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Arts Nov 15Houston festival death toll rises to 10 after Dallas boy, 9, succumbs to injuries
A 9-year-old Dallas boy has died from injuries during a crowd surge at Astroworld, bringing the death toll from the Houston music festival to 10.
Arts Nov 08Aspiring border agent, dancer, engineer identified among Astroworld concert dead
Clearer pictures began to emerge Sunday of some of the eight young people who died when fans at a Travis Scott concert in Houston suddenly surged toward the stage.
Politics Nov 03Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy wins reelection in New Jersey
He’s the state’s first Democratic governor to get a second straight term in 44 years, defeating Republican former Assembly member Jack Ciattarelli.
Nation Sep 03Police look for missing in wake of catastrophic Ida flooding
At least 49 people in five states died as storm water filled people's homes and engulfed vehicles, overwhelming urban drainage systems never meant to handle so much rain in such a short time.
Health Aug 02U.S. hits 70 percent vaccination rate — a month late, amid a surge
The U.S. still has not hit the administration's other goal of fully vaccinating 165 million American adults by July 4. It is about 8.5 million short.
Politics Feb 22After long wait, New Jersey moves ahead on recreational pot
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law legislation to set up a recreational marijuana marketplace, decriminalize cannabis and loosen penalties for underage possession of the drug and alcohol.
Politics Aug 14New Jersey governor says election will be done mostly by mail
Murphy said Friday all registered voters would get a ballot. Murphy said voter can mail their ballots, use an official drop box, or drop them off in person at county offices or a polling place.
Politics Jan 27WATCH: Trump campaigns with New Jersey congressman who switched parties
President Donald Trump is holding a rally Tuesday in Wildwood, New Jersey. It's a Jersey Shore town with few factory jobs to save, a reliance on immigrant workers and an economy that depends on affluent vacationers. It's a studied contrast…
Nation Aug 05New Jersey enacts 3 gun violence intervention laws
The new laws add to New Jersey's growing list of at least 10 gun-related laws enacted in the last year and come after weekend firearm attacks in Texas and Ohio left 31 dead. But the new legislation's co-author, Democratic Assembly…
Politics Nov 14Democrat Andy Kim beats GOP incumbent in New Jersey
Kim declared victory last week, but Rep. Tom MacArthur did not concede as mail-in and provisional ballots continued to be counted. The Associated Press called the race Wednesday.