Trump pushes bump stock ban

President Trump announced Tuesday that he is banning “bump stock” accessories for semi-automatic firearms in the wake of last week’s school shooting in Florida. Mr. Trump said he signed a directive ordering Attorney General Jeff Sessions to craft regulations banning “bump stocks” and other devices that turn semi-automatic firearms into automatic weapons. He said the new… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: February 20th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Donald Trump, Guns, News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Nutley closes all schools Friday due to threat in Instagram video

The Nutley School District has closed all schools on Friday as police investigate a security threat posted to social media. “Because of the nature of the world in which we live, there was no other decision to be made,” Superintendent Julie Glazer said in a statement late Thursday. All evening events planned for Friday have also… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: February 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Women Encircle a Crying Mom Whose Toddler Was Having a Meltdown at the Airport

While airports might typically be associated with stress, they can also be places for strangers to help out during those very times of travel anxiety. One such incident happened to Beth Bornstein Dunnington when she was flying out of Los Angeles earlier this month. The mom from Waimea, Hawaii was at LAX waiting to board her… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: February 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | 8 Comments »

Russians sentenced to prison in largest hacking prosecution in U.S. history

The numbers were staggering by any measure. More than 160 million credit card numbers were stolen. According to federal prosecutors, the losses were in excess of $311 million. And at least 17 large financial institutions, retailers and other entities that processed credit card transactions were hacked in an audacious and complex operation that operated under the… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: February 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Equifax data breach affecting 145M customers worse than initially disclosed

The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers’ personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers. The credit reporting company announced in September that the personal information of 145.5 million consumers had been compromised in a data breach. It originally said that the information accessed included names, Social Security… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: February 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

CVS raises minimum wage for workers to $11, credits Trump tax cuts

CVS will raise the minimum wage for its workers to $11 an hour beginning in April, matching a move made by Target in the fall and Walmart in January. Citing tax savings created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the company said it will also adjust pay ranges and rates for many retail pharmacy technicians,… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: February 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Donald Trump, Economy, News | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments »

President Trump declares January National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

 

In case you missed it from mainstream media sources, President Donald J. Trump called on the country to combat slavery and human trafficking last week with his declaration that January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

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Posted: January 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Donald Trump, Human Trafficking, News, Sex Crimes | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Apple apologizes for slowing iPhones, offers discounted batteries

Apple on Thursday apologized to its customers for slowing down performance of older iPhone models and said it would discount replacement batteries for some of its handsets. The move by Apple responded to an uproar from iPhone users — and a series of lawsuits — after news of the battery problems stoked concerns the company was… Read the rest of this entry »

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The IRS has spoken. Can you deduct your 2018 property tax prepayments?

Taxpayers are scrambling to prepay their 2018 property taxes and municipal clerk offices are adding hours to cope with the demand as homeowners look to save money before new limits on state and local tax deductions kick in. It’s not entirely clear yet, however, whether all of those efforts will pay off. Here’s what local government… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on The IRS has spoken. Can you deduct your 2018 property tax prepayments?

Pardoned by Christie, Shaneen Allen pushed for change to U.S. gun laws

The handgun that Shaneen Allen was carrying when she was pulled over on a New Jersey highway could have sent her to prison for years if not for a pardon from Republican Gov. Chris Christie. Now the legal saga that kept the Pennsylvania mother of two in jail for 48 days has helped inspire a measure… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Gun Rights, Guns, News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Pardoned by Christie, Shaneen Allen pushed for change to U.S. gun laws