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Probe can't explain why small plane crashed in backyard

Aug. 13, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A lengthy federal investigation has failed to determine why a small plane lost power mid-flight and crashed into a suburban New Jersey neighborhood in 2016. In a final report released last week, the National Transportation Safety Board said although the pilot reported an apparent...

Search for missing Lake Tahoe boater now a recovery effort

Aug. 13, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

GLENBROOK, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended a search at Lake Tahoe for a New Jersey man who sent missing during a boating trip over the weekend. The Coast Guard responded to a report of an unmanned boat drifting near the lake’s east shore in the vicinity of Glenbrook at about 6 p.m....

14K seek jobless benefits in NJ, falling 17% over last week

Aug. 13, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Nearly 14,000 people filed for unemployment in New Jersey last week, down 17% and the lowest weekly total for new claims since the COVID-19 outbreak came to the state, the Labor Department said Thursday. It's the second week in a row that the number of claims fell compared with the...

FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice in Pittsburgh before an NCAA tournament college basketball game. A court decision the NCAA says will hurt college sports by allowing student-athletes to be paid “vast sums” of money will go into effect. That's after the Supreme Court declined Tuesday to intervene at this point. Justice Elena Kagan denied the NCAA’s request to put a lower court ruling on hold at least temporarily while the NCAA asks the Supreme Court to take up the case.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Senators lay out plan for college athletes bill of rights

Aug. 13, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

A group of senators led by Cory Booker of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Thursday released a plan for reforming college sports with an athletes bill or rights. The legislative plan calls for college athletes to have the ability to earn money for their names, images and likenesses with...

Wayward emu captured running through New Jersey city

Aug. 13, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A wayward emu was taken to an animal shelter after it was captured while running through the streets of a northern New Jersey city. A woman spotted the long-legged bird on Tuesday morning in a residential neighborhood near Paterson's border with Totowa. Animal control officers managed...

Red Bulls trade Muyl to Nashville for international spot

Aug. 13, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls on Thursday traded midfielder Alex Muyl to Nashville SC for an an international roster spot through the end of 2021. The Red Bulls said they could also receive an additional $50,000 in general allocation money in 2021 based on Muyl's play. A member of the Red...

Due to the new coronavirus pandemic a man wears a face mask of the German first division soccer team FC Schalke 04 and a hat with the word reading

The Latest: Notre Dame says 2 football players in isolation

Aug. 12, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Notre Dame tested 117 football players for COVID-19 on Monday and two tested positive, according to university physician Dr. Matt Leiszler. Of the two positive tests, one player was mildly symptomatic and the other was...

President Donald Trump calls for questions during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Radical or moderate? Trump paints Democratic ticket as both

Aug. 12, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An overzealous prosecutor trying to hide her crime-fighting past — who is also weak on crime. The most radical pick for vice president ever — but too moderate to energize progressive Democrats. President Donald Trump's campaign is struggling to define California Sen. Kamala...

Gary Royster of Atlantic City holds up a wad of cash he used to gamble at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City on July 2, 2020, the day the casino reopened after being shut down for months amid the coronavirus outbreak. New Jersey's casinos and horse tracks won $264.5 million in July after reopening amid the coronavirus outbreak, a figure that was down nearly 21% from a year ago, but one the gambling houses will gladly take after months of inactivity. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

NJ casinos, tracks win $264M in July after virus reopening

Aug. 12, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's casinos and horse tracks won $264.5 million in July after reopening amid the coronavirus outbreak, a figure that was down nearly 21% from a year ago, but one the gambling houses will gladly take after months of inactivity. Figures released Wednesday by the state...

Louisiana pharmacy exec pleads guilty in public worker scam

Aug. 12, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A central figure in a $50 million prescription drug fraud scheme that used public employees in New Jersey pleaded guilty Wednesday. Hayley Taff, CEO of Louisiana-based Central Rexall Drugs, admitted her role in a scam in which public-sector employees in New Jersey were recruited to get...