Statue of Liberty to reopen despite government shutdown
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that his state would pay for federal employees to keep Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty during the government shutdown.
Democrats, GOP exchange charges of blame for shutdown
The finger-pointing played out in rare weekend proceedings in both the House and Senate, where lawmakers were eager to show voters they were actively working for a solution — or at least actively making their case why the other party was at fault.
Murphy’s wife says she was victim of attempted rape
New Jersey's new first lady publicly disclosed Saturday that she was a victim of sexual violence while attending college.
Dems, GOP blame each other for federal government shutdown
Last-minute negotiations crumbled as Senate Democrats blocked a four-week stopgap extension in a late-night vote, causing the fourth government shutdown in a quarter century
Jets WR Anderson arrested in Florida on slew of charges
A police report shows Robby Anderson was stopped early Friday in a sport utility vehicle after it ran two red lights and was swerving while traveling about 105 mph in a 45 mph zone.
Feds will seek to retry Menendez on corruption charges
Federal prosecutors told a federal judge in New Jersey on Friday that they will seek a retrial of Sen. Robert Menendez "at the earliest possible date."
‘Jersey Shore’ star pleads guilty to million-dollar tax situation
Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino, one of the stars of the "Jersey Shore" reality TV series that depicted 20-somethings partying and brawling by the seaside, pleaded guilty Friday to cheating on his taxes.
House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim
The partisan roadblock in the GOP-controlled Senate left just a day and little hope for negotiators searching for a way to avoid shuttering federal offices and keeping thousands of employees home from work.
Carjacker gets 30-year sentence for NJ mall shooting
Hanif Thompson pleaded guilty to murder in the shooting of 30-year-old Hoboken resident Dustin Friedland in the parking garage of the Mall at Short Hills.
NJ student’s vulgar, racist rant so bad it got her expelled
University of Alabama President Stuart R. Bell called the videos "highly offensive and deeply hurtful," and said the student, Harley Barber, is "no longer enrolled here."