An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 struck near Atacama, Chile, on Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Hereâ€™s a look at some of the stories CNN.com reporters are working on Friday:
Church Abuse - We follow the global story of Catholic church abuse with the reactions around the world from several archbishops and stories looking at how much the Vatican knew about the alleged abuse and when. Friday the Catholic Archdiocese in Munich, Germany, denied a report that the Pope knew a priest convicted of abusing minors was back at work. On the same day, French bishops wrote a letter saying they felt "shame and regret for the abominable acts" by some priests in the Catholic church. The Catholic Archbishop of Westminster called the child abuse committed within the church "totally unacceptable" and said he was ashamed of what happened.
McCain and Palin on the trail again - Sen. John McCain is running for re-election and for the first time in nearly 20 years is facing a tough challenge from J.D. Hayworth. When he hits the campaign trail this weekend, there will be a familiar face alongside him - Sarah Palin.Â The pair will be at an event in Tucson, Arizona, at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.
Police in Mexico were looking Friday for 40 inmates who escaped from a prison in Matamoros, Mexico, authorities said.
10:00 am ET - Health care enrollment event -Â House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats participate in an enrollment ceremony for health care reform legislation.
10:45 am ET - White House briefing -Â The White House holds its daily briefing with reporters.
3:30 pm ET -Â McCain campaign event -Â Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin campaigns for Sen. John McCain at an event in Tucson, Arizona.
David Frum: The former speechwriter for President George W. Bush was forced from his job at the American Enterprise Institute on Wednesday.
Howard Kurtz reports in Fridayâ€™s Washington Post that the ouster occurred one day after The Wall Street Journal criticized Frum, saying he "now makes his living as the media's go-to basher of fellow Republicans" and accusing him of "peddling bad revisionist history."
In a letter to AEI President Arthur C. Brooks, Frum wrote that his departure after seven years as a resident fellow was not voluntary. Frum told Kurtz that "there was no suggestion by AEI" that his criticism of the GOP's health care strategy was the reason for his dismissal from the conservative think tank.
Frum is a CNN.com columnist and appears frequently on CNN news programs. Kurtz is also the host of CNNâ€™s â€śReliable Sources.â€ť
An update from London on some of the stories we're expecting to develop through the day Friday:
Greek bailout - European leaders have approved an emergency bailout plan that could be used to rescue the Greek economy and keep its financial crisis from spreading across the continent.
Venezuela arrest - The president of a Venezuelan TV station that has been critical of leftist President Hugo Chavez was arrested Thursday on charges that he abused his right to free speech, then was released after a two-hour hearing.
Web charge - News International has announced plans to charge for access to British newspapers The Times and The Sunday Times Web sites, starting in June.
Pakistan fighting - A pre-dawn attack in Pakistan's tribal area killed five Pakistani soldiers and 21 suspected militants, the military says.
An attorney for Toyota Motor Co. told a panel of federal judges Thursday that the company prefers to have the dozens of lawsuits filed against it nationwide consolidated into a single lawsuit, preferably heard in Los Angeles.
An officer connected to the fatal shooting of an unarmed man on a California train platform is no longer employed with the police force, authorities said Thursday