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NBC NEWS   WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain promised Thursday that he’ll “be back soon,” but there could be significant national political implications if the Arizona Republican leaves office following his brain cancer diagnosis. Arizona law requires Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to appoint a member of the same party to fill …

Washington Post MOSCOW — The ad begins: “Hey, did you see?” one Russian tween messages another on Russia’s version of Facebook. The news is that Putin’s going to be talking to kids on TV. “No way!” the other replies. “What would you ask Putin?” They muse. School exams. Where will I …

New York Times LOS ANGELES — A generation since O.J. Simpson captured the nation’s attention when he was tried for a double murder, the former football star stands as someone who unwittingly helped shape the modern news media and popular ideas about the police, race relations and Los Angeles, the …

LOVELOCK, Nev. — Former football star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson has made his case before a parole board Thursday, and will now await a verdict concerning his freedom after deliberations. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of an armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel …

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 …

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 …

Two photos sum up how subway disruptions are affecting New York commuters on a regular basis: But the disruption also caused severe overcrowding on subway platforms as stranded commuters tried to switch from the A train to the 1: Fire on A train, switched to 1. More delays. Now 168 …

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 …