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  • Democratic U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. answers a question at the state division of elections inTrenton, N.J., Monday, June 10, 2013, after filing petitions to run for U.S. Senate. Four Democrats and two Republicans are in the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat that opened when Frank Lautenberg died last week. Party primaries are scheduled for Aug. 13, for the unusual October election. The Republicans are Somerset physician Alieta Eck and former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan. Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver and Reps. Pallone and Rush Holt all filed papers to enter the Democratic race. (Mel Evans/AP)

    Lautenberg’s Wife Touts Pallone as Top Senate Pick

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—The widow of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg threw her support Monday behind Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone to fill her late husband’s vacant seat,... Read more

  • A screenshot of Twitter user Bobby Abtahi's shows the purported Southwest plane at LaGuardia.

    Southwest Plane’s Landing Gear Comes Off at LaGuardia in New York; Some Injuries

    The front landing gear came off a Southwest Airlines plane while it was trying to land at LaGuardia Airport on Monday evening. Ten people were... Read more

  • NY Man Arrested After Threatening Facebook Post

    NEW YORK—New York City prosecutors say a 20-year-old has been charged with making a terroristic threat after police found threatening messages on his Facebook account... Read more

  • NY Abuse Hotline Gets 5,000 Calls in 3 Weeks

    ALBANY, N.Y.—The new protectors of about 1 million New Yorkers with disabilities have logged more than 5,000 calls to their abuse hotline in the first... Read more

  • NYC Councilmember Brad Lander attends the Celebrate Brooklyn! opening night gala at the Prospect Park Bandshell on June 10, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

    NYC Councilman to Be Honored at White House

    NEW YORK—A New York City councilman is being honored by President Barack Obama. Brad Lander, a Democrat, was elected to the council in 2009 and... Read more

  • Maria DeGollao sorts raspberries on a berry harvester during the first picking of raspberries on the Ehlers farm Thursday, June 27, 2013, north of Lynden, Wa. Farmers say it is an earlier start of the harvest due to the mild winter and spring. (AP Photo/The Bellingham Herald, Philip A. Dwyer)

    NY Fruit Growers Expect Bountiful Harvest for 2013

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Upstate New York farmers are anticipating a great year for apples and other fruit after many suffered weather-related losses in 2012. Last year, an... Read more

  • Homeless Face Off in Soccer Match on Times Square

    NEW YORK—A nonprofit group that uses soccer to help homeless people get back on their feet is holding a tournament in Times Square. Onlookers cheered... Read more

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks on July 22, 2013, in Brick Township, N.J.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Chris Christie Says His TV Gigs Are Good for NJ

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says his regular television appearances generate positive publicity for the state. Christie says when he became governor in 2010 the... Read more

  • An attendee walks through the Smith and Wesson booth during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, on May 3, 2013. New York Public Advocate Bill de Blasio announced July 22 that eight hedge funds and money managers have divested gun holdings valued at $150 million. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Wall Street Divests Over $150 Million in Gun Holdings

    NEW YORK—A national gun holdings divestment campaign that was spurred by the shootings of elementary school children in Newtown, Connecticut last December is making progress... Read more

  • Teen Injured When He Falls through School Skylight

    FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Authorities say a teenage boy was injured when he climbed onto the roof of a central New Jersey school and fell... Read more

  • NJ High Court Orders New Sentence for DWI Driver

    TRENTON, N.J. — A Pennsylvania man whose drunken driving killed the driver of another car and injured two others will have his sentence reconsidered. In... Read more

  • 8 Unregistered NJ Contractors Cited in Sting Operation

    TRENTON, N.J. — Eight home-improvement contractors in New Jersey stand accused of operating without proper permits. Acting State Attorney General John Hoffman says the eight... Read more

  • MTA Budget Calls for Service Improvements

    NEW YORK—The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is investing millions of dollars to improve service on its subways, buses and commuter railroads. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday... Read more

  • LIRR Cancels 5 Rush-hour Trains For 4 Weeks

    The LIRR is cancelling five rush-hour trains over the next four weeks as work begins on the Harold Interlocking switching complex in Queens. During the... Read more

  • Bloomberg Sues Liu for Rejecting Shelter Contracts

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has filed a lawsuit against the city comptroller for rejecting two contracts for homeless shelters. City Comptroller John Liu this... Read more

  • NYPD ID, Search for Suspect in Brooklyn Shooting

    The NYPD is looking for the suspect who shot at five people in Brooklyn over the weekend. Police identified him as 23-year-old Curtis Peterson. They... Read more

  • Metro-North Hudson Line Back on Track

    Metro-North’s Hudson Line is now running in both directions, four days after a freight train derailed. The railroad says all trains are running with scattered... Read more

  • Mayoral Candidates Tweet About Overnight Stay in Public Housing

    NEW YORK—Five candidates running for mayor of New York City joined Rev. Al Sharpton for an overnight stay in public housing on July 20. The... Read more

  • Sharpton Daughters to Lead March Sunday in NYC

    NEW YORK—Demonstrators in New York are planning a follow-up march a day after rallies in dozens of U.S. cities pressed for further legal response to... Read more

  • Suburban NYC Village Faces Water Emergency

    SCARSDALE, N.Y.—An upscale and idyllic Westchester County suburb has declared a water emergency after a pump failure. Technicians were working Sunday to fix the problem... Read more