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French prosecutors open terror probe in officer's killing

French prosecutors open terror probe in officer's killing

PARIS — French prosecutors opened a terrorism investigation into the fatal stabbing Friday of a French police official inside her police station near the historic Rambouillet chateau outside Paris.
UK sees budget deficit rise to highest rate since 1946

UK sees budget deficit rise to highest rate since 1946

LONDON — Britain has seen its budget deficit rise during the coronavirus pandemic to its highest level since the year after the end of World War II, official figures showed Friday.
Colombia police, military raid illegal gold mining operation

Colombia police, military raid illegal gold mining operation

MAGUI PAYAN, Colombia — From the air, the illegal gold mines look like wounds in the dense jungle of southern Colombia — scars of red, gray and brown dirt surrounding toxic ponds.
Wisconsin Sen. Johnson questions need for vaccinations

Wisconsin Sen. Johnson questions need for vaccinations

MADISON, Wis. — Republican Sen.
Caitlyn Jenner says she will run for governor of California

Caitlyn Jenner says she will run for governor of California

LOS ANGELES — Republican Caitlyn Jenner said Friday she will run for governor of California, injecting a jolt of celebrity into an emerging campaign that threatens to oust Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office.
Putin foe Navalny to end prison hunger strike on 24th day

Putin foe Navalny to end prison hunger strike on 24th day

MOSCOW — Imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Friday he is ending his hunger strike after getting medical attention and being warned by his doctors that continuing it would put his life at risk.

Japan issues 3rd virus emergency in Tokyo, Osaka area

TOKYO — Japan declared a third state of emergency for Tokyo and three western prefectures on Friday amid skepticism it will be enough to curb a rapid coronavirus resurgence just three months ahead of the Olympics.
New home sales surged 20.7% in March to 1.02 million

New home sales surged 20.7% in March to 1.02 million

WASHINGTON — Sales of new homes surged 20.7% in March, rebounding from the previous month when severe winter storms wreaked havoc in many parts of the country. Sales climbed to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.02 million last month after a 16.

EXPLAINER: Why is Chauvin unlikely to face maximum sentence?

MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Chauvin is already locked away in Minnesota's only maximum-security prison, held in a single cell for his own safety.

Parents sue father accused of hiding Kristin Smart's body

LES ANGLES, France — The parents of missing California college student Kristin Smart on Thursday sued the father of the man charged with killing their daughter nearly 25 years ago.