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'I don't want to be associated with him': 100 eighth graders refuse to pose with Paul Ryan during DC trip.

About 100 eighth grade students refused to pose with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on Friday, snubbing the top Republican to protest his policies. Though Ryan's official Instagram features a photo of him waving to a group students from South Orange Middle School in South Orange, New Jersey, it does...

- The Raw Story - US

Police clear terminal after suspicious package found at Newark airport.

Authorities in New Jersey cleared a terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday after a suspicious package was discovered.

- FOX News - US

Package that led to Newark airport evacuation deemed safe.

A suspicious package has forced the partial evacuation of a terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport.

- FOX News - US

Judge weighing DNA request in radio host's unsolved killing.

MAYS LANDING, N.J. " A judge is weighing whether to order a DNA sample from the former husband of a popular radio host who was killed five years ago.Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner appeared in court Friday to seek approval...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Professors at America's elite colleges pick one book every student should read in 2017.

zenjazzygeek/Flickr College professors dole out an incredible amount of required reading to their students. But what if they could only choose one book? When asked, professors at America's most prestigious colleges — those in the top 10, according to US News & World Report — shared with Business Insider the single book ...

- Business Insider - US

11 Democrats, Republicans compete to succeed Christie in NJ.

TRENTON, N.J. — A wealthy former diplomat. The state's No. 2 official. Three legislators. An actor who starred in "Jersey Shore Killer" and others.

- Billings Gazette - US

Hard Rock charts different path for Trump's former casino.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. " Jim Allen once worked for Donald Trump in Atlantic City. Now, the chairman of Hard Rock International is doing all he can to scrub the influence of the man who is now president of the United States from...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Answers to common questions about navigating the new Princeton.edu.

The University launched a redesigned main website May 18, and the Office of Communications has been tracking questions and comments from users on how to navigate the site. Here's a quick guide to answer the most commonly asked questions posed by faculty, staff, alumni, students, parents and others.

- Princeton University - US

In other words: Valedictorian Chow finds connection, purpose in language and life at Princeton.

Jin Yun Chow's studies in Latin, German and Old Irish, as well as literature classes in Chinese and French, have taken the Princeton senior to the top of her class. A comparative literature major, Chow is the valedictorian of the Class of 2017.

- Princeton University - US

The Senate Democrats' 'hell-no' caucus takes shape, laying groundwork for 2020.

Six senators who caucus with the Democrats have set themselves apart from the rest of their caucus when it comes to telling Donald Trump to take a long walk on a short pier. Politico is calling it the "hell-no caucus" and it includes the following senators, listed in ascending order based on how many Trump nominees they've ...

- Daily Kos - US

Why Spend $110 Million on a Basquiat? ‘I Decided to Go for It,’ Japanese Billionaire Explains.

About 7,000 miles away, in New Jersey, the artist’s sister summed up her family’s response: 'We were speechless.'

- New York Times - US

The 50 best places in the US to travel to this summer

rypson / iStock The INSIDER Summary: Summer is here! Time to take a vacation. TripAdvisor calculated the top 50 summer destinations in the US. The East Coast dominates the list with New Jersey and New York in the top three spots. Summer is finally here! If you're not sure where you want to spend your summer vacation, we've ...

- Business Insider - US

Racetrack owner who wants casino says plan can wait 6 years

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. " The owner of a New Jersey racetrack who wants to build a casino there says the proposal can wait for six years.Meadowlands operator Jeff Gural said Thursday that a proposal to have Hard Rock International...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Democrats may have reason to hope after Gianforte's win in Montana

Following the election of Republican Greg Gianforte to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's vacated House seat in Montana on Thursday night, Democrats might be feeling pessimistic after a series of close, but ultimately unsuccessful, special elections. Yet "these are tangible signs of progress for Democrats and indicators that ...

- The Week - US

Hard Rock charts different path for Trump's former casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Jim Allen once worked for Donald Trump in Atlantic City. Now, the chairman of Hard Rock International is doing all he can to scrub the influence of the man who is now president of the…

- Billings Gazette - US

Propylene leak in New Jersey rail car leads to evacuations

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. " Propylene is leaking from a rail car in an industrial park in New Jersey, sending a plume of gas into the air and leading to evacuations.Gloucester County spokeswoman Debra Sellitto says a valve stem...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Are Nuclear Industry Lobbyists Putting The Public At Risk?

A new article in Science magazine suggests that the nuclear industry's lobbying activities in Washington have resulted in the disapproval of a measure that would have protected Americans' from the harmful effects of a nuclear-waste fire at reactor sites across the nation. Princeton University researchers say in the article ...

- OilPrice.com - US

New Jersey Accidentally Got Told Nearby Nuclear Reactor Was About To Meltdown

Andrew Follett Energy, Fakenews.  New Jersey officials apologized Wednesday for accidentally broadcasting false alerts to residents that a nuclear power plant disaster was underway. State officials sent out a televised alert shortly before 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night that a Nuclear Power Plant Warning' was in effect for two ...

- The National Interest - US

Marmoset monkeys learn to call the same way human infants learn to babble

A baby's babbles start to sound like speech more quickly if they get frequent vocal feedback from adults. Princeton University researchers have found the same type of feedback speeds the vocal development of infant marmoset monkeys, in the first evidence of such learning in nonhuman primates.

- Princeton University - US

Answers to common questions about navigating the new Princeton.edu

- Princeton University - US

New nurse saves life of fellow passenger on airplane

Courtney Donlon was sleeping on her flight home to New Jersey on Monday when an announcement woke her up — over the loudspeaker, a crew member was asking if any medical professionals were on board. Donlon, 22, started as a nurse in the respiratory care unit at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick ...

- The Week - US

Scientists just blasted US nuclear regulators, saying fallout danger is far greater than claimed

As the world keeps an eye trained on loose canons like North Korea, researchers from Princeton University say the threat from nuclear fallout from within our own borders is something that needs our attention. The researchers teamed up with the Union of Concerned Scientists to issue a warning, calling out the US Nuclear ...

- Boy Genius Report - US

Muslim Group Sues Bayonne Over Mosque Zoning Denial

Bayonne Muslims said that proposed mosque treated differently from churches and synagogues in the New Jersey city, alleging religious discrimination

- Wall Street Journal - US

After terror attack, mosques open their doors during Ramadan

In the wake of the terrorist attack in England, mosques in New Jersey are opening their doors to neighbors and members of other faith groups.         

- USA TODAY - US

New Jersey city sued after voting down mosque plan

A Muslim group has sued a New Jersey city two months after their application to build a mosque was turned down following what they describe as an onslaught of bigotry.

- FOX News - US

Interactive experiences a big part of casinos' futures

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. " Getting new customers involved in more interactive experiences is going to be a big part of the future for casinos in the United States and around the world, participants in a major gambling conference predicted...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

New Jersey town settles lawsuit brought by U.S. over rejected mosque

A New Jersey town has reached a settlement with the U.S. government and a local Islamic group to resolve allegations that the town illegally denied plans for a proposed mosque. Officials in Bernards Township voted 4-1 on Tuesday night to approve settling lawsuits filed by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Islamic ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Web of tracks, switches complicates NY Penn Station summer repairs

Down in a damp, cavernous space beneath the western end of New York's Pennsylvania station, national rail operator Amtrak showed on Thursday the three tracks it will take offline for emergency repairs, outlining the complicated operation. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the coming months will be a "summer of agony" for ...

- Yahoo! News - US

USGA wants focus on Women's Open golf, not Trump's course

BEDMINSTER, N.J. " The USGA insists its focus is going to be on golf and not politics when it conducts the U.S. Women's Open at a golf course owned by President Donald Trump in less than two months.Some fans and politicians...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Interactive experiences to be big part of casinos' futures

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. " Gambling experts say that offering gamblers interactive experiences is going to be a big part of the future for casinos in the United States and around the world.Casino executives, digital experts and...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Marmoset monkeys learn to call the same way human infants learn to babble

A baby's babbles start to sound like speech more quickly if they get frequent vocal feedback from adults. Princeton University researchers have found the same type of feedback speeds the vocal development of infant marmoset monkeys, in the first evidence of such learning in nonhuman primates, researchers report in Current ...

- PhysOrg - NL

College renames building amid link to racial segregation

The College of New Jersey has changed the name of a building amid concern its namesake had racial segregationist leanings.

- FOX News - US

Propane leak in rail car leads to evacuations in New Jersey

Propane is leaking from a rail car in an industrial park in New Jersey, sending a plume of gas into the air and leading to evacuations.

- FOX News - US

Fawn saved from New Jersey sewer by 'Deer Whisperer' officer

A distressed fawn trapped in a New Jersey storm drain is rescued by a uniformed friend of the animal kingdom.

- BBC - UK

College renames building amid link to racial segregation

EWING, N.J. — The College of New Jersey has changed the name of a building amid concern its namesake had racial segregationist leanings.

- Billings Gazette - US

New nurse being credited with saving life of plane passenger

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A New Jersey nurse who has only been on the job for nine months is being credited with saving the life of a fellow airplane passenger in a medical emergency.

- Billings Gazette - US

Racetrack owner who wants casino says plan can wait 6 years

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The owner of a New Jersey racetrack who wants to build a casino there says the proposal can wait for six years.

- Billings Gazette - US

Investigators suspect deadly maneuver in jet crash

TETERBORO, N.J. — Federal investigators say the jet in a deadly crash this month near New Jersey's Teterboro Airport apparently turned too late upon its approach, banked hard and hit the ground.

- Billings Gazette - US

Trust Colangelo: 76ers president holds reigns on Process

CAMDEN, N.J. — Bryan Colangelo is not masking inferior basketball with a snappy nickname. The only banner he wants raised is one for the next Philadelphia 76ers' championship.

- Billings Gazette - US

New Jersey's Newark Airport reopens after plane engine fire

NEWARK, N.J. " New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport has reopened after a plane engine caught fire, prompting a temporarily closure.United Airlines Flight 1579 from Newark to San Francisco was scheduled to take...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Princeton senior Ashmead receives Witherspoon Scholarship to study in Scotland

Princeton University senior Claire Ashmead has been awarded a Witherspoon Scholarship to study writing at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. The scholarship honors the historic ties between Princeton and Edinburgh, highlighting the role of John Witherspoon at both institutions.

- Princeton University - US

False Nuclear Emergency Warning Issued in New Jersey

Residents in two New Jersey counties were watching television Tuesday night only to suddenly be warned of an emergency at the nation's second-largest nuclear generating facility. The warning, sent out via the state's emergency broadcast system, was a false alarm, albeit one that was—in the words of the Daily...

- Newser - US

Teen comes home to find out undocumented dad with no criminal record has been deported

Despite vocal support from faith leaders and members of the Metuchen, New Jersey, community, Arino Massie was deported by ICE last week after living in the U.S. for 16 years. Massie, a Chinese Christian, fled Indonesia nearly two decades ago to escape religious persecution. Arino had been undocumented since ...

- Daily Kos - US

USGA wants focus on Women's Open golf, not Trump's course

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — The USGA insists its focus is going to be on golf and not politics when it conducts the U.S. Women's Open at a golf course owned by President Donald Trump in less than two months.

- Billings Gazette - US

Christie lays out train deal, Cuomo set for 'summer of hell'

TRENTON, N.J. " Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday unveiled a plan to limit the impact on New Jersey commuters during an emergency track repair project at Penn Station, while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo cautioned commuters in his...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Jury deliberations start in New Jersey father's murder trial

CAMDEN, N.J. " Jury deliberations have started in the murder trial of a New Jersey man accused of killing his 3-year-old son because the boy had become an impediment to his relationship with a teenage girlfriend.The panel got...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

New York firms offer 'Plan B' to staff ahead of summer transit woes

Faced with this summer's partial shutdown of New York's Pennsylvania Station due to track repairs, some employers in the largest U.S. city are scrambling to come up with "Plan B" offerings to allow their suburb-dwelling staff to avoid the largely shuttered transit hub. Inquiries have spiked for temporary office spaces that ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Life-saving flight: How a nurse saved a life on a plane

A woman was experiencing a cardiac event on a flight when a New Jersey nurse stepped in to help.         

- USA TODAY - US

Town agrees to settle lawsuits after denying plan for mosque

A town in New Jersey has agreed to settle two lawsuits over its denial of a proposed mosque.

- FOX News - US

Some New York businesses are considering temporary offices to avoid 'summer of agony' at Penn Station

Thomson ReutersNEW YORK - Faced with this summer's partial shutdown of a key New York transit hub due to track repairs, some employers in the largest U.S. city are scrambling to come up with "Plan B" offerings to allow their suburb-dwelling staff to avoid the largely shuttered hub. Inquiries have spiked for temporary office ...

- Business Insider - US

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