Post-Katrina police shooting; now lawsuits can resume

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former police sergeant admitted on Friday that he helped cover up the fatal police shootings of two people in the chaotic days following Hurricane Katrina, ending a criminal case that roiled the New Orleans Police Department after the 2005 storm.

  • Written by JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press

Jordan: 2 American trainers killed in shootout at air base

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Two American trainers were killed and a third was wounded on Friday in an exchange of gunfire at the gates of an air base in southern Jordan, the military said.

  • Written by KARIN LAUB, Associated Press

Guilty of all counts, 2 ex-Christie allies vow to appeal

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie were convicted Friday of creating an epic traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge for what prosecutors say was political revenge, capping a trial that cast doubt on Christie's claims he knew nothing about the scheme.

  • Written by DAVID PORTER, Associated Press

US workers gain jobs and raises in final pre-election report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Workers enjoyed their best pay raises in seven years last month as employers added 161,000 jobs, the government said in the last major snapshot of a slow but durable economy before Americans choose a new president next week.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

Paris climate change deal becomes international law

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Paris Agreement to combat climate change became international law on Friday — a landmark deal about tackling global warming amid growing fears that the world is becoming hotter even faster than scientists expected.