Terror Suspect in New York Caught, Feds Say Christie Knew About Bridge Closures, Immigrants Mistakenly Granted Citizenship: P.M. Links
Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28,, suspected of causing the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey, was taken into police custody after a shootout. He was injured, as were two police officers. Rahami is a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan.
- The man who stabbed several people at a Minnesota mall before getting shot and killed by an off-duty police officer has been identified as Dahir A. Adan, 22. ISIS is claiming responsibility for the attack, but it's not clear whether they were directly involved in planning yet.
- N.J. Gov. Chris Christie was told about the George Washington Bridge lane closures—ordered as punishment against a mayor who declined to endorse Christie—back in 2013, a federal prosecutor claims.
- The governor of North Carolina is dropping the state's lawsuit against the Department of Justice over the now-infamous "bathroom bill" controlling which school and government restrooms transgender people were permitted to use.
- The administration of the governor or Michigan has quietly immunized the state from any lawsuits by the City of Flint over its water crisis.
- An internal government audit shows that more than 800 immigrants were mistakenly granted citizenship because the Department of Homeland Security didn't have fingerprints on file to prevent fraud.
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