Tag: New Jersey

Bon Jovi surprises grads, guests with commencement show

BY WAYNE PARRY EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The rock band Bon Jovi has surprised graduates and guests at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s commencement exercises by putting on an impromptu performance. Fairleigh Dickinson University won a nationwide contest to bring the New Jersey-based band to play their graduation by generating the most interest on social media. Jon Bon Jovi, who was born and raised in Sayreville, New Jersey, advised graduates Tuesday to write their life plans in pencil, because life has a way of changing them. Most of the students did not know Bon Jovi would be appearing until they...

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Research group confirms white shark nursery off Long Island

BOSTON (AP) — A privately funded great white shark research group has confirmed the waters off Long Island’s Montauk Point are a "nursery," a first in the study of great whites in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, the organization and other leading scientists say. But the OCEARCH expedition, which is wrapping up months of work in the region Friday, is generating more than just scientific intrigue as it works off Long Island and Nantucket. The Park City, Utah-based organization has also been embroiled in a public spat with shark researchers in Massachusetts, who accuse OCEARCH of encroaching into state waters...

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Investigators identify 2 men who took bag that held bomb

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators probing bomb blasts in New Jersey and New York believe they’ve identified two men who walked off with a bag abandoned by the bomber on a street. Police began looking for the men after they were seen in security video handling a bag prosecutors say was used by bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami to conceal an explosive that failed to detonate in Manhattan. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Wednesday the two men were Egyptian tourists who’ve returned home. The official wasn’t authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on the...

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First Baby Born With Zika In Texas

TEXAS (KFXV) Texas has its first case of a baby born with Microcephaly as a result of the Zika virus Harris County Health Officials confirm. The mother traveled from Latin America and was tested for Zika but received inconclusive results. The infant’s lab results were positive. They say mom most likely contracted the virus while pregnant and was probably infected while in Latin America. The first baby born with Zika related Microcephaly in the continental U.S. was born in New Jersey last month. This is baby number 4 in the US. Three others have been reported in Hawaii, New...

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U.S. Gives Tentative Ok To Flights To Cuba From 10 U.S. Cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scheduled commercial airline service to Havana from 10 American cities won tentative government approval Thursday, advancing President Barack Obama’s effort to normalize relations with Cuba. Eight U.S. airlines will begin a total of 20 round-trip daily flights as early as this fall between the U.S. and the Cuban capital, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said. It has been more than 50 years since the last scheduled air service from the U.S. to the communist island nation. The U.S. cities are: Atlanta Charlotte, North Carolina Houston Los Angeles Newark New Jersey New York Miami Fort Lauderdale Orlando Tampa...

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