New Jersey

ABC News’ Diane Sawyer speaks exclusively to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at his home in Mendham, N.J., Thursday, March 27, 2014.  (AP Photo, ABC, Ida Mae Astute)

NJ Gov. Christie on major push to shed scandal

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has spent the past few days putting down traffic cones to separate himself from scandal. The usually garrulous Republican governor and possible 2016 presidential contender had […]

03/28/2014

Rachel Canning, right, sits with her friend Jamie Inglesino during a hearing at the Morris County Courthouse, earlier this month in Morristown, N.J.  (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, John O'Boyle, Pool)

Honor student who sued parents returns home

ROSELAND, N.J. (AP) – The New Jersey honor student who sued to get her parents to support her after she moved out of their home has reunited with them, and the family is now asking […]

03/12/2014

Traffic crosses the George Washington Bridge, in Fort Lee, N.J., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NJ town releases dispatch tapes from traffic jams

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Around 9 a.m. on Sept. 9, someone in Fort Lee, N.J., called for an ambulance. A dispatch call went out. But the town, and the George Washington Bridge into New […]

02/28/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, second left, arrives at Fort Lee, N.J., City Hall,  Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Damage-control scramble followed NJ lane closings

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials squabbled over media leaks and scrambled to control the publicity damage in the days after lane closings near the George Washington Bridge caused huge traffic jams that now appear to […]

01/10/2014

Democratic Texas State Senators, from left, Kirk Watson, Wendy Davis, Leticia Van de Putte and Royce West in a pro-abortion rally at the state Capitol in Austin, Texas.  (AP Photo/Statesman.com, Jay Janner, File)

Two-woman ticket in Texas goes for history in 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Forget whether Hillary Clinton could win the White House in 2016. Women still have yet to run many statehouses, but in 2014 two Texas Democrats are going for a new kind […]

01/01/2014

Musician Jon Bon Jovi performs at the Olympic Stadium in Munich, June 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)

Bon Jovi has year’s top-grossing global tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Bon Jovi not only has the year’s top tour, but the rock band has achieved a career high. The New Jersey-based act’s worldwide tour grossed $259.5 million this year, topping Pollstar’s […]

12/30/2013

Bradley Cooper, left, as Richie Dimaso and Christian Bale as Irving Rosenfeld in a scene from Columbia Pictures'  "American Hustle." (AP Photo/Sony - Columbia Pictures, Francois Duhamel)

‘American Hustle’ a portrait of swank ’70s fashion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From Christian Bale’s burgundy velour blazer to Amy Adams’ plunging sequin halter dress, “American Hustle” is a cinematic romp through the over-the-top styles of the 1970s. Set in New York and […]

12/26/2013

John Godzieba, left, playing the role of Gen. George Washington, walks behind his troops onto a dock during the 61st annual re-enactment of Washington's daring Christmas 1776 crossing of the river, the trek that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Crowds relive Washington’s 1776 river crossing

WASHINGTON CROSSING, N.J. (AP) — George Washington has made his annual Christmas Day ride across the Delaware River. Washington’s daring Christmas 1776 crossing of the river turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. The 61st […]

12/26/2013

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, left, reads to preschool children at the Cross Cultural Family Center in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

6 states receive $280M in early learning grants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six states were announced Thursday as winners of a combined $280 million in government grants to improve early learning programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. The winning states in the Race to […]

12/19/2013

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Clippers sign forward Stephen Jackson

The Los Angeles Clippers announced that they have signed free agent forward Stephen Jackson. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Jackson, 35, joins the Clippers after spending the 2012-13 season with […]

12/11/2013

Vaccine injection

Princeton to start mass meningitis B vaccinations

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University was set Monday to start the vaccination of nearly 6,000 students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis. The Ivy League school in New Jersey is […]

12/09/2013

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (88) dances into the end zone on a five-yard touchdown pass play during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Storm along East Coast dumps snow, snarls traffic

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A powerful storm that crept across the country dropped snow, freezing rain and sleet on the Mid-Atlantic region and headed northeast Sunday, turning NFL playing fields in Pennsylvania into winter wonderlands, dumping […]

12/08/2013

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