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NYC tries $50 fines to get scofflaws to don masks on subway

NEW YORK (AP) — The young man slouched against the inside of the subway doors as the No. 3 train headed south along Broadway. Across the aisle, another young man lay asleep, sprawled across three seat...

'Melrose Place' actress headed back to prison for 2010 crash

A former “Melrose Place” actress who has already served a prison sentence for a fatal 2010 drunken driving crash in New Jersey is headed back behind bars after a judge agreed with prosecutors Thursday...

Town settles lawsuit over nixed Orthodox Jewish expansion

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey town has reached an agreement in a federal lawsuit that accused it of illegally denying an Orthodox Jewish group's attempt to expand its footprint, the U.S. a...

LaGuardia Airport rail link gets initial approval from FAA

NEW YORK (AP) — A $2 billion plan to build an elevated train link connecting New York City with LaGuardia Airport through an intermediate stop is the best alternative to improve traffic delays, federa...

Student-led group seeks justice for man shot by police

EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — The group of student protesters marched up the wide roadway overlooking Interstate 280, the megaphones amplifying their voices nearly drowned out by the highway traffic below....

MTA asks Apple's help to solve iPhone mask issues

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s mass transit agency wants Apple to come up with a better way for iPhone users to unlock their phones without taking off their masks, as it seeks to guard against the spread ...

Court orders 4th sentencing for actress in 2010 fatal crash

A former “Melrose Place” actress who has already served a sentence for a fatal drunken driving crash could go back to prison. The complicated legal history of the case against Amy L...

Suit alleges McCarrick, others abused youth at beach house

A new lawsuit alleges former Roman Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and several other clerics sexually abused a teenage boy at a New Jersey beach house in the 1980s. The suit fi...

Subways sparkle, but does cleaning decrease COVID-19 risk?

NEW YORK (AP) — Mass transit systems around the world have taken unprecedented — and expensive — steps to curb the spread of the coronavirus, including New York shutting down its subways overnight and...

Report: Rutgers softball needs change, but not discipline

A law firm released a report Tuesday on allegations of physical and emotional abuse in Rutgers University's softball program that described inappropriate behavior by coaches and a lack of communicatio...

Rape claim against governor campaign worker settles for $1M

A lawsuit brought by a state employee alleging that a fellow worker on the campaign of Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy raped her has been settled for $1 million, her lawyers said Friday, wrapping up a cas...

Transit systems face plunging ridership amid virus fears

BOSTON (AP) — Before the pandemic, Boston commuters bonded over a slew of ills that plagued the nation’s oldest subway system, from delays and breakdowns to the occasional derailment. ...

Emerging from lockdown: '46 days in the house was enough'

BEIJING (AP) — From the United States to Europe and Asia, people in many parts of the world are emerging from their homes as virus-related restrictions begin to ease and springtime temperatures climb....

COVID-19 showing suburbs are just as vulnerable as cities

NEW YORK (AP) — Haunting images of an empty Times Square and the daily accounting of hundreds of fatalities in New York City have reinforced the idea of the coronavirus as an urban contagion. ...

For concierge, work and family provide focus during pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe DeLuca’s daily commute starts in the blue-collar enclave of Staten Island and ends at one of Manhattan’s most exclusive addresses, a journey that takes him away from his wife and t...