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Emiliano Soriano

TRENTON, New Jersey — Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a law Friday making New Jersey the third state to raise its smoking age to 21. Christie cited the strain on the health care system caused by tobacco-related illnesses. He also noted his mother died from the effects of smoking. “By …

As some Yankees fans clamor for Jacoby Ellsbury to be dumped, it’s difficult to believe an outright release will happen anytime soon. Barring something unforeseen, the only path to righting a wrong — Ellsbury’s massive contract — would be to find a taker on the trade market. If another team had a similar contract to swap, perhaps …

It’s bad enough we have to pay to get on the beach in New Jersey, except for Wildwood and Atlantic City. To add insult to injury, we also have to pay to park. Nothing like fishing for quarters when you’re finally lucky enough to get a space or dealing with …

With a final rip, an iceberg roughly the size of Delaware has broken off Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf. Anticipated for weeks, the fracture is one of the largest calving events ever recorded. On July 12, satellite images confirmed a nearly 5,800-square-kilometer, 1-trillion-metric-ton chunk of ice, equivalent to 12 percent …

The earliest asteroids were probably made of mud, not rock. Radioactive heat in the early solar system could have melted globs of dust and ice before they had a chance to turn to rock, a new simulation published July 14 in Science Advances shows. The results could solve several puzzles about the composition …

In its continuing push to dominate the grocery industry, Amazon now appears to be delivering meal kits to some customers, potentially threatening established companies like Blue Apron and HelloFresh, according to multiple reports. Amazon registered a trademark in the U.S. earlier this month for a service called “We do the prep. You be …

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement would leave 839,000 more New Jersey residents without health coverage and cost the state $4.2 billion a year in federal funds, according to a study by a progressive policy group. Trump on Tuesday said he wants to “let Obamacare …

The days are getting hotter in Hudson County, which means people will need a chance to cool down. Jersey City is offering three cooling sites throughout the community today. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid- to high 90s, with the heat index expected to make temperatures feel closer …

Hospital mergers continue to take place in New Jersey at a fast pace. Recently Barnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson Health System merged into RWJ Barnabas Health System. Hackensack University Health Network and Meridian Health joined forces to become Hackensack Meridian. “We are definitely seeing an increase in hospital mergers …

The Knicks are going outside the Garden with their GM hire, coming to an agreement with Sacramento Kings executive Scott Perry, according to CSN. Perry was hired just three months ago as Sacramento’s Vice President of Basketball Operations, but was reportedly given permission by the Kings to interview for his “dream …