American Drones Carry Out Strikes in Somalia; Maria Shriver Files for Divorce


The United States has stepped up efforts against Islamic extremist groups in Somalia, the New York Times reports. Unmanned drone attacks late last month marked the first American military action in the nation since 2009. Shabab members were targeted after reports that the group was carrying out discussions with Al Qaeda operatives in Yemen about organizing possible attacks against the United States. [NYT]

The New York Post alleges that a source told them the maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of rape is a prostitute. “There is information . . . of her getting extraordinary tips, if you know what I mean. And it’s not for bringing extra f–king towels,” the source told the paper. [NYP]

Maria Shriver has filed for divorce against Arnold Schwarzenegger, citing “irreconcilable differences.” They had been separated since May 9th. [CNN]

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has vowed to attack Europe in response to NATO airstrikes. He pledges to send troops “like a swarm of locusts or bees.” [Reuters]

The 98th Tour de France begins its first stage today. [Telegraph]

The Yankees beat the Mets 5-1 to take the first game of the Subway Series. [NYDN]