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  • 3 Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying drone in Paris

    February 25, 2015 12:41 PM

    PARIS - The Paris prosecutors' office says three Al-Jazeera journalists have been arrested for illegally flying a drone. It said the three foreign nationals aged 70, 54 and 36 were taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after police spotted the drone flying in the Bois de Boulogne woods in western Paris.... more »
  • France: Tracking 100s believed to be in terror sleeper cells

    February 17, 2015 10:26 AM

    PARIS - France's top security official says the country is tracking hundreds of people believed to belong to possible sleeper cells for terror organizations. In an interview with The Associated Press, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve laid out the increasingly urgent question for intelligence services: How to identify when someone transforms... more »
  • French security forces to get better weapons to fight terror

    January 21, 2015 4:12 AM

    PARIS, France - France's prime minister says security forces will get better weapons and protection and the country will go on a hiring spree for 2,600 new counter-terrorism officers. Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the government will spend 425 million euros ($490 million) on counter-terrorism over three years in response... more »
  • Paris Mayor to sue over "no-go" zone reports

    January 20, 2015 12:22 PM

    PARIS - The mayor of Paris said Tuesday she plans to file a lawsuit against Fox News after the network reported on now-debunked claims that there were "no-go" zones for non-Muslims in several European countries, claims which were echoed by Louisiana's governor this week. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said... more »
  • Kerry says trip to France about hugs, not apologies

    January 15, 2015 6:13 AM

    SOFIA, Bulgaria - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he is not traveling to France later Thursday to apologize for the Obama administration's failure to send a senior official to last weekend's unity march, but rather to give "a big hug to Paris" in the wake of terrorist attacks... more »
  • Tsarnaev lawyers: Suspend jury selection over Paris attacks

    January 13, 2015 5:35 PM

    BOSTON - Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking a judge to suspend jury selection in his trial for at least a month because of the terror attacks in France. The filing late Tuesday says a delay would allow time for "the extraordinary prejudice" from the attacks... more »
  • Bodies of 4 Jewish victims of Paris attack arrive in Israel

    January 13, 2015 1:58 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - The bodies of four Jewish victims of a Paris terror attack on a kosher supermarket have arrived in Israel for burial. The bodies were brought by plane that landed early Tuesday morning at Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport outside of Tel Aviv. The burial was to take... more »
  • Kerry going to Paris for talks on extremist violence

    January 12, 2015 1:59 AM

    AHMEDABAD, India - Secretary of State John Kerry says he will travel to Paris this week for talks on countering extremist violence. Kerry will be in France on Thursday and Friday. The announcement of the trip comes as the Obama administration faces sharp criticism for not sending a senior official... more »
  • Family of French policeman killed decries images of slaying

    January 10, 2015 10:47 AM

    PARIS - The family of a French Muslim police officer killed in a massacre has expressed anger at the viral spread of images of his death. Ahmet Merabet was killed at an attack on newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday by two men linked to al-Qaida in Yemen. His partner described... more »
  • Israeli official: 15 hostages freed from grocery in Paris

    January 9, 2015 11:37 AM

    PARIS - An Israeli government official said 15 hostages were rescued from the kosher grocery in eastern Paris where a gunman was holed up. The official, recounting a conversation between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the French president, said four hostages were killed and 15 freed in at the market... more »
  • French security forces kill gunmen, end hostage sieges

    January 9, 2015 10:39 AM

    PARIS - With explosions and gunfire, security forces on Friday ended a three-day terror spree around Paris, killing the two al-Qaida-linked brothers who staged a murderous rampage at a satirical newspaper, and an associate who seized hostages at a kosher supermarket to try to help them escape. The worst terrorist... more »
  • Cornered French terror suspects want to be martyrs

    January 9, 2015 2:27 AM

    DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France - An official in the French town where two terror suspects are holed up with a hostage near a school tells The Associated Press that phone contact has been established with the men. A lawmaker inside the command post tells French television the men "want to die as... more »
  • Police search towns northeast of Paris for gunmen

    January 8, 2015 2:01 PM

    PARIS - The search for the gunmen who killed 12 people in yesterday's attack in France is focused on two small towns northeast of Paris. Two men resembling the suspects robbed a gas station in that area early today. Police swarmed the site, while helicopters hovered overhead. Later, large numbers... more »
  • Obama: Paris shooting a cowardly attack on journalists

    January 7, 2015 11:31 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday offered U.S. assistance to pursue the terrorists responsible for a "horrific shooting" at a satirical weekly newspaper that left 12 people dead. In a statement, Obama condemned the shooting and offered thoughts and prayers for the people of France, which he called "America's... more »
  • Cool Schools: Lee Magnet High School Play Video

    December 11, 2014 7:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Research shows there is a positive correlation between art education and students. At Lee Magnet High School in Baton Rouge, it is a way for students to express themselves. This year, students will have a change to showcase their artwork in Paris, France. That is why... more »
  • Iraqi PM: Plot to attack New York, Paris Subways

    September 25, 2014 10:34 AM

    NEW YORK - Iraq's prime minister says his country's intelligence operation has uncovered a plot for an imminent attack on subway systems in United States and Paris. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he was told of the plot by Baghdad on Thursday, and that it was the work of foreign... more »
  • Heroic dog missing Play Video

    January 30, 2014 9:37 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A dog that rescued a family from a burning house last August is missing. The 8-month-old pit bull belongs to Jade Mitchell, a girl who has raised thousands of dollars for the animal shelter in Denham Springs. The white dog with black spotting answers to Paris.... more »
  • Heavenly Harley

    January 13, 2014 7:36 PM

    ROME- People who use a soup kitchen and hostel in Rome will benefit from the sale of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle given to Pope Francis. The tank on the motorcycle is signed by the Pontiff and will be auctioned off in Paris. The auction house noted the Pope's "preference... more »
  • Aid group tallies 355 dead after Syria attack

    August 24, 2013 11:46 AM

    PARIS - Doctors Without Borders says some 355 people who showed "neurotoxic symptoms" died following the suspected chemical weapons attack this week near Syria's capital. The Paris-based humanitarian aid group said Saturday that three hospitals it supports in the Damascus region reported receiving roughly 3,600 patients who showed such symptoms... more »
  • $1 million in jewels stolen near Cannes film fest

    May 17, 2013 8:48 AM

    PARIS- A French police official says jewelry worth about $1 million has been stolen from a safe in a Cannes hotel room, against the backdrop of the Riviera resort town's film festival. Cmdr. Bernard Mascarelli, a judicial police spokesman in the nearby city of Nice, said a culprit or culprits... more »
  • Tennis federation mulls anti-doping step

    November 13, 2012 10:55 AM

    PARIS - The International Tennis Federation might copy blood-testing measures used by cycling to weed out drug cheats. ITF anti-doping manager Stuart Miller told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that the federation is working toward more blood and out-of-competition drug testing on players. Roger Federer and Andy Murray... more »
  • Tour de France not commenting on Armstrong case

    August 24, 2012 11:04 AM

    PARIS - The organizers of the Tour de France say they will wait to see what happens before commenting on Lance Armstrong's case. Armstrong said Thursday that he would not pursue arbitration in the doping case brought against him by USADA, causing his seven Tour de France titles to be... more »
  • Judge appoints temp guardian for Jackson children

    July 25, 2012 1:25 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A judge appointed Tito Jackson's son Wednesday as a temporary guardian of Michael Jackson's children. In addition, the judge temporarily suspended Katherine Jackson as the children's guardian because she is in Arizona and hadn't spoken with them in several days. TJ Jackson appeared in court and sought... more »
  • Whitney Rocks The Grand Canyon Play Video

    June 12, 2012 9:09 AM

    Whitney Vann & family head West to travel the Grand Canyon along the Colorado River with the River Runners. more »
  • Flight diverted because of remark by French passenger

    May 22, 2012 2:38 PM

    BANGOR - A New York congressman says a US Airways jet traveling from Paris to North Carolina diverted to Maine because a French passenger passed a note mentioning that she had a surgically implanted device. Rep. Peter King was briefed on the investigation and said the passenger was a French... more »
  • F15 jets sent to divert passenger plane

    May 22, 2012 12:04 PM

    NEW YORK - 2 F-15 fighter jets were sent to direct a US Airways plane to land in Bangor, Maine. The jet which carries nearly 2 hundred passengers was en route to Charlotte, North Carolina from Paris, France. The flight, number 787, was diverted according to US Airways... more »
  • Gun in photo with Pippa Middleton said to be a toy

    April 17, 2012 12:32 PM

    PARIS - Pippa Middleton went to Paris for a friend's birthday party and the British media are agog over an alleged gun flashed at paparazzi by one of her companions. But a spokesman for a French fashion designer photographed in a car with Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge,... more »
  • Prosecutor invokes Jackson's children in closing

    November 3, 2011 12:22 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Closing arguments have begun in the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor with a prosecutor telling jurors that there is overwhelming evidence to convict the singer's personal physician of involuntary manslaughter. Deputy District Attorney David Walgren says the case will never end for Jackson's three children, and... more »
  • Ride 2 Recovery takes off

    June 29, 2011 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sgt. Mike McNaughton is just one of more than 120 wounded warriors taking part in Ride 2 Recovery's mission to France. The group will spend time touring historic sites from World War II. "It's one thing to read a book and watch a movie, but to have... more »
  • French Legion of Honor for Robert Redford

    October 14, 2010 7:53 PM

    American actor Robert Redford is now a knight in France's elite Legion of Honor for his decades-long career in film and his work to protect the environment. Redford thanked the French people, recalling the time he spent in France after dropping out of college. French President Nicholas Sarkozy pinned a... more »
  • Descartes Letter returned to France

    June 8, 2010 9:07 PM

    A letter from the man who wrote, "I thnk, therefore I am", is back in Paris after it was turned over to the Institut de France. It had languished in the library at Haverford College since 1902 when it was given to the school by the widow of an alumnus.... more »
  • Picasso, Matisse stolen from Paris museum

    May 20, 2010 6:34 AM

    Five paintings including masterpieces by Picasso and Matisse have been stolen from a Paris museum. They're valued at an estimated $635 million. Parisian police say the paintings were reported missing early today at the Paris Museum of Modern Art. The paintings were by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, George Braque, Amedeo... more »
  • AA flight makes emergency landing in Iceland

    April 13, 2010 9:09 AM

    An American Airlines flight with 145 people on board made an emergency landing in Iceland after reports of chemical fumes in the cabin. The plane landed safely just after 8:45 a.m. CST Tuesday but the passengers have not left the plane. Airport officials say earlier, several passengers had complained of... more »

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