Philippines Duterte says he is not severing ties with the United States
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday he was not severing ties with the United States, but wanted to "separate" Manila's foreign policy from that of Washington. "What I was really saying was separation of foreign policy," Duterte said, as he attempted to clarify what he meant when he announced his "separation" from the United States at a business forum in the presence of Chinese leaders. "It need not dovetail the foreign policy of America.
Adviser says he told Christie officials knew of bridge plot
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) ? New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was told that two of his staffers had knowledge of the George Washington Bridge lane closures before he told reporters that no one in his administration knew about the closings, one of his top political advisers testified Friday.
China protests 'illegal,' 'provocative' U.S. South China Sea patrolChina's Defense Ministry said that a patrol by a U.S. warship in the South China Sea on Friday was "illegal" and "provocative" and that it had lodged a protest with the United States. In a statement on its website, the ministry said two Chinese warships had warned the U.S. warship to leave during the patrol. U.S. defense officials said the guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur challenged "excessive maritime claims" in a patrol near the Paracel Islands, among a string of islets, reefs and shoals over which China has territorial disputes with its neighbors.
London City Airport evacuated amid fire alarmLONDON (AP) ? Officials say London City Airport has been evacuated after a fire alarm sounded and some passengers reported feeling unwell.
Early voting: Democrats show strength in key battlegrounds
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Hillary Clinton appears to be displaying strength in the crucial battleground states of North Carolina and Florida among voters casting ballots before Election Day, and may also be building an early vote advantage in Arizona and Colorado.
Muslims protest in front of Colosseum over mosque closures
Warner Bros. promises previously unreleased Prince musicWarner Bros. Records is about to unveil two projects by the late megastar Prince that include previously unreleased material. "Prince 4Ever" is a 40-song compilation of his biggest hits from ...
TV legend Carol Burnett signed to ABC sitcom project
Trump booed in New York, assailed by Obama
Donald Trump endured boos at a charity event in New York and a biting attack by President Barack Obama as the Republican nominee's threat not to concede if he loses next month's elections roiled the race for the White House. Trump cast the United States into uncharted political waters by suggesting he may not recognize the result of the November 8 presidential election and could launch a legal challenge if Hillary Clinton wins. "Of course I will accept a clear election result, but I will also reserve my right to contest and file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result," he said dangling his concession.
Health, energy stocks hit Wall St, Microsoft lifts Nasdaq
(Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow came off session lows in early afternoon on Friday, but continued to be weighed down by energy and healthcare stocks, while a record-setting rally in Microsoft kept the Nasdaq in positive territory.