- Pharoah Phestival as Triple Crown winner cruises in Haskell Updated: Aug-02-15 7:51 pm
OCEANPORT, New Jersey - A slight nudge was all it took for American Pharoah to seize control of the Haskell Invitational. And when Victor Espinoza asked, the majestic colt delivered an encore performance in his first race since winning the Triple Crown.
- Christie, others turn to McCain's town hall playbook in 2016 Updated: Aug-01-15 3:19 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - In the summer of 1999, John McCain didn't have many big names backing his campaign for president. He didn't have much money, either, and even resorted at one point to giving away ice cream to drum up a decent-size crowd.
- Obama to extend college aid grants to some prison inmates Updated: Jul-31-15 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON - More than 20 years after banning prisoners from receiving student aid, some federal and state inmates could be eligible for Pell grant money to take college courses while still behind bars.
- Amtrak repairing tunnel cable, investigating power failures Updated: Jul-30-15 6:23 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Amtrak workers continued repairs Thursday on a 300-foot-long section of electrical cable in the railroad's tunnel under the Hudson River as officials work around them to determine what caused power failures last week that led to a series of delays for train travelers.
- NY Gov. Cuomo: Feds must contribute more for Hudson tunnels Updated: Jul-29-15 5:20 pm
ALBANY, New York - New rail tunnels under the Hudson River are needed to reduce delays, but the expensive project won't work without a greater financial commitment from the federal government, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.
- Christie's Exxon proposed deal could be nearing judgment day Updated: Jul-29-15 3:55 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A $225 million settlement between Gov. Chris Christie administration and ExxonMobil will be discussed in front of a state judge Thursday and New Jersey residents could find out soon if it will be approved.
- NJ Transit trains back on schedule in and out of New York Updated: Jul-28-15 12:20 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - New Jersey Transit says trains into and out of Penn Station are operating on or close to schedule after earlier delays of up to 30 minutes.
- Christie, Clinton to face voters at New Hampshire town halls Updated: Jul-28-15 3:43 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - In Nashua and Newport, voters will have a chance to engage directly with presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, and Chris Christie, New Jersey's Republican governor.
- Hospitals sue New Jersey over Camden paramedic change Updated: Jul-27-15 6:17 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Two New Jersey hospital chains are suing the state over a New Jersey law that could result in a major change in paramedic service in Camden.
- Booker: Christie is the most underestimated 2016 candidate Updated: Jul-27-15 5:24 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Don't count Chris Christie out.
- Riders livid after power problems again cause Amtrak delays Updated: Jul-24-15 11:22 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Power problems caused delays for Amtrak trains running between Washington, D.C. and Boston and for commuter lines into New York City on Friday, leaving thousands of riders livid and transit officials apologizing for the fourth such problem in a week.
- New Mexico police want 1971 fugitive returned from Cuba Updated: Jul-23-15 9:14 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The New Mexico State Police chief said Thursday he would personally pay for a return ticket for a fugitive living in Cuba who is wanted in the killing of a state police officer and who fled during a plane hijacking.
- Democratic bills target Gov. Christie's presidential run Updated: Jul-23-15 1:42 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey Democrats are taking aim at Gov. Chris Christie with a pair of bills stemming from his presidential run, but their efforts look likely to fail.
- After expensive fight, ex-prosecutor gets to see transcripts Updated: Jul-23-15 9:50 am
NEWARK, New Jersey - After an expensive legal fight, a former prosecutor who sued Gov. Chris Christie's administration over his 2010 firing has been granted access by a judge to secret grand jury transcripts he says will help show he was terminated because he questioned the dropping of an indictment that involved a Christie donor who served on the governor's transition team.
- Republican Governors Association taps Baker for key panel Updated: Jul-23-15 3:21 am
BOSTON - Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has been elected to the executive committee of the Republican Governors Association.
- Christie would have to resign under Democratic proposal Updated: Jul-22-15 6:08 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Democratic lawmakers say they will introduce a bill this week requiring Gov. Chris Christie and future governors to resign from office if they seek the presidency.
- Obama issues disaster declaration after southern NJ storm Updated: Jul-22-15 5:32 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster exists in New Jersey after a severe storm battered the southern part of the state last month.
- Ducey joins Republican governors group's executive committee Updated: Jul-22-15 12:28 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is among three governors newly elected to serve on the Republican Governors Association's executive committee.
- Christie: Flags to fly at half-staff for service members Updated: Jul-21-15 2:49 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie ordered flags in New Jersey to be flown at half-staff as a memorial to the U.S. service members fatally attacked last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
- Church challenge's New Jersey headstone law Updated: Jul-21-15 11:26 am
NEWARK, New Jersey - A Roman Catholic archdiocese in New Jersey and two parishioners are suing the state over a new law that makes it illegal for the archdiocese to sell headstones and monuments at its 11 cemeteries.
- Senators: Deal reached with Christie over Return Home policy Updated: Jul-20-15 5:41 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey residents with developmental disabilities living in out-of-state facilities and facing the prospect of a forced return to the state could remain where they are under a compromise unveiled Monday by lawmakers and supported by Gov. Chris Christie.
- Jon Stewart heads into home stretch at 'Daily Show' Updated: Jul-20-15 1:11 pm
NEW YORK - Jon Stewart enters the home stretch of his 16 years on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" on Monday, with 12 more nights of jokes at the expense of those who make and report the news before he signs off for good on Aug. 6.
- 'Say 2016!' Sisters snag selfies with presidential hopefuls Updated: Jul-20-15 9:32 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Addy and Emma Nozell aren't the first New Hampshire residents to collect photos of themselves with as many presidential candidates as possible. But in the age of selfies, the Merrimack sisters are attracting a lot of attention, so much so that candidates now arrive in the state ready for their close-ups with the teens.
- A look at the Medicaid expansion in New Jersey Updated: Jul-19-15 11:50 am
More than a dozen states that opted to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have seen enrollments surge way beyond projections, raising concerns that the added costs will strain their budgets when federal aid is scaled back starting in two years. At least seven of the states have increased their cost estimates for 2017, according to an Associated Press analysis of state budget projections, Medicaid enrollments and cost details in the expansion states.
- Change election laws? That's the question before Christie Updated: Jul-18-15 11:58 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey voters might have to wait a little longer for updated election laws if Gov. Chris Christie's statements on a reform bill translate into a veto.