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Chris Christie releases mock movie trailer (Video)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is channeling Hollywood in his push for more cuts to state workers’ benefits. The governor’s office released a trailer Tuesday for a fake summer blockbuster movie titled, “No […]

07/15/2014

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2010 file photo, Tracy Morgan attends Comedy Central's 'Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education' at the Beacon Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

Tracy Morgan released from rehab month after crash

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former “Saturday Night Live” star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuries he suffered in a car crash that left a fellow comedian dead, […]

07/12/2014

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2012, file photo, Comedian Tracy Morgan performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision, File)

Spokesman: Tracy Morgan transferred to rehab

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has been moved from a hospital to a rehabilitation facility as he recovers from a serious auto accident in New Jersey. Morgan’s spokesman said Friday that the former star […]

06/20/2014

Firefighters pick through the rubble of a burned out home as they look for clues to a fire that authorities say killed six people in Newark, N.J., Sunday, June 15, 2014. The Essex County prosecutor's office says the fast-moving fire that roared through a single-family home in New Jersey's largest city, broke out at around 4 a.m. Sunday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Boy on Father’s Day visit, 5 others, die in fire

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A teenager on a Father’s Day visit to Newark to honor his deceased dad died, along with his mother and four others, when a fast-moving fire ripped through a three-story home […]

06/15/2014

Michael Drewniak, chief spokesman for Gov. Chris Christie, is sworn in Tuesday, May 13, 2014, before the state legislature's Select Committee on Investigation in Trenton, N.J. The committee is probing the politically motivated closure of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee last September. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Spokesman testifies Christie was unaware of traffic scheme

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie’s longtime press secretary told New Jersey lawmakers Tuesday that he is confident that his boss had no knowledge of or involvement in the scheme that shut traffic near […]

05/13/2014

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

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