TWO FORMER ALLIES OF NJ GOV CHRIS CHRISTIE (R) SET TO APPEAR IN COURT TODAY IN CONNECTION WITH THE 2013 BRIDGE SCANDAL *

BRIDGET KELLY AND BILL BARONI WERE INDICTED LAST WEEK AFTER A FED INVESTIGATION FOUND THEY ENGINEERED A MASSIVE TRAFFIC JAM IN FORT LEE TO GET EVEN WITH A LOCAL POLITICIAN *

FORMER HIGH-RANKING OFFICIAL DAVID WILDSTEIN HAS ALREADY PLEADED GUILTY IN THE POLITICAL SCHEME *

CHRISTIE, WHO IS EXPECTED TO SEEK A 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, HAS NOT BEEN IMPLICATED *

NEW REPORT ACCUSES PENTAGON OF WITHHOLDING INFO ON NUMBER OF SEX-RELATED CRIMES IN MILITARY COMMUNITIES *

SEN KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND (D-NY) SAYS DEFENSE DEPT'S SURVEYS DO NOT COUNT SEXUAL ASSAULTS AGAINST SPOUSES OF SERVICE MEMBERS AND CIVILIAN WOMEN WHO LIVE OR WORK NEAR MILITARY FACILITIES *

GILLIBRAND SAYS THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE HIGHLY VULNERABLE TO ATTACKS *

DEFENSE DEPT SAYS IT'S MAKING PROGRESS AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT AND ESTIMATES SEX CRIMES ARE DECREASING *

MARYLAND NATL GUARD DEMOBILIZING 3,000 TROOPS BROUGHT INTO BALTIMORE FOLLOWING LIFTING OF CITY-WIDE CURFEW *

BUT STATE OF EMERGENCY EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS *

GOV LARRY HOGAN SAYS HE AND BALTIMORE MAYOR STEPHANIE RAWLINGS-BLAKE AGREE IT'S TIME TO GET COMMUNITY BACK TO NORMAL AGAIN *

BALTIMORE POLICE SAY THEY'VE MADE NEARLY 500 ARRESTS SINCE LARGE-SCALE PROTESTS BROKE OUT AFTER FREDDIE GRAY'S DEATH *

MEANTIME, PRELIM HEARING IS SET FOR MAY 27 FOR THE SIX POLICE OFFICERS INDICTED IN THE DEATH OF FREDDIE GRAY, WHO SUFFERED A FATAL SPINAL INJURY WHILE IN POLICE CUSTODY *

FORMER TECH EXECUTIVE CARLY FIORINA ANNOUNCES SHE'S SEEKING THE GOP PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION *

FIORINA, 60, IS THE ONLY WOMAN TO JOIN THE REPUBLICAN FIELD SO FAR *

FBI SEARCHING PHOENIX HOME IN INVESTIGATION OF SHOOTING NEAR MUHAMMAD-DRAWING CONTEST IN TX *

SUNDAY'S SHOOTING IN GARLAND LEFT TWO GUNMEN DEAD AND A SECURITY OFFICER WOUNDED OUTSIDE VENUE WHERE CONTEST WAS BEING HELD *

FBI OFFICIAL CITED IN ABC NEWS REPORT SAYS ONE OF THE GUNMEN, A RESIDENT OF THE PHOENIX APARTMENT, WAS KNOWN TO AUTHORITIES AND SUBJECT OF AN INVESTIGATION *

FBI SAYS GUNMEN WERE ROOMMATES *

MEANWHILE, AUTHOR AND RETIRED NEUROSURGEON BEN CARSON ANNOUNCES PRESIDENTIAL BID IN HIS HOMETOWN OF DETROIT *

THE OUTSPOKEN CRITIC OF OBAMACARE IS EXPECTED TO BE THE ONLY HIGH-PROFILE AFRICAN-AMERICAN TO ENTER THE GOP PRIMARY *

UC BERKELEY SCHOLARS DISCOVER AND AUTHENTICATE CACHE OF STORIES WRITTEN BY MARK TWAIN WHEN HE LIVED IN SAN FRANCISCO 150 YRS AGO *

TWAIN WORKED FOR WHAT IS NOW THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE AND WROTE A 2,000-WORD "LETTER" EVERY DAY THAT WAS SENT BY STAGECOACH FOR PUBLICATION IN A NEVADA NEWSPAPER *

TWAIN WAS 29 YRS OLD AT THE TIME *

BERLIN POLICE FIND ABOUT 660 LBS OF COCAINE INSIDE BANANA BOXES AT A DISCOUNT GROCERY CHAIN *

AUTHORITIES SAY IT'S THE LARGEST-EVER SUCH SEIZURE IN THE GERMAN CAPITAL *

NO ARRESTS WERE MADE...MARKET VALUE IS ESTIMATED AT ABOUT $17 MIL *

SYRIAN SOLDIERS BATTLE SMALL GROUP OF INSURGENTS WHO ATTACKED MILITARY LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY FACILITY IN DAMASCUS *

AL QAEDA'S SYRIA BRANCH, KNOWN AS THE AL NUSRA FRONT, CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY *

ATTACKS HAVE BEEN RARE IN DAMASCUS, WHICH REMAINS UNDER FIRM CONTROL OF PRES BASHAR ASSAD *

BRITAIN'S PRINCE WILLIAM AND WIFE KATE MIDDLETON NAME NEWBORN PRINCESS CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH DIANA *

BABY WILL BE KNOWN AS HER ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCESS CHARLOTTE OF CAMBRIDGE, ROYAL OFFICIALS SAY *

PRINCESS CHARLOTTE, BORN SAT, IS FOURTH IN LINE TO THE BRITISH THRONE *