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Comedian Artie Lange awaits drug program violation hearing

May. 23, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a court hearing has not yet been scheduled for comedian Artie Lange following his arrest on a charge of having failed to comply with his court-ordered drug program. The Essex County sheriff in New Jersey says Lange was arrested Tuesday morning at a halfway house on an...

Feds: Man aided Hamas, threatened to kill Israel supporters

May. 22, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A 20-year-old New Jersey man sought to aid the Islamic militant group Hamas and threatened to "shoot everybody" at an unspecified pro-Israel demonstration, federal authorities said Wednesday. Jonathan Xie was charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist...

The Latest: Man accused of making threats held without bail

May. 22, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a New Jersey man charged with aiding a terrorist organization and threatening to kill pro-Israel supporters (all times local): 5 p.m. A man charged with aiding a terrorist organization and threatening to "shoot everybody" at a pro-Israel march is being held without ball....

Court rejects program for woman who abandoned starving cats

May. 20, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A woman whose home was populated by starving cats who had eaten some of their own to survive will have to go back to court to see if she can avoid a trial and possible jail time. A New Jersey state appeals court ruled Monday that a judge erred last year when he allowed Jill Petruska to...

Oprah gives $500,000 to high school after-school program

May. 19, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey announced she's giving $500,000 to an initiative at a New Jersey high school that's aimed at keeping kids off the streets. Principal Akbar Cook's "Lights On" program keeps West Side High School in Newark open on Friday nights from 6 p.m. to midnight. WPVI-TV reports kids...

Pot 'legalization 2.0': Social equity becomes a key question

May. 19, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities. But social equity has been both a sticking point and selling point this year in New York and New...

Business manager sentenced for defrauding Ne-Yo, McKnight

May. 17, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who served as business manager for Ne-Yo has been sentenced in Ohio to more than seven years in prison for defrauding the R&B singer in a sports beverage scheme. Kevin Foster was convicted last year on 16 counts including wire fraud, money laundering and tax...

Cory Booker's tech startup failed but industry ties lasted

May. 13, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

Cory Booker was the mayor of New Jersey's largest city and considering a run for higher office, but he had a different goal in mind when he appeared on stage at the 2012 Tech Disrupt Conference in San Francisco. Booker was there to promote Waywire, the social media company that he had recently co-founded. He...

Cory Booker proposes national license for all gun owners

May. 6, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is proposing that all gun owners be licensed by the federal government, a process that would include an interview and safety training. National licensing is one of more than a dozen specific proposals in a sweeping gun control agenda the U.S....

Employee shuttle bus crashes at Newark airport; 17 injured

May. 3, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An employee shuttle bus crash at Newark Liberty International Airport has left 17 people injured. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the accident happened at about 5:30 a.m. Friday on a ramp leading to Terminal B. Officials say the bus hit a concrete divider, causing...