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Trump and Clinton carry campaign barbs into New York charity dinner


NEW YORK Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton took their acrimonious presidential contest to a charity dinner, where Trump drew boos from the well-heeled audience when his jokes veered well into the jagged terrain of his campaign speeches.


Trump says he will accept election result - if he wins 1:19pm BST

WASHINGTON/DELAWARE, Ohio U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Thursday he would accept the result of the Nov. 8 election - "if I win" - fuelling Republican concerns his stance would make it harder for his party to maintain control of Congress. | Video


For Trump, challenging an election loss would be tough 12:09pm BST

If Donald Trump were to challenge the outcome of next month's presidential election, as he has hinted he might, he would face a difficult and expensive fight, according to election attorneys and a review of voting laws in key battleground states.


Trump's war chest one of smallest in recent presidential campaigns 10:41am BST

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Republican Donald Trump could go down as the least well-funded presidential candidate in recent campaigns - entering the final month of the election still without the cash to match the level of staff and advertising that has helped power the campaign of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.


Trump, Clinton tension seeps into jokes at annual charity dinner 8:58am BST

NEW YORK U.S. presidential campaign tensions seeped into a high-profile charity dinner on Thursday as Donald Trump joked about sending Hillary Clinton to prison and she alluded to Trump’s statements about women by estimating how he might rate the Statue of Liberty's attractiveness a four, maybe a five. | Video

U.S. aims to keep alliance commitments to Philippines - Carter 7:01am BST

ANKARA U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday that Washington intended to keep its alliance commitments to the Philippines, even after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from the United States.


U.S. has few good options for response to Philippines' Duterte 3:10am BST

WASHINGTON The Obama administration has few good options and limited leverage as it struggles to craft a response to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's increasingly hostile rhetoric towards the United States and his warm embrace of China.


U.S. vote authorities warned to be alert to Russian hacks faking fraud - officials 1:20am BST

U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials are warning that hackers with ties to Russia's intelligence services could try to undermine the credibility of the presidential election by posting documents online purporting to show evidence of voter fraud.


Final Trump-Clinton debate draws nearly 72 million viewers, third largest ever 12:40am BST

An estimated 71.6 million people watched the final debate between White House contenders Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on TV on Wednesday, below the audience for their first encounter but the third-largest total ever recorded.


Trump says he'll accept 'clear' election result, reserves right to challenge 20 Oct 2016

DELAWARE, OHIO Republican Donald Trump on Thursday said he would accept a "clear" election result but reserved the right to file a legal challenge, clarifying his stance a day after he refused to promise he would trust the outcome if he loses on Nov. 8.