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Ex-ally: Gov. Christie seemed happy about bridge gridlock

| | Sep 28 2016 - 12:05am | Comments

NEWARK, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie was told about the epic 2013 traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge while it was underway, seemed happy about it and joked sarcastically that there was nothing political going on, a former loyalist testified Tuesday in the scandal that helped destroy Christie’s White House ambitions.

  1. | Posted: Sep 15 2016 - 12:05am

    With less than eight weeks until Election Day and pressure mounting for the candidates to give details about their health and medical histories, Donald Trump acknowledged Wednesday that he was overweight and taking a cholesterol-fighting drug, and Hillary Clinton elaborated on the circumstances that led to her contracting pneumonia and the medicine she was taking to recover.

  2. | Posted: Sep 14 2016 - 12:05am

    Leave it to the great minds at MIT and Georgia Tech to figure out a way to read the pages of a book without actually opening it.

  3. Posted: Sep 14 2016 - 12:05am

    As Syria truce holds. al-Qaida affiliate denounces it

  4. | Posted: Sep 14 2016 - 12:05am

    BEIRUT — With much of Syria calm for the past 24 hours, a powerful al-Qaida-linked group sharply criticized the U.S.-Russian-brokered cease-fire, saying Tuesday its real aim was to keep President Bashar Assad in power.

  5. | Posted: Sep 14 2016 - 12:05am

    MAXWELL, Iowa — Pale green and 8 feet tall, tightly packed corn stalks reach to the horizon throughout the Midwest in what is likely to be the biggest harvest the U.S. has ever seen.

  6. | Posted: Sep 13 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — In much of the United States, families spend more on child care for two kids than on housing. And if you’re a woman, it’s likely you earn less than your male colleagues even though 1 in 4 households with kids relies on mom as the sole or primary breadwinner. That’s according to the latest research that suggests while the U.S. economy has improved, women and their families are still struggling to make the numbers work.

  7. | Posted: Sep 13 2016 - 12:05am

    JOHANNESBURG — South African President Jacob Zuma has paid the state more than $500,000 after being instructed to do so in a scandal over upgrades to his private home, his office said Monday.

  8. | Posted: Sep 13 2016 - 12:05am

    FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The mosque that Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen attended was heavily damaged in an arson fire that Muslim leaders said was the latest incident in an escalating campaign of harassment and violence against the house of worship and its members.

  9. | Posted: Sep 12 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Saturday’s deal to renew a nationwide truce in Syria, open aid routes and establish a U.S.-Russian military partnership may be the best hope yet to end the brutal five-year civil war. It is also full of potential pitfalls and leaves Moscow with far more power than Washington to determine if there can be lasting peace.

  10. | Posted: Sep 12 2016 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — The U.S. marked the 15th anniversary of 9/11 with the solemn roll call of the dead Sunday but couldn’t keep the presidential campaign from intruding on what is traditionally a politics-free moment of remembrance.

  11. | Posted: Sep 11 2016 - 5:51pm

    NEW YORK — Behind the barbed wire, the white minivan’s busted windows and crumpled roof hint at its story. But forklifted to this windblown spot on the John F. Kennedy International Airport tarmac, between a decommissioned 727 and an aircraft hangar, it’s doubtful passing drivers notice it at all.

  12. | Posted: Sep 10 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Congress sent President Barack Obama a bipartisan bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, putting lawmakers on a collision course with the White House on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the attacks.

  13. | Posted: Sep 10 2016 - 12:05am

    NEAR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. — The federal government stepped into the fight over the Dakota Access oil pipeline Friday, ordering work to stop on one segment of the project in North Dakota and asking the Texas-based company building it to “voluntarily pause” action on a wider span that an American Indian tribe says holds sacred artifacts.

  14. | Posted: Sep 10 2016 - 12:05am

    GENEVA — North Korea’s latest test of an atomic weapon leaves the United States with an uncomfortable choice: Stick with a policy of incremental sanctions that has clearly failed to stop the country’s nuclear advances, or pick among alternatives that range from the highly risky to the repugnant.

  15. | Posted: Sep 9 2016 - 12:06am

    ORLANDO, Fla. — The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft lifted off from Florida’s Space Coast as planned at 7:05 p.m. EDT, headed to Bennu, an asteroid where it will collect a sample years from now. It will then attempt a return to Earth.