Madoff trustee reaches $277 million accord with money manager's family
Irving Picard, the trustee, said victims will receive $232 million of cash, and the rights to $30.7 million of assets that are expected to be sold. Picard also said a $15 million restitution fund supervised by the office of California Attorney General Kamala Harris will pay claims by investors in partnerships related to Chais and the state. The accord requires approval by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stuart Bernstein in Manhattan, who is overseeing the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.
UN pays tribute to late Thai king
Syria rebels in assault to break Aleppo siege
Syrian opposition fighters made advances Friday in a major assault on government forces aimed at breaking a months-long siege of rebel-held districts of the battered city of Aleppo. Rebel groups including the powerful Ahrar al-Sham faction and former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front fired waves of rockets into government-held western Aleppo, killing at least 15 civilians, a monitor said. The assault comes more than three months into a government siege of eastern Aleppo, where more than 250,000 people live, and several weeks after the army began an operation to retake the rebel east.
Philadelphia station finds some votes cast by dead peoplePHILADELPHIA (AP) ? A Philadelphia TV station has found at least three instances in which votes were cast in recent elections under the names of people who were long dead.
NY comptroller projects higher Wall Street profits in 2016ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) ? Wall Street is on track to post higher profits this year and end three straight years of declines, according to a report issued Friday by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
Hola: Tim Kaine speaks in Spanish frequently on trail
BMW recalls over 154K vehicles because engines could stallDETROIT (AP) ? BMW is recalling more than 154,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix a wiring problem that can cause engines to stall.
Clinton has big cash lead; Pence says message matters more
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Donald Trump's campaign said Friday the billionaire businessman may plunge more of his personal fortune into his presidential bid after new federal filings that show Hillary Clinton with an $85 million cash advantage in the final stretch.
EU official: Cyprus accord 'game changer' for bloc, regionNICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) ? The European Union's foreign policy chief says a deal reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus would be a "game changer" for the bloc and the Middle East.
GE, Alphabet lead stocks higher after strong economic report
NEW YORK (AP) ? U.S. stocks are rising Friday after the government said the economy broke out of its recent slump and grew faster than expected during the third quarter. Industrial and technology companies are making some of the largest gains as General Electric and Alphabet climb. Health care companies are sinking after weak results from prescription drug maker McKesson and biotech giant Amgen.