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New Jersey's medically assisted suicide law put on hold

Aug. 15, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge put a temporary hold on a new law allowing terminally ill patients to seek life-ending drugs. The order means that New Jersey's recently enacted measure cannot be enforced by the state attorney general and comes in response to a lawsuit brought by a doctor practicing...

Autistic boy stabbed with syringes, and nurse loses license

Aug. 15, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey regulators have revoked the nursing license of a woman caught on security cameras stabbing an autistic teenager with syringes when he failed to comply with her instructions, officials said Thursday. The state attorney general's Division of Consumer Affairs announced in...

NJ officials: We're working with EPA to test lead in water

Aug. 14, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities said Wednesday they're working with federal officials to determine how widespread lead in Newark's drinking water might be, as the city handed out bottled water to residents for the third day in a row. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Department of Environmental...

The Latest: NJ governor, Newark mayor vow to provide water

Aug. 11, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on Newark elevated lead levels (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The governor of New jersey and the mayor of Newark have vowed to provide bottled water to city residents with lead service lines after tests indicate filters may not be protecting them against elevated lead levels....

Attorney identifies more accused priests in New Jersey

Aug. 7, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

WEST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — An attorney for childhood victims alleging sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy said Wednesday he has turned up the names of 12 New Jersey priests who were not previously disclosed on lists the church released. Attorney Mitchell Garabedian represents 22 men and 8 women who say...

New Jersey enacts 3 gun violence intervention laws

Aug. 5, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey on Monday enacted three laws designed to help victims of gun violence avoid becoming hurt again by firearms or seeking out retaliation. The new laws add to New Jersey's growing list of at least 10 gun-related laws enacted in the last year and come after weekend firearm...

New Jersey's medically assisted suicide law takes effect

Aug. 1, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey now allows terminally ill patients to seek life-ending drugs. The law went into effect Thursday. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy had signed the bill in April, making New Jersey the seventh with such a measure. Maine enacted a similar law in June, becoming the eighth. The Medical...

Judge sides with Murphy, dismisses Norcross' tax credit suit

Jul. 31, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge on Wednesday sided with Gov. Phil Murphy and tossed out a lawsuit brought by an influential political powerbroker that sought to block a task force investigating business tax credits. Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson issued her ruling from the bench after about...

Judge blocks IRS rule to halt nonprofit donor disclosures

Jul. 31, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has ruled that the Trump administration must resume collecting donor information from nonprofit groups and give states and the public the chance to weigh in if it tries to halt the practice again. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris said in Tuesday's decision that the IRS didn't...

Court acts against judges for remarks in sex assault cases

Jul. 17, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

New Jersey's high court took action Wednesday against two judges who have faced criticism over their comments in cases involving sexual assault. New Jersey's Supreme Court recommended that state Superior Court Judge John Russo Jr . be removed from the bench. Russo asked a woman during a 2016 hearing if she could...