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Feds probing Chris Christie for using Sandy relief money to fund ads during campaign

Federal inspectors are investigating whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who was forced to fire two top aides over the George Washington Bridge scandal last week, misused relief funds from superstorm Sandy to make commercials with his family that aired just as he was running for re-election. On Sunday…

Report: New York homeland security chief used handgun as laser pointer during speech

Visiting foreign dignitaries were alarmed when New York’s director of homeland security pulled out a handgun and used its laser sighting device as a pointer during a presentation late last year. The incident happened Oct. 24 but was only reported Monday by the Albany Times Union. Public officials told the…

Months after Superstorm Sandy, Statue of Liberty to reopen on July 4

Closed to the public since Superstorm Sandy slammed into New York last October, the Statue of Liberty will once again welcome tired and huddled masses — of tourists — on July 4. About 15,000 people are expected to flock to the landmark for a day of festivities including a morning…

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