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NJ Has Low Deferred Action Application Rates Among Unauthorized Immigrants

Around 53,000 people in New Jersey are eligible through DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or the kids of unauthorized immigrants. But as of March, only 43 percent have applied, according to an August report by the Migration Policy Institute.

Self-Driving Cars Raise Privacy Concerns

Privacy advocates worry about the amount of data self-driving cars collect and how that data is being used.

David Wildstein Testifies at Bridgegate Trial

Former Port Authority director David Wildstein, who pleaded guilty in the GWB lane closures, began his testimony in the Bridgegate trial.

DOT Issues Safety Checklist for Self-Driving Cars

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a safety checklist for automakers to follow when manufacturing self-driving cars.

Assembly Committee Considers Bill to Prohibit Distracted Driving

The NTSB believes a significant number of lives can be saved and injuries avoided if New Jersey expands and strengthens its already strong laws.

Bridgegate Trial Day Four: Foye Says Christie Protected Wildstein

Pat Foye of the Port Authority said under oath that Gov. Christie protected David Wildstein and that's why Wildstein remained at the agency.

Sen. Cory Booker Legislation Meant to Strengthen Rail Security

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker introduced the Surface Transportation and Maritime Security Act of 2016, which he says will help get the TSA to harden targets.

Bombing Suspect Faces Federal and State Charges

Ahmad Rahami faces federal charges from New Jersey and New York in connection with the Seaside Park, Elizabeth and Chelsea bombings, as well as New Jersey state charges related to the Linden shootout.

Two Men Who Found Elizabeth Explosives Speak Out

Lee Parker, who is homeless, and Ivan White, a Navy vet, found the explosives in Elizabeth and notified police.

Bridgegate Trial: Fort Lee Mayor Caught in Inconsistency

During cross examination, Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich admitted that statements he made and a letter to the editor to the Star-Ledger were inconsistent.