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Justice Dept seeks clarification from judge who blocked ban...Somalia blames Saudi-led coalition for attack on refugees

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 18, 2017 at 12:55 p.m.



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HONOLULU (AP) — The government is asking a federal judge in Hawaii to clarify his order blocking President Trump's revised travel ban. A Justice Department motion asks Judge Derrick Watson to clarify the scope of his temporary restraining order, arguing it should only apply to Trump's temporary ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries. The Justice Department says the ruling shouldn't apply to a section of Trump's executive order that temporarily suspends admission of refugees to the U.S. and caps the number admitted this fiscal year at 50,000.

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's government is blaming the Saudi-led coalition for an attack that killed at least 42 Somali refugees. A boat packed with dozens of refugees was more than 30 miles off Yemen's coast when it came under attack by a military vessel and a helicopter gunship. Somalia's foreign ministry is urging the U.S.-supported coalition to investigate, saying "it Is very sad, targeting a boat carrying Somali migrants."

ORLY, France (AP) — French authorities say a man shot dead by soldiers at a Paris airport today had a criminal record and was previously flagged for possible radicalism. The 39-year-old Frenchman was shot after authorities say he wrestled a female soldier to the ground and tried to steal her rifle. Earlier, police say the same man fired birdshot at police officers during a traffic stop before speeding away and heading for Orly Airport south of Paris.

PARIS (AP) — Prince William and his wife Kate have met with survivors of the 2015 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. It's the second day of the royal couple's visit to the French capital. The trip is William's first official visit to Paris since his mother died there in a 1997 car crash.

NEW YORK (AP) — A plane that landed at New York's LaGuardia Airport got stuck in a snowdrift and had to be pulled out by a tug. The Republic Airline flight operating under Delta arrived late this morning from Chicago. A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the pilot went to turn off the runway to taxi to the gate, and the plane got stuck. There were 73 passengers on board. No one was injured and there was no damage to the jet.

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