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New Jersey Devils center Yegor Sharangovich (17) celebrates his game-winning overtime goal with right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) and defenseman P.K. Subban (76) as the Devils defeated the Boston Bruins 2-1 in an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Egor Shrangovich's OT goal gives Devils 2-1 win over Bruins

Jan. 16, 2021 6:18 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Egor Sharangovich scored his first NHL goal in the final seconds of overtime to propel the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday. MacKenzie Blackwood made 27 saves and picked up his first victory of the season. Miles Wood also scored for the second...

Prosecutors: Man admits carjacking, injuring postal worker

Jan. 14, 2021 11:28 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man has admitted that he carjacked a postal worker last year and held a box cutter against her neck, leaving the woman slightly injured. Wallace Johnson, 32, of Newark, pleaded guilty Wednesday to carjacking and assaulting a federal employee, according to federal prosecutors. He faces...

Ex-cop gets 9-year sentence in Newark water scandal

Jan. 7, 2021 3:51 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former Newark police officer to nine years in prison Thursday for giving kickbacks to the former head of the city's scandal-ridden water corporation. Janell Robinson, 45, had previously been convicted of mail fraud and conspiracy. She was accused of paying...

NJ attorney general to probe fatal police shooting

Jan. 1, 2021 4:08 PM EST

The New Jersey attorney general's office is investigating a fatal police shooting in Newark early on New Year's Day. Authorities said a 39-year-old man was killed in the gunfire just after midnight. His name wasn't immediately released. Mayor Ras Baraka said plainclothes city police officers “arrived at a...

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 1987, file photo, Eastside High School Principal Joe Clark is pictured at a rally by student supporters in Paterson, N.J. Clark, the baseball bat and bullhorn-wielding principal whose unwavering commitment to his students and uncompromising disciplinary methods inspired the 1989 film “Lean on Me,” died at his Florida home on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, after a long battle with an unspecified illness, his family said in statement. He was 82. (AP Photo/Peter Cannata, File)

Principal Joe Clark, who inspired film 'Lean on Me,' dies

Dec. 30, 2020 6:48 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Louis Clark, the baseball bat and bullhorn-wielding principal whose unwavering commitment to his students and uncompromising disciplinary methods inspired the 1989 film “Lean on Me,” died at his Florida home on Tuesday after a long battle with an unspecified...

Jonathan Pollard, left, and his wife Esther sit inside a private plane provided by American casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, on route to land in Ben Gurion International airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. Pollard, who spent 30 years in U.S. prison for spying for Israel, arrived in Israel early Wednesday with his wife, triumphantly kissing the ground as he disembarked from the aircraft in the culmination of a decades-long affair that had long strained relations between the two close allies. (AP Photo/Israel Hayom)

Convicted US spy Pollard arrives in Israel, welcomed by PM

Dec. 30, 2020 6:39 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jonathan Pollard, who spent 30 years in U.S. prison for spying for Israel, arrived in Israel early Wednesday with his wife, triumphantly kissing the ground as he disembarked from the aircraft in the culmination of a decades-long affair that had long strained relations between the two close...

A medical worker wearing protective gear takes samples from a woman during a COVID-19 testing at a coronavirus testing site in Seoul, South Korea on Dec. 12, 2020. South Korea had seemed to be winning the fight against the coronavirus: Quickly ramping up its testing, contact-tracing and quarantine efforts paid off when it weathered an early outbreak without the economic pain of a lockdown. But a deadly resurgence has reached new heights during Christmas week, prompting soul-searching on how the nation sleepwalked into a crisis. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: South Korea sees surge in coronavirus cases

Dec. 25, 2020 8:36 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported another new 1,132 cases of the new coronavirus as its resurgence worsened over Christmas week, putting greater pressure on the government to enforce stricter physical distancing controls. The figures released by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on...

Nurse Arzu Yildirim poses for the photographer as she holds a CoronaVac vaccine, made by Sinovac, currently on phase III clinical trials at Acibadem Hospital in Istanbul, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Turkey has ordered 50 million doses of the vaccine and Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said last week that the first batch was expected to arrive within days and vaccination could start at the end of December or early January.Some 12,500 volunteers are taking part in Phase 3 trials of the vaccine across Turkey but the full vaccination programme is expected to start before the trial is completed. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

The Latest: China tests millions in port over virus cluster

Dec. 24, 2020 11:56 PM EST

BEIJING — Authorities in China’s northeastern port city of Dalian are testing millions of residents after seven new coronavirus cases were reported there in the last 24 hours. The cluster that has emerged in recent days has grown to 12 cases. In five neighborhood divisions, authorities have shut...

UK air travelers to Newark will need negative COVID-19 test

Dec. 24, 2020 2:48 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Beginning next week, United Airlines travelers to Newark Liberty International Airport from the United Kingdom will have to show a negative COVID-19 test. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and United Airlines announced Thursday that the restriction goes into effect Monday. United fliers...

New Jersey man gets 18 months for $17 million stock scam

Dec. 22, 2020 4:06 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey-based securities trader who admitted to orchestrating a stock market manipulation scheme and tax fraud that netted more than $17 million in illegal profits was sentenced to 18 months in prison Tuesday. Joseph Taub had pleaded guilty in July to securities fraud and...