Man, 100, kills sleeping wife with ax, then self

Apr 7, 2015

Man, 100, kills sleeping wife with ax, then self

Prosecutors say a 100-year-old man apparently killed his wife with an ax as she slept in their home, then killed himself in the bathroom with a knife. But it’s still not clear what sparked the murder-suicide late Sunday in Elmwood Park. Bergen County Prosecutor ...

Apr 2, 2015

U.S. Sen. Menendez, key Democrat, indicted on corruption charges

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez was indicted Wednesday on charges of public corruption, following a two-year federal investigation into his ties to a friend who contributed large sums to his re-election campaign. Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and lead author ...

Mar 20, 2015

Body found in New Jersey river is missing WSJ reporter

A body found in a New Jersey river has been positively identified as David Bird, a Wall Street Journal reporter who disappeared more than a year ago, officials said on Thursday. Dental records were used to identify Bird, 55, an energy markets reporter at ...

New Jersey releasing nurse quarantined in tent

Oct 28, 2014

New Jersey releasing nurse quarantined in tent

A nurse who protested being kept in a tent in New Jersey for two days despite lacking symptoms after caring for Ebola patients in West Africa was to be released Monday as scientists and federal officials clashed with state officials over quarantine policies. Kaci ...

Oct 6, 2014

Enterovirus 68 virus caused death of boy, 4, in New Jersey

A virus that has been causing severe respiratory illness across the U.S. is responsible for the death of a 4-year-old boy in New Jersey, a state medical examiner determined. Hamilton Township health officer Jeff Plunkett said the Mercer County medical examiner’s office found the ...

New Jersey city unveils 'comfort women' monument

Aug 5, 2014

New Jersey city unveils 'comfort women' monument

Union City in New Jersey on Monday unveiled a monument dedicated to the “comfort women” who were forced to serve as prostitutes for Japanese soldiers in the wartime. The monument, set up in Liberty Plaza in the city not far from New York, is ...

Christie ends gay marriage fight as New Jersey couples wed

Oct 22, 2013

Christie ends gay marriage fight as New Jersey couples wed

Gov. Chris Christie dropped his fight against gay marriage in New Jersey on Monday, framing the decision in a pragmatic way: No point in fighting a losing battle. Just hours after gay couples began exchanging vows with the blessing of New Jersey’s Supreme Court, ...