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Pipe bomb explodes before Marines charity run in New Jersey; no injuries

A pipe bomb exploded in a Jersey Shore town Saturday shortly before thousands of runners were due to participate in a charity 5K race to benefit Marines and sailors, authorities …


Kindergarten student brings 30 packs of heroin to school

Police are investigating after they say a kindergarten student in New Jersey’s capital city brought 30 packs of heroin to school.


Nation marks 15th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

With solemn ceremonies and prayers, moments of silence and the ringing of bells, the nation Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that killed 2,977 people …


New Jersey Gov. Christie’s emails can be searched, judge says

Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s personal email must be searched – or he must prove that it already has been – to comply with the state’s public records law, a judge …


Trump Taj Mahal casino owner files formal petition to close

Billionaire Carl Icahn’s management team is asking state gambling regulators for permission to shut down the Trump Taj Mahal casino next month.


Unindicted co-conspirators in George Washington Bridge case can stay private, court rules

A list of unindicted co-conspirators in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case should not be released before trial, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 6, 2016

Candidate quits race after call for rape of journalist

The Facebook page of a New Jersey Republican running for local office has called for the rape of a Washington-based reporter for the Daily Beast.


Christie nixes bill to raise New Jersey minimum wage to $15

Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday shot down an attempt to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in the next year and to at least $15 over …


Roger Ailes seeks to move Gretchen Carlson case out of court

Fox News chief Roger Ailes is seeking to move former anchor Gretchen Carlson’s harassment case against him from a New Jersey court to a closed arbitration panel in New York.


United Airlines writes off $412 million after losing Newark bulwark

Losing near-monopoly control over Newark Liberty International Airport is going to cost United Airlines $412 million, or $264 million after taxes.


Chris Christie’s cellphone in bridge scandal may torpedo VP chances

Chris Christie’s chances of being named Donald Trump’s vice presidential pick may hinge on deepening questions about his role in the George Washington Bridge scandal – like, what happened to …


Six New Jersey firefighters exposed to chemicals, hospitalized

Six New Jersey firefighters who were exposed to a “chemical haze” pouring out of a warehouse have been taken to a hospital.


Man paid woman to let him sexually abuse girls, prosecutor says

Prosecutors say a New Jersey man paid a Philadelphia woman to allow him to sexually assault two girls for years.


Taj Mahal workers continue strike over health care, pensions

A strike against Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino entered its second day Saturday with both sides appearing confident they could outwait the other and prevail in the bitter dispute …


Judge: 14K cases possibly affected by tainted lab work

Nearly 15,000 drug cases might have been undermined after a forensic lab technician was accused of shoddy work, according to a New Jersey judge.


Honduran mother with Zika gives birth in U.S. to baby with birth defects

A Honduran woman infected with Zika gave birth in New Jersey to a baby girl with birth defects caused by the virus, her doctor said Wednesday.


Chris Christie signs financial rescue package for Atlantic City

Republican Gov. Chris Christie has signed a package of bills to keep financially troubled Atlantic City from running out of cash.


$429.6 million Powerball jackpot won by mom, 7 adult children

A woman and her seven adult children stepped forward Friday to claim a $429.6 million Powerball jackpot.


New Jersey’s ‘unindicted co-conspirators’ in bridge scandal can be revealed, judge rules

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that prosecutors must provide a group of media organizations access to a list of individuals who were linked to the alleged conspiracy to close …


Bon Jovi opens hunger center in shore town hit hard by Sandy

Jon Bon Jovi knows he can’t help society by curing cancer or splitting atoms. But he can use his celebrity to command the attention of millions of people, including some …


Powerball winner yet to come forward to claim prize

Someone who spent $6 on lottery tickets at a New Jersey convenience store last week holds the lone winning ticket for this weekend’s $429.6 million Powerball jackpot.


Washington hires New Jersey consultants for gambling study

A Washington state agency has hired New Jersey consultants to prepare an economic market study on gambling in the state.


At least 50 puppies, small dogs found in van behind pet store, police say

Authorities say they found at least 50 puppies and small dogs in steel crates inside a van behind a northern New Jersey pet store.


Trucker accused of using fishing line in toll scam

Port Authority police say a truck driver used fishing line to flip his license plate in a bid to avoid paying tolls at the George Washington Bridge.


Christie’s endorsement of Trump gets cold shoulder in New Jersey

In a 2013 re-election campaign he would market as a model for how Republicans could win nationally, Gov. Chris Christie won support from Latino and black leaders in New Jersey.


Icahn: No $100M for Taj Mahal if north Jersey casinos are approved

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said Wednesday that if New Jersey approves casinos in the northern part of the state, he won’t pump $100 million into his newly acquired Trump Taj …


Trump’s bankrupt Taj Mahal casino now owned by Carl Icahn

The Trump Taj Mahal casino emerged from bankruptcy Friday and was taken over by Carl Icahn, the billionaire investor who now owns two of the city’s largest casinos.


Hospital warns patients of possible HIV, hepatitis exposure

Officials at a southern New Jersey hospital have notified 213 patients they may have been exposed to HIV or hepatitis B or C because of drug tampering that may have …


Former Miss America contestant dies week after car crash

A former Miss America contestant died early Monday, a week after her car spun off a New Jersey highway and crashed into trees.


Miss America pageant to stay in Jersey after $11.9 million deal

A New Jersey redevelopment agency approved an $11.9 million deal Tuesday to keep the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City for the next three years.