US transport aircraft were to begin shuttling rescue teams and supplies on Monday to remote areas of Nepal that are desperately awaiting aid, nine days after a devastating earthquake that killed more than 7,300 people. The arrival late Sunday in Kathmandu of the United States Air Force C-17 aircraft and four tilt-rotor Ospreys gave another much-needed shot in the arm to the aid effort after a 101-year-old man was pulled alive from his ruined home. An American general said pilots would begin flying sorties out of the capital Kathmandu to remote areas on Monday morning. "They're going to make an immediate difference," US Brigadier General Paul Kennedy told reporters late Sunday.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The investigation of politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge in 2013 heads to court Monday as two former political allies of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are scheduled to make initial appearances.