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Settlement reached in 2009 New York plane crash

10-30-14
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in the only case to go to trial following a 2009 plane crash into a home outside Buffalo, New York that killed 50 people. The deal was announced Thursday in state Supreme Court in Buffalo after ...

Man struck, killed by NJ Transit bus

10-30-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey Transit bus struck and killed a man in Newark. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says 37-year-old Anthony Rivera was in the vicinity of Broad and Clinton Streets when he was hit on Wednesday ...

11 men sentenced in international child porn ring

10-30-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven men from across the country have been sentenced to between 15 and 19 years in prison for their roles in what prosecutors say was an international online network for child pornography. The men come from Virginia, Maryland, ...

Woodbridge teen accused of weapon threat

10-30-14
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Police have arrested a 17-year-old Woodbridge High School student after they say he threatened to bring a weapon to school. Police have not released the teen's name because of his age. A police spokesperson tells NJ.com ...

Armed robbery attempt on Rutgers campus

10-30-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Police are looking for the man who held up a Rutgers University student on the New Brunswick campus at gunpoint. Police say the student was walking on Mine Street near Union Street when he was approached by the man on ...

Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

10-30-14
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says that negotiations with nurse Kaci Hickox have broken down and that he is ready to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to protect the public. LePage said Thursday that the state was willing ...

Judge mulling release of ’11 toll hike documents

10-29-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is considering whether to force the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to release internal documents that guided the decision to raise tolls on bridges and tunnels. The American Automobile Association of New York and ...

40 face drug charges in Camden County

10-29-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Camden County police officer is among 40 people charged in connection with a drug trafficking network. Authorities say the police department alerted prosecutors that Officer Ashley Bailey's husband was a member ...

Casino servers settle lawsuit over skimpy uniforms

10-29-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Forty women employed at an Atlantic City casino have resolved their discrimination lawsuit over skimpy uniforms. The lawsuit stemmed from 2011 when Resorts Casino Hotel adopted a roaring '20s theme after the popularity of ...

EEOC sues Honeywell over medical testing policy

10-29-14
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Honeywell Inc., over a health care policy requiring employees and their spouses to take medical tests or face monetary penalties. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court ...