CANADIAN OFFICIALS WILL BEGIN MOVING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FROM WORK CAMPS NORTH OF FIRE-RAVAGED FORT MCMURRAY IN A MASS HIGHWAY CONVOY FRI *

MASSIVE WILDFIRES IN FORT MCMURRAY HAS TORCHED SOME 1,600 STRUCTURES *

MORE THAN 80,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES *

8,000 PEOPLE WERE AIRLIFTED TO SAFETY THURS AND AIRLIFTS WILL CONTINUE FRI *

POPE FRANCIS RECEIVES ONE OF EUROPE'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS, THE INTL CHARLEMAGNE PRIZE, FOR HIS "MESSAGE OF HOPE AND ENCOURAGEMENT" *

FRANCIS HELD PRIVATE AUDIENCE FRI MORNING WITH EUROPEAN COUNCIL, PARLIAMENT AND COMMISSION PRESIDENTS BEFORE CEREMONY *

CHARLEMAGNE PRIZE IS AWARDED ANNUALLY BY GERMAN CITY OF AACHEN FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO EUROPEAN UNITY *

PREVIOUS WINNERS INCLUDE FMR U.S. PRES BILL CLINTON AND ST. JOHN PAUL II *

U.S. EMPLOYERS ADDED 160,000 JOBS IN APRIL, FEWEST IN SEVEN MONTHS, AND UNEMPLOYMENT RATE REMAINED AT 5%, ROUGHLY SAME LEVEL IT HAS BEEN AT SINCE LAST FALL *

JOB GAIN WAS DOWN FROM AVG INCREASE OF 200,000 OVER PAST THREE MONTHS *

SLOWDOWN COULD RAISE CONCERNS THAT WEAK U.S. ECONOMIC GROWTH, WHICH HAS SLUMPED TO A 1% ANNUAL RATE SINCE OCT, HAS DISCOURAGED SOME EMPLOYERS FROM HIRING *

HOWEVER, AVERAGE HOURLY PAY ROSE 2.5% FROM A YEAR EARLIER, ABOVE 2% PACE TYPICAL OVER PAST SIX YEARS *

RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES ARREST GROUP OF CENTRAL ASIAN CITIZENS SUSPECTED OF PLOTTING TERROR ATTACK ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN MAJOR SIBERIAN CITY *

OFFICIALS SAY SUSPECTS, WHO WERE ARRESTED IN KRASNOYARSK, HAD TIES TO "INTERNATIONAL TERRORISTS," ADDING AGENTS ALSO SEIZED "THE MEANS OF TERRORIST ACTIVITY" *

EARLIER THIS WEEK, RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES IN MOSCOW DETAINED GROUP OF CENTRAL ASIANS ALSO SUSPECTED OF PLANNING A TERROR ATTACK *

OFFICIALS SAY BOTH PLANNED ATTACKS WERE SET TO COINCIDE WITH RUSSIA'S MAY HOLIDAYS, WHICH CULMINATE WITH VICTORY DAY ON MON *

FOUR CREW MEMBERS AND THREE PASSENGERS INJURED THURS DURING UNEXPECTED TURBULENCE ON PITTSBURGH-BOUND FLIGHT FROM PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC *

ALLEGIANT AIRLINES FLIGHT CARRYING 137 PASSENGERS AND SIX CREW MEMBERS HIT TURBULENCE OVER THE BAHAMAS, FORCING PLANE TO BE DIVERTED TO FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTL AIRPORT *

SOME PASSENGERS WERE REPORTEDLY TOSSED FROM THEIR SEATS, AND ONE FLIGHT ATTENDANT HIT HER HEAD ON THE CEILING OF PLANE *

FBI HAS INTERVIEWED HUMA ABEDIN, A CLOSE AIDE TO HILLARY CLINTON, AS PART OF FED PROBE INTO CLINTON'S USE OF PRIVATE EMAIL SERVER DURING HER TENURE AS SECY OF STATE *

FBI AND JUSTICE DEPT HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATING WHETHER SENSITIVE INFO THAT PASSED THROUGH CLINTON'S EMAIL SERVER WAS MISHANDLED *

ON WED, A FED JUDGE IN DC SAID HE MAY ORDER CLINTON TO TESTIFY UNDER OATH ABOUT WHETHER SHE USED PRIVATE EMAIL SERVER TO EVADE PUBLIC-RECORDS DISCLOSURES *

CLINTON HAS ACKNOWLEDGED HER HOME-BASED EMAIL SETUP WAS A MISTAKE, BUT INSISTS SHE NEVER SENT OR RECEIVED DOCS MARKED CLASSIFIED AT THE TIME *

FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY HAS SAID THERE'S NO TIMETABLE FOR FINISHING PROBE AND THAT IT'S BEING HANDLED THOROUGHLY AND WITHOUT REGARD FOR POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS *

RNC CHMN REINCE PRIEBUS SAYS HE SUPPORTS DONALD TRUMP AS GOP PRES NOMINEE, BREAKING WITH HOUSE SPEAKER PAUL RYAN (R-WI), WHO SAID THURS HE'S NOT READY TO BACK TRUMP *

PRIEBUS SAYS HE BACKS TRUMP EVEN IF HE DISAGREES WITH IDEAS LIKE BANNING MUSLIMS FROM ENTERING U.S., ADDING RYAN-TRUMP MEETING NEXT WEEK WILL HELP GOP START TO UNIFY BEHIND TRUMP *

PRIEBUS SAYS RYAN IS "JUST BEING HONEST" AND IS "NOT THERE YET, BUT HE WANTS TO GET THERE," ADDING IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME FOR SOME PEOPLE TO WORK THROUGH THEIR DIFFERENCES WITH TRUMP *

25-MAN PLATOON OF U.S. MARINES ARRIVES AT U.S. EMBASSY IN BAGHDAD THURS TO BOLSTER SECURITY AFTER RECENT PROTESTS LED BY SHIITE CLERIC MUQTADA AL-SADR AGAINST IRAQI PRIME MIN HAIDER AL-ABADI *

MARINE PLATOON IS PART OF QUICK-REACTION FORCE ESTABLISHED IN WAKE OF 2012 ATTACK ON U.S. DIPLOMATIC COMPOUND IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA, TO REINFORCE EMBASSIES WORLDWIDE SHOULD MORE PROTECTION BE NEEDED *

RIFLE COMPANY OF MORE THAN 150 MARINES HAS BEEN PROTECTING U.S. EMBASSY IN BAGHDAD, WITH OFFICIALS DESCRIBING THE ADDL MARINES AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE *

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