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First responders work the scene after a building in East Orange, N.J., collapsed Saturday evening, Feb. 22, 2020. The building partially collapsed Saturday, spilling debris into the street. There was no word on any injuries at the time of this reporting, but authorities launched a search for anyone who might be in the rubble. (Blake Nelson/NJ Advance Media via AP)

Building collapses; authorities search for any victims

Feb. 22, 2020 9:40 PM EST

EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A building partially collapsed Saturday in East Orange, New Jersey, spilling debris into the street. There was no word on any injuries, but authorities launched a search for anyone who might be in the rubble. The center of the four-story building was gone, exposing interior wooden...

Alarie helps No. 25 Princeton women roll by Dartmouth 87-55

Feb. 22, 2020 8:14 PM EST

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Bella Alarie scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and No. 25 Princeton won its 17th straight game, 87-55 over Dartmouth on Saturday. Grace Stone added 16 points and Abby Meyers had 10 for the Tigers (21-2, 9-0 Ivy League), who had 12 of 13 players score. Alarie earned her 39th...

FILE - In this April 24, 2019, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy gives a keynote speech at the Betting On Sports America conference in Secaucus, N.J.  Murphy is set to propose his third budget on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, setting up a possible repeat showdown with lawmakers over his so-far unsuccessful attempts to raise income taxes on the wealthy. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

New Jersey governor reveals likely cancerous kidney tumor

Feb. 22, 2020 8:10 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has what is probably a cancerous tumor on his kidney and will undergo surgery next month to remove it, he said Saturday. “Friends — I’ve got a tumor on my left kidney and will undergo a partial nephrectomy in early March to remove...

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates his 700th career goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

700 club: Capitals' Alex Ovechkin scores for milestone goal

Feb. 22, 2020 5:47 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With power and a prodigious shot, Alex Ovechkin now stands where few in hockey have been. He became the eighth NHL player to score 700 career goals, reaching the milestone in the third period of the Washington' Capitals' 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. “It’s...

This undated photo provided by Esperion Inc. shows the cholesterol-lowering drug Nexletol made by Esperion Therapeutics Inc.  The Food and Drug Administration on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020  approved Esperion Therapeutics Inc.’s Nexletol for people genetically predisposed to have sky-high cholesterol and others who have heart disease and need to further lower their bad cholesterol.(Esperion Inc. via AP)

FDA approves drug that lowers cholesterol in a new way

Feb. 22, 2020 4:11 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday approved a new type of cholesterol-lowering drug aimed at millions of people who can't tolerate — or don't get enough help from — widely used statin pills like Lipitor and Crestor. The Food and Drug Administration approved Esperion Therapeutics...

1 of 4 charged gets 42 years in girl's stray-bullet death

Feb. 22, 2020 1:55 PM EST

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A judge has imposed a 42-year sentence on the first of four defendants to stand trial in the death of a 9-year-old girl hit by a stray bullet as she slept in her bed in her New Jersey home. The Cumberland County judge on Friday imposed a 25-year term for an aggravated manslaughter...

Jets sign free agent WR Josh Doctson

Feb. 22, 2020 1:34 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed free agent Josh Doctson to add depth to their wide receiver position. The Jets announced the signing Saturday. Doctson was a first-round pick by Washington out of TCU in 2016 but failed to live up to his lofty draft status. The 27-year-old Doctson...

New Jersey governor to unveil his 3rd state budget

Feb. 22, 2020 10:10 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New JerseyGov. Phil Murphy is set to propose his third budget on Tuesday, setting up a possible repeat showdown with lawmakers over his so-far unsuccessful attempts to raise income taxes on the wealthy. The current fiscal year's $38.7 billion budget expires on June 30, and Murphy and...

Gas prices tick up in New Jersey, around nation

Feb. 22, 2020 10:01 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drivers in New Jersey and around the nation saw prices at the pump go up for the first time in several weeks amid rising domestic wholesale gasoline and global crude oil prices. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $2.49, up a...

Three LIU players reach 20 points in win over FDU

Feb. 21, 2020 11:19 PM EST

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Ty Flowers scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Long Island beat Fairleigh Dickinson 86-81 on Friday night. Jermaine Jackson Jr. scored 21 points, Raiquan Clark 20 points and Virshon Cotton 16 points for Long Island (13-15, 8-7 Northeast Conference). Julian Batts made a...