Originally published on Tue January 14, 2014 5:12 pm
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, engulfed in scandal over the politically motivated closing of bridge access lanes and questions about how he spent federal Hurricane Sandy aid, pledged Tuesday to "cooperate with all appropriate inquiries."
In his annual State of the State speech from the State Capitol in Trenton, the two-term Republican governor made quick work of the George Washington Bridge controversy, which hopelessly snarled traffic in the city of Fort Lee for days. The circumstances surrounding the episode have clouded the prospects of a potential presidential bid in 2016.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry holds up a pair of Idaho potatoes as a gift for Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, standing right, at the start of their meeting at the U.S. Ambassador's residence in Paris on Monday.
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An assistant shows the block with a red button marked "reset" in English and "overload" in Russian that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton handed to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a 2009 meeting in Geneva.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin plays with his dogs Buffy (right) and Yume at his residence Novo-Ogariovo, outside Moscow on March 24, 2013. Bulgarian shepherd dog Buffy was presented to Putin by his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov, while Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda offered Putin the puppy Yume as a gift during the G20 in Mexico in June.
"'I am primarily concerned that not all retired NFL football players who ultimately receive a qualifying diagnosis or their (families) ... will be paid,' Brody wrote in a 12-page opinion filed Tuesday morning.
Originally published on Tue January 14, 2014 7:02 pm
India's Supreme Court is set to hear a petition Wednesday against one of its own retired judges over allegations that he sexually harassed a former intern — the second such case to be made public in as many months.
The alleged incidents have cast a cloud over the country's highest court and pressure has mounted for it to comply with its own 1997 rulings requiring panels in the workplace to hear harassment complaints. Critics say such a panel for the Supreme Court itself is long overdue.
Originally published on Tue January 14, 2014 3:09 pm
Take a sip of the Oaxacan Fizz at Father's Office in Los Angeles and you'll discover the unmistakable taste of tobacco. That's because this cocktail is sweetened with a small amount of tobacco-infused sugar syrup.
"A lot of people say, 'I only smoke when I drink,'" says chef-owner Sang Yoon. "We say, 'Now you can do both.'"