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Ex-veterans hospital worker sentenced in theft of HIV meds

May. 27, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former pharmacy technician involved in the theft of more than $8.2 million worth of prescription HIV medication from a Veterans Affairs hospital in northern New Jersey has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison. Lisa Hoffman, 50, of Orange, had...

Ray Liotta, 'Goodfellas' and 'Field of Dreams' star, dies

May. 26, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

Ray Liotta, the blue-eyed actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67. Liotta's publicist, Jen Allen, said he was in the Dominican Republic shooting a new movie and didn't...

UN chief Guterres urges graduates to shun 'climate wreckers'

May. 24, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The head of the United Nations implored graduating college students on Tuesday to reject jobs at companies that fund the fossil fuel industry he described as “killing our planet.” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made his remarks to graduating...

PEN America honors activists, artists and dissidents

May. 24, 2022 00:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From an imprisoned Ukranian journalist to a high school activist in Florida, PEN America paid tribute Monday night to democracy and free expression and warned about the dangers faced in the U.S. and abroad. "Instead of being able focus on menial responsibilities...

EPA, NJ announce $588M in water infrastructure spending

May. 20, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP) — More than half a billion dollars in federal and state funds will go to nearly 30 water systems in New Jersey, serving about 6 million residents, or about two-thirds of the state's population, officials said Friday. The combined federal and state funding of...

Once public housing, Newark site to get $125M film studio

May. 17, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The former site of one of Newark’s oldest public housing complexes is getting a $125 million makeover, becoming a TV and film production studio. Anchored by global entertainment provider Lionsgate, the 12-acre facility replaces the Seth Boyden homes in the...

Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty brand to open store in Delaware

May. 15, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — When Wilmington fashion designer Sara Crawford saw the recent social media post announcing that Rihanna’s trendy lingerie line was coming to Newark, it seemed unreal. Savage X Fenty has only five stores open in the world and now the music superstar is...

Orsted will use NJ Wind Port to build offshore wind farm

Apr. 28, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Orsted, the Danish wind power developer, signed an agreement Thursday with New Jersey officials to use a state-financed manufacturing port to build the components of the state's first offshore wind farm. Gov. Phil Murphy announced the agreement during an...

Newark resident: Power plant 'Not just, not right, not fair'

Apr. 26, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Residents of a pollution-choked neighborhood in New Jersey's largest city said Tuesday they are tired of their community being used as a dumping ground for projects that foul their air yet exclude them from the economic benefits of industry. In an online public...

Police: NJ teens ram car into NY cop cars, injuring officers

Apr. 26, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

NORTH BELLMORE, N.Y. (AP) — Five police officers were injured on Long Island over the weekend when three New Jersey teenagers rammed their police vehicles with a stolen car, authorities said Tuesday. Some of the officers may have suffered career-ending injuries during the...