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Great white shark snacks off Jersey shore

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — A group of fishermen watched with surprise as a great white shark snacked on their bag of bait off the New Jersey shore. The group on Saturday was tagging sharks as part of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...

Team New Jersey Division 3 Volleyball Takes Gold in Special Olympics

Members of the Garden State's Division 3 volleyball team for the Special Olympics came out on top during the competition.

Gov. Christie cites his anti-abortion credentials

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Christie is calling attention to his anti-abortion credentials in a speech to religious conservative critics in Washington just hours before he campaigns in New Hampshire. The Republican governor from New Jersey — a ...

Special Olympics Hands Out Medals in Flag Football

Flag football players from Team New Jersey were among the athletes receiving medals at the 2014 Special Olympics.

Disabled students gain equal access to athletics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recalled what a big part organized sports played in his early life as he signed a bill granting disabled students equal access to school athletics. Christie signed the bill Thursday the last full ...

State senate votes to expand Rutgers board

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's state Senate has approved expanding the Rutgers Board of Governors to give elected officials more control over who makes decisions for the state's flagship university. Under a bill adopted Thursday, there would be ...

Special Olympics Athletes Take to the Soccer Field

The Unified Soccer competition of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games was held in West Windsor.

New Jersey releases newest student health survey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's latest student health survey finds fewer students are drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes and using drugs. But the number of students who say they were bullied hasn't changed since 2009 and many students continue ...

Athletes Show Talents in Special Olympics Gymnastics Competition

Meet New Jersey's Special Olympics gymnastics team, who call themselves the Fab Five.

Bill delays new tests to evaluate NJ teachers

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Assembly has passed a bill that would delay the use of new standardized tests to evaluate teachers in New Jersey. The measure, which cleared the lower house by a 72-4 vote on Monday, also would create a task force to review ...