Newark Mayor and senate candidate Cory Booker answers a question in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) by Katier ZezimaAssociated Press WriterNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Twitter is U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker’s preferred method of communication. He’s often seen at public events pecking away at his phone, sending his 1.4 million followers staccato updates, inspirational quotations, shoutouts to campaign volunteers and nerdy musings on “Star Trek.” But his social media habit raised some eyebrows this week after the website Buzzfeed disclosed that he direct messaged with a stripper from Oregon.
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Miss New York Nina Davuluri walks down the runway after winning the the Miss America 2014 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) by Wayne ParryAssociated Press Writer ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Moments after winning the 2014 Miss America crown, Nina Davuluri described how delighted she is that the nearly century-old pageant sees beauty and talent of all kinds. The 24-year-old Miss New York is the first contestant of Indian heritage to become Miss America; her talent routine was a Bollywood fusion dance. “I’m so happy this organization has embraced diversity,” she said in her first press conference after winning the crown in Atlantic City, N.J.’s Boardwalk Hall. “I’m thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to a new Miss America.”
Jack Hill, Jr. by Joe MandakAssociated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parents of a Slippery Rock University basketball player who died two years ago after collapsing during an intense practice have sued the school and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, saying their son wasn’t screened for the sickle cell trait that contributed to his death and school officials didn’t do enough to help him.
Meykai Howell runs a Powerball ticket through the machine at the Expressway #672 on East Main Street on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 in El Dorado, Ark, where the prize is over $400 million. Tonight’s Powerball drawing will be the fourth biggest jackpot in the United States if a ticket matching the winning numbers is drawn. The Powerball is played in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (AP Photo/El Dorado News Times, Michael Orrell) by Geoff Mulvihill and Katie ZezimaAssociated Press Writers LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — Three winning tickets in two states matched all the numbers for a $448.4 million Powerball jackpot, including one sold in a supermarket in a New Jersey coastal community hit hard by Superstorm Sandy last year. The other winning tickets were sold in central New Jersey and in Minnesota.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A 15-year-old’s birthday party in New Jersey has ended in gunfire, leaving one teenager dead and four others hurt.
by Jineea Butler (NNPA)–Do you ever wonder what message our young men are really sending when their pants are sagging to the…
This Dec. 20, 2012 photo shows rapper Fat Joe, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, leaving court in Newark N.J. (AP Photo/Samantha Henry, file) NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper “Fat Joe” has been sentenced to four months in prison after admitting he failed to file federal income taxes.
In a June 6 photo, a young man wears saggy pants on the Wildwood, N.J. boardwalk. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) by Wayne Parry WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Mayor Ernest Troiano Jr. thinks he’s found a way to put one of this Jersey shore resort town’s problems behind it. Wildwood is ready to ban overly saggy pants, no ifs, ands or butts.