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Mid-Atlantic coast under flood warnings as Ophelia weakens to post-tropical low and moves north

Sep. 24, 2023 01:26 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Tropical Storm Ophelia was downgraded to a post-tropical low on Saturday night but continued to pose a threat of coastal flooding and flash floods in the mid-Atlantic region, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Residents in parts of coastal North Carolina...

Menendez gains a primary opponent as calls for his resignation grow after indictment

Sep. 23, 2023 18:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Andy Kim of New Jersey announced on Saturday that he will run against Sen. Robert Menendez in the state’s Democratic primary for Senate next year, saying he feels compelled to run against the three-term senator after he and his wife were indicted on sweeping corruption...

Bribery case against Sen. Menendez shines light on powerful NJ developer accused of corruption

Sep. 23, 2023 08:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In late 2020, Sen. Bob Menendez met with Philip Sellinger, a private practice lawyer and former fundraiser for the senator, to assess his potential fit as the next U.S. attorney for the state of New Jersey — and to discuss one case in particular. If appointed,...

New Jersey house explosion hospitalizes 5 people, police say

Sep. 23, 2023 05:07 AM EDT

WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — Five people were transported to hospitals after an explosion at a New Jersey home on Friday night, police said. The house in West Milford was heavily damaged by the explosion around 9 p.m., the West Milford Police Department said in a statement. ...

Gold bars, cash-stuffed envelopes: New indictment of Sen. Menendez alleges vast corruption

Sep. 22, 2023 20:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Powerful Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey was charged Friday with secretly aiding the authoritarian government of Egypt and trying to thwart the criminal prosecution of a friend in exchange for gold bars and cash under a corruption indictment that accuses him of using his foreign...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Sep. 22, 2023 17:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Buttigieg; former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican presidential candidate; Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C. ...

Who's Bob Menendez? New Jersey's senator charged with corruption has survived politically for years

Sep. 22, 2023 17:20 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez's defense against new federal corruption charges against him, his wife and business associates Friday revealed that he's adopting the same defiant stance he took when he faced federal accusations nearly a decade ago. A three-term senator who...

New Jersey Gov. Murphy calls on Sen. Menendez to resign, says fellow Democrat can't be effective after bribery charge

Sep. 22, 2023 17:10 PM EDT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Murphy calls on Sen. Menendez to resign, says fellow Democrat can't be effective after bribery charge.

Takeaways from investigation that turned up gold bars, a luxury car and cash at a US senator's home

Sep. 22, 2023 17:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife are accused of taking bribes of gold bars, a luxury car and cash in exchange for using his outsized sway in foreign affairs to help the government of Egypt — and others — as well as other corrupt acts, according to an indictment...

Governments and individuals debate: Are mandates needed to reach climate change targets?

Sep. 21, 2023 15:48 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — Governments, organizations and businesses have set ambitious goals to combat climate change. But it is far from clear that those goals can be met without forcing people to do -- or not do -- certain things. And that is causing some consternation, even among...