Latest New Jersey News

As legal gambling surges, some states want to teach teens about the risks

Jun. 02, 2023 14:24 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As a high school senior, Nick was blessed with a deadly accurate jump shot from the three-point range — something he was quick to monetize. He and his gym classmates not far from the Jersey Shore would compete to see who could make the most baskets, at...

Suspect in New Jersey pastor's slaying to remain held Virginia until hearing

Jun. 02, 2023 14:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A church associate charged with gunning down a New Jersey pastor will remain in custody in Virginia until a June 29 extradition hearing after a hearing Friday was postponed, court records show. Rashid Ali Bynum, 29, of Portsmouth, Virginia, had previously lived...

Post-mortem exams being performed on 2 dead whales seen floating off New York this week

Jun. 02, 2023 14:08 PM EDT

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Two dead humpback whales were spotted floating in the waters off New York this week, officials said, part of a troubling rise in whale deaths in the region. Necropsies were being performed Friday to determine what killed the two whales that were first seen...

Long stretch of New Jersey's Garden State Parkway reopens as firefighters battle 5,000-acre blaze

Jun. 02, 2023 12:56 PM EDT

BASS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A long stretch of New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway reopened Friday morning as firefighters worked to contain a 5,000-acre forest fire spewing thick plumes of smoke. About 25 miles of the heavily traveled toll road, the state's major north-south highway,...

AP Election Brief | What to expect in New Jersey’s primaries for state legislature

Jun. 02, 2023 11:52 AM EDT

New Jersey voters will cast ballots in 21 primaries for state legislature on Tuesday. Democrats hold majorities in both chambers – 46-34 in the state Assembly and 25-15 in the state Senate. Without any statewide races on the ballot, turnout is expected to be low. ...

Rain forecast on Canada's Atlantic Coast promises relief after week of wildfires

Jun. 02, 2023 10:22 AM EDT

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Rain on Friday and a rainy forecast for the weekend have fire officials hopeful they can get the largest wildfire ever recorded in Canada’s Atlantic Coast province of Nova Scotia under control. That wildfire and three others in the province have...

Nova Scotia wildfires grow, prompt air quality warnings as far south as Virginia

Jun. 01, 2023 19:49 PM EDT

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — The largest wildfires ever recorded in Canada’s Atlantic Coast province of Nova Scotia continued to grow Thursday, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of more people and prompting air quality warnings in U.S. regions as far south as Virginia and Maryland. ...

Revised DACA program again debated before Texas judge who previously ruled against it

Jun. 01, 2023 19:19 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge did not make an immediate decision Thursday on the fate of a revised version of a federal policy that prevents the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. During a court hearing, attorneys representing the...

Reports: Prosecutors have tape of Trump discussing holding onto classified doc after leaving office

May. 31, 2023 22:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department prosecutors have obtained an audio recording of former President Donald Trump from after he left office in which he talks about holding onto a classified Pentagon document related to a potential attack on Iran, according to media reports. CNN,...

Church associate arrested in death of pastor, councilwoman gunned down outside her New Jersey home

May. 30, 2023 18:25 PM EDT

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A church associate of a pastor and town councilwoman who was gunned down in her SUV outside her home in February was arrested Tuesday on murder and gun charges, New Jersey prosecutors said. Rashid Ali Bynum, 28, of Portsmouth, Virginia, was linked to the...