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FILE- In this Aug. 25, 2020 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks during his 2021 budget address at SHI Stadium at Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ.  Murphy says he and fellow Democratic legislative leaders have agreed to raise income taxes on millionaires, Thursday, Sept. 17,  while also giving about 800,000 families a $500 tax rebate.. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray, File)

New Jersey law seeks to stem pollution in minority areas

Sep. 18, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Friday a measure giving state regulators power to deny development permits to businesses whose operations pollute predominantly Black and other minority communities. Murphy, a Democrat, cast the legislation in sweeping terms, calling it historic and...

FILE - This undated photo shows Emmett Louis Till, a 14-year-old black Chicago boy, who was kidnapped, tortured and murdered in 1955 after he allegedly whistled at a white woman in Mississippi. A Republican and a Democratic senator say Congress should give the nation's highest civilian honor posthumously to Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley. GOP Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., say the Congressional Gold Medal is long overdue for the Till family.  (AP Photo, File)

Senators seek highest civilian honor for Till and his mother

Sep. 16, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress should give the nation’s highest civilian honor posthumously to Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, a Republican and a Democratic senator said Wednesday. Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., said the Congressional Gold Medal is long overdue for...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 9, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: Give Money to Babies New York Time Sept. 8 Everyone born in Britain between Sept. 1, 2002, and Jan. 2, 2011, received a baby present from the government: a savings account that could not be tapped until the child turned 18,...

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2020, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks during his 2021 budget address at SHI Stadium at Rutgers University in Piscataway, N.J. On Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, Gov. Murphy announced that New Jersey residents are able to register to vote online. The state Division of Elections launched its first ever online registration on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray, File)

New Jersey governor presses lawmakers to enact 'baby bonds'

Sep. 9, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday called on lawmakers to pass a measure putting $1,000 aside for every baby born in New Jersey, beginning in January. The first-term Democratic governor appeared alongside Paterson's mayor, Andre Sayegh, state lawmakers, clerics and others, including first...

First lady Melania Trump arrives to speak on the second night of the Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: First lady expresses sympathy for virus victims

Aug. 26, 2020 2:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is expressing sympathy for families affected by COVID-19, an “invisible enemy” she said has challenged America but brought its citizens together. In her prime-time Republican National Convention address on Tuesday night, the first lady said she has “been...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, with Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., raise their arms up as fireworks go off in the background during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. Looking on are Jill Biden, far left, and Harris' husband Doug Emhoff, far right. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden vows to defeat Trump, end US 'season of darkness'

Aug. 21, 2020 1:32 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden accepted the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday night with a vow to be a unifying “ally of the light” who would move an America in crisis past the chaos of President Donald Trump’s tenure. In his strongest remarks of the campaign, Biden spoke...

In this image from video, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks during the fourth night of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)

AP FACT CHECK: Dems on minimum wage and poverty

Aug. 21, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans tuned into the Democratic National Convention were told Thursday that the higher minimum wage favored by presidential candidate Joe Biden would lift all full-time workers out of poverty. That's not what $15 an hour is likely to do. SEN. CORY BOOKER: “Together, with Joe...

People watch Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speak at a watch party for the Democratic National Convention at Dunkin' Donuts Park, home of the minor league baseball team the Hartford Yard Goats, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The Latest: Biden vows to unite an America mired in crises

Aug. 20, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

Joe Biden is vowing to unite an America torn by crisis and contempt. Biden accepted the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, achieving a pinnacle in an unfinished quest that has spanned three decades and been marred by personal tragedy, political stumbles and more dynamic rivals. The past hurdles fell...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2015, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden administers the Senate oath to Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., as Coons' wife, Annie Coons, watches during a ceremonial re-enactment swearing-in, in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. When Coons speaks to the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, Aug. 20, before Biden’s speech accepting the party’s presidential nomination, his remarks will focus on faith — attesting in highly personal fashion to his longtime friend’s belief in God. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Biden friend Sen. Coons to elevate faith on convention stage

Aug. 20, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

Chris Coons is cut from the same cloth as Joe Biden in many ways: He occupies the same Senate seat from Delaware that Biden held for 36 years, is a Democrat known for seeking bipartisan collaboration where possible and is open about his faith’s influence on his life. When Coons speaks to the Democratic...

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris speaks during the Democratic National Convention, as seen on a screen at a drive-in watch party for the convention at Suffolk Downs, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

WHAT TO WATCH: Joe Biden's big moment at the DNC

Aug. 20, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic Party luminaries, rising stars, former presidents and presidential contenders have been making a pitch for Joe Biden over three days of an atypical convention. Now the presidential nominee will make his case himself. Biden will speak Thursday night from Wilmington, Delaware, as...