Chris Christie Summoned in Bridgegate Case by N.J. Judge

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was issued a criminal summons Thursday by a Bergen County judge, in the latest development in the Bridgegate controversy. Christie will appeal the summons, a spokesman said. Retired firefighter and activist Bill Brennan alleges the governor knew of the controversial 2013 lane closures while they were happening and should have halted them, saying in the complaint Christie’s inaction constitutes second-degree official misconduct, punishable by 5 to 10 years in prison. “I’m satisfied that there’s probable cause to believe that an event of official misconduct was caused by Gov. Christie,” Municipal Presiding Judge Roy McGeady said. Brian Murray, Christie’s spokesman, said the complaint was nothing more than a political vendetta. “This is a dishonorable complaint filed by a known serial complainant and political activist…

Reserve Bank of India rolls back norms for deposit of old notes by KYC customers Mumbai: Under all-round attack, the Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday did a U-turn on customers depositing demonetised notes over Rs 5,000 till December 30 by making it clear that there will be no questions asked either in case of one-time or repeat deposits if the accounts are Know your customer (KYC)-compliant.Such customers will also not be questioned by bank officials on why they had failed to deposit the old notes earlier. The RBI turnaround came as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's assurance on Monday night and on Tuesday that there will be no questions asked to customers who would make one-time deposit above Rs 5,000 failed to persuade bank officials who insisted that there should be fresh circular from RBI so that customers will ...

Hispanic voting bloc proved to be not crucial in Trump win Hispanics, who for more than a decade insisted they were the key to American politics, are now grappling with a life on the outside — stunned that a Republican managed to capture the White House without winning at least a third of their support. Immigrant rights advocates insist that Latinos did turn out in record numbers, and say they voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton, doubting major media exit polls that showed President-elect Donald Trump captured some 29 percent nationally. But that leaves another conundrum: If Republicans can win without Hispanic support, that could sap the negotiating power Latinos have claimed on issues such as immigration. “Either conclusion is contrary to the narrative that they and their surrogates in the media have been telling us for the last...

Hyundai's compact Elantra sedan updated for 2017 Hyundai's bread-and-butter car, the affordable and stylish Elantra compact sedan, returns for 2017 with some major changes, including new exterior styling, a redesigned interior, and lots of new technology. The exterior is yet another example of Hyundai's so-called Fluidic Sculpture design language, which the automaker has been introducing across its product lines for the past couple of years, trying to give the brand its own signature style. It includes a hexagonal grille that's also a part of all recent Hyundai redesigns. The overall look is one of luxury, rather than the stark econobox look that defined some earlier generations of the Elantra. The upscale look carries into the cabin, as well, with refinement and attention to detail evident throughout. Hyundai isn't alone in this effort...

Where are Donald Trump's free market voices? ANALYSIS/OPINION: Donald Trump’s Cabinet selections so far have been good — principled conservatives like Dr. Ben Carson at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Rep. Tom Price, a physician, who will head the Department of Health and Human Services. They have real-life practical experience with solid credentials, and no apologies. This is not the usual assemblage of lawyers, lobbyists, political insiders and million-dollar donors. But departures from the script in Cabinet nominees are crucial on the all-important economics front. The two chief economic picks so far — Steven Mnuchin at Treasury and Gary Cohn to head the White House National Economic Council — are both Goldman Sachs executives with no policy pedigree and no evidence of devotion to the free market...

These Are The Five Key Battlegrounds For The Big Tech Platforms In 2017 Technology companies will increasingly invest in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and other emerging tech next year. Large platform companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft want to provide the operating system for our lives, and they will fight hard in 2017 to establish their foothold in the emerging technologies we will likely come to rely on in the future. Who will succeed? Those with the most complete product offerings have an advantage. Since people like to buy products that play well with the other products they already own, a platform company risks losing customers by not having a product in a hot category. These large companies already have an advantage over smaller companies due to their massive RD budgets and their ability to hire the best people...

Grid Connect ConnectSense Bluetooth Extender Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET With the ConnectSense Bluetooth Extender, shown off in CES at Las Vegas this week, you'll be able to install smart home devices in the far corners of your home without worrying about being out of range. The Extender will send the signal of devices that communicate through Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to the cloud, allowing you to control those devices while on the go. BLE allows sensors that don't need a lot of power to function for years without needing a battery swap. The biggest drawback of BLE is you have to be nearby (usually in the same room or an adjacent one) to control a Bluetooth device with your phone. The Extender looks to fix that problem. ConnectSense's device will work with Apple's HomeKit, though unfortunately ...

PM’s kowtowing serves no one Generals, it's said, lose battles by fighting the last war, and it is increasingly clear Malcolm Turnbull is fighting the hard right of the Liberal party like it is still 2009. Back then, Mr Turnbull lost the Liberal leadership after a revolt by arch conservatives in the party over attempts to introduce a carbon emissions trading scheme. Yet despite having since won back the top job – and then an election – Mr Turnbull appears to have learnt the wrong lesson. He has decided to kowtow to those same hardline forces instead of tackling the reality of climate change. Smoke billows from stacks in Shanxi, China. Photo: Getty Images So it was last week, after Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg flagged the sensible suggestion that the government would consider ...