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  • Newark launching community schools with Facebook money 
    Updated: Dec-01-15 4:35 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - The foundation managing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million donation for education in Newark will finance a new project that helps poor students.

  • Pennsylvania GOP says Trump fundraiser isn't an endorsement 
    Updated: Dec-01-15 4:07 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania's Republican Party will feature Donald Trump as the guest at a New York City fundraiser, but it is not necessarily an endorsement from the party elite.

  • A new low: Only 22 percent of New Jersey voters cast ballot 
    Updated: Dec-01-15 3:42 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - The percentage of registered New Jersey voters who cast a ballot in this year's general election tumbled to the lowest level in more than nine decades.

  • Progress cited in settlement talks of Jenkinson's dune suit 
    Updated: Nov-30-15 10:16 pm

    POINT PLEASANT BEACH, New Jersey - Efforts to settle a lawsuit brought by the owner of a popular beach against New Jersey's plan to build protective sand dunes are making progress, and a court hearing has been postponed to allow the talks to continue.

  • Syrian family to settle in New Jersey 
    Updated: Nov-30-15 5:20 pm

    PATERSON, New Jersey - A family from Syria prepared to settle in northern New Jersey Monday, two weeks after Gov. Chris Christie told President Barack Obama that the state wouldn't accept any more Syrian refugees.

  • 14 Republicans to be on SC's presidential primary ballot 
    Updated: Nov-30-15 4:18 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The South Carolina Republican Party says it has certified 14 candidates to be on the ballot for the party's presidential primary on Feb. 20.

  • Florida's 2 main parties turn in names for March primary 
    Updated: Nov-30-15 11:55 am

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's two main political parties are turning in the names of the candidates that will appear on the March primary ballot.

  • O'Malley, Rubio, Christie to campaign in New Hampshire 
    Updated: Nov-30-15 4:01 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Presidential campaigning is back in full post-Thanksgiving swing in New Hampshire, with former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie heading to the state for events.

  • Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate, story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 2:50 pm

    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to national security. Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to install more than 500 million solar panels across the country.

  • Local free community college plans may be template for US 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 12:35 pm

    CHICAGO - An economic engine. A jumpstart for lower-income students. A partnership with businesses to groom a workforce. The idea of free community college has been touted as all these, by President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidates, and some Republicans.

  • A Princeton plasma physicist goes to Trenton story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 8:50 am

    TRENTON, New Jersey - A physicist who spends his days lecturing about how to re-create conditions at the center of the sun has managed to alter conditions in the Legislature - by upending a Republican incumbent political experts had expected to win.

  • Some see transportation projects dwindling in New Jersey 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 9:58 am

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Drivers on New Jersey roads this holiday season might see fewer signs of state contracting work, and some in the industry say it's a result of a dwindling fund to pay for roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

  • Growth - but not expansion - in US Internet gambling market 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 2:51 pm

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Internet gambling is slowly growing - but not expanding - after 2 1/2 years of online betting in the United States.

  • Prosecutors in bridge case say they have nothing to hide 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 7:33 am

    NEWARK, New Jersey - The attorney for one of the defendants in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing case claims it was his client's ex-colleague who gave the order for the closures to coincide with the first day in school.

  • Syrian family to settle in New Jersey 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 6:09 pm

    PATERSON, New Jersey - A family from Syria will settle in northern New Jersey a week after Gov. Chris Christie told President Barack Obama that the state wouldn't accept any more Syrian refugees.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Most GOP candidates flunk climate science story has photos
    Updated: Nov-22-15 10:52 am

    WASHINGTON - When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are A students, while most of the Republican contenders are flunking, according to a panel of scientists who reviewed candidates' comments.

  • Christie, Graham, Kasich return to New Hampshire 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 8:28 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Republican presidential candidates Chris Christie, Lindsey Graham and John Kasich are stumping once again in New Hampshire.

  • Port Authority leadership in flux as CEO search strikes out 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 7:27 pm

    NEW YORK - The future leadership of the region's largest transportation authority was uncertain Thursday as Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officials announced that the search to fill the newly created position of CEO had come up empty and the process would be extended.

  • 17 candidates on Michigan's presidential primary list 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 5:07 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - Fourteen Republicans and three Democrats are on Michigan's list of presidential candidates for the March 8 primary election.

  • De Blasio blasts Christie over Syrian refugees 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 3:57 pm

    NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is attacking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie over the fate of Syrian refugees.

  • NY Gov. Cuomo declares support for accepting Syrian refugees 
    Updated: Nov-17-15 5:41 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Rejecting Syrian refugees would be akin to "conceding defeat of the American dream," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday in a sharply worded response to those urging him to keep the refugees out of the state.

  • Christie against licenses for those without legal status 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 2:54 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie said Monday he would veto a bill that that would establish a New Jersey driver's license for residents who cannot prove they are in the United States legally, dashing the hopes of hundreds of people who rallied at the statehouse Monday to support the measure.

  • Christie cites Paris attacks, calls for stronger leadership 
    Updated: Nov-14-15 6:32 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie, anchoring a presidential campaign speech in Florida to the deadly Paris bombings and shootings, said on Saturday that the attacks show America needs strong leadership and his experience meets that demand.

  • De Blasio jokes take center stage at annual charity dinner 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 10:21 pm

    NEW YORK - Jabs about Mayor Bill de Blasio's habitual lateness and his ongoing feud with Gov. Andrew Cuomo took center stage Tuesday night at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner.

  • For Carson, debates have played limited role in his rise story has photos
    Updated: Nov-10-15 3:27 am

    WASHINGTON - For some Republican presidential candidates, the party's first three primary debates have been pivotal proving grounds that have strengthened their campaigns or shaken their supporters.