Adviser says he told Christie officials knew of bridge plot
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) ? One of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's top political advisers says he told him that two of his staffers knew about the George Washington Bridge lane closings before the governor said no one in his administration knew.
Peanut butter vandal mistakes gathering for Trump rallyAMHERST, Wis. (AP) ? Disorderly conduct charges are pending against a woman who authorities say smeared peanut butter on 30 vehicles outside a gathering in central Wisconsin that she mistakenly thought was a Donald Trump rally.
Carter says Turkey should play role in Mosul fight
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) ? There "is an agreement in principle" for Turkey to play a role in the battle to retake the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday, expressing optimism that friction between the Turks and Iraqis can be worked out.
Russia denies Polish claim Egypt sold it warships for $1WARSAW, Poland (AP) ? Poland's defense minister said he thinks Egypt has sold two French-made Mistral warships to Russia for the symbolic price of $1, a claim dismissed by the Russian military Friday.
At least three dead, others injured in Cameroon train accidentDOUALA (Reuters) - At least three people were killed and others were injured when a packed passenger train travelling between Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, and the port city of Douala derailed and overturned on Friday, witnesses said. "There are many injured. We are still in the phase of evaluating the situation. We cannot give even a provisional toll," said an official for national rail company Camrail, who asked not to be named. (Reporting by Anne-Mireille Nzouankeu; Writing by Joe Bavier; Editing by Larry King)
UK-born fashion designer Richard Nicoll dies at 39LONDON (AP) ? Fashion designer Richard Nicoll has died of a suspected heart attack, his family said. He was 39.
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Creepy clown scare spreads to Germany
Police said Friday five incidents involving so-called scary clowns had occurred in two north German towns, including one assailant who hit a man with a baseball bat, amid fears that Halloween could spark a rash of similar attacks. The masked individual attacked a 19-year-old in the eastern city of Rostock on Thursday, leaving him with bruises to the head and arms, police said. A 15-year-old was threatened by a creepy clown with a knife at a bus stop, also in Rostock.
Senior NJ Transit leaders skip hearing on fatal train crash
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) ? Lawmakers investigating New Jersey Transit after a deadly train crash said Friday that they're disappointed the agency's senior leadership didn't show up for a legislative hearing and that they will use subpoena power if the director doesn't appear at the next hearing.