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Prosecutors build their case at bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez with emails and texts

May. 28, 2024 20:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors were presenting their bribery case against New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez drip-by-drip on Tuesday, showing jurors a steady stream of documents, emails and phone records that they’ll explain more thoroughly later in the trial. The evidence was being shown...

New Jersey and wind farm developer Orsted settle claims for $125M over scrapped offshore projects

May. 28, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Danish wind farm developer Orsted will pay New Jersey $125 million to settle claims over the company's cancellation of two offshore wind farms last year — a little over a third of what the company once was required to pay. The state's Board of Public...

Christian group temporarily opens beaches it has closed on Sunday mornings as court fight plays out

May. 26, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

OCEAN GROVE, N.J. (AP) — For the first time in generations, beachgoers were out on the sand in a New Jersey shore community on the Sunday morning before Memorial Day as a Christian religious group fights the state over its regular beach closures there during Sunday services. The...

Pennsylvania man sentenced to 30 years in slaying of 14-year-old at New Jersey gas station

May. 26, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the shooting death of a teenager at a New Jersey gas station almost three years ago. Prosecutors in Burlington County say Tamir Phillips, 24, of Bensalem, will not be eligible for parole. He was...

Dolphin stuck in NJ creek dies after 'last resort' rescue attempt, officials say

May. 25, 2024 11:09 AM EDT

CAPE MAY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, N.J. (AP) — Animal welfare officials say a dolphin stuck in a New Jersey creek for more than a week has died after a rescue attempt they say was attempted as a “last resort.” The Marine Mammal Stranding Center said crews first tried to herd the...

Theater show spotlights the stories of those who are Asian American and Jewish

May. 25, 2024 08:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Chiu’s mother comes from a long line of Lithuanian Jews; his father is an immigrant from Hong Kong. For most of his life, the 42-year-old Southern Californian has felt like he “never completely belonged in either world.” It wasn’t until a few years...

Man insults judge who sentenced him to 12 years in prison for attacking police during Capitol riot

May. 24, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey electrician who repeatedly attacked police officers during the Jan. 6, 2021, siege at the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Friday to 12 years in prison by a judge who called him “a menace to our society.” Christopher Joseph Quaglin argued with and...

The 'Appeal to Heaven' flag evolves from Revolutionary War symbol to banner of the far right

May. 23, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is embroiled in a second flag controversy in as many weeks, this time over a banner that in recent years has come to symbolize sympathies with the Christian nationalist movement and the false claim that the 2020 presidential election was...

Most Jersey Shore beaches are in good shape as summer starts, but serious erosion a problem in spots

May. 23, 2024 12:45 PM EDT

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Most of New Jersey's beaches will start the summer in decent shape after a winter of storms, but significant erosion remains a problem in several spots. Even in shore towns where erosion has not reached crisis levels, the shoreline is somewhat narrower this...

New Jersey Devils hire former Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe

May. 23, 2024 11:20 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Less than two weeks after being fired by the Toronto Maple Leafs, Sheldon Keefe has been hired by the New Jersey Devils and given the task of turning a young team led by a superstar forward into a Stanley Cup contender. Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald...