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Darrelle Revis Charged With Robbery


Although Darrelle Revis’ lawyer insists that the New York Jets star cornerback did nothing wrong and was trying to remove himself from an alleged fight in Pittsburgh last weekend, authorities disagreed.

Revis was charged with robbery, terroristic threats, conspiracy and aggravated assault, after he was reportedly involved in a fight on the south side of Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety put out a statement on the incident and the charges (via NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo). ESPN.com said Thursday night that Revis was officially charged, and Revis’ lawyer said he will turn himself into police.
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Syria Kurds say American joins fight against Islamic State

By Tom Perry and Fiona Ortiz BEIRUT/CHICAGO (Reuters) – A former American soldier has joined Kurdish forces fighting against Islamic State militants in northern Syria, a rare case of a lone U.S. citizen joining the fight against extremists in Syria. Jordan Matson of Wisconsin has joined the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), who are mainly battling advances by Islamic State militants close to Syria’s borders with Turkey and Iraq, a spokesman for the Kurdish group said on Thursday. … …read more

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Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border

By Ayla Jean Yackley and Oliver Holmes MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria. The government sent a proposal to parliament late on Tuesday which would broaden existing powers and allow Ankara to order military action to “defeat attacks directed towards our country from all terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria”. …

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Turkey will fight Islamic State, wants Assad gone: President Erdogan

By Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey will fight against Islamic State and other “terrorist” groups in the region but will stick to its aim of seeing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad removed from power, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday . The advance of Islamic State insurgents to within sight of the Turkish army on the Syrian border has piled pressure on Ankara to play a greater role in the U.S.-led coalition carrying out air strikes against the insurgents in Syria and Iraq. … …read more

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Kurds seize Iraq/Syria border post; Sunni tribe joins fight against Islamic State

By Isabel Coles and Jonny Hogg ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began bombing the Islamists. The victory, which could make it harder for militants to operate on both sides of the frontier, was also achieved with help from Kurds from the Syrian side of the frontier, a new sign of cooperation across the border. … …read more

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Syria backs global fight against Islamic State, minister tells U.N.

By Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Syria stands with a worldwide effort to combat Islamic State, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Monday, in a statement to the United Nations that appeared to give tacit approval of U.S. and Arab air strikes in Syria targeting the militants. Moualem told the United Nations General Assembly that military action to tackle Islamic State, al Qaeda’s Syrian wing Nusra Front, and other extremist groups should coincide with cutting off their flow of funds, weapons, fighters and training. … …read more

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