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Officials: Slain attacker intended to kill people at airport...Somalia wants probe of deadly attack on refugees...US wants judge to clarify order

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 18, 2017 at 1:44 p.m.

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PARIS (AP) — French officials are providing new details of today's attack on a soldier at Orly Airport near Paris. The Paris prosecutor says a man held a pistol to the female soldier's head, used her as a shield and wrestled away her military-grade assault rifle, apparently intending to shoot people. The prosecutor says the man also carried a container of gasoline that he tossed to the ground, and yelled that he wanted to die in the name of Allah. The attacker, identified as a 39-year-old Frenchman, was shot dead by soldiers.

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's government is blaming the Saudi-led coalition for an attack on a boat yesterday that killed at least 42 Somali refugees off the coast of war-torn Yemen. Somalia is urging the U.S.-supported coalition to investigate what it calls a "horrific" assault by a military vessel and a helicopter gunship. The boat was packed with dozens of refugees.

HONOLULU (AP) — The government is asking a federal judge in Hawaii to clarify his order blocking President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. A Justice Department motion argues that the temporary restraining order should only apply to the president's temporary ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries, not to the global freeze on refugees entering the United States.

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The White House says an individual has been apprehended after jumping a low metal barrier just outside the White House fence. White House press secretary Sean Spicer wrote on Twitter that the individual "jumped bike rack on Pennsylvania Ave" but did not make it onto White House property. The incident comes about a week after a man breached a 5-foot outer perimeter fence and scaled an 8-foot vehicle gate to gain entry to the White House grounds.

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb says the state is working on finding funding for water filters in East Chicago homes dealing with lead contamination. The Environmental Protection Agency found lead levels exceeding drinking water standards in some homes due to inadequate corrosion controls.

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