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Cruise ship docks in NJ after illness fells more than 600 peopl

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 12:11

Cheers erupted on board a Royal Caribbean cruise ship as it arrived back in home port on Wednesday, its voyage cut short by an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhea that felled more than 600 people.

New Jersey braces for new disclosures in Christie bridge scandal

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 21:16

New Jersey legislators on Friday planned to release nearly 1,000 pages of documents that may shed new light on a probe of four days of traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge apparently orchestrated by Republican Governor Chris Christie`s top aides to settle a political score.

New Jersey Governor Christie fires aide in bridge scandal

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 09:49

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Thursday fired a top aide who apparently helped orchestrate massive traffic jams at a busy commuter bridge to settle a score, saying he had been blindsided in the scandal that threatened to tarnish his political image.

US playwright, poet and activist Amiri Baraka dead at age 79

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 05:04

US playwright, poet and activist Amiri Baraka died on Thursday at age 79 at a hospital in his native New Jersey.

Shooting at US strip club; 3 killed, 2 wounded

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 23:54

Authorities say three men are dead following a Christmas morning fight at a US strip club that began when a man apparently tried to enter with a gun but was stopped.

Man pleads guilty for role in selling stolen Indian artworks

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 12:21

A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty for his role in coordinating a large-scale conspiracy to sell stolen Indian antiquities worth tens of millions of dollars and assisting a disgraced Indian-origin art dealer in the sale of stolen artwork to museums across the world.

New Jersey shore likely to face unprecedented flooding by mid-century

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 16:40

The New Jersey shore will likely experience a sea-level rise of about 1.5 feet by 2050 and of about 3.5 feet by 2100 leading to unprecedented flooding in the areas.

Sikh man gets USD 50,000 in religious discrimination case

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 20:48

A Sikh man in the US has received USD 50,000 as compensation in an out-of-court settlement of a religious discrimination lawsuit against a car dealership in New Jersey for denying him a job for sporting a beard.

US teen jailed for 15 years in Indian American`s murder

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 14:22

A teenager in Old Bridge, New Jersey, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the beating to death an Indian American computer scientist in 2010.

Five Indian-Americans score victories in US polls

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 12:02

At least five Indian-American candidates scored victories in Tuesday`s US polls with three of them becoming legislators in two states and two others winning elections to local bodies.

Young Indian American wins New Jersey State Assembly election

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 13:29

Following the September 11 attacks in the city, Mukherji joined the US Marines at age 17, where he served in military intelligence for the Marine Corps Reserve.

Chris Christie wins big in New Jersey, Democrat takes Virginia in governors` races

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 12:49

Moderate Republican Chris Christie easily won re-election as New Jersey governor, while a conservative Republican popular with the Tea Party movement narrowly lost his bid for the Virginia governorship.