New Jersey

This March 26, 2007 file photo shows the ferry building on Ellis Island, N.J.  (AP Photo/Mike Derer, File)

Key developments as Sandy anniversary approaches

(AP) – The anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, which swamped New Jersey, New York and other parts of the East Coast on Oct. 29, 2012, is fast approaching. Some developments as that date approaches: CHARITY FUNDS […]

10/24/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

NJ court agrees to allow same-sex marriages Monday

Same-sex marriages will begin within days in New Jersey after the state’s highest court ruled unanimously Friday to uphold a lower-court order that gay weddings must start Monday and to deny a delay that was […]

10/18/2013

U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker talks during a groundbreaking ceremony for a supermarket, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Newark, N.J. A day earlier, Booker, who is the mayor of Newark, N.J., beat Republican Steve Lonegan during a special election to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Booker to face adjustments as US senator

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With his election to the U.S. Senate, Newark Mayor Cory Booker faces the question of how he will translate to Washington his celebrity status, frequent travel and penchant for replying on […]

10/17/2013

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty to reopen to public Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) – The Statue of Liberty will reopen to the public Sunday after the state of New York agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the federal government shutdown. Ferry […]

10/12/2013

New Jersey says one judge can’t force gay marriage recognition

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A single judge should not be able to force New Jersey to recognize gay marriage, Gov. Chris Christie’s administration said in a court filing Friday. The argument is included in a […]

10/11/2013

People run to a man who set himself on fire on the National Mall in Washington on Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Katy Scheflen, File)

Family of man who set self on fire says he was mentally ill

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — The death of a New Jersey man who set himself on fire on the National Mall was the result of his long fight with mental illness, not a political statement, […]

10/08/2013

An April 22, 2013 photo shows singer Lauryn Hill walking from federal court in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, file)

Lauryn Hill allowed to tour before sentence ends

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge in New Jersey is allowing Lauryn to participate in a concert tour before completing her sentence in a tax case. Attorney Nathan Hochman says Hill has been permitted […]

10/08/2013

Text mistakenly sent to cop leads to arrest

SPARTA, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man mistakenly sent a text message to a police detective to set up a drug sale and now faces charges. Authorities say a detective received the […]

10/01/2013

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Life in prison for NJ chemist who poisoned husband

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) – A Chinese-born chemist who worked for a decade for one of America’s biggest pharmaceutical companies was a cold, calculating murderer who poisoned her husband rather than let him divorce her, […]

09/30/2013

An employee of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, releases a Red Knot on the north end of Nauset Beach in Eastham, Mass., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.  (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

APNewsBreak: Feds to protect red knot shorebirds

WASHINGTON (AP) — A little shorebird called the red knot is closer to getting federal protection. The rosy-breasted red knot makes a 10,000-mile migration from South America to the Arctic and stops to refuel in Cape Cod […]

09/27/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, laughs with Newark Mayor and senate candidate Cory Booker in Newark, N.J., Sept. 25, 2013, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Newark charter schools. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

NJ’s Booker defends Twitter exchange with stripper

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker says the disclosure that he messaged with a stripper aren’t going to change anything about how he uses Twitter. Booker told reporters Thursday that he communicates […]

09/26/2013

Vince A. Sicari, a South Hackensack, N.J., Municipal Judge, performs at Carolines on Broadway comedy club in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

‘Joking judge’ resigns after losing ruling

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Vince Sicari can tell all the lawyer jokes he wants — he just can’t play a judge in real life. The New Jersey municipal judge, who is also an established stand-up […]

09/19/2013

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