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New Jersey Devils make a major donation to health system

Mar. 31, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

The owners of the New Jersey Devils of the NHL have made a six-figure donation to the state’s largest health care system for medical equipment for health care workers and first responders during the coronavirus pandemic. Devils co-owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer and RWJBarnabas Health announced the...

A drive-thru COVID-19 testing facility is set up in Camden, N.J., Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in view of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. The newly erected facility is scheduled to open Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

New Jersey death toll from COVID-19 approaching 300

Mar. 31, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's death toll from the coronavirus approached 300 on Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy said, just a day after the tally reached about 200. The number of positive cases is near 19,000, up from about 16,000, while the death toll climbed from 198 to 267 overnight, Murphy said during a...

Woman killed, husband and 3 children injured in crash

Mar. 27, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

RAMSEY, N.J. (AP) — A crash on a major highway in northern New Jersey has left a woman dead and her husband and three children injured, including an infant who was ejected from the vehicle along with his mother. The crash occurred around 6:45 a.m. Thursday on southbound Route 17 in Ramsey. The 34-year-old...

Shoppers wearing face masks with a cart full of food supplies wait in line to pay at a supermarket counter in Singapore, Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020. Singaporeans were seen buying food supplies in supermarkets following neighboring Malaysia's announcement of a nationwide lockdown from the coronavirus to begin Wednesday which could affect the flow of food supplies to the city state. (AP Photo/Ee Ming Toh)

The Latest: Singapore penalizing social distancing violators

Mar. 26, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.S. leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases...

A valet, left, directs a car while medical professionals work at a drive-up testing site for COVID-19 at Riverside Medical Group in Secaucus, N.J., Thursday, March 19, 2020. The testing is only for current patients of Riverside Medical Group. Gov. Phil Murphy said drive-thru testing for coronavirus would begin in Bergen County, the state's hardest-hit area, by Friday and testing in Holmdel, Monmouth County, is expected to begin next week. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New Jersey virus deaths, unemployment make big jumps

Mar. 26, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's death toll from the coronavirus has nearly doubled in the past two days, Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday. President Donald Trump signed a declaration naming New Jersey a disaster area eligible for additional funding. New claims for unemployment soared in New Jersey last...

St. Joseph's Senior Home is seen in Woodbridge, N.J., Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said that St. Joseph's Senior Home in Woodbridge is transferring its nearly 90 patients out of the facility and may have to close because of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Day cares closed except for children of essential workers

Mar. 25, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey day care providers have until Friday to certify they can and will serve only the children of workers deemed essential during the COVID-19 emergency or face closure, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday. Murphy said a lack of child care “cannot be a barrier” for...

FILE - In this March 18, 2019, photo the logo for IBM appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. IBM is offering up its speedy supercomputer to help combat the new coronavirus. The technology company said Sunday, March 22, 2020, that it is working with the White House and the U.S. Department of Energy to make its computing power more accessible to researchers tackling the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Business Fallout: Supercomputers vs. coronavirus; more masks

Mar. 23, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

The rapid worldwide spread of the coronavirus since it was first revealed in China less than three months ago has dealt an unparalleled shock to the global economy. Following are weekend business developments related to the outbreak as governments attempt to stabilize their economies, companies navigate through...

Travelers walk past canceled flights on a schedule board, some due to the coronavirus, at the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Japan urges against nonessential travel to US

Mar. 22, 2020 2:51 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 307,200 people and killed more than 13,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 92,300...

2 men plead guilty to laundering $750K from a dating scam

Mar. 20, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two men pleaded guilty in an online dating scheme where a Kentucky woman was scammed out of more than $750,000. Kahad A. Wuupini, of Seattle, Washington, and Thomas D. Inkoom, of Newark, New Jersey, each pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering,...

A billboard displays a message about the new coronavirus in Englewood, N.J., Wednesday, March 18, 2020. New Jersey expanded coronavirus mitigation efforts, ordering indoor malls and amusement centers closed, adding to the theaters, casinos, gyms and dining rooms it shuttered earlier this week. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

9 deaths include nursing home patients; elections postponed

Mar. 20, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A total of nine people in New Jersey have died from the coronavirus, Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday, including three who lived in nursing home facilities. The increasing death toll came as the number of confirmed cases rose to more than 700, a total Murphy said likely will rise into...