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Murphy defends assault claim handling, but orders review

Oct. 15, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday defended his administration's handling of a state worker's sexual assault allegation against a man who went on to work for him. Murphy vowed to launch an investigation after Katie Brennan's allegations surfaced Sunday in the Wall Street Journal, he...

Mixing bravado and insults, Trump rallies delight supporters

Oct. 15, 2018 12:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gazes out over his rally crowd and lets loose a stream of insults with a theatrical flourish and playful grin. He jabs at Cory Booker the "disaster" mayor, Elizabeth Warren the "Pocahontas" pretender and "sleepy" Joe Biden. "I want to be careful," Trump tells the...

Trump on rally blitz as he tries to stave off Dem gains

Oct. 14, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gazes out over his rally crowd and looses a stream of insults with a theatrical flourish and playful grin. He jabs at Cory Booker the "disaster" mayor, Elizabeth Warren the "Pocahontas" pretender and "sleepy" Joe Biden. "I want to be careful," Trump tells the crowd,...

Newark airport getting new $2.7 billion terminal

Oct. 10, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark Liberty International Airport's smallest and most antiquated terminal is getting a major upgrade, one of several multibillion-dollar projects that will transform air travel in the New York City area over the next decade. Officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday at the...

In Iowa debut, Booker tells Dems to turn despair into action

Oct. 7, 2018 12:40 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker urged Democrats disappointed by Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to turn their despair into action as he made his national debut in Iowa as a Democratic presidential prospect. Racing from Saturday afternoon's Senate confirmation vote in Washington, Booker...

The Latest: Sen. Booker brushes off Trump's criticism

Oct. 7, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Corey Booker's trip to Iowa (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Sen. Cory Booker says President Donald Trump's recent criticisms don't bother him, and he welcomes a discussion of his record as the former mayor of Newark and his work in the Senate. The New Jersey...

The Situation gets 8-month sentence in federal tax case

Oct. 5, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino, whose abs became famous on the hit reality show "Jersey Shore," was sentenced Friday to eight months in prison for cheating on his taxes. A federal judge sentenced the star shortly after his brother, Marc Sorrentino, received a two-year sentence on a...

Situation seeks probation in tax case; feds seek 14 months

Oct. 4, 2018 9:36 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Situation should trade in his muscle shirts for a prison jumpsuit or avoid serving time altogether, according to dueling pre-sentencing submissions in the "Jersey Shore" actor's federal tax case. Attorneys for the star, whose real name is Michael Sorrentino, argue he should receive...

The Latest: Trump cites Kavanaugh to rally voters

Sep. 30, 2018 5:04 AM EDT

WHEELING, W. Va. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his rally in West Virginia (all times local): 9:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is turning his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh into a rallying cry for Republicans to vote in November. He said at a West Virginia rally that they...

Trump urges supporters to vote in wake of Kavanaugh hearing

Sep. 30, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday turned his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh into a rallying cry for Republicans to vote in November, saying they can reject the "ruthless and outrageous tactics" he says Democrats used against the judge. "We see this horrible,...