
A limousine taking nine women to a bachelorette party erupted in flames, killing five of the passengers, including the bride-to-be, authorities and the mother of one of the survivors said Sunday.
Car bomber kills 7 in Somali capital
Seven people were killed Sunday morning when a suicide bomber attempted to ram a car laden with explosives into a military convoy escorting a four-member Qatari delegation.
Uncle arranging Boston bomb suspect’s burial rites
The uncle of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev arrived in Massachusetts on Sunday to arrange for his burial, saying he understands that “no one wants to associate their names with such evil events.”
Israeli airstrikes on Syria prompt threats, anger
Israel rushed to beef up its rocket defenses on its northern border Sunday to shield against possible retaliation after carrying out two airstrikes in Syria over 48 hours — an unprecedented escalation of Israeli involvement in the Syrian civil war.
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