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Feds: US Supreme Court should turn down 'Bridgegate' appeal

May. 16, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. solicitor general's office has recommended that the U.S. Supreme Court not hear the appeal of two convicted defendants in the "Bridgegate" case, nudging the four-year legal saga of New Jersey's most famous traffic jam toward a conclusion. "Further review is not warranted," the...

Australian political leaders agree gays don't go to hell

May. 14, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The leaders of both of Australia's major political parties agreed on Tuesday that gays don't go to hell because of their sexual orientation, as Christian beliefs rose to extraordinary prominence in the final days of an election campaign. Prime Minister Scott Morrison opposed gay...

Montana governor OKs bills investing $400M in infrastructure

May. 10, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock signed a series of bills Friday that allow for spending nearly $400 million on buildings, bridges and water systems across the state — an effort aimed at creating jobs, boosting the state's economy and clearing up a backlog of needed work. The bills...

House chair vows to get New York rail tunnel built

May. 2, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The chairman of a House transportation committee said Thursday he'll get a new rail tunnel built between New Jersey and New York even if it takes legislative maneuvering. Oregon Democrat Peter DeFazio spoke at New York's Penn Station as he and several members of the House Committee on...

The Latest: White House says Trump-Dems meeting 'productive

Apr. 30, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with top Democrats (all times local): 1:15 p.m. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says Tuesday's infrastructure meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic lawmakers was "excellent and productive." Sanders says the United...

The Latest: Warren faults Democrats' attention toward unions

Apr. 27, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic campaign for president (all times local): 6 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says Democrats have not paid enough attention to organized labor. The U.S. senator from Massachusetts was among 2020 hopefuls attending a union forum Saturday in...

Ex-Christie aide gets 13-month sentence in bridge scandal

Apr. 24, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A onetime aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was resentenced Wednesday to 13 months — down from 18 — for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. Bridget Kelly, dabbing her eyes with a tissue at points during the resentencing hearing in...

Groups file lawsuit over approval of North Carolina bridge

Apr. 24, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A new bridge proposed for North Carolina's barrier islands is being challenged by local residents, hunters and wildlife enthusiasts. A lawsuit challenging state and federal approval of the Mid Currituck Bridge was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Raleigh by the Southern...

Climate protests close London bridge; 570 arrests in 4 days

Apr. 19, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Climate protesters are once again trying to shut down parts of London to urge residents to do more to protect the Earth from rising temperatures. Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson joined a rally by the Extinction Rebellion protesters in central London on Friday. She told the demonstrators...

New Jersey congressmen on New York toll plan: Drop dead

Apr. 17, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — New York's plan to charge a fee for motorists entering its congested midtown area won't go into effect for another two years but is already renewing time-honored animosities between the state and its neighbor to the west. Standing on a bridge overlooking the heavily traveled George...