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President Donald Trump waded into France's upcoming elections Friday, saying he believes an attack on police officers this week will help Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Trump said that while he is not explicitly endorsing Le Pen, the attack played to her strengths.
"She's the strongest on borders, and she's the strongest on what's been going on in France," Trump said in the Oval Office interview. "Whoever is the toughest on radical Islamic terrorism, and whoever is the toughest at the borders, will do well in the election."
At least 12 people were killed overnight during looting and violence in Venezuela's capital amid a spiraling political crisis, authorities said Friday.
Most of the deaths took place in El Valle, a working class neighborhood near Caracas' biggest military base where opposition leaders say a group of people were hit with an electrical current while trying to steal a refrigerator from a bakery.
Two days of huge protests on the streets of Caracas against the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro spilled into a violent Thursday night in several parts of the city, with residents in El Valle witnessing repetitive gunfire, street barricades set aflame and more than two dozen businesses looted.
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Fear in the community is holding back information about the massacre of eight family members in southern Ohio nearly a year after the still-unsolved killings, investigators said Thursday.
Some of that fear is of retaliation by the killers, and some is fear of self-incrimination based on witnesses' own criminal activity — likely involving drugs — unrelated to the slayings, investigators said.
"There is absolutely no doubt in my mind or in any investigator's mind, that there's information that may be part truth, but not all the way true," said Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader.
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The suspect in this week's racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno entered a courtroom early Friday shouting that natural disasters striking America will increase.
Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, then shouted twice during a minute-long hearing: "Let black people go in reparations."
He was charged Thursday with killing unarmed security guard Carl Williams at a Motel 6 a week earlier.
Authorities say Williams was the first of four killings by Muhammad.
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Former President Barack Obama will come to Chicago Monday to make his first public appearance since leaving the White House.
Obama will discuss community organizing and civic engagement at the University of Chicago, according to a news release. The discussion with "young leaders" is invitation-only, but a television feed will be provided.
"This event is part of President Obama’s post-presidency goal to encourage and support the next generation of leaders driven by strengthening communities around the country and the world," the release said.
Nico and Vittorio Malingri arrived in the Guadeloupe port town of Pointe-a-Pitre on April 20. The journey took 11 days, one hour and nine minutes after leaving Dakar, Senegal, in their sailboat, setting...
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A federal judge has approved a $2.8 billion criminal penalty against Volkswagen for cheating on diesel emissions tests.
District Judge Sean Cox approved deal and fine — the largest ever levied by the U.S. government against an automaker — negotiated by VW and the Justice Department during a Friday hearing in Detroit. The announcement comes six weeks after the German automaker pleaded guilty to conspiracy and obstruction of justice.
The Trump administration will not grant Exxon Mobile special permission to carry out oil and gas drilling in Russia while sanctions remain intact, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Friday, CNBC reported.
Exxon tried to secure the waiver about a month after its former CEO Rex Tillerson became secretary of state.
That ban was related to Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea and support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.
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Over 90,000 people lost power in San Francisco Friday leaving the streets a traffic nightmare. People on social media shared their experiences.
Americans purchased homes in March at the fastest pace in over a decade, a strong start to the traditional spring buying season.
Sales of existing homes climbed 4.4 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.71 million, the National Association of Realtors said Friday. This was the fastest sales rate since February 2007.
The U.S. housing market faces something of a split personality: A stable economy has intensified demand from would-be buyers, but the number of properties listed for sale has been steadily fading. The result of this trend is prices rising faster than incomes, homes staying on the market for fewer days and a limit on just how much home sales can grow. It's a situation that rewards would-be buyers who can act quickly and decisively.
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The gunman who killed a police officer and wounded two others in the heart of Paris before being killed himself was French and had a long criminal record, NBC News reported.
Karim Cheurfi, 39, was a Paris resident, according to a representative of the Paris prosecutor's office. The city's prosecutor said he was carrying a note defending ISIS, The Associated Press reported.
Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre Henry Brandet earlier told radio station France Info that officials found a shotgun and knives in the suspect's car, and three people from his family were being questioned.
Cheurfi was fatally shot trying to flee the scene of the shooting on the Champs-Elysees Thursday, in which what French President Francois Hollande has called a terrorist attack.
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Arkansas carried out its first execution in nearly a dozen years despite a flurry of legal challenges that had spared three convicted killers, but courts still could scuttle the remainder of the nation's most ambitious death penalty schedule since capital punishment was restored in 1976.
Ledell Lee was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m. Thursday, four minutes before his death warrant was due to expire at midnight, capping a chaotic week of legal wrangling. Arkansas originally wanted to put eight inmates to death before the state's supply of midazolam, one of three drugs used in its lethal injection process, expires at the end of April.
Three of those executions were canceled this week because of court decisions. Another inmate scheduled for execution next week has received a stay. But Arkansas wants to put two other inmates to death Monday, and one next Thursday.