Christie aide on trial says she told him of 'traffic study'
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) ? New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff testified Friday in her criminal trial that she told him about a traffic study on the George Washington Bridge before sending an email that it was "time for some traffic problems," which prosecutors say started a political revenge plot.
Wall Street ends little changed; Microsoft hits record
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.
Ex-NSA worker accused of stealing secrets to stay in custodyBALTIMORE (AP) ? A former National Security Agency contractor accused in a massive theft of classified information will remain in custody as prosecutors continue building a case against him, a federal judge ruled Friday.
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Pennsylvania professors agree to contract, end strike
The union representing striking professors at 14 Pennsylvania state universities says it has reached a tentative contract agreement and is ending its walkout, now in a third day. The strike had disrupted ...
Church bells peal in town retaken by Iraqi troops from Islamic State
By Stephen Kalin BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) - The din of bullets, mortars and bombs in the northern Iraqi town of Bartella was replaced momentarily on Friday by a sound not heard there for more than two years: the peal of church bells. A cautious calm returned to this historic Christian area following its recapture from Islamic State a day earlier as Iraqi forces push west towards Mosul, the jihadists' last major stronghold in the country. Bartella, once home to thousands of Assyrian Christians, emptied in August 2014 when Islamic State seized control as part of a lightning blitz across large swathes of Iraq and neighboring Syria.
US top diplomat refers to NKorea as 'illegitimate regime'WASHINGTON (AP) ? Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday described North Korea's government as "an illegal and illegitimate regime."
Striking Pennsylvania state university professors to end walkout, negotiators reach tentative contractHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) ? Striking Pennsylvania state university professors to end walkout, negotiators reach tentative contract.
Prosecutors: Judge convicted of bribing officer with beerWILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) ? Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina judge has been convicted of bribery after he offered beer and money to an officer in exchange for text messages from his wife's cellphone because he suspected she was cheating on him.
Cameroon says at least 53 dead after crowded train derailsESEKA, Cameroon (AP) ? At least 53 people have died after a train overloaded with passengers derailed along the route that links Cameroon's two major cities, the country's transport minister said late Friday.