Nightly Brief

     Top CNS stories for today including the government’s star witness at the Bridgegate trial telling jurors that William Baroni’s only goal at the Port Authority, like his own, was supporting Chris Christie, former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s sexting puts him in the sights of federal investigators, in a shocker, Ted Cruz says he’s voting for Trump, San Francisco officials have no answers on why a giant high-rise is sinking, and more.
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     1.) BP Will Settle 25,000 Claims From Toxic Texas City Refinery
     BP is poised to settle a mass tort lawsuit with more than 25,000 people who were exposed to toxic emissions from its southeast Texas refinery
     2.) Christie’s Agenda Above All, Star Bridgegate Witness Says
     The Port Authority official on trial for the Bridgegate cover-up says he wasn’t Republican enough for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. But the government’s star witness told jurors Friday that William Baroni’s only goal at the Port Authority, like his own, was to support Christie.
     3.) In Shocker, Ted Cruz Says He’s Voting For Trump
     Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has decided to back Donald Trump’s White House bid, announcing on Friday he intends to vote for the man he once called “utterly amoral” and a “pathological liar.”
     4.) Video Shows Deadly Charlotte Encounter
     The family of Keith Lamont Scott, the black man shot dead earlier this week by a Charlotte police officer, has released a cellphone video of the incident that includes the sounds of wife pleading with police not to him, as they shout commands to “drop the gun.”
     5.) Weiner’s Online Sexploits Put Him in Feds’ Sights
     A British tabloid’s report that Anthony Weiner sent sexually charged messages to a 15-year-old girl has sparked investigations from New York to North Carolina, authorities have confirmed.
     6.) Machinist’s Family Gets New Shot at Asbestos Case
     The Ninth Circuit vacated a summary judgment award in favor of two asbestos-laden product manufacturers accused of causing a Navy machinist’s lung disease and death.
     7.) Texas Asks Justices to Reinstate Voter ID Law
     Texas asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to uphold its Voter ID law, insisting it is needed to prevent voter fraud despite two lower court rulings that found it discriminatory.
     8.) No Answers on Why Giant High-Rise Is Sinking
     City building inspectors had few satisfactory answers Thursday for San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who grilled them about how they could allow construction of a glitzy, 58-story high-rise to move forward despite knowing it was sinking at an alarming rate.

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