Election Briefs: Aircraft carrying Pence skids off runway

Aircraft carrying Pence skids off runway

NEW YORK • A plane carrying US Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence skidded off the runway after landing in the rain at New York City's LaGuardia Airport, halting flights for at least an hour, officials said.

No one was injured in Thursday's incident.


Former Miss Finland says Trump groped her

HELSINKI • A former Miss Finland has accused US presidential candidate Donald Trump of groping her in 2006 when she was representing her country in the Miss Universe beauty contest. Ms Ninni Laaksonen told the Ilta-Sanomat newspaper that the Republican presidential nominee had grabbed her behind before she appeared on a television show in New York with other contestants.


Putin scoffs at claims of Russian influence

KRASNAYA POLYANA (Russia) • President Vladimir Putin has accused American politicians of whipping up hysteria about a mythical Russian threat as a ploy to distract voters from their own failings in the run-up to the US presidential election.

Mr Putin said on Thursday he found it hard to believe that anyone seriously thought Moscow was capable of influencing the Nov 8 election.


Clinton extends funding advantage

NEW YORK • Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has extended her financial advantage in the presidential race's final weeks, amassing a US$153 million (S$213 million) war chest that is more than twice as large as Mr Donald Trump's.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 29, 2016, with the headline 'Election Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe