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Judge avoids suspension for improper jailing of woman

Jan. 16, 2020 4:47 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge whose ethics were called into question after he jailed a woman he accused of being disrespectful in court will avoid being suspended from the bench. New Jersey's Supreme Court issued a public censure Thursday of Newark Municipal Court Judge Marvin Adames. A state panel on...

LA-bound flight returns to Newark after flames seen by wing

Jan. 16, 2020 12:27 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Maintenance crews on Thursday were inspecting a United Airlines jetliner that returned to New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport after it experienced engine trouble and flames were seen near a wing. Flight 1871 was headed to Los Angeles with 168 passengers and six crew...

Man charged after handgun found in luggage at NJ airport

Jan. 16, 2020 11:00 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An Alabama man was arrested at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport after agents at a security checkpoint found a gun in his carry-on bag, authorities said. The man, whose name was not released, was charged Wednesday with a weapons offense by Port Authority police. The...

FILE - In this June 1, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, of New Jersey, waves before speaking during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco.  Booker has dropped out of the presidential race after failing to qualify for the December primary debate. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Debate to highlight vanishing diversity in Democratic field

Jan. 14, 2020 6:23 PM EST

A half dozen White House hopefuls will gather on a debate stage in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday night at a critical moment in the Democratic primary. They will all be white — and all but two will be men. For a Democratic field that was once the most diverse in history, the debate stage will be the starkest...

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal makes a statement at a new conference to provide an update on the Dec. 10 Jersey City shootings at the FBI headquarters in Newark, N.J., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Flanking Grewal are U.S. Attorney Craig Carpentino, left, and FBI Agent in Charge Gregory Ehrie. The two people who fatally shot a police officer then killed three people at a kosher grocery in Jersey City planned an assault for some time and were equipped to cause greater destruction, authorities said Monday. (Steve Hockstein/NJ Advance Media via AP)

Authorities: Kosher store shooters planned attack for months

Jan. 13, 2020 8:44 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The two people who fatally shot a police officer then killed three people at a kosher grocery in Jersey City planned an assault for some time and were equipped to cause greater destruction, authorities said Monday. State and federal law enforcement officials revealed details about the...

Suspended officer ruled competent for trial in wife slaying

Jan. 13, 2020 8:40 PM EST

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A suspended New Jersey police lieutenant has been ruled competent to stand trial on murder and other charges in the slaying of his estranged wife and the wounding of her boyfriend last summer. Lt. John Formisano, 49, pleaded not guilty Monday to the charges in Superior Court in...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks with attendees after a campaign event in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Booker has dropped out of the presidential race after failing to qualify for the December primary debate.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Booker ends presidential bid after polling, money struggles

Jan. 13, 2020 8:02 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Cory Booker dropped out of the presidential race Monday, ending a campaign whose message of unity and love failed to resonate in a political era marked by chaos and anxiety. His departure now leaves a field that was once the most diverse in history with just one remaining...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks with attendees after a campaign event in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Booker has dropped out of the presidential race after failing to qualify for the December primary debate.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Booker ends presidential bid after polling, money struggles

Jan. 13, 2020 1:12 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Cory Booker dropped out of the presidential race Monday, ending a campaign whose message of unity and love failed to resonate in a political era marked by chaos and anxiety. His departure now leaves a field that was once the most diverse in history with just one remaining...

Reports: Man rams cockpit; fights with officers at airport

Jan. 12, 2020 9:50 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A passenger who sprinted at a plane's cockpit during a flight, pounding on the door before attacking a flight attendant and fighting with officers at the Newark airport, has been charged with aggravated assault and other crimes, according to media reports. Matthew Dingley, 28, of New...

112-year-old bottled message connects families with the past

Jan. 11, 2020 10:14 AM EST

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — The basement walls from College Hall, an original building of Montclair State University, had to be taken out in sections. Laborers could only do that last spring by chipping away at certain areas of brick to loosen up the walls for removal. Robert Kanaby found a sweet spot with his...