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Christie aide: He knew about 'traffic study'

Former Christie aide: He knew about "traffic study." (Getty Images) Bridget Kelly, Gov. Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff, is accused of plotting to close lanes on the G.W. Bridge.

Congress' step toward legalizing sports betting

Congress takes a huge step toward legalizing sports betting in America ESPN reports that a congressional committee is in the process of reviewing the three biggest federal gambling laws.

Europe's Mars probe probably exploded

A rendering of the Schiaparelli space module and the planet Mars is displayed on a movie screen. (AP) The vehicle hit the right spot but at the wrong speed, likely ending up in a fiery ball of rocket fuel, scientists say.

Cyberattack hits websites on East Coast

Cyberattack hits websites on East Coast. (Digital Trends) Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, and The Verge were among the companies whose services were reported to be struck.

'He was speaking for a great deal of America'

A.J. Delgado, right, a senior adviser to the Trump campaign, speaks with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga. (Yahoo News) Trump adviser A.J. Delgado says the GOP candidate was referring to Hillary Clinton's policies when he called her "a nasty woman."

What leaked emails from top Clinton aide revealed

John Podesta (Getty Images) One of the highlights was a message about a $1 million check that Qatar promised to Bill Clinton as a birthday gift.

How Trump has mastered the art of losing

Donald Trump (Getty Images) How does Donald Trump lose? The answer, apparently, is that he never does. At least not in his own mind.

Why Apple might want to bid for Time Warner

Why Apple might want to bid for Time Warner. (BBC News) AT&T is reportedly in a rush to buy the media firm that makes "Game of Thrones" — in part because it's afraid others might sweep in.

Clinton's most effective advocate

Michelle Obama (Ross D. Franklin/AP) Michelle Obama probably helps Hillary Clinton on the trail more than the president, said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.

Aleppo raids called 'historic' war crimes

(Reuters) The U.N.'s top human rights official denounces the siege and bombardment of the eastern Syrian city.

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Clinton Makes a Pitch for a Mandate and Senate Control - New York Times

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Clinton Makes a Pitch for a Mandate and Senate Control
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Hillary Clinton's comments came as Donald J. Trump has repeatedly declined to say that he would accept the results of the presidential election. By NETWORK POOL on Publish Date October 21, 2016. Photo by Ruth Fremson/The New York Times. Watch in ...
You can dress him up, but Trump will always be Trump Washington Post
Would Donald Trump's Own Surrogates Accept The Legitimacy Of A Trump Win? Huffington Post
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East coast Internet service attack resolved - USA TODAY


East coast Internet service attack resolved
SAN FRANCISCO — Eleven hours after a massive online attack began that blocked access to many populat websites Friday, the company whose network was being assaulted was finally able to restore it service. Dyn Inc., a New Hampshire-based company ...
Internet Attack Spreads, Disrupting Major Websites New York Times
What Was Up With The Internet Today? Websites Lagged Or Didn't Load For Many NPR
A massive cyberattack blocked your favorite websites; FBI and Homeland Security are investigating Los Angeles Times
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DealBook|AT&T Aims for an Empire in Merger Talks With Time Warner - New York Times


DealBook|AT&T Aims for an Empire in Merger Talks With Time Warner
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“According to my sources, this thing is going to go for way north of $90 a share,” said Andrew Ross Sorkin, adding pressure on CBS and Viacom to merge. By CNBC on Publish Date October 21, 2016. Photo by CNBC. Watch in Times Video ». embed.
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AT&T closes in on deal to buy Time Warner Inc. Los Angeles Times
AT&T Nears Deal to Buy Time Warner Inc. for About $86 Billion Bloomberg
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UN says Syria army used chemical weapons in Qmenas in 2015

A Free Syrian Army rebel stands guard in the north Syrian city of Binnish The Syrian army attacked the village of Qmenas with chemical weapons in March 2015, UN experts said in a report released Friday. The report was presented Friday to the UN Security Council. The UN-led joint investigative mechanism (JIM) in late August reported that Syrian government forces had carried out at least two chemical attacks in 2014 and 2015 and that Islamic State jihadists had used mustard gas as a weapon.

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday he did not mean he would cut off ties with the United States when he said in China that he was separating from the U.S., adding it's in his country's best interest to stay with America. Despite the clarification, the tough-talking president kept up on his tirades against the U.S., saying in a late-night speech in his southern hometown of Davao city that he would never travel to America "in this lifetime." At an economic forum Thursday in Beijing, where he made a state visit, Duterte declared "my separation from the United States ...

UN expert urges next UN chief to focus on ending tax havens

Alfred de Zayas, U.N. independent expert on international order, hold a news conference calling for the abolition of tax havens, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. human rights expert urged the next U.N. secretary-general on Friday to make the elimination of tax havens a priority to ensure that corporations, billionaires and "kleptocrats" pay their fair share of taxes.

Report: Syrian government blamed for 3rd chemical attack

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An international team has determined that the Syrian government carried out a third chemical attack in the conflict-wracked nation, according to a report released late Friday.

Giants return to London highlights NFL's global growth

Giants' quaterback Eli Manning is one of his team's few remaining players who defeated the Dolphins at Wembley in the first NFL regular-season game played in the UK Just nine years after Eli Manning headlined the NFL's first tentative steps into uncharted territory, the New York Giants star returns to England with his sport now firmly established as a global force. Manning, the Giants' Superbowl-winning quarterback, is one of his team's few remaining players from the group that defeated the Miami Dolphins at Wembley in the first NFL regular-season game to be played in the United Kingdom. On Sunday, Manning will be part of another historic occasion at Twickenham when the Giants face the Los Angeles Rams in the first NFL fixture to be staged at the 107-year-old home of rugby union.

Hooded gunmen threatened Venezuela congress commission: opposition

By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - A half-dozen hooded gunmen tried to break into the offices of the comptroller commission at the Venezuelan National Assembly on Friday, according to the president of the opposition-led commission, who said the incident was likely politically motivated. The commission on Wednesday issued a report accusing PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] of corruption, saying about $11 billion in funds went missing from the state-run oil company while Rafael Ramirez was at the helm from 2004-14. "Armed 'colectivos' arrive to threaten the personnel just two days after we denounced big corruption cases in PDVSA," added Guevara, in reference to pro-government militant grassroots groups denounced by opponents as thugs.

S.Africa's withdrawal rocks International Criminal Court

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (centre) attended the 2015 African Union Summit in South Africa, despite facing an arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court South Africa announced Friday that it would withdraw from the International Criminal Court, dealing a major blow to a troubled institution set up to try the world's worst crimes. The decision followed a dispute last year when Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir visited the country for an African Union summit despite facing an ICC arrest warrant over alleged war crimes. South Africa refused to arrest him, saying he had immunity as a head of state.

55 killed in Cameroon train derailment: minister

Passengers escape the site of a train derailment in Eseka, Cameroon, which left 55 dead and 575 injured The train, travelling from the capital Yaounde to the economic hub Douala, was crammed with people due to road traffic disruption between the two cities and came off the tracks just before reaching the central city of Eseka, transport minister Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo'o said. Emergency services had been sent from the economic capital to reinforce teams closer to the scene of the accident, while firefighters were coming from Eseka, Doula regional governor Dieudonne Ivaha Diboua said. The train left Yaounde at around 11:00 am (1000 GMT) and derailed around midday some 200 kilometres from the capital, the transport minister said.

Guardiola won't change despite Barca mauling

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola insisted he would remain true to his attacking principles and style of play despite four matches in all competitions without a win Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he would rather quit than change his footballing philosophy. City have gone four matches in all competitions without a win and head into Sunday's Premier League clash home to Southampton on the back of a 4-0 thrashing at Barcelona in the Champions League. It was suggested to Guardiola this week that he might consider a more pragmatic approach to games in the future given City's recent run.

Sprinter explores ways to mentor youth after daughter' death

Classmates of Trinity Gay gather for a candlelight vigil at Lafayette High School, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Lexington, Ky. Thousands of people joined Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay at the vigil on the high school's track honoring Gay's daughter, who was fatally shot over the weekend. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay says he will help explore ways to mentor youth in Lexington after the shooting death of his 15-year-old daughter over the weekend.

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European Parliament head says will try to save Canada-EU deal

Minister-President of Wallonia Magnette attends a meeting on CETA at the Walloon regional parliament in Namur By Philip Blenkinsop and David Ljunggren BRUSSELS/OTTAWA (Reuters) - The head of the European Parliament said late on Friday he would hold emergency talks in a bid to save a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada that looks to be foundering amid protracted disagreements. Hours earlier, Canadian Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland walked out of talks in Belgium, declaring that the EU was incapable of sealing the deal. All 28 EU governments support the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), but Belgium cannot give assent without backing from its five sub-federal administrations, and French-speaking Wallonia has steadfastly opposed it.

Venezuela on edge after anti-Maduro referendum blocked

Venezuelan opposition leader and Governor of Miranda state Henrique Capriles speaks during a news conference in Caracas By Andrew Cawthorne and Diego Oré CARACAS (Reuters) - Livid opposition leaders accused President Nicolas Maduro's government on Friday of crossing a line into dictatorship and vowed peaceful street protests after their push to remove the socialist leader through a referendum was quashed. The 53-year-old Maduro warned his foes not to "go crazy." Venezuela's election board suspended the opposition drive for a recall referendum on Thursday despite the OPEC nation's crushing economic crisis, Maduro's unpopularity and public opinion in favor of a plebiscite.

Czech president accused of scrapping Holocaust survivor medal due to Dalai Lama

Czech Republic's President Zeman addresses the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York By Robert Muller PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech President Milos Zeman has decided against awarding a state medal to a Holocaust survivor after the man's nephew, a Czech government minister, met exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama against the president's wishes, the minister said on Friday. The Czech Republic has been engulfed in political furor over the Dalai Lama's meetings this week with Culture Minister Daniel Herman against the wishes of China's government - which sees the Dalai Lama as a separatist - and Zeman, who has strongly pushed for a closer economic relationship with China.

TSX rises to 16-month high, led by resource shares

A sign board displaying Toronto Stock Exchange stock information is seen in Toronto By Fergal Smith TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose to a 16-month high on Friday as shares of energy and materials companies led broad-based gains and investors raised bets on a rate cut from the Bank of Canada. For the week, the commodity-linked TSX rose 2.4 percent, helped by a 15-month high on Wednesday for U.S. crude oil. "People might be speculating that if the loonie goes on another down-leg that could help the Canadian economy again," said Colin Cieszynski, senior market analyst at CMC Markets Canada.

Wall Street ends little changed; Microsoft hits record

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City The S&P 500 and the Dow were little changed and the Nasdaq advanced on Friday as a record day for Microsoft and earnings from McDonald's helped offset a fall in energy and healthcare shares. General Electric , often seen as an economic bellwether, weighed on the market as the industrial conglomerate's posted results that topped expectations but cut its full-year revenue target to send shares down 0.9 percent after it touched an 8-month low of $28.33. "The dollar is getting stronger, that is going to have a negative impact energy prices, that is going to have a negative impact on corporate earnings, at least potentially," said Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist at Federated Investors, in New York.

Canada walks out of trade talks with 'incapable' EU

Minister-President of Wallonia Magnette attends a meeting on CETA at the Walloon regional parliament in Namur By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Canada's trade minister walked out of talks in Belgium on Friday, declaring that the European Union was incapable of sealing a planned transatlantic free trade deal designed to boost growth in both economies. All 28 EU governments support the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), but Belgium cannot give assent without backing from its five sub-federal administrations, and French-speaking Wallonia has steadfastly opposed it. A visibly shaken Chrystia Freeland, Canada's trade minister, emerged after a full day of talks with chief Canadian and EU trade negotiators and Walloon Premier Paul Magnette.

Portugal keeps access to EU financial help

Portugal received a 78-billion-euro international debt bailout in 2011 that saved it from defaulting when it could no longer issue debt at affordable rates, but in return the country had to introduce a string of austerity measures Portugal kept its much-needed access to EU financial help Friday after a European Central Bank-approved credit agency maintained its rating of Portuguese debt at investment grade level. Toronto-based DBRS announced it had kept Portugal's rating at "BBB" level, with a "stable" perspective. "The rating reflects Portugal's eurozone membership and its adherence to the EU economic governance framework, which helps foster credible macroeconomic policies," it said in a statement.

Angola unveils $44 bln 2017 budget, sees economic growth of 2.1 percent

LUANDA (Reuters) - Angola, which has been hard hit by depressed oil prices, on Friday unveiled a 2017 budget of 7.3 trillion kwanza ($44.22 billion) with a budget deficit of 5.9 percent of gross domestic product. Aia–Eza Silva, the budget state secretary, told reporters the budget forecasts sub-Saharan Africa's third-largest economy to grow 2.1 percent next year compared with estimates of 1.3 percent this year, and is based on an average crude oil price in 2017 of $46 a barrel. Angola, which is heavily dependent on crude exports, has had to slash spending and growth forecasts before. ...

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Strong storms cause floods, kill 1 person in Pennsylvania - Fox News

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Strong storms cause floods, kill 1 person in Pennsylvania
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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Strong storms hit pockets of western and central Pennsylvania early Friday, bringing up to 7 inches of rain, turning roads into rivers, damaging homes in communities as far as 150 miles apart and killing one person. Gov. Tom Wolf ...
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Pipeline spill during flash flooding may contaminate Susquehanna River

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Business Day|Russian Suspected of Hacking US Tech Companies Is Indicted - New York Times

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Business Day|Russian Suspected of Hacking US Tech Companies Is Indicted
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SAN FRANCISCO — A Russian man accused of breaking into computer systems at three internet companies in 2012 has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Oakland, Calif. Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin, 29, was arrested this month while vacationing ...
Russian Suspect Charged Over 2012 Hack of LinkedIn, Dropbox Bloomberg
Russian Hacker Suspected of LinkedIn Attack Indicted in US Wall Street Journal
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$47 billion offer to create world's biggest tobacco company - Sacramento Bee

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$47 billion offer to create world's biggest tobacco company
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British American Tobacco has offered to buy out Reynolds American Inc. for $47 billion in an attempt to gain a strong presence in the U.S., a lucrative market where sales of electronic cigarettes are booming as traditional smoking fades. The takeover ...
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The real reason Big Tobacco is getting even bigger Washington Post
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Airbnb Sues Over New Law Regulating New York Rentals - New York Times

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Airbnb Sues Over New Law Regulating New York Rentals
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Apartment buildings in East Harlem, New York. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed a bill that will impose steep fines on Airbnb hosts who break local housing regulations. Credit Danny R. Peralta for The New York Times. Hours after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of ...
NY enacts restrictions on Airbnb, with fines of up to $7500 Washington Post
New York Governor Signs Bill Authorizing Fines for Airbnb Rentals Wall Street Journal
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Deng looking forward to Lakers renaissance

Luol Deng joined the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year $72 million deal in July Whether fleeing civil war in Sudan with his family or moving to the United States on a scholarship as a 14-year-old, Luol Deng is no stranger to new beginnings. The 31-year-old British forward's nomadic existence has now taken him to Hollywood, where he is expected to be a key figure as the Los Angeles Lakers attempt to rebuild after the worst season in their history. Deng joined the Lakers on a four-year $72 million deal in July, lured by the possibility of working with new coach Luke Walton at the start of a long-term project to revive the iconic franchise.

Giants kicker placed on leave over abuse claims

New York Giants kicker Josh Brown (R front) is placed on leave after the emergence of police documents in which he admitted years of abusive behavior towards his wife New York Giants kicker Josh Brown was placed on leave as the National Football League probed domestic violence allegations which have left his career hanging by a thread. The NFL ordered Brown to be placed on commissioner Roger Goodell's exempt list, in effect a temporary paid suspension pending the outcome of an investigation. NFL senior vice president Adolpho Birch said in a letter to Brown on Friday the league wants to investigate further after release of the documents stemming from the player's 2015 arrest.

Cubs on brink of World Series return after 71 years

A Chicago Bears fan shows support during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Soldier Field on October 16, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois One victory from their first trip to the World Series in 71 years, the Chicago Cubs have long-suffering supporters excited about the prospects for their first World Series title since 1908. The Cubs were one win from the World Series in 1984 before San Diego rallied to win the final three games to take the series and advance to the Major League Baseball final.

Silver says 'tremendous progress' on new labor deal

The deal between team owners and the players union will be the first signed by Silver as commissioner and new National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts NBA team owners and the players union have made "tremendous progress" toward a new collective bargaining agreement, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday, with rich new television deals helping talks. Former Chicago Bulls superstar Michael Jordan being involved as owner of the Charlotte Hornets has helped build trust between owners and players, either of whom could opt out of their current deal December 15 and potentially set up the first league shutdown since 2011 come next July. "We've made tremendous progress," Silver said.

NFL defends handling of Josh Brown domestic abuse case

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants By Amy Tennery NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League on Friday defended its handling of a domestic violence case against Josh Brown, but temporarily barred the New York Giants kicker from games and practices after newly released documents showed his then-wife accused him of a years-long pattern of physical and emotional abuse. The NFL suspended Brown in August for one game following his arrest in May 2015, when his then-wife, Molly, told police he grabbed her by the wrist during a heated argument at their home in Woodinville, Washington. The documents also included journals and written statements by Brown in which he admits to being abusive.

Sullivan hits 10 birdies for share of Portugal lead

English golfer Andy Sullivan aknowledges the crowd upon his arrival at Hole 18 during the second round of Portugal Master golf tournament at Victoria Golf Club golf course in Vilamoura on October 21, 2016 Defending champion Andy Sullivan carded 10 birdies to take a share of the lead after two rounds of the Portugal Masters on Friday, firing a season-low 61. Overnight leader Marc Warren added a 65 to his opening 63 to also get to 14 under and a share of the lead. "I knew I needed to go low today to get a beat on the leaders," said Sullivan.

Women's NBA admits referee error helped decide crown

Sparks players argue a foul call with referee Roy Gulbeyan during an 85-79 loss to the Minnesota Lynx at Staples Center on October 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California A referee's mistake on a basket in the final 75 seconds of the deciding game helped the Los Angeles Sparks win the Women's NBA Finals over Minnesota, the league said Friday. The Sparks won 77-76 at Minnesota to claim the best-of-five championship series three games to two, but Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve was upset about the officiating after the loss. Officials did not review a shot by the Sparks' Nneka Ogwumike with 74 seconds remaining for a possible shot clock violation.

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