January 10th, 2014
05:45 AM ET

Legal woes lurk for Gov. Chris Christie

This may turn into much more than just a political scandal.

It may have seemed like a teenage prank at the time, but the blockage of bridge traffic as a possible act of partisan political revenge has put New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the middle of a serious legal stew.

And the fire underneath it is just beginning to heat up for the Republican presidential hopeful, as the state assembly plans to post online 907 pages of documents related to the case Friday.

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Filed under: Politics • U.S.
January 10th, 2014
04:30 AM ET

Mother of toddler in 'thug' video defends son

The mother of an Omaha toddler is defending her son after he unleashed a slew of obscenities in an online video that has gone viral.

In the video, the diapered boy is taunted and cursed at by adults, who coax him into using crude words.

The African-American toddler knocks down a chair and responds to some of the comments with a middle finger salute.

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Filed under: Uncategorized
January 10th, 2014
02:21 AM ET

WV chemical spill contaminates water supply

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued a state of emergency Thursday evening for nine counties after a utility said that its water supply was contaminated.

White House followed with an emergency declaration of its own, allowing the state to receive federal help with the water emergency.

"West Virginians in the affected service areas are urged NOT to use tap water for drinking, cooking, washing or bathing," Tomblin said. "Right now, our priorities are our hospitals, nursing homes and schools."

Efforts are under way to provide alternative sources.

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Filed under: U.S.