ATLANTIC CITY - Miss New York, a Hofstra University student and the daughter of Russian immigrants, was crowned Miss America Sunday night.
ATLANTIC CITY - Yeah, baby, as always, it was all about the shoes. Despite persistent spitting rain that began 90 minutes before the Miss America Show Us Your Shoes Parade was to begin, the crowds still crowded the Boardwalk - beneath plastic ponchos and umbrellas - Saturday to glimpse this year's 53 Miss America contestants and cadre of performers including marching bands, twirlers, dance troupes, and even the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders.
ATLANTIC CITY - Inside Boardwalk Hall, Miss Kentucky fiddled. Go ahead, make the joke. Was Ramsey Carpenter and her green fiddle the Boardwalk's version of Nero, fiddling while Atlantic City collapsed?
ATLANTIC CITY - There are racks and racks of lollipop colored ball gowns, rows of glittery high heels, full displays of ballerina tutus encrusted with Swarovski crystals, and way more bling in the form of crowns and trophies than you can shake a bejeweled scepter at.
Gov. Christie vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have restricted smoking in public parks and beaches, saying he opposes a "one-size-fits-all" approach to such regulation.
In another part of town, the governor was behind closed doors hashing out an uncertain future for this ailing casino resort. But at this local pub overlooking a windswept bay, a trio of former Showboat cocktail servers from the graveyard shift gathered to puzzle out theirs.
AVALON, N.J. - When you walk into the Paper Peddler, there is an accumulated-over-time perfume of ink and paper - a vintage scent in an era when electronic devices have taken over delivering the written words of books, magazines, and newspapers.
A 20-year-old man was shot to death by plainclothes detectives during a confrontation Tuesday afternoon in Atlantic City, authorities said.