New Jersey

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

Bob Dylan

Dylan’s Newport guitar sells in NY for $965,000

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival when he famously went electric has been sold at auction for $965,000. The lot was sold Friday to […]

12/06/2013

Actor James Gandolfini, April 11, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

NJ town honors late actor James Gandolfini

PARK RIDGE, N.J. (AP) – Cast members of “The Sopranos” were on hand as a New Jersey town remembered native son James Gandolfini. Park Ridge dedicated a section of Park Avenue to the actor best […]

12/02/2013

Ken and Abigail Ernst with their 2-month-old daughter, Lucy, in their Oldwick, N.J. home. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Fertility doctors aim to lower rate of twin births

BOSTON (AP) — Doctors are reporting an epidemic — of twins. Nearly half of all babies born with advanced fertility help are multiple births, new federal numbers show. In the five years since the “Octomom” […]

12/02/2013

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

Publicist refutes Bon Jovi’s pursuit of Bills

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — While Jon Bon Jovi is interested in becoming an NFL owner one day, he’s not currently pursuing the Buffalo Bills, the New Jersey rocker’s publicist told The Associated Press on Monday. […]

11/25/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Nov. 21, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

George W. Bush joins GOP governors at lunch

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Former President George W. Bush lunched with a group of Republican governors on Thursday, making a surprise visit at the invitation of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The former president joined […]

11/21/2013

Officials stand in the parking lot of the Garden State Plaza Mall following reports of a shooter, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Paramus, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NJ police release mall shooting video, 911 calls

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) – In surveillance video from inside a New Jersey mall where a man fired shots before killing himself last week, a store employee can be seen ducking down and trying to close […]

11/15/2013

MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NJ officials plan to avoid ‘Super’ power failure

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — With the memory of last February’s Super Bowl power outage front and center, officials have laid out plans for how they plan to avoid a similar problem at MetLife Stadium […]

11/14/2013

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