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Hurricane Jose brings 'dangerous' surf to New Jersey shore.

Hurricane Jose may bring trouble to the U.S. East Coast in the coming days -- producing dangerous surf and rip currents along the middle and upper coastline.

- UPI - US

Menendez Trial Judge Allows 'Similar' Yet 'Innocent' Past Actions As Evidence.

NEWARK, N.J. — Defense attorneys for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez will be allowed to present evidence of actions he took that are similar to those that prompted his bribery trial but aren't considered criminal. The defense wants to show that the New Jersey Democrat helped people get visas as part of his job. Among the ...

- TPM News - US

FLASHBACK: Pence is VP thanks to trick played on Trump by campaign chair targeted in Russia probe.

Prosecutors are reportedly preparing to indict former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort , who tricked his boss into choosing Mike Pence as his running mate. Donald Trump initially offered the vice president slot to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, but he withdrew the invitation in favor of ...

- The Raw Story - US

This New York ice cream shop is raising millions to become the next Ben & Jerry's — here's what it's like.

Business Insider - Kaitlin HattonAmple Hills Creamery has become a favorite among New York City-based ice cream aficionados thanks in part to its rich tastes and zany flavors. The local chain was born in Brooklyn in the spring of 2011 to budding entrepreneurs Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscana. The couple began creating ice ...

- Business Insider - US

United opened a secret, invite-only restaurant hidden in Newark Airport — here's what it's like.

In late August, United Airlines opened Classified, the hottest restaurant to hit the airport dining scene in recent memory. But apart from those dedicated to restaurants and airport dining, few know of its existence and even fewer will have the privilege to dine at the establishment. And don't bother exploring the confines ...

- Business Insider - US

The only thing Trump is doing to end the opioid crisis rewards the companies that started it.

AP Photo/Andrew HarnikA month after he said he would, President Trump has yet to declare the opioid epidemic a national crisis. He has, however, created a public-private partnership with some of the very companies that addicted America, according to Politico. It is one of a few recommendations that New Jersey Gov. Chris ...

- Business Insider - US

Police: Motorcycle gang member had homemade flamethrower.

HOWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Police say a known member of the Pagan's Outlaw Motorcycle Gang had a homemade flamethrower in his New Jersey home.

- Billings Gazette - US

We tried Ample Hills Creamery, the New York ice cream shop that's raising millions to become the next Ben & Jerry's.

Business Insider - Kaitlin HattonAmple Hills Creamery has become a favorite among New York City-based ice cream aficionados thanks in part to its rich tastes and zany flavors. The local chain was born in Brooklyn in the spring of 2011 to budding entrepreneurs Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscana. The couple began creating ice ...

- Business Insider - US

The Latest: Jose stirs up surf along New Jersey shore.

- Townhall.com - US

Toys R Us files for bankruptcy while continuing normal operations.

Toys R Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season — and says its stores will remain open for business as usual.The company based in Wayne, N.J., said late Monday that...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Toys R Us files for bankruptcy while continuing normal operations.

Toys R Us, the pioneering big-box toy retailer, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while continuing with normal business operations. A statement by the Wayne, N.J.-based company late Monday says that it is voluntarily seeking relief in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District...

- Los Angeles Times - US

What I think: John McPhee

John McPhee, a Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence, reflects on his writing process, what he learns from students and the creative nonfiction course he has taught at Princeton for 40 years. His 32nd book, "Draft No. 4," was published Sept. 5.

- Princeton University - US

Invictus Games flag passes through Trenton

Following a ceremony at the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial, the flag is now en route to Toronto for the opening ceremony on Saturday.

- Global News - CA

AI Just Made Guessing Your Password a Whole Lot Easier

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: The Equifax breach is reason for concern, of course, but if a hacker wants to access your online data by simply guessing your password, you're probably toast in less than an hour. Now, there's more bad news: Scientists have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to ...

- Slashdot - US

Wife of Princeton Scholar Calls on US to Free Her Husband From Iran

Iran Focus London, 18 Sep - The Iranian regime has a history of detaining foreigners in its prisons. At the minute, there are said to be three Americans in the notorious Evin prison in the country's capital. There is Siamak and Baquer Namazi, an Iranian-American businessman and his elderly father – both charged with ...

- Iran Focus - UK

US postal worker busted zip-lining while claiming disability

A former US postal worker who had claimed a wrist injury prevented him from working posted photos of himself zip-lining and rappelling.​ Insurance fraud and theft charges could see Robert McGeehan facing up to 15 years in prison if convicted on both counts. McGeehan, of Lower Township in New Jersey, is accused of ...

- Stuff - NZ

State pensions in the US are a huge problem — and the next recession could make it much worse

Sean Gallup / Getty ImagesThe US government balance sheet features $80 trillion to $200 trillion in unfunded liabilities. This amount stems from future entitlement program burdens that are, in effect, government promises. No one is going to vote to reduce their entitlements. Unfunded pension liabilities at the state ...

- Business Insider - US

Menendez Trial Jurors Hear Testimony On Fancy Resorts Gov't Argues Were Bribes

NEWARK, N.J. — Jurors in the corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy donor were treated Monday to pictures and descriptions of beachside villas, world-ranked golf courses and other amenities as part of the government's narrative that those were inducements to get Menendez to flex his political muscle ...

- TPM News - US

We ate lunch at United Airlines' secret invitation-only restaurant and it takes airport food to a whole new level

Hollis Johnson In late August, United Airlines opened Classified, the hottest restaurant to hit the airport dining scene in recent memory. But apart from those dedicated to restaurants and airport dining, few know of its existence and even fewer will have the privilege to dine at the establishment. And don't bother ...

- Business Insider - US

To predict how climate change will affect disease, researchers must fuse climate science and biology

Predicting how climate change will affect the incidence of infectious diseases would have great public health benefits. But the relationship between climate and disease is extraordinarily complex, making such predictions difficult. Simply identifying correlations and statistical associations between climatic factors and ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Tap Nike's new app-connected NBA jerseys with your smartphone

The only way to access Nike's new app? Tap your phone on an NBA jersey. Nike has announced a new stage for its eight-year NBA partnership, in the form of a jersey-connected app. SEE ALSO: How Nike turned the shoe drop into a high-tech treasure hunt Officially announced on Sept. 16 at an event in Los Angeles attended by ...

- Mashable! - US

Trump, in new dig, mocks North Korea leader as 'Rocket Man'

SOMERSET, N.J. — President Donald Trump on Sunday mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as "Rocket Man" while White House advisers said the isolated nation would face destruction unless it shelves its weapons programs and bellicose threats.

- Billings Gazette - US

Evidence rulings playing key role in Menendez trial

NEWARK, N.J. — It was a potentially significant piece of evidence early in the bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez: an email sent by a staffer expressing dismay at Menendez's efforts to secure a visa for the reputed…

- Billings Gazette - US

Trump's divisive presidency reshapes a key part of his private business

For two years, a shelter for victims of domestic violence called Safe+Sound Somerset held its fundraiser golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. They loved it. Then they quit it. "Beautiful golf course. Beautiful facilities. We were treated well. But we couldn't go back,"...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Mack-Cali Seeks Main Street Vibe on Jersey City, N.J. Waterfront

Mack-Cali plans to transform a waterfront promenade along Jersey City's Harborside office complex that has served largely as a pleasant commuting path for workers into a bustling main street.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Trump, South Korean leader discuss North Korea, 'Rocket Man'

SOMERSET, N.J. — President Donald Trump says he and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have discussed North Korea in their latest call.

- Billings Gazette - US

The Latest: UN envoy slams North Korea's 'reckless' behavior

SOMERSET, N.J. — The Latest on President Donald Trump :

- Billings Gazette - US

'Rocket man': Trump has a new nickname for Kim Jong Un

SOMERSET, N.J. — President Donald Trump says he and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have discussed North Korea in their latest call. And Trump tweets that he's asked Moon about "Rocket Man" — an apparent reference to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . @realDonaldTrump/Twitter North Korea has launched a trio of ...

- Business Insider - US

Trump retweets video of him hitting a golf ball at Hillary Clinton in early Sunday morning Twitter spree

President Donald Trump started his Sunday morning at his private club in Bedminster, New Jersey with a Twitter spree, posting or retweeting 15 tweets from 7:40 a.m. to 9:05 a.m. He posted about talking to the South Korean president, calling Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man", campaigning for a Republican attorney general candidate in ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

Chris Christie to announce $200 million to fight opioid crisis

TRENTON , Gov. Chris Christie will announce this week $200 million in new initiatives to target the opioid crisis, primarily designed to overhaul addiction services, as he makes a final push on the issue he hopes will define his legacy. In a 90-minute interview with NJ Advance Media on Friday,...

- The Raw Story - US

English nerds go glam

Take a dash of wit, add a couple of weird anecdotes, set to music andyou get Happyness – both band and feeling, judging by the music. Ramona Depares catches up with the band members ahead of their performance in Malta as part of Nil By Mouth. Who are Happyness? And why Happyness? So, we're Benji, Jon EE and Ash from ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Emmys: Security Will Be “Severely Enhanced” After London Subway Attack

The Los Angeles Police Department and other law enforcement haven't openly brought down their wall of blue for tomorrow's Emmys, but big plans and a big presence are coming. Like after the explosions in NYC and New Jersey on the eve of the Emmys last year, security for TV's big night will be strengthened following the ...

- Deadline.com - US

Wife of Princeton scholar jailed in Iran calls on U.S. to do more to free him

PRINCETON, N.J. - When Xiyue Wang sleeps in his cell in Iran's Evin Prison, he sometimes dreams he is back at Princeton University, working in the school's main library on his dissertation comparing governance systems in Central Asia.

- Reuters - US

Funeral held for Navy sailor killed in ship collision

Funeral services have been held for a New Jersey man who was among the 10 U.S. sailors killed last month when a Navy ship collided with an oil tanker off Singapore.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Trump to campaign for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange

SOMERSET, N.J. — President Donald Trump says he's hitting the campaign trail next week for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange.

- Billings Gazette - US

Trump will campaign for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange

Associated Press/Butch DillSOMERSET, N.J. — President Donald Trump says he's hitting the campaign trail next week for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange. Trump tweeted Saturday that he will campaign for Strange in Huntsville, Alabama, on Sept. 23. That's three days before a tightly contested Sept. 26 Republican runoff ...

- Business Insider - US

Hundreds run in charity race marred last year by bombing

Hundreds of runners came out Saturday for a Marine Corps charity race on the New Jersey shore, a race run without incident one year after pipe bomb detonated at the event site and forced its cancellation.

- FOX News - US

Man burned by caustic beer awarded $750,000

A man from Seaville, New Jersey, who suffered severe burns after drinking tainted beer at a casino in Atlantic City was awarded $750,000 by a jury on Friday, according to reports. Former Ocean City Police Lieutenant Richard Washart claimed his esophagus and stomach were burned after he was served be...

- The Raw Story - US

NJ police release body-cam video of GOP lawmaker calling them 'f*cking assh*les' during DWI bust

The first female Latina Republican in the New Jersey Assembly was captured by police-body cam footage going on a profanity-laced rant during a DWI arrest in April. The body-cam footage GOP Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg was obtained by The Trentonian through a public records request and documen...

- The Raw Story - US

Menendez fights charges in court, courts public outside

NEWARK, N.J. — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez has spent about 30 hours over the last two weeks in a New Jersey courtroom fighting for his political career and freedom, while showing little sign outside the courtroom he's in the…

- Billings Gazette - US

Sen. Menendez fights charges in court, courts public outside

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez has spent about 30 hours over the last two weeks in a New Jersey courtroom fighting for his political career and freedom, while showing little sign outside the courtroom he's in the middle of a federal corruption trial.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Four-day festival to celebrate opening of the Lewis Arts complex

Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts and Department of Music will celebrate the opening of the new Lewis Arts complex with a Festival of the Arts Oct. 5 through 8, open to the public.

- Princeton University - US

Lawmakers Respond To Trump's Efforts On Bipartisan Tax Reform

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, and Republican Rep. Susan Brooks of Indiana, about their meeting with President Trump about tax reform.

- NPR - US

Year after bombing, military race comes back stronger

Organizers of a Marine Corps charity race in New Jersey marred by terrorism a year ago say they were forced to move Saturday's event to a neighboring town because of a sharp increase in registrants.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Funeral set for Navy sailor killed in ship collision

Services are set for the New Jersey man who was among the 10 U.S. sailors killed last month when a Navy ship collided with an oil tanker off Singapore.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Police: People dressed as ninjas started fires in building

NEWARK, N.J. — Police say two people dressed as ninjas broke into a New Jersey apartment building and set several fires.

- Billings Gazette - US

'They beat the crap out of him': New Jersey cops accused of breaking black man's jaw during traffic stop

Police officers in Trenton, New Jersey are under investigation for allegedly beating a 40-year-old black man in a parking lot after he was pulled over for running a red light. According to the Trentonian, Genesis Torres claims two police officers tackled, punched and kicked him resulting in head inj...

- The Raw Story - US

University opens new child care center

The new Princeton Childcare Center, which opened Sept. 5, will have space for up to 180 children.

- Princeton University - US

Customs and Border Protection agents charged after allegedly assaulting colleagues on 'rape table'

Three Customs and Border Protection agents stationed at Newark Liberty International Airport have been arrested and charged for assaulting fellow agents in a series of horrific incidents in late 2016 and early 2017 involving what they called a rape table.' CNN: In both incidents, the two alleged victims were locked in a ...

- Daily Kos - US

Newark Customs Officers Arrested For Alleged 'Rape Table' Assault

Three Customs and Border Protection officers working at Newark Liberty International Airport were arrested on Wednesday over a disturbing ritual dubbed a rape table.'

- Yahoo! News - US

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