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Damage-control worries followed NJ lane closings

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie leaves City Hall Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in Fort Lee, N.J. Christie traveled to Fort Lee to apologize in person to Mayor Mark Sokolich. Moving quickly to contain a widening political scandal, Christie fired one of his top aides Thursday and...

Nets beat Heat in 2 OTs for 5th straight win

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Johnson scored 32 points, Shaun Livingston helped Brooklyn dominate the second overtime after LeBron James fouled out, and the Nets beat the Miami Heat 104-95 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory. Livingston had two...

W.Va. orders company to drain chemical tanks

Tanaz Rahin and her mother Farri Rahin of Charleston, W.Va., drove across town to the Kroger in South Charleston, W.Va., to find water following a chemical spill on the Elk River that compromised the public water supply to eight counties on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Tyler...

Broncos back a year after playoff pratfall at home

AP Photo/Ed Andrieski DENVER (AP) — Philip Rivers likes to say the San Diego Chargers have been in playoff mode since last month, scrapping just to squeak into the postseason party. Wesley Woodyard would like him to know the Denver Broncos have been in the pressure cooker...

Shooting survivor faces drug charges

Charges are pending for the surviving victim of a late-July shooting and her husband after a drug-related search warrant was executed on their West Lytle Street motel room Friday morning. Tyeesha Ferguson-Snowden, 36, and her husband, Lamar Snowden, 36, both face charges of...

Minnesota man pleads guilty in weapons case

FILE – In this file photo provided by the Chippewa County, Minn., Sheriff is Buford Rogers who was arrested May 3, 2013, during a raid on a mobile home in Montevideo, Minn. The Minnesota militia member, who faces weapons charges in what the FBI once called a “terror...

Massive Target breach could have lasting effects

FILE – In this Dec. 19, 2013, file photo, a passer-by walks near an entrance to a Target retail store in Watertown, Mass. Target says that personal information — including phone numbers and email and mailing addresses — was stolen from as many as...

Parker: Finding a new villain in the Chris Christie drama

In the days since revelations surfaced about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s office orchestrating the now-infamous George Washington Bridge lane closings, I’ve had at least four different reactions. Listed in chronological order, they were: He’s dead; maybe not...

Ignatius: Only Obama can fix his broken foreign policy

Reading the devastating memoir by former defense secretary Robert Gates, people are likely to ask the same troubling questions that emerge from the morning newspapers these days: How did the Obama administration’s foreign policy process get so broken, and how can it be put...

Tax reform is the best way to tackle income inequality

Glenn Hubbard is dean of Columbia Business School and was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in the George W. Bush administration. Last month, President Obama called income inequality in the United States the “defining challenge of our time.” Unfortunately,...