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Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leave
Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leave

PARIS (AP) - Architects and construction workers have stabilized the damaged structure of Notre Dame cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the iconic Paris building, and firefighters were leaving the site Friday night, a fire service official said.

Iconic Salt Lake Temple closing for major 4-year renovation
Iconic Salt Lake Temple closing for major 4-year renovation

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An iconic temple central to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints faith will close for four years for a major renovation to help it withstand earthquakes and be more welcoming to visitors, leaders said Friday.

Israeli tank, aircraft hit Gaza after cross-border fire: army
Israeli tank, aircraft hit Gaza after cross-border fire: army

Israel on Friday struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip with tank and aircraft fire after troops were shot at on the Israeli side of the border, the army said. The Israeli military said in a statement that "no injuries to soldiers were reported" after its troops came under fire. Palestinian security sources in Hamas-ruled Gaza told AFP that the Israeli strikes hit Hamas military observation posts at three locations along the frontier.

Three world-class climbers presumed dead in Canadian avalanche
Three world-class climbers presumed dead in Canadian avalanche

Three renowned professional alpinists are missing and presumed dead after an avalanche in the Rocky Mountains.

Ukraine vote rivals clash in stadium debate
Ukraine vote rivals clash in stadium debate

A comedian tipped to take over Ukraine's presidency and his incumbent rival went head-to-head in a bitter stadium debate Friday, as campaigning reached its grand finale before a weekend vote. Several thousand spectators attended the first and only policy head-to-head of the extraordinary campaign that took place in Kiev's Olympic Stadium amid beefed-up security. "I am not a politician," said Zelensky, who spoke first.

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Real Housewives' husband Joe Giudice loses immigration appeal

"Real Housewives of New Jersey" husband Joe Giudice has lost his appeal to avoid deportation to Italy

Jerry Nadler issues 8-page subpoena for unredacted Mueller report, including underlying documents
Jerry Nadler issues 8-page subpoena for unredacted Mueller report, including underlying documents

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler takes the next step in what is shaping up to be a lengthy political and legal battle between Democrats and Republicans over the Mueller report; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports.

BlackBerry Messenger or BBM to be shut down for consumers on May 31
BlackBerry Messenger or BBM to be shut down for consumers on May 31

The mobile messaging service BBM, one of the last remnants from BlackBerry's heyday is about to be closed for consumers.

View Photos of the Aston Martin DBS 59 Special Edition
View Photos of the Aston Martin DBS 59 Special Edition

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Kim Foxx's chief ethics officer, integrity unit director resign following Smollett controversy

Two top deputies in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office submit their resignations after charges are dropped in the Jussie Smollett case; Matt Finn reports on the details.

House Democrats Issue Subpoena for Full Mueller Report
House Democrats Issue Subpoena for Full Mueller Report

The first official step in what will likely be a lengthy legal battle

History Shows 'Sanctuary Cities' Can Thrive With Influx of Immigrants

U.S. President Donald Trump's consideration of sending immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities represented by Democrats is more than possible retaliation against his political opponents. It also evokes an event nearly 40 years ago that to this day shapes the partisan debates in the United States and other countries about the impact of immigration. Some economists say low-skilled immigrants from poor countries can hurt low-skilled native workers, while others say such an influx can bolster a local economy.

How to Get Rid of Lawn Weeds
How to Get Rid of Lawn Weeds

Unless you stop them, weeds are going to grow in your lawn. Here's what you need to do.

8 Things We Learned Driving the Roush Ford F-150 SC, a Pickup Truck on Steroids
8 Things We Learned Driving the Roush Ford F-150 SC, a Pickup Truck on Steroids

Vladimir Putin's team doesn't like Robert Mueller's report on election interference, Trump
Vladimir Putin's team doesn't like Robert Mueller's report on election interference, Trump

Kremlin seeks to downplay the findings of the special counsel on Russia's election activity in the United States.

The Latest: Columbine moves ahead with memorial events
The Latest: Columbine moves ahead with memorial events

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - The Latest on the investigation of a woman believed to have posed a threat to schools in Colorado (all times local):

The Mueller investigation: If Donald Trump didn't break the law, he surely bent it
The Mueller investigation: If Donald Trump didn't break the law, he surely bent it

If the president didn't obstruct justice, it wasn't for a lack of trying: Our view

LAX travelers again warned of measles and urged to get vaccinated, after third case hits airport
LAX travelers again warned of measles and urged to get vaccinated, after third case hits airport

Travelers who were at the airport April 3 could be at risk for developing measles, which can be present up to 21 days after exposure.

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George Papadopoulos 'impressed' and 'shocked' that Mueller told the truth about him in report

The former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser who was caught in the crosshairs of the Russia probe reacts to the report.

Trio of North Face climbers presumed dead in avalanche at Canada's Banff park
Trio of North Face climbers presumed dead in avalanche at Canada's Banff park

American Jess Roskelley and Austrians David Lama and Hansjorg Auer were attempting to climb Howse Peak in Canada's Banff National Park, officials say.

Columbine focuses on healing as questions loom after manhunt
Columbine focuses on healing as questions loom after manhunt

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado community changed forever by the attack that killed 13 people at Columbine High School moved ahead Thursday with ceremonies marking the anniversary of the tragedy while awaiting more details on what led a Florida teen "infatuated" with the shooting to buy a shotgun and kill herself in the snowy foothills nearby.

Measles Crisis: Judge Dismisses Parents
Measles Crisis: Judge Dismisses Parents' Suit Against NYC

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyA New York judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit brought against the city's Department of Health by five parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.The dismissal shores up an emergency order declaring the city's measles outbreak a public health emergency. In addition to mandating the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine for children in zip codes affected by the crisis, it threatened parents with fines of up to $1,000.There have been 329 confirmed cases of the viral illness, mostly among observant Jews in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. "The unvarnished truth is that these diagnoses represent the most...

Robert Mueller Made One Mistake: He Trusted Bill Barr
Robert Mueller Made One Mistake: He Trusted Bill Barr

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyTwo days before the 50th anniversary of Robert Mueller being seriously wounded while leading his platoon against a numerically superior enemy in Vietnam, his latest service to the nation was released in the form of the Special Counsel's Report.In a morning press conference before the release, Attorney General William Barr seemed to give a friend of three decades his due after two years of lies and slander by our president."I would also like to thank Special Counsel Mueller for his service and the thoroughness of his investigation, particularly his work exposing the nature of Russia's attempts to interfere in our electoral process," Barr said.A...

France salutes
France salutes 'exemplary' firefighters for saving Notre-Dame

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday hailed as "exemplary" hundreds of firefighters who saved Notre-Dame in the devastating blaze, as efforts intensified to shore up the still fragile cathedral. Some 600 firefighters worked throughout the night Monday to put out the fire at the Paris landmark and prevent an even worse disaster, in a blaze that felled the spire and destroyed two-thirds of its roof. A prayer vigil was held at another of Paris's landmark churches, the Sacre-Coeur (Sacred Heart), on Thursday which was due to remain open all night.

Robert Mueller Told Congress They Can Prosecute the President. Now It Gets Ugly
Robert Mueller Told Congress They Can Prosecute the President. Now It Gets Ugly

Rather than reaching to bring down a democratically elected President, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has deferred to Congress.

Appeals court upholds California
Appeals court upholds California 'sanctuary state' bill

A US appeals court on Thursday upheld a California "sanctuary state" bill that blocks state and local law enforcement from working with federal immigration authorities. The three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, headquartered in San Francisco, unanimously ruled to uphold Senate Bill 54, which prohibits police and sheriffs from collaborating with immigration authorities. "SB 54 may well frustrate the federal government's immigration enforcement efforts," said Judge Milan Smith in the ruling.

Widows, ace guide to climb Everest to honor Sherpas
Widows, ace guide to climb Everest to honor Sherpas

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Five years after one of the deadliest disasters on Mount Everest, three people from Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community are preparing an ascent to raise awareness about the Nepalese mountain guides who make it possible for hundreds of foreign climbers to scale the mountain and survive.

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France's 'yellow vest' protesters banned from Notre-Dame: police

For their 23rd consecutive Saturday protest, France's yellow vests have been told they will be banned from the area around Paris's fire-damaged Notre-Dame cathedral. The ban will be in place all day Saturday, a police statement said, following Monday's devastating fire at the world famous landmark. "No protest demonstration can be held" in the area due to the fragility of the building, the statement said.

Mueller report: A corrupt, unpatriotic president, a stark impeachment choice for Democrats
Mueller report: A corrupt, unpatriotic president, a stark impeachment choice for Democrats

We have to decide if we're willing to go on with a president who was elected with Russian help and tried 10 times to obstruct a probe into that help.

Mueller report warning: Russia won in 2016 by making Americans question our democracy
Mueller report warning: Russia won in 2016 by making Americans question our democracy

Though Russian efforts in the 2016 election leaned mostly pro-Trump and anti-Clinton, the real interests being served were those of the Kremlin.

Intelsat says satellite made by Boeing fails

Satellite operator Intelsat S.A. said on Thursday one of its satellites made by Boeing Co has failed due to an anomaly related to its propulsion system. The company, which disclosed a service outage on its 29e satellite on April 10, said a failure review board has been convened with Boeing to complete an analysis of the cause of the anomaly. On April 7, the 29e propulsion system experienced damage, and while working to recover the satellite a second anomaly occurred, after which efforts to save the satellite were unsuccessful, the company said.

View Photos of the Volkswagen I.D. Buggy
View Photos of the Volkswagen I.D. Buggy

Top Democrat Jerrold Nadler says Mueller report shows why Congress needs to hear from him
Top Democrat Jerrold Nadler says Mueller report shows why Congress needs to hear from him

Democrats say Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report shows why Congress needs to hear from him directly about whether President Trump obstructed justice.

Detail-minded architect left guide for restoring Notre Dame
Detail-minded architect left guide for restoring Notre Dame

CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France (AP) - Eugene Viollet-le-Duc is still the man to go to when it comes to restoring Notre Dame, even though he died nearly 140 years ago.

Thousands of Peruvians say goodbye to ex-president following suicide
Thousands of Peruvians say goodbye to ex-president following suicide

Garcia shot himself in the head on Wednesday to avoid arrest in connection with alleged bribes from Brazilian builder Odebrecht, in the most dramatic turn yet in Latin America's largest graft scandal. Friends, allies and leaders across the political spectrum paid homage to Garcia at the headquarters of his APRA party, one of Latin America's oldest political parties, and one which twice helped usher Garcia to the presidency. Vizcarra ordered flags to be flown at half mast at the country's Congress and other public buildings to honor the ex-President and former lawmaker.

Holiday island mourns after bus crash kills 29 German tourists
Holiday island mourns after bus crash kills 29 German tourists

Caniço (Portugal) (AFP) - Portugal and Germany mourned on Thursday after 29 German tourists died when their bus tumbled down a slope and crashed into a house on the tourist island of Madeira. Trendtour said the bus had been hired by a local operator and crashed off the road "for a reason still unknown".

Robert Mueller report: Key findings from special counsel
Robert Mueller report: Key findings from special counsel's Trump investigation

Donald Trump attempted to fire special counsel Robert Mueller after expressing fears the probe would "end" his presidency, according to the newly released Mueller report.  The order, which came just weeks after Mr Mueller had been appointed in May 2017, was among a string of incidents of alleged obstruction of justice recounted in detail by the Mueller report.  Mr Mueller, who was tasked with looking into Russian election meddling in the 2016 campaign, makes clear in the report that he was not exonerating Mr Trump over obstruction of justice.  The 448-page report was released on Thursday. The full findings are still emerging as journalists and congressmen scour the full document.  Here...

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Trump 'Tried to Control' the Russia Probe: Mueller in His Own Words

(Bloomberg) -- Special Counsel Robert Mueller says his investigation doesn't entirely clear President Donald Trump of wrongdoing, laying out 10 instances of obstruction by the president, with an analysis of each.

Report: Likely cause of Notre Dame Cathedral fire an electrical short-circuit
Report: Likely cause of Notre Dame Cathedral fire an electrical short-circuit

An electrical short-circuit most likely sparked the inferno at the Notre Dame Cathedral, a French police official told the Associated Press.

UPDATE 1-Sears sues Lampert, claiming he looted assets and drove it into bankruptcy

Sears Holdings Corp sued longtime former chairman Eddie Lampert, his hedge fund ESL Investments and others like Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, claiming they illegally siphoned billions of dollars of assets from the retailer before it went bankrupt. The lawsuit, made public on Thursday, was filed by the restructuring team winding down Sears' bankruptcy estate and suing on behalf of creditors, many of whom blame Lampert for the retailer's downfall. The complaint seeks the repayment of "billions of dollars of value looted from Sears," including while it was in what Lampert would later call a "death spiral" where it sold core assets to meet daily expenses with no real plan for becoming...

Tech startups Pinterest, Zoom soar in Wall Street debut
Tech startups Pinterest, Zoom soar in Wall Street debut

Pinterest got off to a flying start on Wall Street Thursday in the market debut for the San Francisco-based visual discovery service, a positive sign for the wave of Silicon Valley firms planning stock listings. Pinterest shares leapt 28 percent in early afternoon trade at $24.16 after its initial public offering (IPO) which raised some $1.4 billion. The jump was a positive sign for other venture-backed Silicon Valley firms after a stumble for ride-hailing firm Lyft, which has lost some 20 percent since its market debut last month.

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Lori Loughlin's husband Mossimo Giannulli never enrolled in USC, took parents' tuition cash

Mossimo Giannulli took his parents' tuition money for University of Southern California (USC) but never actually enrolled, according to reports.

'Democratic socialists' Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez, and Tlaib prefer socialism to democracy
'Democratic socialists' Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez, and Tlaib prefer socialism to democracy

"Democratic socialism" turned out to be a chimera, and today's "democratic socialists," care more for socialism than democracy.

Police official: Short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire
Police official: Short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire

PARIS (AP) - Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said Thursday as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters who saved the world-renowned landmark.

People think Instant Pot is pricey, but the company
People think Instant Pot is pricey, but the company's sous vide cooker is half as much as rivals

Instant Pot multi-use cookers might be a bit pricey compared to rival products, but they're worth every penny and then some when you consider how often you use them. While Instant Pot is indeed on the high end of the spectrum when it comes to multi-use cooker prices, the company has another product that's actually much less expensive than similar devices from rivals. Check out the Instant Pot SSV800 Accu Slim Sous Vide Immersion Circulator, which is on sale for $70 today on Amazon. It doesn't connect to your smartphone like a $200 Joule, but why would you even want to bother controlling your sous vide cooker with a smartphone anyway?Here's more info from the product page: * Creates...

Don't Wait to Book Summer Air Travel | 737 Max
Don't Wait to Book Summer Air Travel | 737 Max

737 Max Fallout: Don't Wait to Book Summer Air Travel If you're thinking of taking a summer vacation but haven't yet booked your airline tickets, here's one bit of advice: This is not the year t...

'RHONJ' husband Joe Giudice deportation appeal dismissed by ICE
'RHONJ' husband Joe Giudice deportation appeal dismissed by ICE

Joe Giudice's team has filed filed a petition for a federal court to review the decision.

Pilots Say American Airlines Plane Rolled on Its Own and Hit a Sign During Takeoff
Pilots Say American Airlines Plane Rolled on Its Own and Hit a Sign During Takeoff

American Airlines pilots flying an Airbus A321 say it banked on its own during takeoff, causing a strike to the plane's left wing. The incident is now under investigation.

Ukraine
Ukraine's presidential candidate pledges NATO referendum

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - The comedian who is odds-on favorite in Ukraine's presidential election promised Thursday to hold a nationwide referendum on joining NATO only after building a national consensus on the issue.

Sears sues Lampert, claiming he looted company and drove it into bankruptcy

Sears Holdings Corp sued longtime Chairman Eddie Lampert, his hedge fund ESL Investments, and former directors including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, accusing them of allowing the retailer to be looted of billions of dollars before its October 2018 bankruptcy. The lawsuit, made public on Thursday, was filed by the restructuring team winding down what remains of the pre-bankruptcy Sears following Lampert's $5.2 billion purchase in February of most of its assets. Sears accused Lampert of ordering the creation of bogus financial plans showing the retailer would turn itself around even as it racked up huge losses, enabling the transfer of five major assets including Land's End and...

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