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LA-bound flight returns to Newark after flames seen by wing

Jan. 16, 2020 12:27 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Maintenance crews on Thursday were inspecting a United Airlines jetliner that returned to New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport after it experienced engine trouble and flames were seen near a wing. Flight 1871 was headed to Los Angeles with 168 passengers and six crew...

FILE - In this June 1, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, of New Jersey, waves before speaking during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco.  Booker has dropped out of the presidential race after failing to qualify for the December primary debate. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Debate to highlight vanishing diversity in Democratic field

Jan. 14, 2020 6:23 PM EST

A half dozen White House hopefuls will gather on a debate stage in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday night at a critical moment in the Democratic primary. They will all be white — and all but two will be men. For a Democratic field that was once the most diverse in history, the debate stage will be the starkest...

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal makes a statement at a new conference to provide an update on the Dec. 10 Jersey City shootings at the FBI headquarters in Newark, N.J., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Flanking Grewal are U.S. Attorney Craig Carpentino, left, and FBI Agent in Charge Gregory Ehrie. The two people who fatally shot a police officer then killed three people at a kosher grocery in Jersey City planned an assault for some time and were equipped to cause greater destruction, authorities said Monday. (Steve Hockstein/NJ Advance Media via AP)

Authorities: Kosher store shooters planned attack for months

Jan. 13, 2020 8:44 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The two people who fatally shot a police officer then killed three people at a kosher grocery in Jersey City planned an assault for some time and were equipped to cause greater destruction, authorities said Monday. State and federal law enforcement officials revealed details about the...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks with attendees after a campaign event in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Booker has dropped out of the presidential race after failing to qualify for the December primary debate.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Booker ends presidential bid after polling, money struggles

Jan. 13, 2020 8:02 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Cory Booker dropped out of the presidential race Monday, ending a campaign whose message of unity and love failed to resonate in a political era marked by chaos and anxiety. His departure now leaves a field that was once the most diverse in history with just one remaining...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks with attendees after a campaign event in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Booker has dropped out of the presidential race after failing to qualify for the December primary debate.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Booker ends presidential bid after polling, money struggles

Jan. 13, 2020 1:12 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Cory Booker dropped out of the presidential race Monday, ending a campaign whose message of unity and love failed to resonate in a political era marked by chaos and anxiety. His departure now leaves a field that was once the most diverse in history with just one remaining...

Reports: Man rams cockpit; fights with officers at airport

Jan. 12, 2020 9:50 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A passenger who sprinted at a plane's cockpit during a flight, pounding on the door before attacking a flight attendant and fighting with officers at the Newark airport, has been charged with aggravated assault and other crimes, according to media reports. Matthew Dingley, 28, of New...

A worker hands a piece of lead pipe to a colleague as they work to remove water service lines Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Trenton, N.J. The city announced it is replacing 37,000 lead pipes over five years as part of an an effort to remove the potentially harmful pipes. (AP Photo/Mike Catalini)

Old lead pipes pushes replacement plan in New Jersey capital

Jan. 9, 2020 1:54 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — All 37,000 of the lead water pipes in New Jersey's capital city will be replaced over the next five years at an estimated cost of $150 million, Trenton officials said Thursday. The announcement comes about five months after the state's biggest city, Newark, said it would speed up the...

Leafs’ Mikheyev out at least 3 months with lacerated wristed

Dec. 28, 2019 3:32 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Toronto Maple Leafs rookie Ilya Mikheyev had surgery to repair an artery and wrist tendons that were severed by a skate during a game against the New Jersey Devils. He is expected to make a full recovery but there will be a better timeline for his return in three months. He is to remain...

Court: Airline's workers can't sue as class in pay dispute

Dec. 26, 2019 12:52 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — American Airlines workers at Newark's airport who claim in a lawsuit they've been shorted on overtime pay can't sue as a class, a federal appeals court ruled this week. The three-judge panel's decision published Tuesday reversed a New Jersey judge's ruling that would have allowed the...

United flight from Newark has rough landing in Denver

Dec. 23, 2019 6:51 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — A United Airlines flight from New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport had a rough landing in Denver. The crew aboard Flight 2429 reported a mechanical issue after the Boeing 737-800 landed safely shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday. It was not clear what was wrong, however some passengers...