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Gov. Christie on Wednesday urged lawmakers to vote for changes he says are needed to reverse the "utter failure" of New Jersey's bail system, declaring that "we are nearly out of time to act."
Last week's shooting at an outpatient office on the campus of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital was a reminder that the healing professions can be surprisingly dangerous.
The arrests of six longtime narcotics officers on federal corruption charges Wednesday prompted Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey to reiterate his call for the department to regularly rotate narcotics officers out of the unit.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - U.N. officials alleged Israel had violated international law after artillery shells slammed into a school overflowing with evacuees Wednesday, an attack that Palestinian and U.N. officials said killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens as they slept.
HARRISBURG - The head of the Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday that he planned to fight a federal lawsuit seeking to dial down the agency's hiring standards.
Johnson & Johnson is pulling from the global market a device used during hysterectomies and other uterine procedures after reports that it may spread and accelerate the growth of undetected cancer inside women.
JERUSALEM - Despite Israeli casualties and world criticism, a near-consensus in Israel supports the government's conduct of the Gaza war, views Hamas as the aggressor and considers outsiders' moralizing as hypocritical, ignorant or both. And in an echo chamber fed by ubiquitous updates on Hamas rocket and tunnel attacks, the minority of local voices that do agonize over Gazans' suffering are being silenced in a way rarely seen in a country long proud of its spirited, democratic debate.
WASHINGTON - The White House condemned the shelling Wednesday of a United Nations school in Gaza, issuing a carefully worded statement that avoided any mention of where the shells came from, despite the strong likelihood that it was Israeli fire.
VIRGINIA Witness: 'This was a business relationship' The government's key witness in the corruption trial for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and...
A summer spike in costumed characters misbehaving in Times Square - most recently a Spider-Man accused of punching a police officer - has turned up the heat on plans to regulate the Elmos and Cookie Monsters who often demand money for posing with tourists.
WASHINGTON - Federal health officials were responsible for the problem-pocked start of HealthCare.gov last year because of poor planning and lax oversight of outside contractors, according to government investigators who warned that "significant risks remain" that some Americans could again have trouble buying coverage in the federal marketplace this fall.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - A U.N. official says Vietnamese security agents monitored his visit to assess religious freedom in the country and that people he wanted to meet were harassed.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Thousands of Tibetan exiles in Nepal have prayed for a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk during his cremation ceremony but have refrained from holding political rallies.
BEIJING (AP) - Not many years ago, foreign reporters in China trying to call the country's secretive military couldn't even get a connection because phone numbers assigned to the journalists were barred from ringing through to the Defense Ministry.
TOKYO (AP) - Sony reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from buildings and its stake in a video-game maker.
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - Rescuers say at least 19 people have drowned off southern Pakistan beaches because of heavy waves and strong currents.
MALIN, India (AP) - Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes Thursday after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India, killing at least 25 people and trapping more than 150, authorities said.
GENEVA (AP) - Switzerland's central bank is reporting a profit of 16.1 billion Swiss francs ($17.7 billion) for the first half of the year, a big turnaround from its loss of 9 billion francs for 2013.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's military said Thursday it was calling up another 16,000 reserves, a move that allows it to substantially widen its 23-day campaign against Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Samsung Electronics Co. reported a bigger-than-expected fall in second quarter profit on Thursday and said it was uncertain if earnings from its handset business would improve in the current quarter.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's military says 16,000 more reserves called up for Gaza fighting.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Samsung Electronics Co. reported a bigger-than-expected fall in second quarter profit on Thursday and said it was uncertain if earnings from its handset business would improve in the current quarter.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia's prime minister and foreign minister on Thursday sent mixed messages on whether Russia was frustrating Dutch and Australian police efforts to retrieve the bodies of victims of the Malaysian airliner disaster in war-torn east Ukraine.
BEIJING (AP) - The owner of the KFC and Pizza Hut restaurant chains said Thursday a food safety scandal in China has hurt sales and might be severe enough to cut into the company's global profit.
JEBALIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) - Shelling of a school crowded with refugees in Gaza early Wednesday killed at least 17 people and wounded 90 more, according to Palestinian health officials.
BERLIN (AP) - German authorities say a man was killed and five others injured when a mechanical digger tipped over and hit them during a so-called Cold Water Challenge, a dare that has been spreading on Facebook.
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