WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sent his
strongest signal yet Thursday that he wants the government to get
tougher with Wall Street, appointing a former prosecutor to head
the Securities and Exchange Commission for the first time in the
agency’s 79-year history.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will
nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, a senior
administration official said Sunday, choosing a former Senate
colleague and a decorated Vietnam veteran and signaling he’s ready
for a contentious confirmation fight likely dominated by questions
about Hagel’s stands on Israel and Iran.
TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie has long called for state workers
to pay more of their health care costs, and now proposes a
phased-in plan over three years that would require employees to pay
about a third of those costs by mid-2014.
BY DAVID GERMAIN
BY HILLEL ITALIE
Updated: April 13, 2011 - 4:00 am
LOS ANGELES — Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed film goddess
whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal life and enduring fame
and glamour made her one of the last of the old-fashioned movie
stars and a template for the modern celebrity, died Wednesday at
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Residents of the Northeast nervously
watched already-rising rivers Thursday and New Jersey's governor
declared a state emergency as heavy rain moved into the region from
TRENTON — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Democrats who
control the Legislature announced a deal Thursday capping contract
arbitration awards for police and firefighters at 2 percent, a move
many view as needed to help municipalities control costs and stem
the rate of property tax increases.