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Spirit wins takeoff and landing rights at key Newark airport

Jul. 05, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spirit Airlines will get valuable takeoff and landing times that Southwest Airlines is abandoning at busy Newark-Liberty International Airport near New York City. The U.S. Transportation Department said Tuesday that Spirit “is most likely to provide the lowest...

Murphy signs 7 new bills aimed at tightening NJ gun laws

Jul. 05, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

METUCHEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed seven new bills into law aimed at curtailing gun violence, including legislation to allow the state attorney general to pursue lawsuits against the firearm industry. Murphy, a second-term Democrat who's already...

Hard Rock deal ends casino strike threat in Atlantic City

Jul. 02, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Hard Rock casino reached agreement with Atlantic City's main casino workers union on Saturday, removing the last threat of a strike during the busy holiday weekend and clearing the way for the gambling halls and their workers to concentrate on bouncing back from...

Gas prices continue to fall in NJ, around nation at large

Jul. 02, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices continued to fall in New Jersey and around the nation amid lower crude oil prices and an increase in total domestic gasoline stocks. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $4.85, down nine cents...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Murphy signs bills protecting abortions for out-of-staters

Jul. 01, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed two bills Friday aiming to protect the right of those from outside the state to get abortion services within its borders and barring extradition of people involved in reproductive health care services should they face charges in...

'Historic' Atlantic City casino pacts 'good for everyone'

Jul. 01, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's largest casino employer said Friday a new contract it reached with the city's main employee union provides for “historic” raises. And the parent company of the city's top-performing casino said the pact is “a good agreement for...

Villanova-Michigan St highlight Gavitt Games in BEast-BTen

Jul. 01, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Coming off a Final Four appearance, Villanova and new coach Kyle Neptune will face Tom Izzo's Michigan State in one of the major attractions of the seventh Gavitt Tipoff Games. The Big East and Big Ten Conferences announced the eight men’s basketball contests on...

Man sentenced for killing family members on New Year's Eve

Jul. 01, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A man convicted of gunning down his parents, sister and a family friend with a high-powered rifle when he was a teenager on New Year’s Eve in 2017 has been sentenced to 150 years in state prison. Scott Kologi, 20, was found guilty of murder and a weapons...

16-year-old Ngoma scores in 89th, Red Bulls beat Atlanta 2-1

Jul. 01, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Serge Ngoma became the youngest player to score in Major League Soccer this season at 16 years of age, getting a go-ahead goal in the 89th minute as the New York Red Bulls rallied late to beat Atlanta United 2-1 on Thursday night. Lewis Morgan scored on a...