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Christie orders flags to half-staff on 9/11
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has ordered flags at state government buildings lowered to half-staff on Sept. 11 in memory of those killed in the terrorist attacks. In his executive order, the Republican says almost 700 New Jerseyans were among the nearly 3,000 who perished 15 years ago. ...
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Watch Miss Ohio Alice Magoto win Miss America swimsuit competition
Miss Ohio Alice Magoto wins the swimsuit competition during Miss America preliminary competition Watch video ATLANTIC CITY, NJ-- Miss Ohio Alice Magoto walked away with a $1,000 scholarship with her win in the Miss America Lifestyle and Fitness Swimsuit competition Thursday night during the final preliminary night of competition at the 2017 Miss America competition held in Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Magoto, 18, the youngest competitor in this years' Miss America competition, wore a black Irene West bikini during the competition. Magoto, who is from Cincinnati, was crowned Miss Ohio in June and plans to study communications at Chapman University. "Beauty Unedited" is Magoto's platform during the competition as she advocates for a positive self-images as she pushes against the altering of photos.  Some of her favorite hashtags include #selfie, #nofilter and #flawless. The finals of the Miss America pageant are Sunday night.
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Interactive Map: Salaries for NJ’s Teachers, School Administrators On Rise

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Service on 33rd Street PATH line suspended over weekend
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - PATH's 33rd Street line will close again over the weekend because of maintenance and safety upgrades. The line temporarily reopened for weekend service over Labor Day. But the work resumes this weekend and shuttle buses are available. Temporary Hoboken-World Trade Center PATH service is also ...
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Fair housing case heads to New Jersey Supreme Court
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Supreme Court has decided to hear more arguments over affordable housing. The court on Thursday announced it is allowing the Fair Share Housing Center to challenge an appellate court ruling which told towns they did not need to meet low- and moderate-income home ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New Jersey United States Supreme Court of the United States Appeal Washington D.C. Supreme court Appellate court Jury
Man faces 20 years in prison in slew of robberies under deal
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - A man has admitted to pistol-whipping two people and shooting a gas station attendant during more than a dozen armed robberies at gas stations and convenience stores in northern New Jersey. David Thomas Jr. faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to ...
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Soldiers in UK's Scottish unit near end of US canoe voyage
NEW YORK (AP) - A group of British soldiers is nearing the end of its 340-mile canoe expedition that started out in Montreal and will end in New York City. Sixteen soldiers from the Royal Regiment of Scotland set out in eight canoes in Quebec on Aug. 30 and began ...
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Hazy, hot and humid conditions continue in New Jersey
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Hazy, hot and humid conditions continue across New Jersey, with forecasters saying temperatures could break some records. A heat advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Friday for Mercer, Gloucester, Camden and northwest Burlington counties. The heat and humidity will combine to make it feel like ...
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Sherriff's deputy charged with threatening to shoot driver
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A New Jersey sheriff's deputy has been charged with pointing a gun at another driver during a fit of road rage in Philadelphia. A 25-year-old woman tells WPVI-TV a fellow driver cut her off on Interstate 95 and began driving alongside her. She says he then pulled ...
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Missing 9/11 flag returns to New York City after 15 years
An American flag raised at ground zero on Sept. 11 in a defining moment of patriotic resolve took its place at the site Thursday after disappearing for over a decade.
67 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Detective Police World Trade Center Criminal Investigation Department Lower Manhattan September 11 attacks New Jersey Flag
New York Today: New York Today: Fall Arts Preview
Friday: What to see this fall, weekend events and games with a power broker.
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Forecasters: small boats off New Jersey coast face hazards
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Forecasters say small vessels should avoid navigating off New Jersey's coast as Hermine swirls in the Atlantic. The National Weather Service says a small craft advisory is in place off the New Jersey coast until noon with wind gusts up to nearly 40 mph possible. The ...
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Suspect charged with murder in motel shootout arrested
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) - Prosecutors say a suspect charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two men in a New Jersey motel room last year has been arrested in Maryland. Prosecutors said Tuesday that 22-year-old Tywan Dixon was arrested at an apartment complex in Glen Burnie, Maryland last ...
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Reputed mobster gets 2-year prison term in company takeover
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A federal judge in New Jersey has sentenced a reputed mobster to two years behind bars for the Pennsylvania man's role in a mob scheme to take control of a financial company. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/2bY21vn ) the judge on Thursday lowered the sentence for ...
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Authorities identify man killed in crash with garbage truck
UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) - Authorities have identified a driver who was killed after crashing into a garbage truck in northern New Jersey. Police say they saw a car traveling at a high rate of speed before it smashed into the garbage truck in Union City early Thursday. The car ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New Jersey Hudson County New Jersey New York City Glass Van Automobile Jersey City New Jersey North Bergen New Jersey
Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell pays hefty price for freedom
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is officially a free man, but he paid a heavy price to get there. Federal prosecutors said Thursday they're moving to drop corruption charges against McDonnell in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that overturned the former governor's ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Supreme Court of the United States Jury United States United States Constitution Washington D.C. George W. Bush New Jersey Prosecutor
Man shot in drive-by outside CUNY in Brooklyn
A man was wounded in a drive-by shooting Thursday night outside CUNY’s New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn. The 21-year-old victim was shot in the torso at around 8 p.m. by a gunman in an Acura sedan that immediately sped away from the scene near the college’s Howard Building. He was in serious...
51 points by New York Post | New York City New York Brooklyn City College of New York City University of New York Queens United Kingdom New Jersey
Hondo banks on Boston
Vengeance thy name is not Panthers. Carolina couldn’t stop the great Trevor Siemian on Thursday night, but they did stop Hondo’s winning streak at three and caused his earnings to drop to 3,788 greenwells. Friday night: Mr. Aitch will try the Porcello in Toronto — 20 units on the Sawx to establish dominance over the...
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Ohio, Michigan win 3rd night Miss America prelims
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Michigan and Ohio loom large in the presidential election, but they also brought some swing-state magic to the Miss America pageant Thursday night in Atlantic City.
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Montauk reality show spotted at rager shut down by cops
“People were fleeing. They had noise violations from the music from DJ Rosé, there were too many people, and they didn’t have permits.”
6 points by New York Post | MTV The Hamptons New Jersey East Hampton English-language films American films South Fork Suffolk County New York Montauk Branch
FDNY to deploy drones at major fires
NEW YORK (AP) - Drones will soon be taking to the skies to help New York City firefighters battle major fires and emergencies. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/2cmzEaS ) reported Thursday the FDNY will deploy a drone to 2-alarm fires or greater in the next few weeks. The unmanned aircraft ...
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Hudson River floating park gets OK to move forward
Barry Diller’s futuristic floating island in the Hudson got a green light from a state appeals court Thursday.
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Man arrested at tunnel with weapons cache freed on bail
KEARNY, N.J. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man who was arrested for trying to drive into New York City with a cache of weapons has been released on bond.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | New York City New Jersey Jersey City New Jersey Hudson River Manhattan Hudson County New Jersey Port Authority Trans-Hudson Crime
‘Hollywood on the Hudson’ gets green light from appeals court
The controversial “Hollywood on the Hudson” park project is back on track thanks to a court ruling Thursday. A Manhattan appeals court green-lighted the $130 million project — which has been a ping-pong ball in the state legal system — by tossing out a challenge by a group of activists. The activists from the City...
5 points by New York Post | United States Appeal New York City Lawsuit Appellate court Trial court New Jersey Law
Some of Ebola-quarantined nurse's lawsuit claims are tossed
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has dismissed federal claims Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie violated the constitutional rights of a nurse quarantined because she had contact with Ebola patients in Africa.
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More than 300 Manhattan parking lots sued for charging $2 fee
Two parking chains that control more than 300 garages in Manhattan were sued for charging an extra $2 if customers paid with credit cards.
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Jury selection begins in New Jersey bridge case
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The jury selection process has begun for the criminal case involving lane closures at the George Washington Bridge in 2013.
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Atlantic City cop, expectant father, recovering after shot to head

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Judge tosses Ebola-quarantined nurse's civil rights claims
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed claims that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and state health officials violated the constitutional rights of a nurse quarantined because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa. U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty agreed with state lawyers that Christie and ...
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Customers band together to buy wheelchair for beloved worker
YORK, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania store greeter with cerebral palsy has learned how much he means to his customers, who banded together to help fund a new wheelchair for him.
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This is J.Lo’s stunt double
Passersby in lower Manhattan Wednesday were treated to a double-dose of Jennifer Lopez. The actress/singer and her stunt double were spotted filming the NBC drama “Shades of Blue” on the steps of Manhattan Supreme Court, sporting identical looks. Lopez, 47, who stars as NYPD Detective Harlee Santos, and her double were two-of-a-kind in matching tan wide-leg...
2 points by New York Post | New York City Brooklyn Manhattan United States New Jersey The Bronx New York New York City Subway
FDNY’s new hires to see increased disability benefits
Nearly 15 years after the FDNY lost 343 members on 9/11, Gov. Cuomo signed a law Thursday increasing disability benefits for new hires.
372 points by Daily News | New York City United States New Jersey New York London Mayor of New York City Mayor Lower Manhattan
Atlantic City police officer shot during robbery improving
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - An Atlantic City police officer shot while responding to a robbery is improving at a hospital. Atlantic City police said Thursday that Officer Joshlee Vadell is sitting up and talking after having a ventilator removed. He is listed in stable condition. Prosecutors say the nine-year ...
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Why was Philly trash dumped in South Jersey wildlife refuge?

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Feds won’t retry former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell
Federal prosecutors say they are moving to drop corruption charges against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.
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The Latest: Teachers union defends use of dues
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on a Pennsylvania court ruling in a case involving the use of teacher union dues to promote the candidacy of Gov. Tom Wolf. (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A Pennsylvania teachers union says members' dues aren't being "contributed to political candidates or spent on ...
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Mets are the pushovers Tim Tebow was looking for
Is this the reason the Mets and Tim Tebow were a match? Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd reported that Tebow chose to sign a minor-league contract with the Mets on Thursday morning only because the front office agreed to let him miss a couple of days a week to uphold his other blossoming career: college football broadcasting...
24 points by New York Post | Tim Tebow Major League Baseball 2009 Florida Gators football team Football Southeastern Conference Eastern League New Jersey New York Mets
Feds to drop charges against former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they are moving to drop corruption charges against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Supreme Court of the United States Jury Appeal United States New Jersey United States Constitution George W. Bush Franklin D. Roosevelt
We optimized the NFL by moving teams to new cities. Sorry, Cleveland
Over the winter, one professional football team doubled its value with nothing more than a few moving vans. By ditching St. Louis for Los Angeles, where their owner is building a new stadium, the Rams instantly transformed themselves into one of the most valuable franchises in the National Football...
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Man told to pay $175 to get back $171 seized by police
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A man who had $171 on him when he was arrested on drug charges earlier this year has been told he'd have to pay $175 filing fee to try to get the money back. NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/2c1lNog ) the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office included Jermaine Mitchell ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New Jersey Civil liberties English-language films American Civil Liberties Union Hudson County New Jersey Judge Criminal law New York metropolitan area
Landon Donovan returning to Galaxy
Landon Donovan, who retired after leading the Galaxy to a Major League Soccer title in 2014, is returning to the team. Two sources who were unable to speak on the record confirmed Donovan’s return to the Galaxy and said the signing could be announced as early as Thursday. Donovan has not been training...
3986 points by Los Angeles Times | Major League Soccer Los Angeles Galaxy Landon Donovan 1994 FIFA World Cup New Jersey San Jose Earthquakes David Beckham MLS Cup
Former Christie aides are on trial in the traffic jam scandal, and there are still unanswered questions
Three years ago Thursday, the political horizon for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie seemed limitless, perhaps stretching to the White House. He was a lock for re-election. Voters loved his blunt, plain-talking style. National Republican leaders swooned about his ability to attract support from Democratic...
26 points by Los Angeles Times | New Jersey New York City Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Palisades Interstate Parkway Hudson River Fort Lee New Jersey New Jersey Turnpike George Washington Bridge
Byko: Sully is not a hero

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | US Airways Flight 1549 US Airways Chesley Sullenberger Fixed-wing aircraft Air safety National Transportation Safety Board Clint Eastwood Bergen County New Jersey
Democratic leader won’t overturn decision to re-elect ‘lazy’ judge
Manhattan Democratic Party chairman Keith Wright says he disagrees with his judicial screening panel’s controversial decision that found state Supreme Court Justice Doris Ling-Cohan not qualified for re-election — but won’t overturn it. In a carefully worded statement, Wright said he would abide by the panel’s recommendation even though “I fundamentally disagree” with its decision....
37 points by New York Post | Supreme Court of the United States United States State supreme court Judge Democratic Party New Jersey William Howard Taft Bill Clinton
Cuomo questions NYPD halt on releasing officers’ disciplinary records
Gov. Cuomo on Thursday questioned why NYPD brass suddenly changed their interpretation of state law and ended the release of officers’ disciplinary records. Cuomo stopped just short to demanding that 1 Police Plaza reverse course, but said it’s best to “err on the side of disclosure.” “I understand there are two sides. I tend to...
10 points by New York Post | New York City State Manhattan New York New Jersey United States Police Criminal justice
Death to life: Florida reduces disabled murderer's sentence
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court is reducing the sentence of a death row inmate after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered it to reconsider his intellectual abilities.
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Miss America pageant held on the anniversary of first-ever winner
The Miss America Pageant returns to Atlantic City this weekend where it originated and crowned its innaugural winner back in 1921.
13 points by Daily News | New Jersey Miss America
Real-estate developer Michael Shvo indicted for alleged tax scam
Major real estate developer Michael Shvo has been indicted for ripping off New York State in a tax evasion scam, prosecutors said.
20 points by Daily News | United States Tax New Jersey New York City Tax avoidance and tax evasion Supreme Court of the United States Lawyer Jury
Tim Tebow agrees to $100,000 bonus to sign with Mets
Tim Tebow has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets that includes a $100,000 signing bonus. The Mets announced Thursday the former NFL quarterback will report Sept. 18 to the Instructional League in Port St. Lucie, Florida. "While I and the organization are mindful of the novel...
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USA's summer nights were record warm
3 states -- California, Rhode Island and Connecticut -- each had their hottest summer on record.       
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