N.J. Taxpayer tab in Bridgegate scandal exceeds $15M

Taxpayers have paid more than $15 million for former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's legal response to the George Washington Bridge scandal, according to records reviewed by the Associated Press, and the cost could climb since digital records must be retained during an appeal.

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    May Bank Holiday 2018 supermarket opening times for Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and more

    The UK is on track for good weather over the spring Bank Holiday weekend and many Brits will be spending the extra day off in the sunshine.

  • U.N. urges Saudi-led coalition to speed Yemen imports, avoid starvation
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    U.N. urges Saudi-led coalition to speed Yemen imports, avoid starvation

    The United Nations aid chief urged the Saudi-led military coalition that controls Yemen's ports to expedite imports of food and fuel supplies, warning that a further 10 million Yemenis could face starvation by year-end. Yemen is the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the United Nations, with some 8.4 million people severely short of food and at risk of starvation. For the past three years, the Yemeni government backed by Riyadh's coalition which is armed and supported by the United States and Britain has battled Houthi fighters aligned to Iran.

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    Leclerc carries memories of his father & Bianchi at Monaco

    When Charles Leclerc races for the first time at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, he will carry with him the memories of his father and his close friend Jules Bianchi. The 20-year-old Leclerc will become the first driver from Monaco to race on the famed track since Olivier Beretta in 1994. "I have been waiting for this moment since I was a child," Leclerc said.

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    #DogsAtPollingStations is back and is just as adorable as ever

    It’s the referendum over the eighth amendment in Ireland, which means people and animals alike are heading to the polls.

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    ‘Fortnite’ Close Encounters Mode Down Due to Ammo Issues

    Fortnite fans were supposed to get their first taste of the Close Encounters limited-time mode today, but that may not happen. Just a few minutes after going live, Epic Games has announced it has temporarily disabled the mode to fix issues. Due to an issue with Close Encounters, we’ve had to disable this LTM while we investigate.

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    Due gambe in due: dalla tragedia all'amicizia

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    Spanish, Italian politics rattle bond and stock markets

    Borrowing costs in southern Europe shot up on Friday and stock markets in Milan and Madrid fell as threatened no-confidence motions against Spain's prime minister exacerbated a sell-off provoked by growing political risk in Italy. The opposition Socialists presented one no-confidence motion in Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to the Spanish parliament while his former allies, Ciudadanos, issued him with an ultimatum: call an election or face their own, second such motion.. The moves over a graft case involving members of Rajoy's People's Party prompted heavy selling of Spanish bonds in one of the biggest weekly moves on the euro zone government debt market in years.

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    Every doodle from 13 Reasons Why s2 credits explained

    Did you spot Clay's new car? From Digital Spy

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    Food insecurity linked to type 2 diabetes risk

    To reduce the burden of diabetes on individuals and the national healthcare system, policymakers should consider intervening in this pathway early by reducing food insecurity, the study team urges in the journal PLOS ONE. Household food insecurity is defined as having uncertain or insufficient food access due to limited financial resources. "Increasingly, food insecurity is being recognized as a significant social and health problem in Canada, but there isn't a great deal of evidence that has linked food insecurity to the risk of future chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes," lead author Christopher Tait told Reuters Health in an email.

  • Agents of SHIELD season 6: Everything you need to know
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    Agents of SHIELD season 6: Everything you need to know

    Will we be seeing Coulson again?

  • French, British air chiefs say Western dominance slipping
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    French, British air chiefs say Western dominance slipping

    The heads of the British and French air forces warned Friday that Western dominance in the skies is increasingly under threat as rival powers develop new defence capabilities.

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    Gotham season 5's Batman: Zero Year arc explained

    Bye Bruce Wayne, hi Batman.

  • Milwaukee Bucks' Sterling Brown says he felt 'defenseless' during arrest
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    Milwaukee Bucks' Sterling Brown says he felt 'defenseless' during arrest

    Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown says he felt "pretty much defenseless" during a controversial arrest over a parking infraction in January. Speaking to "Good Morning America" on Friday, Brown said he gets angry every time he watches body-cam video of the arrest, which the police released to the public on Wednesday. "I get mad every time I watch it, you know, because I was defenseless, pretty much," said Brown.

  • Ten reasons to visit Shanghai
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    Ten reasons to visit Shanghai

    Once, around two centuries agom, Shanghai was merely a silty corner of the Yangzhou delta, with a few fishing villages and farms, surrounded by the glittering capitals of imperial China such as Hangzhou, Suzhou and Nanjing. Now it glitters brightest of them all with a population of 24 million, skyscrapers that pierce the clouds, billionaires in plentiful supply, designer shopping, luxury hotels, gourmet dining, a seriously happening night life and a fun vibe that makes it a joy to visit. The choice is wide, from stately grand-dames built in the 1920’s and 1930’s in Shanghai’s heyday which line the Bund and from whose windows you can watch the locals doing Tai Chi at sunrise to the latest opening, The Middle House, a new addition to the sleek House Collective from Swire Hotels.

  • UKIP planning big Brexit party when Britain leaves the EU and it will cost the taxpayer thousands
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    UKIP planning big Brexit party when Britain leaves the EU and it will cost the taxpayer thousands

    UKIP MEPs plan to hold a party on the day Britain leaves the European Union at taxpayers' expense

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    Chemicals arms watchdog wants attack perpetrators identified

    The head of the world's chemical weapons watchdog said Friday his organisation needed a mechanism to identify the perpetrators of attacks, despite fears it could lead to accusations of politicisation.

  • Russia, Saudis signal oil production boost
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    Russia, Saudis signal oil production boost

    Russia and Saudi Arabia said Friday they believe a deal is possible to gradually boost oil output from as soon as July as world oil prices have recently hit highs last seen in 2014.

  • Two-Headed Giant Takes Center Stage in Battlebond, the Latest ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Set
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    Two-Headed Giant Takes Center Stage in Battlebond, the Latest ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Set

    What Is Two-Headed Giant? Two-Headed Giant is a format where two players team up to take on another team of two. Senior Magic Designer Gavin Verhey talked with Newsweek about Battlebond, the cards he’s most excited about and why he thinks Battlebond can bring in non- Magic players or lapsed fans.

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    Airlines comply with China's request to change description of territories

    China's aviation regulator said on Friday 18 out of 44 airlines it contacted have changed how they refer to Chinese territories on their websites by the 30-day deadline it set. The letters were dated April 25 and airlines were given 30 days to comply, indicating a deadline of May 25. 26 airlines have asked for more time to comply due to technical issues, the aviation regulator said in a statement, while some airlines had promised to comply by July 25.

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    Vedanta sticks with plan to expand Indian smelter despite deadly protests

    London-listed Vedanta Resources hopes to restart its copper smelter in a southern Indian city and still wants to double its capacity despite protests demanding its closure that killed 13 people this week, a company executive told Reuters on Friday. "We're not in that stage to look at setting up a plant elsewhere," P. Ramnath, chief executive of Vedanta's India copper business, said in an interview. The plant, in the coastal city of Thoothukudi, has been shut since late March for maintenance and pending a renewal of its licence, even as locals continued largely peaceful protests demanding its permanent shutdown.

  • Women’s perfume 2018: the best summer scents and fragrances
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    Women’s perfume 2018: the best summer scents and fragrances

    As the temperature increases, it’s time to push aside your wintery woody fragrances and replace them with fresh and light scents that will transport you to the beach even if you are just sitting at your desk. From zesty, citrus fragrances like Jo Loves’ Orange Blossom or Memo Paris’ Tamarindo, to fresh scents that evoke clean laundry or a freshly blossomed garden, such as Clean Reserve’s Avant Garden and Ex Nihilo’s Viper Green, we’re looking to these fragrances to channel the sunshine even on those rainy British summer days.

  • Divided Ireland votes in abortion referendum
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    Divided Ireland votes in abortion referendum

    Irish voters are heading to the polls in a referendum which could lead to the liberalisation of abortion laws. Terminations of pregnancy are illegal in Ireland, except in extreme cases where the mother's life is in danger. Voters are now deciding whether to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution - introduced in 1983 – which offers equal protection under the law to the mother and the unborn child. Our correspondents report from Dublin, where they followed the campaign on both sides.

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    The quick way to make a feather hat in Tynemouth

    A herring gull watches a woman eating chips. It is not only the Church of England that is forbidden in law to conduct same-sex marriages (Letters, 25 May). The same legislation applies to the Church in Wales, disestablished in 1920.

  • ‘Mario Tennis Aces’ Characters, Stages and More Found in Datamine
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    ‘Mario Tennis Aces’ Characters, Stages and More Found in Datamine

    The demo for Mario Tennis Aces is available to download now before the online tournament goes live on the weekend of June 1, which means dataminers have popped the hood to take a look at what the full game may have in store. Blazingflare tweeted some information found from datamining the Mario Tennis Aces demo and came up with a list of characters (both confirmed and unconfirmed), stages and bosses. If you don’t want to know any unconfirmed information about Mario Tennis Aces before its release, you’ll want to turn back now.

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    Home and Away reveals big trouble for Justin in 23 pics

    Ebony scores an early win with her scheming. From Digital Spy