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Need a player to root for? Pavelski, Burns, Giordano among veterans who haven't won the Stanley Cup

Apr. 15, 2024 12:16 PM EDT

Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns made the playoffs seven times together as teammates in San Jose, reaching the conference finals and getting all the way to the Stanley Cup Final in 2016 under Peter DeBoer. Zach Parise captained New Jersey to the final in 2012. All those runs ended in...

Dead whale in New Jersey had a fractured skull among numerous injuries, experts find

Apr. 12, 2024 14:53 PM EDT

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A post-mortem examination of a whale that washed ashore on New Jersey's Long Beach Island found that the animal had sustained numerous blunt force injuries including a fractured skull and vertebrae. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center on Friday...

Dead whale on New Jersey's Long Beach Island is first of the year, stranding group says

Apr. 11, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A dead humpback whale that washed ashore on New Jersey's Long Beach Island on Thursday was the first such death in the state this year, according to a marine mammal rescue group. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center said it received a call at 6:45...

New Jersey officials say they are probing hate crime after Islamic center is vandalized at Rutgers

Apr. 10, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — An Islamic center at New Jersey's Rutgers University was vandalized on the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr, according to authorities who said they are investigating it as a hate crime. A building at the Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers University had its...

Opponents of smoking in casinos try to enlist shareholders of gambling companies in non-smoking push

Apr. 10, 2024 13:58 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Add investors to the list of people that opponents of smoking in casinos are enlisting in hopes of banning the practice. A national non-smoking group and a Michigan health system have placed shareholder proposals on the agenda of annual meetings for two...

New Jersey Transit approves a 15% fare hike, the first increase in nearly a decade

Apr. 10, 2024 13:18 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit's board of directors has unanimously approved a 15% fare increase for bus and train riders, the first time its rates will rise in nearly 10 years. The increase approved Wednesday will take effect July 1. It's intended to help close a more...

New Jersey Republican who nearly beat Murphy launches third bid for governor

Apr. 10, 2024 09:21 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Republican Jack Ciattarelli, who came close to defeating Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy in 2021, has launched a third straight bid for New Jersey's top executive office. Ciattarelli formally announced his bid Tuesday night in Freehold, pledging to take on the...

More than half of foreign-born people in US live in just 4 states and half are naturalized citizens

Apr. 09, 2024 15:47 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — More than half of the foreign-born population in the United States lives in just four states — California, Texas, Florida and New York — and their numbers grew older and more educated over the past dozen years, according to a new report released Tuesday by the U.S. Census...

New Jersey county prosecutor resigns amid misconduct probe, denies any wrongdoing

Apr. 09, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

The top prosecutor in a northwestern New Jersey county has resigned amid a state probe into allegations that the office lied about caseloads to pad its budget with state money meant for fraud investigations. James Pfeiffer, who had been the Warren County prosecutor since 2019,...

Some states are seeking to restrict TikTok. That doesn't mean their governors aren't using it

Apr. 08, 2024 16:34 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — POV: You’re on TikTok, and so is your governor — even as your Legislature considers banning the app from state-owned devices and networks. Efforts to ban TikTok over security concerns about China's influence through the platform have picked up steam in...