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The 'Appeal to Heaven' flag evolves from Revolutionary War symbol to banner of the far right

May. 23, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is embroiled in a second flag controversy in as many weeks, this time over a banner that in recent years has come to symbolize sympathies with the Christian nationalist movement and the false claim that the 2020 presidential election was...

Most Jersey Shore beaches are in good shape as summer starts, but serious erosion a problem in spots

May. 23, 2024 12:45 PM EDT

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Most of New Jersey's beaches will start the summer in decent shape after a winter of storms, but significant erosion remains a problem in several spots. Even in shore towns where erosion has not reached crisis levels, the shoreline is somewhat narrower this...

New Jersey Devils hire former Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe

May. 23, 2024 11:20 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Less than two weeks after being fired by the Toronto Maple Leafs, Sheldon Keefe has been hired by the New Jersey Devils and given the task of turning a young team led by a superstar forward into a Stanley Cup contender. Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald...

Former Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe hired to coach the New Jersey Devils, source tells AP

May. 22, 2024 18:35 PM EDT
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Former Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe hired to coach the New Jersey Devils, source tells AP.

Trial of Sen. Bob Menendez takes a weeklong break after jurors get stuck in elevator

May. 22, 2024 10:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The trial of Sen. Bob Menendez grinded to a weeklong break on Tuesday after federal court jurors who were treated to a brick-by-brick build of the prosecution's bribery case got stuck in an elevator a day after they were forced from their usual assembly room because of flooding. ...

New Jersey State Police 'never meaningfully grappled' with discriminatory practices, official finds

May. 21, 2024 17:37 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police didn't do all they could to prevent discriminatory policing practices from their ranks, the state's comptroller said in a new report issued Tuesday. The report found that while the state police regularly issued lengthy reports on racial...

Biden releasing 1 million barrels of gasoline from Northeast reserve in bid to lower prices at pump

May. 21, 2024 15:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Tuesday it is releasing 1 million barrels of gasoline from a Northeast reserve established after Superstorm Sandy in a bid to lower prices at the pump this summer. The sale, from storage sites in New Jersey and Maine, will be...

A Christian group allows Sunday morning access to a New Jersey beach it closed to honor God

May. 21, 2024 10:56 AM EDT

OCEAN GROVE, N.J. (AP) — A Christian religious group that has closed its beaches on Sunday mornings for generations to honor God is relenting temporarily, allowing beachgoers onto the sand while it fights a court case with New Jersey over whose rules are paramount. The Ocean Grove...

Testimony at Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial focuses on his wife's New Jersey home

May. 20, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey businessman rescued the home of Sen. Bob Menendez's wife from foreclosure just as the Democrat allegedly helped him secure a lucrative business relationship with Egypt, a lawyer testifying at his bribery trial said Monday. Attorney John Moldovan told a...

Here's how Robert F. Kennedy Jr. could make the first debate stage under stringent Biden-Trump rules

May. 18, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has long argued that the biggest hurdle of his presidential campaign is the perception that independent candidates can't win. He has looked to the debates as a singular opportunity to stand alongside Joe Biden and Donald Trump in front of a massive audience. ...