Former FBI director won't talk to Senate's intel committee; Trump won't discuss possible recordings; at least 60 countries hit with ransomware attack; immigrant finally leaves Denver church.

Comey declines to testify before Senate panel

WASHINGTON Former FBI Director James Comey has declined an invitation to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee next week.

That's according to an aide to the committee's chairman, GOP Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina.

The committee had hoped to hear from Comey in closed session following his abrupt firing this week by President Donald Trump.

The Intelligence Committee is in the midst of a broad investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and ties with Trump's campaign.

Trump won't talk about possibility of Comey tapes

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump says he won't discuss whether his White House conversations are tape-recorded.

He tweeted earlier Friday that ousted FBI director James Comey should hope "there are no 'tapes' of our conversations."

Trump says in an interview with Fox News that he can't and won't talk about any possible tape recordings.

He says: "All I want is for Comey to be honest. And I hope he will be."

Trump's remarks follow earlier statements that Comey gave him three separate assurances at a dinner and in two phone calls that he was not under investigation.

Giant cyberattack impacts dozens of countries

A cyberattack that is forcing computer owners to pay hundreds of dollars in ransom to unlock their files has hit almost every corner of the world.

F-Secure on Friday says it's gotten reports from more than 60 countries. Mikko Hypponen, its chief research officer, calls it "the biggest ransomware outbreak in history."

Security experts from Kaspersky Lab and Avast Software say Russia was the hardest hit, followed by Ukraine and Taiwan.

Researchers believe a criminal organization is behind this, given its sophistication.

Kurt Baumgartner, principal security researcher at Kaspersky, says the malware has translations in dozens of languages, such that instructions for paying the ransom are displayed in the language set for that computer.

He and others say the malware takes advantage of an exploit purportedly identified by the National Security Agency.

Immigrant leaves Denver church after winning delay from feds

DENVER A Mexican immigrant who lived in a Denver church for three months to avoid deportation walked away on Friday after her supporters said immigration officials gave her two more years to resolve her effort to stay in the country.

Jeanette Vizguerra (vihz-GEHR'-uh) left the First Baptist Church near the state Capitol surrounded by her children and supporters.

Speaking to the crowd while holding her daughter's hand, she said she is happy to be with her family for Mother's Day but sad that Ingrid Encalada Latorre is still living in a Quaker meeting house in Denver because she's facing removal from the United States.

"My energy will be to fight for her," Vizguerra said in Spanish through an interpreter.