Politics & Government

WTC site is more fully integrated with daily life

NEW YORK (AP) — There are signs that another page in New York City's history is turning. The nearly completed One World Trade Center has risen 1,776 feet above ground zero. It will be filled with office workers by this date in 2015. The sacred ...

Tears, patriotism at World Trade Center site

NEW YORK (AP) — A couple of thousand people, some wiping away tears, have gathered for the World Trade Center anniversary ceremony. The ceremony Thursday began with the national anthem. A team of fire, police and Port Authority officers held a ...

9/11 victim’s brother: It’s getting more difficult

NEW YORK (AP) — Franklin Murray of New York City is wearing a shirt with a photo of his brother. Around the photo are the phrases "our angel" and "the wind beneath our wings." Harry Glen worked at Cantor Fitzgerald. Murray has attended the ...

Bridge panel gets Christie aide’s phone records

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — AT&T has turned over phone records of a top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to the legislative panel investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures. Lawmakers requested a month of data, including text ...

FEMA wants at least $5.8M in Sandy aid repaid

NEW YORK (AP) — When Superstorm Sandy hit nearly two years ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency quickly sent out $1.4 billion to aid the hurricane's victims. Now, thousands of people might have to pay back their share. FEMA is scrutinizing ...

Christie signs bill to require police car cameras

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has signed a measure that requires police departments to mount video cameras on their new cars or provide their officers with wearable cameras. The measure Christie signed Wednesday was advocated by ...

Christie signs bill overhauling alimony

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — There will be no more permanent alimony in future divorces in New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Wednesday overhauling part of the state's divorce settlement law. The measure had bipartisan support, but Christie ...

Christie vetoes limit on smoking at parks, beaches

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a measure to limit smoking in the state's parks and beaches. The governor announced his veto Wednesday night, but didn't specify why he took the action. Smoking would have been banned at parks ...

Big Three Mayors Hold Crime Roundtable

Mayors Ras Baraka, Steve Fulop and Jose Torres held their first meeting to address public safety.

Senate President Calls for Investigation Into Handling of Ray Rice Case

Senate President Steve Sweeney wants the AG to look into the handling of the Ray Rice case and see if he was treated the same as others.