Nearly 96 percent of elder-abuse cases go unreported each year. So the personal-finance website WalletHub has conducted an in-depth analysis that identifies 2017’s states with the best elder-abuse protections.

Gov. Chris Christie and his successor, Gov.-elect Phil Murphy, don’t agree on much. But one view they have in common, although not with the same fervor, is opposition to a bill passed by the House of Representatives and awaiting a vote in the Senate that would force New Jersey, and all states, to honor concealed-carry gun permits from other states.

A little cold weather wasn’t about to let a 9-year-old golden retriever named Duke stop him from running after geese. And first responders didn’t let the cold stop them from pulling him out of a pond he ended up falling into.

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