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New Jersey Assembly Speaker backs sick leave

8-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A key New Jersey lawmaker says a statewide paid sick leave requirement for employers is a priority for later this year. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto says the Assembly will begin considering the issue in September. One bill ...

United flight makes emergency landing in Canada

8-6-14
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — A spokesman for the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, says a United Airlines Boeing 777 airliner on its way to Brussels from the U.S. has made an emergency landing after a fire on the aircraft. Peter Spurway, the ...

AP: Trump sues to get AC casinos to drop his name

8-5-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump is suing an Atlantic City casino company, trying to force it to drop his name from its two gambling halls. Trump tells The Associated Press he wants his name stripped from Trump Plaza and the Trump Taj Mahal ...
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NJDEP Offers Grants to Help Pay for Removal of Leaking Oil Tanks

8-5-14
New Jersey homeowners may be able to apply for a Department of Environmental Protection grant to pay for the removal of leaking underground oil tanks, but wait times are long.
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NJ Animal Shelters Struggle to Meet Demand

8-5-14
Animal shelters in New Jersey are finding the needs of animals is outpacing their financial means.
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Monmouth County Business Doing Well This Summer

8-5-14
Business owners in Ocean Grove, Asbury Park and Belmar say they're doing well this summer season.

Christie signs bill banning ivory importing, trade

8-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It will soon be illegal to trade ivory or rhinoceros horns in New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Tuesday that outlaws importing, buying or selling the animal parts. Christie and the bill's sponsors say the ...

Ex-wholesale firm worker faces embezzlement charge

8-5-14
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Theft charges have been filed against a man accused of embezzling more than $500,000 from a northern New Jersey wholesale firm where he formerly worked. State authorities say Steven Dilk could face up to 10 years in prison if ...

Seattle artist sues over ‘Angry Birds’ pet toys

8-5-14
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle artist who designed a line of plush toys for pets called "Angry Birds" is suing the company that sold them, saying it cheated her of millions of dollars when it reached a deal with the Finnish company that makes the ...

Auto dealer accused of deceptive advertising

8-5-14
WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — State authorities claim the owner of two northern New Jersey auto dealerships used deceptive advertising practices and engaged in "bait and switch" tactics The five-count complaint against Bergen Auto Enterprises LLC was ...