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‘Kai the Hitchhiker’ Gets 57 Years for Beating Man to Death

ELIZABETH, N.J. — A man who gained internet fame as "Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker" has been sentenced to 57 years in prison for the beating death of a New Jersey man. Caleb McGillvary will have to serve at least 85% of his sentence under terms imposed Thursday. The Alberta, Canada,...

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker Launches 2020 Bid

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker on Friday declared his bid for the presidency in 2020 with a sweeping call to unite a deeply polarized nation around a "common purpose." The New Jersey Democrat, who is the second black candidate in a primary field that's already historically diverse, delivered his...

Lawyer: Trump Resort Hired Undocumented Workers

NEW YORK — Two women who cleaned rooms set aside for President Donald Trump at one of his golf resorts in New Jersey say they used false papers to get hired, their supervisors knew it and that many employees there also lack legal documents. Anibal Romero, a lawyer representing Victorina...

Jon Stewart Hands out Free Lunch to Construction Workers

RED BANK, N.J. — Comedian and former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart has surprised construction workers at a New Jersey performing arts theater with a free lunch. Stewart appeared behind the window of the Shore Good Eats food truck outside the Count Basie Center of the Arts in Red Bank...

NJ Man, Brother Find 5 Mickey Mantle Cards in Old Collection

Most people who collect sports cards when they are kids usually end up storing them in boxes for years and years. That's where they stay until something prompts the desire to go through them. For a 76-year-old man from New Jersey who asked to be identified only by his first...

'Turban Man' Is Latest Slur as Sikh Politicians Near & Far Fight Prejudice

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is on a mission to serve as a voice for minorities and fight federal legislation that negatively impacts U.S. immigrants. Along the way, he's encountering the same prejudices other Sikhs face. For example, on Wednesday, two talk-radio hosts in his home state repeatedly referred...

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