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Plane landing at Newark airport blows tires, skids on runway

Jun. 15, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a plane blew tires while landing at Newark Liberty International Airport, sending it skidding on the runway before coming to a halt. United Airlines said Flight 627 from Denver was landing at 1 p.m. Saturday with 166 passengers when the tires blew. The FAA said the plane...

Police: Student stabs principal during graduation rehearsal

Jun. 14, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey principal was stabbed at a school during a rehearsal for eighth-grade graduation. A Rutherford police release says a 14-year-old male student ran across the Washington School gymnasium on Friday morning and struck the Union School principal in the chest...

Some of nearly 200 rescued dogs almost ready for adoption

Jun. 14, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

MADISON, N.J. (AP) — Nearly 200 dogs that were rescued from a former award-winning breeder's property are recovering well, and some will be available for adoption as soon as Saturday, according to a veterinarian facility. The dogs were removed from a property in western New Jersey on Tuesday because of...

The Latest: Dogs seized from breeder's home nearing adoption

Jun. 14, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

MADISON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on nearly 200 dogs that were rescued from a former award-winning breeder's home (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The New Jersey animal shelter where nearly 200 dogs were taken after being rescued from a former breeder's home says the dogs are recovering well and that some will...

Bishops OK anti-abuse steps, but skeptics seek tougher moves

Jun. 14, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Under intense public pressure, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops approved new steps this week to deal more strongly with the clergy sex-abuse crisis. But activists and others say the moves leave the bishops in charge of policing themselves and potentially keep law enforcement at arm's...

Prosecutors believe suspects in Ortiz shooting wanted in US

Jun. 13, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — American prosecutors said Thursday that they believe two suspects in the shooting of retired Red Sox star David Ortiz are wanted for crimes in the United States, while the father of another suspect said his son belongs to a notorious Dominican gang of drug-dealing...

The Latest: US officials: 2nd Ortiz shooting suspect wanted

Jun. 13, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Latest on the shooting for former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz (all times local): 9:55 p.m. U.S. prosecutors say the man suspected of shooting retired Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz is wanted on armed robbery and gun charges in New Jersey. The Passaic County...

Jets bring in another CB in Mark Myers, waive S John Battle

Jun. 13, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed cornerback Mark Myers and waived safety John Battle. Joe Douglas wasn't kidding when he said during his introductory news conference that he would scour the waiver wire to add players. The new general manager made his second move in as many days...

Beach concerts at Jersey shore town cancelled for the birds

Jun. 13, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — A concert series on a popular New Jersey beach is cancelled this summer to protect dozens of shorebirds nesting there. Piping plovers usually only visit Sandy Hook but this year, unusually, they've decided to build more than 20 nests. Sandy Hook Foundation made the announcement...

Jets' Gregg Williams establishing intense culture on defense

Jun. 13, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Gregg Williams is the furthest thing from warm and fuzzy. Never has been. And, never will. That's not how the New York Jets' defensive coordinator is wired. Williams has helped build stingy defenses all around the NFL for nearly 30 years with a mix of fiery passion, intimidating...