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New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon (89) celebrates with teammates after making a touchdown catch against the Los Angeles Chargers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Jets ready for Dolphins, certain they'll get win this season

Nov. 28, 2020 2:13 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Greg Van Roten is certain a victory is coming for the winless New York Jets this season. Whether it happens Sunday against the AFC East-rival Miami Dolphins remains to be seen. But the veteran offensive lineman is tired of seeing that awful zero in New York's record. And, so...

Harper, Young Lead No. 24 Rutgers past Fairleigh Dickinson

Nov. 27, 2020 10:30 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers will be without All-Big Ten guard Geo Baker for the foreseeable future, as the senior captain is relegated to the sidelines with a sprained ankle. That's no problem for the Scarlet Knights and their next-man-up mentality. Ron Harper Jr. had a career-high 30 points with...

Posters on precautions against the coronavirus are displayed at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The signs on posters read

Correction: Virus Outbreak-The Latest story

Nov. 27, 2020 7:31 PM EST
In a story Nov. 25, 2020, about a new U.S. estimate of missed coronavirus infections, The Associated Press erroneously reported an earlier calculation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Previously, the CDC estimated nine of every 10 cases were being missed, not one of every 10.
Black Friday shoppers wear face masks as the leave Saks Fifth Avenue flagships store empty handed, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online

Nov. 27, 2020 6:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The raging coronavirus pandemic kept crowds thin at malls and stores across the country on Black Friday, but a surge in online shopping offered a beacon of hope for struggling retailers after months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy. In normal times, Black Friday is...

FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, then-Dallas Cowboys offensive line coach Marc Colombo participates in drills at the team's NFL football training facility in Frisco, Texas. A person with knowledge of the situation has told The Associated Press that the New York Giants have fired offensive line coach Marc Colombo. The person asked not to be identified because the team has not confirmed the move. When the Giants hired former Cowboys coach Jason Garrett to be the offensive coordinator, Colombo followed him here. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Garrett, Gates tightlipped on Judge's firing of Marc Colombo

Nov. 27, 2020 4:50 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and center Nick Gates toed the company line in saying very little about the recent firing of line coach Marc Colombo. The Giants (3-7) will be playing their first game since the stunning dismissal more than a week ago when...

Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano looks on in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Indiana, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

COVID-19 remains biggest opponent for Big Ten football teams

Nov. 26, 2020 1:23 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic was considered by many coaches to be the biggest opponent for Big Ten Conference teams coming into this virus-delayed football season, and it certainly has been. With the annual bragging rights game between Minnesota and No. 18 Wisconsin called off on...

Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell, center, takes a knee with some of his staff and players during the national anthem inside an empty Rutgers Athletic Center before the team's NCAA college basketball game against Sacred Heart on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Piscataway, N.J. (Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media via AP)

Omouryi has big debut, No. 24 Rutgers beats Sacred Heart

Nov. 25, 2020 11:02 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — No. 24 Rutgers opened up its most anticipated season in decades without its sixth man. While Rutgers will be without junior swingman Caleb McConnell, who will take a medical redshirt because of a back problem, it was the missing fans that were more jarring. With the Scarlet Knights...

This Oct. 1, 2020, photo shows the exterior of Bally's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Nov. 4, 2020, officials with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, a Rhode Island firm that's buying Bally's for $25 million, said they can make it

NJ man charged in $1.7M theft of armored car outside casino

Nov. 25, 2020 10:44 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Describing it as “something out of the 1930s,” authorities say a former guard and two others stole more than $1.7 million from an armored car parked outside an Atlantic City casino earlier this month. Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said Tuesday that Dante...

Israeli animal rights activists wearing protective gear demonstrate against the spread of coronavirus among mink in Denmark's fur industry ahead of international Fur Free Friday, in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

The Latest: Tennessee won't mandate vaccines in its schools

Nov. 24, 2020 7:10 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s governor says that once coronavirus vaccines become available, they will be optional in the state’s K-12 public schools. Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday that vaccines will be very important for Tennessee to “ultimately really be able to handle” the...

FILE- In this Oct. 21, 2020, file photo Purdue Pharma headquarters stands in Stamford, Conn. Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty Tuesday, Nov. 24 to three criminal charges, formally admitting its role in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths over the past two decades. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case

Nov. 24, 2020 2:54 PM EST

Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty Tuesday to three criminal charges, formally taking responsibility for its part in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths but also angering critics who want to see individuals held accountable, in addition to the company. In a virtual hearing with a...