President Barack Obama is a lover of games played on hard courts, baseball diamonds and in 10-yard increments. His two daughters are active in sports and, like many parents with children on athletic teams, he worries about their safety.
President Barack Obama, on a surprise holiday visit to this sprawling military base, said Sunday he was close to a decision about the number of U.S. troops who will remain after year's end in America's longest war.
The House is poised to take the first significant step to change the National Security Agency's bulk collection of American phone records, a compromise bill that is displeasing many civil liberties activists.
Adding to the systems that let the public know when a child has been abducted, or an elderly person can't be located, legislation in Trenton would introduce the Gold Alert System to help find another segment of vulnerable New Jersey residents.
When Hoboken attorney Dustin Friedland was shot during a botched carjacking at the Short Hills Mall last December, emergency responders were delayed in providing treatment. A New Jersey lawmaker wants to make sure such a scenario is never repeated.
On Thursday, the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee is scheduled to consider a bill focused on letting residents and business owners know when their lights will be turned back on following power outages.