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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.


Massive New Jersey warehouse fire burning out of control

A massive warehouse fire in central New Jersey burning out of control for more than half a day has generated enough smoke to be detected by weather radar and forced …


New Jersey Gov. Christie wants state takeover of Atlantic City

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday the state will assume vast control over Atlantic City’s finances and decision-making, saying the seaside gambling resort is incapable of getting its finances …


New Jersey Nets lose preseason opener to Turkish team Fenerbahce Ulker

The Brooklyn Nets have lost their preseason opener Monday night to Turkey’s Fenerbahce Ulker, which got 18 points from former NBA lottery pick Jan Vesely in a 101-96 victory. Brook …


Pac-12 notes: Mike Leach not popular in New Jersey

An old skirmish began anew on Tuesday when some New Jersey media members ambushed Mike Leach on the weekly Pac-12 coaches teleconference to press him about comments he made a …


High court nixes NJ appeal on gun rights in public

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday let stand New Jersey’s requirement that gun owners demonstrate a justifiable need in order to carry firearms in public, turning away …


N.J. mayor says Christie aides tied Sandy funds to project

TRENTON, N.J. – The Christie administration withheld millions of dollars in Superstorm Sandy recovery grants from a New Jersey city because its mayor refused to sign off on a politically …


Chris Christie fires aide involved in bridge scandal

The New Jersey governor said he was firing Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly, “because she lied to me.” Kelly is the latest casualty in a widening scandal that …


Christie plans appeal of NJ gay marriage ruling

A spokesman for Gov. Chris Christie says he will appeal a state court ruling calling for gay marriage to be legalized.


Kings beat Devils to claim first Stanley Cup

The Los Angeles Kings have won their first NHL championship, beating the New Jersey Devils 6-1 Monday night in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals.


Crowds of supporters cheer on Ironman competitors

After a wet and cold spring, the weather won best in show Sunday for the Ford Ironman Coeur d’Alene.


In brief: Arizona bus crash site combed for clues

Federal investigators on Sunday closely examined a stretch of rural Arizona highway near Hoover Dam looking for clues to the cause of a tour bus crash that killed seven Chinese …


Trio accused of ditching woman in cold

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. – A 19-year-old woman who thought she was going to a party was instead driven to a rural wooded area and abandoned in 8-degree weather in a …