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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has conditionally vetoed legislation barring the state from making investments with firms whose money managers have contributed to national political campaigns.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City has reportedly submitted a layoff plan to state officials that calls for the elimination of about 200 positions.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez will face a trial early next year in a separate case charging him with Medicare fraud, a federal judge said Monday.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A new class action lawsuit seeks to end the automatic suspensions of driver's licenses held by parents in New Jersey who are behind on child support payments.
More than two-thirds of New Jerseyans say Gov. Christie has not been completely honest about his knowledge of the George Washington Bridge scandal, and a majority think he knew about the September 2013 lane closures while they were underway, according to a new poll.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jurors in the New York murder trial involving the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY-tahn payts) have asked for dozens of exhibits, hours of read-back testimony and a spreadsheet to organize their thoughts. Now they're getting a new tool - a printer.
NEWARK - Two former close associates of Gov. Christie pleaded not guilty in federal court here on Monday to charges stemming from the George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Two former political allies of Gov. Chris Christie pleaded not guilty Monday to charges they were involved in politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge, and the attorney for one vowed to subpoena her former colleagues to prove her innocence.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a New York City man slammed into the back of a Port Authority police car before turning around and heading the wrong way on the New Jersey Turnpike.
BOSTON (AP) - Winter's full fury arrived late in much of the country, but once it did it was relentless, forcing state transportation agencies to spend more than $1 billion to keep highways safe and passable, according to a first-of-its-kind survey.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a child found the body of a man along the banks of the Delaware River in Camden.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Students from a Jersey shore environmental science school helped get lawmakers to speed up action on a turtle protection bill that had been moving as slowly as, well, a turtle.
Fire crews in Burlington County are battling several brush fires as forecasters are warning of an increased risk for rapidly spreading blazes.
PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) - A massive blaze that apparently started at a church and ripped through several buildings in northern New Jersey forced several people from their homes before the flames were brought under control late Sunday night.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Motorists are still seeing sharply higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey legislative committee looking into the George Washington Bridge scandal will continue its holding pattern - for now.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Gigot of The Wall Street Journal has been elected chairman of the Pulitzer Prize Board.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey has taken a step toward allowing experimental oyster colony research projects to be placed in polluted waterways to help clean the water, despite concerns by the state Environmental Protection Department that poachers might steal and sell them, potentially sickening customers and damaging the state's $800 million shellfish industry.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Lou Lamoriello is stepping down as the New Jersey Devils' general manager and handing the job to Ray Shero.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has conditionally vetoed legislation barring the state from making investments with firms whose money managers have contributed to national political campaigns.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City has reportedly submitted a layoff plan to state officials that calls for the elimination of about 200 positions.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez will face a trial early next year in a separate case charging him with Medicare fraud, a federal judge said Monday.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A new class action lawsuit seeks to end the automatic suspensions of driver's licenses held by parents in New Jersey who are behind on child support payments.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed in a weekend shooting at an apparent after-hours club in Newark.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jurors in the New York murder trial involving the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY-tahn payts) have asked for dozens of exhibits, hours of read-back testimony and a spreadsheet to organize their thoughts. Now they're getting a new tool - a printer.
NEW YORK (AP) - Accusations that the Boston Marathon bombers' sister threatened to bomb a perceived romantic rival can't be proved, prosecutors said Monday as they dropped a harassment case against her.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets have fired director of pro personnel Brendan Prophett and five members of the scouting department.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie was not implicated in the scheme to shut down lanes of the George Washington Bridge for political retribution in indictments handed down Friday, but that hasn't stopped people from believing that he was involved.
Amid a national push to punish jilted lovers and others who distribute racy photos, NFL linebacker Jermaine Cunningham will be the most recognizable defendant yet to face "revenge porn" charges when he appears in court Wednesday.