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SUV catches fire at Jersey shore home, destroys residence

May. 24, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a vehicle fire spread to a home at the New Jersey shore, destroying the residence shortly after several people had arrived there to spend the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The fire in Sea Isle City started just before 11 p.m. Thursday, when an SUV in the driveway...

Murphy hires 'Deflategate' lawyer in tax credits lawsuit

May. 23, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy hired the attorney who led the National Football League's investigation into New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to represent him in a lawsuit brought by a political powerbroker. The Democrat said Thursday he hired attorney Ted Wells in the suit...

Plans proceed to build new bus terminal in New York

May. 23, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Plans to build a new Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York are moving forward, a sign that the interstate feuding that stalled the process over the last several years may finally be coming to an end. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Thursday that it is starting a...

Assembly passes bill expanding medical marijuana program

May. 23, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Amid a stalled effort to legalize recreational marijuana, New Jersey's Democrat-led Assembly passed a bill Thursday to expand the state's medical marijuana program. The Assembly voted 65-5 with six abstentions, sending the bill to the Democrat-led Senate, which has already passed a...

New Jersey beach smoking ban in place for start of summer

May. 23, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

SEA GIRT, N.J. (AP) — Smoke 'em if you've got 'em — but not on the beach in New Jersey this summer. Smoking and vaping will be banned on nearly every public beach in the state this summer under tougher new restrictions. Nonsmokers are rejoicing over the ban, which also applies to public parks. But...

Jets' Gase: Had no input on GM firing; excited about Bell

May. 23, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Adam Gase spent most of his nearly 15-minute news conference batting down reports and rumors, while trying to set the record straight. The New York Jets coach has been the focus of lots of conversation — most of it not good — on sports talk radio, television and...

Comedian Artie Lange awaits drug program violation hearing

May. 23, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a court hearing has not yet been scheduled for comedian Artie Lange following his arrest on a charge of having failed to comply with his court-ordered drug program. The Essex County sheriff in New Jersey says Lange was arrested Tuesday morning at a halfway house on an...

Woman charged with murder, sex assault of 70-year-old woman

May. 23, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have made an arrest in the murder and sexual assault of a woman found dead in her central New Jersey apartment. Middlesex County prosecutors say 40-year-old Caroline Beckert, of Old Bridge, is charged in the death of 70-year-old Jo Ann Cullinan. Her body was found...

Court date set for New Jersey sports betting lawsuit

May. 23, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal appeals court will hear arguments in New Jersey's lawsuit against the pro sports leagues over sports betting revenues. The suit filed on behalf of Monmouth Park Racetrack seeks roughly $140 million in damages it says is lost revenue from being barred from offering sports...

Democratic pledges against big money come with an asterisk

May. 23, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders wants to crack down on outside groups that do political spending, though one is allied with his presidential campaign. Elizabeth Warren has vowed no untraceable "dark money" will help her White House bid, despite being backed by an organization that doesn't disclose some of...