Service of some major internet sites was disrupted for several hours on Friday morning, Oct, 21, as internet infrastructure provider Dyn said it was hit by a cyber attack that disrupted traffic mainly on the U.S. East Coast. Social network Twitter, music-streamer Spotify, discussion site Reddit and The Verge news site were among the companies whose services were reported to be down on Friday morning.
LAS VEGAS—Republican candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested he might reject the outcome of the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election if he loses, a possibility his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton called "horrifying." In their third and final presidential debate, Trump said he would wait to decide whether the outcome was legitimate. "I will tell you at the time, I will keep you in suspense," Trump said. Clinton said she was "appalled" by Trump's stance.
SHERMANS DALE, Penn. — While Donald Trump often rails against a "rigged" election on Twitter and at rallies nationwide, he goes a few steps further in Pennsylvania, a state crucial to the Republican's fading chances to win the White House. Here, he has made direct appeals since August to recruit voters as poll monitors on Election Day and has pointed specifically at Philadelphia as a city beset by voter fraud.
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A gunman in an Afghan army uniform on Wednesday shot dead at least two American advisers and wounded three more near a base in the Afghan capital...
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama on Tuesday scolded Donald Trump over his repeated claims that the upcoming Nov. 8 election was "rigged" against him, telling the Republican presidential candidate to "stop whining." At a joint news conference in the White House Rose Garden following meetings with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Obama was asked about Trump's claims that cities are rife with voter fraud and that there were efforts to "rig the election at the polling place."
ROME—Farmers urgently need help to adapt their methods of growing food if the world is to curb greenhouse gas emissions and prevent climate change pushing millions into hunger and poverty, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said on Monday, Oct. 17. Small farmers who produce the bulk of food in developing countries are some of the most vulnerable to changes in climate and need help adapting to a warming planet, FAO said in a report.
BEIRUT—Syrian rebels said they captured the village of Dabiq from Islamic State on Sunday, forcing the jihadist group from a stronghold where it had promised to fight a final, apocalyptic battle with the West. Its defeat at Dabiq, long a mainstay of Islamic State's propaganda, underscores the group's declining fortunes this year as it suffered battlefield defeats in Syria and Iraq and lost a string of senior leaders in targeted air strikes.
Cleveland — Francisco Lindor drove in what became the winning run in the third inning, and reliever Andrew Miller put on an overpowering display of pitching late in the contest as the Cleveland Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 in Game Two of the American League Championship Series in Cleveland on Saturday. Four pitchers combined on a three-hitter as Cleveland took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. The scene now shifts to Toronto for Game Three on Monday night.
CHICAGO—Miguel Montero clubbed a two-out grand slam home run and Dexter Fowler added a solo shot as the Chicago Cubs exploded for five eighth-inning runs en route to an 8-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Saturday's National League Championship Series opener. Chicago snapped a 3-3 tie after giving up a lead earlier in the inning after closer Aroldis Chapman was hit for two eighth-inning runs when he entered with the bases loaded.
NEWTOWN, Conn. — A Connecticut judge on Friday, Oct. 14, dismissed a lawsuit filed by the families of some of the 26 young children and adults killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in 2012, saying the maker of the rifle used in the attack had "broad immunity" under federal law. The lawsuit, filed in December 2014 and seeking unspecified financial damages, said the AR-15 military-syle assault weapon used in the attack in Newtown should never have been sold to the gunman's mother, Nancy Lanza, because it had no reasonable civilian purpose.