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Christie Aides Face Subpoena Deadline

Posted On February 03, 2014

(Trenton, NJ) -- Aides to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are facing an afternoon deadline to reply to subpoenas issued by state lawmakers investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal. The state legislature is demanding documents from Christie aides who may have been involved, though some are reportedly requesting more time to reply.. One…

Treasury Secy Says Debt Ceiling Must Be Raised Soon

Posted On February 03, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the federal debt ceiling must be raised soon to avoid the threat of default.   Speaking at a DC forum, Lew said flirting with default threatens the continued good faith and credit of the U.S. government. He argued that raising the debt limit is not about spending…

Autopsy Set For Oscar Winner Philip Seymour Hoffman

Posted On February 03, 2014

(New York, NY) -- An autopsy is set for today for Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. The acclaimed actor died in his Manhattan apartment Sunday. Police say there was a needle in his arm when friends found his body. Hoffman's friends had gone to his home when he didn't show up to get his…

Sports Books Profit From Seattle Blowout

Posted On February 03, 2014

(Las Vegas, NV) -- Las Vegas sports books are expected to profit from the Super Bowl blow-out by the Seattle Seahawks. Most casinos had the Denver Broncos as two-and-a-half point favorites, and some oddsmakers are predicting this year's big game will surpass last year's record handle of nearly 99-million dollars at Nevada sports books. William…

U.S. Abortion Rate Lowest In 30 Years

Posted On February 03, 2014

(Undated) -- The rate of abortions in the U.S. is lower than it's been in three decades. There's a new study out that finds one-point-one million abortions were performed in 2001, the most recent year for statistics. That's a rate of fewer than 17 per thousand women of childbearing age. It's lower than the rate…