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Only four of 20 subpoenaed in Christie bridge investigation comply by deadline

9 months agoNews : Open Channel

Only four Port Authority officials met this week's deadline to turn over all documents subpoenaed in the New Jersey Legislature's investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closures, according to a list provided to NBC New...

Christie campaign seeks OK to raise funds for bridge investigation legal costs

9 months agoNews : Open Channel

Chris Christie's political allies are seeking approval to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay legal fees and the costs of complying with subpoenas in the so called “Bridgegate” investigations.

Feds ask NJ lawmakers not to interfere with criminal probe in bridge scandal

9 months agoNews : Open Channel

Federal prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark on Friday met privately with New Jersey lawmakers investigating the George Washington Bridge traffic jams and requested that they not take any steps that might interfere with its criminal probe, according to two sourc …

Christie, ex-official clash over when governor learned of bridge lane closings

9 months agoNews : Open Channel

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew about the closing of lanes on the George Washington Bridge when it happened last year, a former official of the agency that oversees the bridge alleged Friday. Christie contended that the accusation proved he played no part in the discussions …

"NFL" heroin busted in the Bronx

9 months agoNews : Open Channel

Just days before the NFL’s best teams face off in the Super Bowl in New Jersey, local and federal authorities discovered a multi-million-dollar heroin mill across the river in New York City that was stamping its dope with the brand name “NFL.”

Christie knew about bridge lane closings, ex-official says

9 months agoNews : Open Channel

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew about the controversial closing of lanes on the George Washington Bridge when it happened last year, a former close aide alleged Friday in a letter obtained by NBC News.

Suspicious letters delivered near Super Bowl site found to be 'non hazardous'

9 months agoNews : Open Channel

Initial testing of seven suspicious letters or packages sent to hotels and other locations near the site of Sunday’s Super Bowl in East Rutherford, N.J., found they were not hazardous, according to the FBI and a law enforcement source. Additional testing was being performe …

Police, feds investigate suspicious packages delivered near Super Bowl site

9 months agoNews : Open Channel

Federal and local police in New Jersey and New York were investigating seven suspicious packages send to hotels and other sites, including several delivered near the site of Sunday’s Super Bowl in East Rutherford, N.J. “The Joint Terrorism Task Force and Hazard …

Cancer survivor meets New York firefighter who saved his life

9 months agoNews : Open Channel

How do you thank the man who saved your life when you meet him for the first time?

Super Bowl surge in sex trafficking? Maybe not, but issue grabs the spotlight

9 months agoNews : Open Channel

The idea of helping sex-trafficking victims came to Theresa Flores when she was naked and freezing on the floor of a motel bathroom, after being gang-raped by at least 10 men, maybe more. She says she lost count when she passed out from the pain.

Reporting of school sexual abuse plagued by confusion, spotty data, GAO says

9 months agoNews : Open Channel

Sexual abuse of children by teachers or other public school employees is likely underestimated because of a patchwork reporting system and involvement of numerous local, state and federal agencies in investigating such claims, according to a new government report obtained exclus …

Super Bowl security net cast wide to protect game and related events

9 months agoNews : Open Channel

More than 80,000 football fans are expected to brave near-freezing temperatures to attend the New York region’s first Super Bowl on Sunday, and more than 3,000 security guards, 700 cops and hundreds of high-tech gadgets will be on hand to greet them.

Snowden docs reveal British spies snooped on YouTube and Facebook

9 months agoNews : Open Channel

By Richard Esposito, Matthew Cole and Mark Schone, with Glenn Greenwald, Special Contributor The British government can tap into the cables carrying the world’s web traffic at will and spy on what people are doing on some of the world’s most popular social media site …

Florida teen sold deadly toxin abrin online, US says

9 months agoNews : Open Channel

A Florida teenager nabbed in an undercover sting sold and delivered deadly toxins on the Web, federal agents said in court documents this week.

'Revenge porn' site creator, alleged hacker charged with computer crime, ID theft

9 months agoNews : Open Channel

Two California men – including the creator and operator of a so-called “revenge porn” website -- were charged Thursday with computer crimes and ID theft stemming from an alleged conspiracy to hack into email accounts and steal nude photos that were later posted …

DOJ accuses firm that vetted Snowden of faking 665,000 background checks

9 months agoNews : Open Channel

As Edward Snowden prepares to defend himself in a worldwide webinar Thursday, the Justice Department is accusing the private contractor that vetted him and thousands of other intelligence workers of bilking U.S. taxpayers out of tens of millions of dollars by conducting phony bac …

Sugar vs. corn syrup: Legal battle aims to establish the sweet truth

9 months agoNews : Open Channel

Newly disclosed documents in a legal battle over the taste buds and wallets of sweet-toothed American consumers show that some of the nation’s largest agri-business companies forged ahead with a plan to rebrand high-fructose corn syrup as “natural … corn sugar …

FBI questions Hoboken mayor's aides over alleged Sandy relief funds threat: sources

9 months agoNews : Open Channel

FBI agents have begun questioning witnesses in the investigation into whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's aides threatened to cut off Hurricane Sandy relief money to Hoboken unless the city's mayor backed a billion-dollar development project, three sources with direct knowl …

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