BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had received assurances from King Salman of Saudi Arabia that the kingdom will increase oil production, “maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels” in response to turmoil in Iran and Venezuela. Saudi Arabia acknowledged the call took place, but mentioned no production targets. Trump wrote on Twitter that he had asked the king in a phone call to boost oil production “to make up the difference...Prices to (sic) high!
MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Powering forward with a decision that could reshape the Supreme Court for decades, President Donald Trump said Friday he will announce his choice to succeed retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9. He added that two women are among his top candidates for the job. The president, who spoke aboard Air Force One on the way to his golf club in New Jersey, said he had identified a group of at least five potential candidates for the nation’s high court and he may
TRENTON, N.J. — There is another opioid crisis happening in the U.S., and it has nothing to do with the overdose epidemic: Hospitals are frequently running out of widely used injected painkillers. Manufacturing shortages are forcing many doctors and pharmacists to sometimes ration injected opioids, reserving them for the patients suffering most. Other patients get slower-acting or less-effective pain pills, alternatives with more side effects or even sedation. Medical groups are urging
5 years ago — 2013 The National Weather Service confirms Eau Claire has received 25.65 inches of precipitation, eclipsing the previous year-to-date record of 22.08 inches in 1973. 10 years ago — 2008 Two men are sentenced in Barron County Court for setting bags of potato chips on fire at the Rice Lake Wal-Mart, causing the store to close temporarily. 20 years ago — 1998 Nude dancing returns to a Somerset bar after a court ruled it can’t be banned from places selling
NEW YORK — One of the nation’s highest-profile Catholic cardinals has been removed from public ministry after he was found to have sexually abused a teenager while working as a priest in New York. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick molested a young altar boy at St. Patrick’s Cathedral before Christmas Mass in 1971 and 1972, the victim’s lawyer told the Daily News. The predatory priest preyed on the teen boy, who was 15 or 16 at the time of the first assault, as he was being fitted for his Christmas
TRENTON, N.J. — A 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey was on the verge of being shut down because of numerous fights when gunfire erupted, authorities said. One suspect was killed and 22 people, including two other suspects, were injured. Of the 17 people treated for gunshot wounds, including a 13-year-old boy, only one person, a suspect, remained in critical condition Sunday night, said Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri. About 1,000 people were attending the Art All