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NJ offers cash to get workers training, small biz jobs

Sep. 27, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is offering a $500 incentive to unemployed people who go back to work at businesses with 100 or fewer employees and receive job training, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday. The incentive, dubbed the Return and Earn Program, will be financed...

Company says planned natural gas pipeline won't go forward

Sep. 27, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Construction of a nearly 120-mile-long (193 kilometer) proposed natural gas pipeline from northeastern Pennsylvania to central New Jersey will not go forward, the group behind the project said Monday. PennEast Pipeline Company, which won a recent...

Giants leading tackler Blake Martinez out for year with ACL

Sep. 27, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants leading tackler Blake Martinez is going to miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left leg. He was injured on the opening series of the Giants' 17-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday and had to be helped off...

New sentencing hearing ordered in slaying of father of 11

Sep. 27, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A new sentencing hearing has been ordered for a New Jersey man originally sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in a stabbing death that occurred when he was a teenager. NJ.com reports that an appeals court said Monday that the...

More public sand for Jersey Shore town with access issues

Sep. 27, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

DEAL, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey Shore town with a long history of trying to discourage outsiders from using its beaches is about to get millions of dollars worth of new sand, paid for by federal and New Jersey taxpayers. U.S. Rep Frank Pallone Jr., a Democrat, said Monday...

Giants are 0-3 and heading into a tough part of the schedule

Sep. 27, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Saquon Barkley poured out his heart discussing the New York Giants' second straight 0-3 start and his feelings about the team. For the record, Barkley believes this team is special, despite the winless mark. The offense has more talent than...

76ers ready to start season without Ben Simmons drama

Sep. 27, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons grew from lottery picks to All-Stars to franchise cornerstones getting paid max contracts together and — the thought was — they would try for a decade to win NBA championships together. “We’ve been building this...

New this week: 'Sopranos' prequel, Jon Stewart and Carlile

Sep. 27, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Jake Gyllenhaal teams up with director Antoine Fuqua and screenwriter Nic...

New York Giants 0-3 after another late loss on field goal

Sep. 26, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are hurting in more ways than one. Having three starters leave the game with injuries in the first half against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday was the physical hurt. The mental anguish was just as bad...

Falcons give Smith first win, beat Giants on Eli's day

Sep. 26, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After three games and a lot of ugly football, Arthur Smith finally picked up his first win as an NFL coach and his first game ball, courtesy of Matt Ryan. As far as celebratory dancing in the Falcons' locker room after their last-second...