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Independent NJ hospital in merger talks with hospital system

Mar. 22, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Catholic hospital is discussing plans to merge with one of the state's largest hospital systems. NJ.com reports RWJBarnabas Health and Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth have signed an agreement to explore and research a potential merger between the two...

Bruins' top line, Rask carry Boston over New Jersey, 5-1

Mar. 21, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It didn't take long for the Boston Bruins' top line of Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand to get back in gear. A game after Pastrnak returned from thumb surgery, Bergeron scored two goals and the line accounted for eight points in leading the Bruins to a 5-1 victory over...

Hogan: Trump challenge now 'doesn't make any sense at all'

Mar. 21, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — While Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan isn't completely ruling out a potential primary challenge to President Donald Trump, he said Thursday that currently "it doesn't make any sense at all." Hogan spoke to reporters Thursday with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Hogan friend who is...

Hogan: Trump challenge now 'doesn't make any sense at all'

Mar. 21, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — While Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan isn't completely ruling out a potential primary challenge to President Donald Trump, he says that currently "it doesn't make any sense at all." Hogan spoke to reporters Thursday with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Hogan friend who is in...

Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Trump foes

Mar. 21, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump in a wave of attacks that harmed no one but spread fear of political violence across the U.S. for days leading up to last fall's midterm elections. Cesar Sayoc, 57, shackled at...

Harris to visit historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta

Mar. 21, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is set to speak Sunday at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Martin Luther King Jr. once occupied the pulpit. Other 2020 presidential hopefuls, including fellow senators Cory Booker of New Jersey, Bernie Sanders of Vermont...

Mother who smothered baby after heavy drinking gets prison

Mar. 21, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey woman who accidentally smothered her 3-month-old son after a night of heavy drinking was sentenced to prison time. The Burlington County Prosecutor's Office said Thursday that 39-year-old Melissa Johnson was sentenced to four years. The Delran woman had...

New Jersey governor: Push to legalize pot is short on votes

Mar. 21, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Days ahead of a planned vote in the Legislature that would make New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana, Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday that the measure is short of the votes needed to pass. The Democrat spoke Thursday during a news conference alongside more than a...

Hoops fans line up to bet (legally) on March Madness tourney

Mar. 21, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — College basketball fans lined up at casinos and racetracks or furiously tapped smartphone screens Thursday to get down bets on March Madness, many in states where it is legal for the first time. Joe Palumbo of West Babylon, New York, traveled Thursday to the Borgata casino in...

Indictment: 2 former little league officials stole money

Mar. 21, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — Two former high-ranking officials with a New Jersey youth baseball league whose all-star team played in the Little League World Series two years ago have been indicted on charges of misappropriating more than $118,000 in league funds. Tony Del Vecchio, who had been president of the...