(Reuters) - A former New Jersey prosecutor has asked state lawmakers to investigate the dismissal of an indictment against a sheriff who had ties to Governor Chris Christie's administration. The letter was sent to a legislative committee currently investigating lane closures at the George Washington Bridge connecting northern New Jersey and New York City, which caused four days of traffic jams and was allegedly an act of political retaliation against a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse Republican Christie's re-election. That scandal, along with an accusation by Hoboken's Democratic mayor that the governor's office linked Superstorm Sandy financial aid to the mayor's support of a development project, has dogged the governor. The letter from former Hunterdon County prosecutor Charles Ouslander is dated Tuesday and was first reported on Friday by the online news publication NJ Spotlight.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite National Park will cap visitors at current levels in its most popular areas, but it will add campsites and maintain bike and raft rentals under a plan announced Friday to protect the river that runs through its heart.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brandi Craig awoke before dawn Friday to a desperate scene as firefighters smashed their way into a duplex that was engulfed in flames across the street in her north Minneapolis neighborhood while tenants, including a family with seven young children, shouted for help.