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Court acts against judges for remarks in sex assault cases

Jul. 17, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

New Jersey's high court took action Wednesday against two judges who have faced criticism over their comments in cases involving sexual assault. New Jersey's Supreme Court recommended that state Superior Court Judge John Russo Jr . be removed from the bench. Russo asked a woman during a 2016 hearing if she could...

Supreme Court to hear 'Bridgegate' appeal in 2020

Jul. 17, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The legal saga from New Jersey's most notorious traffic jam will stretch into next year. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments in the 'Bridgegate' case in early 2020. The high court decided last month to hear the appeal of Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni, two former...

Cancellations, delays continue to plague NJ Transit

Jul. 17, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Cancellations and delays continue to plague New Jersey's rail commuters, a year after similar issues led officials to vow to fix the problem. An engineer shortage has contributed to a spike in cancellations in recent weeks. After a first quarter in which cancellations were down 47%...

Maximum Security leads field of 7 in Haskell Invitational

Jul. 17, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Maximum Security will make his second start since being disqualified in the Kentucky Derby, taking on six rivals in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Saturday. The Jason Servis-trained colt drew the outside No. 7 post Wednesday for the 1 1/8-mile race. Luis Saez...

3 states sue Trump administration over tax workaround

Jul. 17, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

Connecticut, New Jersey and New York sued the Trump administration Wednesday over an IRS rule that weakens the states' attempts to work around a cap on state and local tax deductions. Attorneys general for the three states filed the lawsuit against the Treasury and IRS in federal court in New York. The suit...

Mail carrier convicted in scheme to deliver pot packages

Jul. 17, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A postal service worker has been convicted of intercepting packages of marijuana and delivering them to a drug dealer in return for cash payments. Federal prosecutors say Fred Rivers was convicted Tuesday on a conspiracy count but acquitted of taking bribes. The 47-year-old Newark man...

Ex-teacher admits hiding camera in summer camp bathroom

Jul. 17, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey elementary school teacher has admitted recording boys with a hidden camera at a summer camp and taking an explicit photo of a student. Thomas Guzzi Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday to official misconduct, manufacturing child pornography and distributing child pornography...

Johnson & Johnson 2Q profit jumps 42% despite lower sales

Jul. 16, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

Johnson & Johnson posted slightly lower sales across much of its business in the second quarter, but a big one-time gain and lower spending on marketing and administration boosted its profit a whopping 42 percent. That blew past Wall Street expectations. The maker of baby shampoo and cancer and immune...

The Latest: O'Rourke's fundraising plunges in 2nd quarter

Jul. 15, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on second quarter fundraising totals (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Beto O'Rourke raised just $3.6 million for his presidential campaign in the second quarter, a dramatic drop in fundraising that underscores his campaign's struggle to gain traction. The former Texas congressman...

Officer charged in ex-wife's shooting death, wounding of man

Jul. 15, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty police officer has been charged in the fatal shooting of his ex-wife and wounding of a man at a New Jersey home. Morris County prosecutors say Newark police Officer John Formisano was arrested early Monday in Livingston, New Jersey, not long after the...