PARIS (AP) — The last known survivor of the team that carried out last November’s Paris attacks has refused to talk during questioning Friday by anti-terror judges, and the session has ended abruptly.

Salah Abdeslam’s lawyer, Frank Berton said his client invoked his right to silence.

Abdeslam, 26, had said last month he wanted to explain all. Berton told reporters that Abdeslam was disturbed by the 24-hour video surveillance in his maximum-security cell.

Friday was the first time Abdeslam was questioned since since his extradition from Belgium last month,

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake is walking into the BET Awards with nine nominations, nearly doubling Beyonce and Rihanna, who are up for five awards each.

BET told The Associated Press on Thursday that Drake is nominated twice for video of the year with “Hotline Bling” and “Work” with Rihanna. Other nominees for the top prize include Beyonce’s “Formation,” Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” and rising newcomer Bryson Tiller’s “Don’t.”

The BET Awards will air live June 26 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Drake is nominated twice for best collaboration and three times for the viewer’s choice award.

Beyonce and Rihanna will compete for best female R&B/pop artist along with Adele, K. Michelle and breakthrough singer Andra Day.

Chris Brown, Future and Tiller nabbed four nominations each.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Drake is walking into the BET Awards with nine nominations, nearly doubling Beyonce and Rihanna, who are up for five awards each.

BET told The Associated Press on Thursday that Drake is nominated twice for video of the year with “Hotline Bling” and “Work” with Rihanna. Other nominees for the top prize include Beyonce’s “Formation,” Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” and rising newcomer Bryson Tiller’s “Don’t.”

The BET Awards will air live June 26 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Drake is nominated twice for best collaboration and three times for the viewer’s choice award.

Beyonce and Rihanna will compete for best female R&B/pop artist along with Adele, K. Michelle and breakthrough singer Andra Day.

Chris Brown, Future and Tiller nabbed four nominations each.

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Online:

http://www.bet.com/shows/bet-awards/archives.html

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica says embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is “crazy as a goat.”

Mujica, a leftist who governed in 2010-2015, made the comment Wednesday during a news conference when asked about a dispute between Maduro and Luis Almargo, the Uruguayan who heads the Organization of American States.

Almargo has called Maduro “a traitor.” Venezuela’s socialist president has in turn accused Almagro of being a CIA agent and a traitor himself.

“I have great respect for (Maduro), I do. But that does not mean I can’t say he’s crazy, crazy as a goat,” said Mujica, whose cantankerous personality, homespun oratory and simple ways have made him wildly popular abroad.

Mujica has defended Almagro, saying he is not a traitor. But he acknowledged that he also has distanced himself from Almagro, who served as Mujica’s foreign minister, because of his stance on Venezuela.

Venezuela is facing a severe economic crisis, with the world’s highest inflation and shortages. Polls indicate most Venezuelans want Maduro out of office.

“I’m crazy as a goat, crazy in love with Venezuela,” Maduro said late Thursday during an event, without naming Mujica.

He added that he’s also crazy in love with the country’s socialist “Bolivarian revolution” and the man who launched it: the late President Hugo Chavez

“It’s true,” said Maduro, who narrowly won the presidency in a 2013 election as Chavez’s hand-picked successor. “I’m crazy as a goat.”

READING, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police officer lied about the reason behind a traffic stop, then smashed the motorist’s cellphone and punched her in the face after pulling her over without sufficient cause, prosecutors said.

Reading Officer Jesus Santiago-DeJesus, 27, turned himself in and was arraigned Thursday on charges that include official oppression and evidence tampering. He was charged a day earlier after the Berks County district attorney’s office reviewed surveillance video of the early-April altercation.

Santiago-DeJesus declined to comment after his arraignment, but his lawyer, Allan Sodomsky, rejected the charges, saying the stop was good and the motorist had assaulted the officer first.

“He’s very upset, and his family is very embarrassed, that he’s even involved in any type of an allegation,” Sodomsky said.

The officer claimed in a police report that he pulled over Marcelina Cintron-Garcia, 30, for failing to use a turn signal. Investigators later reviewed surveillance video that showed her right front turn signal was on, according to a police affidavit.

After the stop, an argument ensued, and Cintron-Garcia began recording the encounter with her cellphone. Surveillance video played by authorities at a news conference Wednesday appeared to show a struggle between her and Santiago-DeJesus over the phone.

After the officer smashed the phone onto the sidewalk, she struck him with her left hand, and he punched her in the face and threw her down, court papers said. Her head struck a pipe, opening a gash that required three staples.

Prosecutors said the officer’s false claim that she did not use a turn signal prompted another officer to wrongly charge her with a traffic violation.

That charge, and other charges against Cintron-Garcia that included aggravated assault, were withdrawn after she filed a complaint and prosecutors launched an investigation, the Reading Eagle newspaper reported.

Charges against her boyfriend, who was with her, also were dropped.

“The integrity of the criminal justice system is in jeopardy when a police officer fabricates information,” District Attorney John T. Adams said Wednesday at a news conference announcing the charges.

Adams said the officer had knocked the phone out of the woman’s hand to destroy the video she was recording.

But Sodomsky, the defense attorney, said Santiago-DeJesus merely wanted to get Cintron-Garcia’s phone away from her so she couldn’t use it as a weapon.

The video played by prosecutors does not tell the whole story, he added.

“What’s the view from behind the car, the view the officer had? That’s the issue as to why the vehicle was pulled over,” he said. “We only see the little clip that was released by the government. We see the front of the car. That’s not the issue. What did the officer see from behind?”

It’s not the first time that Santiago-DeJesus’s actions have been scrutinized. The four-year police veteran was recently suspended for a day after he became upset when a citizen recorded an encounter with Santiago-DeJesus.

“There was a heated verbal exchange between the resident and the defendant, which involved profanity, and the defendant forcefully knocked the cellphone out of the hand of the resident,” according to the police affidavit.

Santiago-DeJesus is on paid leave.

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This story has been corrected to show that the police officer allegedly lied about the reason behind a traffic stop, not about being assaulted, and that the news conference was Wednesday, not Tuesday.

WEST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey school is so proud of two of its most famous alumni that it’s taking their name.

The Pleasantdale Elementary School in West Orange will now be known as the Kelly Elementary School, after astronauts and identical twins Mark and Scott Kelly.

Both brothers attended a ceremony at the school Thursday, along with family members including Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who is married to Mark Kelly.

Scott Kelly retired in March, shortly after completing a 340-day mission at the International Space Station, the longest single spaceflight by an American. During his mission, he conducted a video chat with students and teachers at the school.

Mark flew four missions on the space shuttle, commanding NASA’s next-to-last shuttle flight in 2011. He also is retired. Both brothers are Navy veterans and former test pilots.

During their joint remarks on the steps of the school Thursday, Mark Kelly joked that he wasn’t always a good student and wasn’t even that good a pilot when he began his training. He recalled his instructor telling him after his first landing on an aircraft carrier: “You’re not very good at this. Are you sure this career is for you?”

The experience pushed him to keep trying, he told students, and he eventually overcame what he described as “a serious lack of aptitude.”

“The guys that did really well that day didn’t go on to become test pilots or astronauts,” he said. “But the guy that really struggled that day — me — did. How good you are at the beginning of anything you try is not a good indicator of how good you can become.”

The Kellys grew up and attended public schools in West Orange, a town about 15 miles west of New York City whose residents have included several former governors, inventor Thomas Edison and songwriter Carole King.

Both their parents served on the police force, and their mother was the town’s first female officer.

On Thursday, Scott Kelly’s fifth-grade teacher recalled Patricia Kelly expressing concern during a parent-teacher conference that neither boy had much fear of anything.

“I told her that that lack of fear was more them wanting to know what the world was like,” Susan Pozner said.

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This story has been corrected to show Scott Kelly completed the 340-day mission at the International Space Station, not Mark, and to correct the spelling of the last name of Scott Kelly’s fifth-grade teacher, Pozner, not Posner.