Christie aide on trial says she told him of traffic study
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) ? Republican Gov. Chris Christie approved of a traffic study on the George Washington Bridge, his former deputy chief of staff testified Friday in her criminal trial, but federal prosecutors say it was actually a cover story for a political payback scheme designed to cause traffic jams.
Indians fans pitch in with wedding gifts for rookie Merritt
Boychuk scores short-handed in 3rd, Islanders beat Coyotes
Anthem singer at Heat-76ers game kneels during performance
MIAMI (AP) ? A woman performing the national anthem before an NBA preseason game in Miami on Friday night did so while kneeling at midcourt, and opening her jacket to show a shirt with the phrase "Black Lives Matter."
Nyquist leads Red Wings past Predators, 5-3
Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protests
UNITED NATIONS (AP) ? The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman's 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite frustration from both inside and outside the world organization that the spot should go to a real ? and less sexualized ? woman.
UN says Syria army used chemical weapons in Qmenas in 2015
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.
Over 50,000 evacuated in typhoon's path in southern China
UN expert urges next UN chief to focus on ending tax havens
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 attackUNITED 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.