Prosecutor: Gov. Christie was told about plan to close lanes

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal prosecutor told jurors on Monday that a witness will testify that Republican Gov. Chris Christie was told about a plan to close traffic lanes near the George Washington Bridge as part of a political vendetta while the shutdown was happening, a claim Christie has contested for years.

  • Written by DAVID PORTER, Associated Press

Clinton says Trump gives 'aid, comfort' to ISIS recruiters

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is accusing Donald Trump of giving "aid and comfort" to Islamic terrorists, declaring his anti-Muslim rhetoric helps the Islamic State group and other militants recruit new fighters. Trump is insisting the U.S. should "use whatever lawful methods are available" to get information from the Afghan immigrant arrested in this weekend's bombings.

  • Written by CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

Officials declare Miami area clear of Zika, credit spraying

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities declared a victory Monday in stemming further infections of Zika in Miami's Wynwood arts district, but continued to caution pregnant women about traveling to the city and surrounding areas out of concerns for catching the virus.

  • Written by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press

World leaders at UN must tackle Syria, extremism, refugees

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders gather at the United Nations for their annual meeting Tuesday with an array of global crises that desperately need solutions, topped by the Syrian conflict, escalating attacks around the world by Islamic extremists, and millions of people fleeing fighting and poverty.

  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

Wealth of clues led to quick arrest of suspected bomber

NEW YORK (AP) — The man suspected of planting bombs in a New York neighborhood and a New Jersey seaside town may have aimed to inflict carnage incognito, but he didn't succeed for long in concealing his identity.

  • Written by JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press DAKE KANG, Associated Press