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.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

UN: Survivors report 240 dead in 2 Mediterranean shipwrecks

MILAN (AP) — Survivors say as many as 240 people have died in two shipwrecks off Libya, the U.N. refugee agency reported Thursday, bringing this year's toll to more than 4,220 migrants dead or missing in risky Mediterranean Sea crossings, the highest count on record.

  • Written by COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press

US employers add solid 161K jobs; wages up by most since '09

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a decent 161,000 jobs in October and raised pay sharply for many workers. It was the final major report on a lukewarm but durable economy before Americans choose a new president next week.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer