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New Jersey law now requires severance pay for mass layoffs

New Jersey has become the first state to guarantee severance pay for mass layoffs, according to the bill’s sponsors and the governor’s office.

L.A.-bound flight returns to Newark after flames seen near wing

Maintenance crews on Thursday were inspecting a United Airlines jetliner that returned to New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport after it experienced engine trouble and flames were seen near a …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020

Sen. Cory Booker exits the Democratic presidential primary, making the field less diverse

Cory Booker, the New Jersey senator who pitched himself as a candidate of hope and optimism, is suspending his presidential campaign, he said Monday.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Party-switching NJ congressman draws Trump praise, Dems’ ire

A party-switching congressman drew praise Tuesday from President Donald Trump and condemnation from Democrats, underscoring how his political fate could hinge on how forcefully he is backed by the president …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Official: Jersey City attack was ‘fueled’ by anti-Semitism

New Jersey authorities say the two killers who stormed a kosher market in Jersey City were driven by hatred of Jews and law enforcement.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Fears mount that New Jersey shooting was anti-Semitic attack

The mayor of Jersey City said Wednesday it’s clear that the gunmen in a furious shooting that left six people dead targeted a Jewish market.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

6 killed in New Jersey gunbattle, including police officer

Police officers were shot Tuesday in a standoff marked by heavy gunfire reverberating through a Jersey City neighborhood, authorities said.

Six charged after gunfire breaks out during New Jersey high school football game, leaving three injured

The incident, which sent fans and players rushing for safety, occurred as Pleasantville High School hosted Camden High in a playoff game. The sound of “about a half dozen” bullets …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster dies at age 90

The last remaining survivor of the Hindenburg disaster, Werner Gustav Doehner, who suffered severe burns to his face, arms and legs before his mother managed to toss him and his …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

New Jersey seeks $640M from Uber for misclassifying workers

New Jersey is seeking more than $640 million from Uber in taxes and penalties, saying the ride-hailing company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Kentucky’s governor’s race remains too close to call

Kentucky’s Republican governor is fighting for his political life as elections in four states test voter enthusiasm and party organization amid impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump and a fevered …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Massive American Dream mall to open but will shoppers come?

After endless fits and starts and billions of dollars spent, American Dream is officially opening its doors to the public as the second largest mall in the country, and third …

Lead pipes that tainted Newark’s water are found across US

A drinking water crisis in New Jersey’s biggest city is bringing new attention to an old problem: Millions of homes across the U.S. get their water through pipes made of …

Rare, two-headed rattlesnake found in New Jersey forest

A newborn two-headed timber rattlesnake has been found in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens.

UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019

Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year

The first two new Toys R Us stores – one in Texas, the other in New Jersey – will open in November as part of a small comeback of the …

Busy tornado season catches naive Easterners off guard

As a tornado bore down on the western edge of New Jersey, some residents prepared for the worst, while others were caught off guard, despite bulletins from meteorologists and extensive …

Police: Man drove drunk to pick up woman charged with DWI

Authorities say a man drove drunk to a New Jersey police station where he was picking up a woman who had been charged with drunken driving

UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019

Chris Christie to join Gen. James Mattis at Spokane fundraiser in October

The Washington Policy Center, a free-market think tank, will bring the former governor of New Jersey to Spokane on Oct. 24 for its annual fundraiser.

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

New Jersey high school’s celebrated ‘Alien’ play gets encore

A New Jersey high school’s stage production of “Alien” is coming back with help from the 1979 film’s director, Ridley Scott.

UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019

As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

Are cashless stores discriminatory? New York City could follow New Jersey and Philadelphia with a ban as cities struggle with the potential impact of cashless stores on those who don’t …

UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019

New Jersey Senate postpones vote on legal recreational pot

New Jersey lawmakers dealt a blow to the prospects of legal recreational marijuana use Monday, when the state Senate president postponed a vote after his and the governor’s lobbying campaign …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019

New Jersey becomes first US state to take legal Oscars bets

Perhaps you weren’t sure – or didn’t care – if Gisele Bundchen’s husband and the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl this month. But you know why “The Favourite” …

New Jersey becomes 4th state to approve $15 hourly wage

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law a measure that raises the hourly minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next five years

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019

‘Love ain’t easy’: Booker brings upbeat vibe to 2020 fight

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker on Friday declared his bid for the presidency in 2020 with a sweeping call to unite a deeply polarized nation around a “common sense of purpose.”

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Trump resort hired undocumented workers, New York Times reports

NEW YORK – Two women hired to clean at one of President Donald Trump’s golf resorts in New Jersey say they were in the country illegally when they got their …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018

2 kids, 2 adults dead in arson fire at mansion

Multiple people were found dead Tuesday at a mansion that caught fire near the New Jersey shore and is owned by a tech company executive, hours after a blaze also …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018

Finger pointing, frustration in eastern U.S. storm’s aftermath

Exhausted commuters pointed fingers and demanded answers Friday, a day after a modest snowstorm stranded motorists on slippery roads for hours, paralyzed the public transit network serving New York City …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Death toll hits 7 in viral outbreak at pediatric center

Another young person has died in a viral outbreak at a pediatric rehabilitation center, bringing the death toll to seven, officials said Wednesday.

6 children dead, 12 sick in viral outbreak at rehab center

A severe viral outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center for “medically fragile children” has left six youngsters dead and 12 others sick, the state Health Department said Tuesday.

William Hill, FanDuel begin mobile sports bets in New Jersey

New Jersey’s mobile sports betting market is getting bigger as football season gets closer.