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No instant end to New Jersey's takeover of Atlantic City

Sep. 20, 2018 3:48 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Democrat Phil Murphy campaigned for governor of New Jersey in part on a promise to end the state takeover of Atlantic City, the cash-strapped seaside gambling resort whose assets and major decision-making power were seized by his Republican predecessor, Chris Christie. But after...

Florence shows how storm coverage is politicized

Sep. 19, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump Jr.'s attack tweet this week showing CNN's Anderson Cooper waist-deep in flood waters has driven home the point that politics — not just weather — was an important subtext of the media's coverage of Hurricane Florence. "Stop lying to make @realDonaldTrump look...

Feeling your pain: Presidents tread tricky disaster politics

Sep. 19, 2018 12:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president. Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and denied Hurricane Maria's official death toll, his predecessors struggled to steer the nation through life-and-death emergencies. To...

Long held as oldest in US, New Jersey nuclear plant closes

Sep. 17, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A nuclear power plant long considered to be the oldest in America shut down Monday, the victim of its age and inability to compete with newer, cheaper gas-fired power plants. The Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in New Jersey went offline at noon Monday, powering down...

Feeling your pain: Presidents tread tricky disaster politics

Sep. 15, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president. Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and denied Hurricane Maria's official death toll, his predecessors struggled to steer the nation through life-and-death emergencies. To...

Feeling your pain: Presidents tread tricky disaster politics

Sep. 14, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president. Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and denied Hurricane Maria's official death toll, his predecessors struggled to steer the nation through life-and-death emergencies. To...

Former Gov. Chris Christie christens road named for him

Sep. 13, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has helped christen a new road that's named after him. Christie was a passenger in a vintage car that made the first trip Wednesday on Governor Chris Christie Drive, an access road to Central Park of Morris County. The Republican politician...

Woodward book goes on sale as ex-Trump aides push back

Sep. 11, 2018 9:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new White House tell-all from journalist Bob Woodward, the election season's most-talked-about political book, officially went on sale Tuesday as several former aides of President Donald Trump sought to distance themselves from the depiction of a chaotic West Wing. Former White House...

Today in History

Sep. 9, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2018. There are 113 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 9, 1850, California became the 31st state of the union. On this date: In 1543, Mary Stuart was crowned Queen of Scots at Stirling Castle, nine months after she was born. In...

Today in History

Sep. 6, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2018. There are 116 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 6, 1997, a public funeral was held for Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in London, six days after her death in a car crash in Paris. On this date: In 1901, President...