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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...

Suspects sought after shots fired at police officers' home

Sep. 18, 2020 6:50 AM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities on Friday were offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of two gunmen who opened fire on a home where two New Jersey police officers and their newborn live. The Camden County officers and their 10-day-old infant were inside their home when six bullets...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, Amy Locane enters the courtroom to be sentenced in Somerville, N.J. The former

'Melrose Place' actress headed back to prison for 2010 crash

Sep. 17, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

A former “Melrose Place” actress who has already served a prison sentence for a fatal 2010 drunken driving crash in New Jersey is headed back behind bars after a judge agreed with prosecutors Thursday that her initial sentence was too lenient. Saying Amy Locane still refuses to fully acknowledge...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo reacts on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

49ers look to bounce back vs. Jets after tough opening loss

Sep. 17, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are heading across the country banged up and bitter after blowing a fourth-quarter lead in their season opener. The defending NFC champions are 0-1 — and will try to avoid a two-game skid to start the year when they face the hapless New York Jets...

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) leaps over Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton (28) during the second quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Talk radio criticism won't motivate Barkley against Bears

Sep. 17, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is getting something new in his game — criticism. Barkley has been under fire this week after gaining 6 yards on 15 carries in a season-opening 26-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The yardage total was the second worst of...

Paraguayan ex-politician, husband plead guilty in conspiracy

Sep. 17, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former member of Paraguay’s Congress and her husband have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering, U.S. authorities announced. Cynthia Elizabeth Tarragó Diaz, 41, and her husband Raimundo Va, 45, agreed to accept at least $2 million in U.S. currency from...

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)

Murphy, lawmakers agree to tax rich, offer $500 rebates

Sep. 17, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey residents earning more than $1 million a year will face higher income taxes, and about 800,000 lower- and middle-income families will get a tax rebate of up to $500 under a deal Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders announced Thursday. Murphy, a Democrat, announced the...

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, fellow Democratic leaders agree to increase income taxes on millionaires

Sep. 17, 2020 10:31 AM EDT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, fellow Democratic leaders agree to increase income taxes on millionaires.

Fire sweeps through New Jersey condominium complex

Sep. 17, 2020 8:14 AM EDT

MAPLE SHADE, N.J. (AP) — Officials on Thursday were investigating what caused a fire that caused extensive damage to a southern New Jersey condominium complex. The fire broke out around 3:45 a.m. in the 12-unit Valley Glen condos. It took firefighters from several communities about two hours to get the...

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (86) scores a touchdown against Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Steven Nelson (22) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Receiver Darius Slayton finding end zone again for Giants

Sep. 16, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton is picking up where he left off at the end of his rookie season. He's making plays and scoring touchdowns. Slayton is one of those players who should be on everyone's fantasy team. The fifth-round pick from Auburn has 10 touchdown...