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Marty Goetz, right, and Diane White, prepare the voting screens as they start to set up a polling place Monday, June 1, 2020, for the voting for Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary in Jackson Township near Zelienople, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Biden looks to clinch nomination as 7 states, DC vote

Jun. 2, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — Joe Biden could seize the number of delegates needed to formally clinch the Democrats' presidential nomination on Tuesday as seven states and the District of Columbia push through a pandemic and exploding racial tensions to host the largest slate of primary elections in almost three...

Workers boarded up the windows on a building in downtown Trenton, NJ, that houses businesses as well as state government offices, Monday June 1, 2020. Calling to mind the Black Lives Matter movement, someone spray painted BLM on the sidewalk Sunday night in reaction to George Floyd's death while in police custody on May 25 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Mike Catalini)

Good Samaritans pitch in on cleanup after Floyd protests

Jun. 1, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Good Samaritans carrying brooms, dustpans and shop vacuums joined hired crews Monday in New Jersey's capital to clear broken glass and other debris after vandalism and looting followed protests of the Minneapolis death of George Floyd. A similar effort took place in Atlantic City,...

Outdoor dining, salons, barbershops to open later this month

Jun. 1, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is expanding the kinds of businesses that can open amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday. Restaurants can host outdoor diners and in-person retail will resume June 15, while salons and barbershops can open on June 22, the Democrat said during a news...

1 dead, 6 wounded as spate of shootings continue in Paterson

Jun. 1, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A series of weekend shootings in a northern New Jersey city has left one man dead and six other people wounded, culminating a violent week there that saw at least 13 people shot overall, including another fatality. Motives for most of the recent shootings in Paterson remain under...

Curfews set as 2 New Jersey protests turn destructive

May. 31, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s capital city and Atlantic City had largely peaceful protests Sunday over the death of George Floyd, but protests in both areas later devolved, with instances of window-smashing and stealing from stores. Trenton put a curfew into place at about 10 p.m., while...

In this Saturday, May 30, 2020, photo, Camden County Metro Police Chief Joe Wysocki raises a fist while marching with Camden residents and activists in Camden, N.J., to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Police officers in one of New Jersey's largest and most violent cities were praised on social media for marching alongside protesters in rallies held this weekend over Floyd's death. (April Saul via AP)

Police in New Jersey praised for marching in Floyd protests

May. 31, 2020 10:27 PM EDT

Police officers in one of New Jersey's largest and most violent cities were praised on social media for marching alongside protesters in rallies held this weekend over George Floyd's death. Camden County Police Chief Joe Wysocki, who has been working in the city for decades, joined the front line of a march in...

In this Feb. 12, 2020, photo, a statue stands outside the Boys Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas.  Some victims of childhood sex abuse who are considering suing the Boy Scouts of America must rush to do so or perhaps face a greater risk of losing. Attorneys for the Scouts and victims agreed this month on a Nov. 16 deadline for victims to make a claim or be barred from bringing one later. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Boy Scout victims' choice: Sue rashly, or wait and risk loss

May. 31, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Some victims of childhood sex abuse who are considering suing the Boy Scouts of America face a choice: an anguished rush to meet a deadline earlier than what lawmakers intended, or wait and sue local councils, perhaps putting them at greater risk of losing. Attorneys for the Scouts and...

LL Bean awards grants for park projects

May. 30, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean is awarding grants for creation and improvement of outdoor spaces in New Jersey, New York and Vermont. The retailer, in partnership with The Trust for Public Lands, announced the $50,000 grants for each of the projects. In Newark, New Jersey, the grant will help create an...

Crash involving sedan, bus, kills 3, injures 2

May. 30, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP) — An early morning crash involving a sedan and a New Jersey Transit bus left three people dead and two others injured, authorities said. Police said the crash happened at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday on Route 38 in Moorestown. Police said the bus was making a left turn southbound from...

Gas prices tick up again in New Jersey, around nation

May. 30, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices ticked upward again in New Jersey and around the nation, but analysts don't expect gasoline to become as expensive as it was last summer. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $2.02, up a penny from a week ago. The...