TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — At least a dozen new subpoenas were authorized Monday by a New Jersey legislative committee investigating a plot by aides to Gov. Chris Christie to create traffic gridlock on the George Washington Bridge, apparently for political retribution.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A jury deliberated the corruption case against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, the city's chief executive when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, for more than three hours Monday before breaking for the evening.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Colorado woman charged with kidnapping a newborn baby who was found alive after being left outside in freezing temperatures last week is being jailed away from the general population for safety reasons, an Iowa sheriff said Monday.
WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — A 23-year-old newlywed who died after being punched and kicked outside a California nightclub had bleeding across most of her brain, bruised eyes and legs and had been struck at least five times on her head and face, a forensic pathologist testified Monday at a preliminary hearing to determine whether two women should stand trial in the case.
By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - More than a dozen Utah gay rights activists were arrested on Monday at the state Capitol, where they staged a sit-in to demand lawmakers hear a bill that would bar housing and job discrimination based on sexual orientation, authorities said. About 20 activists, buoyed by a court ruling that briefly legalized same-sex marriage in the conservative state, had blocked access to part of the Capitol and said they would not leave unless the Utah Senate president ensured the bill would get a hearing. "For five years, the Utah legislature has refused to hear a non-discrimination bill. We're tired of their excuses, we're tired of the delays," organizer Troy Williams said as the protest started outside the governor's office.