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The History of Daylight Saving Time

As we turn the clocks back this weekend, we take a look at why the practice of Daylight Saving Time exists.

Obama calls on voters to back Booker in new ad

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is publicizing a new ad featuring President Obama ahead of Tuesday's election. The 60-second radio spot features President Obama calling on New Jerseyans to vote for Booker and praising his ...

Christie downplays Cotton’s Sandy aid opposition

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is downplaying an Arkansas U.S. Senate candidate's vote opposing Superstorm Sandy relief while campaigning for him. Christie campaigned for Republican Rep. Tom Cotton and Arkansas gubernatorial ...

Republican Jeff Bell is getting a financial boost

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate is a long shot against incumbent Sen. Cory Booker, but that hasn't stopped friends with deep pockets from trying to help. The American Principles Fund, a political action ...

What New Jersey’s Sandy Recovery Experience Has Taught Us for the Future

Experts list key lessons learned for handling disasters yet-to-come.

Christie visits to tout Arkansas GOP candidates

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is touting the Republican Party's nominees for governor and the U.S. Senate in Arkansas, as the GOP tries to build on its recent gains in a state that had been a Democratic holdout in the South. ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 31, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Camden struggles to get abandoned homes demolished

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey city is having trouble carrying out part of its plan to deal with blight. Camden officials put a contract out for bid to tear down 64 abandoned buildings around the city in the first phase of a massive wave of ...

New Jersey National Guard unit to deploy

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — More citizen soldiers in New Jersey are preparing to ship out. A farewell ceremony will take place on Saturday for 26 members of the military engagement team as they deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. ...

Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge has given nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat in their bid to isolate her. The nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone called it "a good day" and said ...