Politics & Government

NTSB stands by cause of TWA flight 800 explosion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has denied a petition for reconsideration of its findings in the investigation of the 1996 crash of TWA flight 800. The board said Wednesday that a team of investigators not part of the ...

Christie vetoes gun magazine reduction bill

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a gun control bill that would have banned ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. The Republican governor on Wednesday returned a bill to lawmakers that would have reduced the legal ...

Senate President Sweeney Criticizes Christie’s Budget Actions

Senate President Steve Sweeney spoke out against Gov. Christie's decision of line item vetoes on the state budget.

Legislators Unhappy with Christie’s Decision to Withdraw Essex County Judge Nominations

Gov. Christie withdrew his nomination of eight judges to the Essex County courts, unraveling a deal with legislators that had been more than two years in the making.

Undocumented Students Want Chance at College Financial Aid

Tuition equality activists, known as DREAMers, are upset that Gov. Christie line item vetoed part of the state budget that would have granted financial aid to undocumented students.

Sen. Menendez: Giving DREAMers Assistance to Contribute is Important

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez says that DREAMers, young undocumented students, in New Jersey deserve to have the chance at financial aid for their college education.

Lawmakers delay hearing in Christie bridge probe

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal have pushed back their next scheduled hearing featuring one of Gov. Chris Christie's top aides. Officials say Regina Egea's (eh'-JEE-ah) testimony has been rescheduled ...

Kiosks arrive at Newark airport to speed customs

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark Liberty Airport has become the latest to debut electronic passport kiosks for international passengers, a technology said to trim lines at Customs by up to 45 percent. The kiosks were officially unveiled at the airport ...

Jury awards Vineland whistle-blower $726K

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Jurors have awarded a retired Vineland police officer more than $700,000 in a whistle-blower lawsuit. Ronald Farabella filed suit in 2010 claiming he was transferred and subjected to harassment after he reported to his ...

State officials reviewing NJ theme park drop ride

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — State inspectors are still reviewing paperwork required for a New Jersey theme park to open what it calls the world's tallest and fastest drop ride. A media preview of Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom at Six Flags Great Adventure in ...