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Ex-Christie aide facing new sentencing in bridge scandal

Apr. 24, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A onetime aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faces resentencing Wednesday for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. Bridget Kelly is due in federal court in Newark. She and co-defendant Bill Baroni were convicted in 2016 in what prosecutors and a...

The Comey firing, as retold by the Mueller report

Apr. 23, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was seething. The FBI director, James Comey, had privately reassured him that he was not personally under investigation. But on May 3, 2017, when Comey was summoned to Capitol Hill to explain his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, he denied the...

Handful of US states are poised to legalize sports betting

Apr. 23, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The number of states allowing sports betting is poised to expand. Governors in Montana and Iowa are considering measures that would allow residents to wager on sports, while Indiana lawmakers are scheduled to approve their own version as early as Wednesday. Barring a veto, they would...

Bell, Lee not at Jets voluntary workouts; Gase not concerned

Apr. 23, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets hit the field together for the first time this offseason — without their star running back. Le'Veon Bell was not among the players present Tuesday for the start of the team's voluntary three-day minicamp. Linebacker Darron Lee, whose role with the team is...

New Jersey's takeover of Atlantic City to last full 5 years

Apr. 23, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The administration of Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy plans to leave a state takeover of Atlantic City in place for the full five years that his Republican predecessor envisioned in seizing control of the cash-strapped seaside gambling resort. The timetable laid out...

Town keeps playing Smith recording amid racist allegations

Apr. 23, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of a New Jersey shore town says they keep playing Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" on its boardwalk despite allegations of racism against the singer. Wildwood has traditionally started each day by playing the song. "It's an Irving Berlin patriotic song that has...

Appeals court nixes condo's coed swimming restrictions

Apr. 22, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a New Jersey condominium association violated women's rights by setting separate swimming hours for male and female residents. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the schedule adopted by A Country Place's condominium association was...

PokerStars fined $10K for taking bets on NJ college teams

Apr. 22, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators have fined PokerStars $10,000 for taking bets on New Jersey college basketball teams in violation of the state's sports betting law. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement issued the fine on April 12, and posted it on its website last week....

The Latest: Sen. Booker says impeachment talk is premature

Apr. 19, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker's visit to rural Nevada (all times local): 3:20 p.m. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker says it's too soon to talk about impeaching President Donald Trump. Fellow Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren urged the Democratic-controlled House...

Booker first 2020 presidential hopeful to visit rural Nevada

Apr. 19, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker became the first Democrat running for president in 2020 to campaign in rural Nevada on Friday, saying rural communities have a lot in common with inner-city dwellers who are often "talked down to" and "left behind." The parade of candidates that's already...