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Jets' Darnold one of most impressive rookies McCown has seen

Aug. 18, 2018 7:55 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Josh McCown has seen many rookies step into the white-hot spotlight of the NFL and struggle. The veteran New York Jets quarterback has also watched some youngsters thrive in the pressure, so he could be considered a bit of an expert on the topic. That's why it says a lot when...

Shurmur won't say if Odell Beckham Jr. will play vs. Jets

Aug. 18, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur isn't looking at the annual preseason game against the Jets as a final dress rehearsal for the upcoming season. It's just another chance for his players to put some good football on tape and enhance their chances of making the 53-man roster. It...

Trump says he 'won't let' social media target conservatives

Aug. 18, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is accusing social media companies of "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices" and says "we won't let that happen." Trump's Saturday morning tweets come as companies have been working to ban right-wing "Infowars" conspiracy theorist...

Trump attends Hamptons fundraiser hosted by hot dog magnate

Aug. 17, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump headlined a closed-door fundraiser Friday at the Hamptons, New York, home of one of his closest friends, the chairman of the iconic Nathan's Famous hot dog business. Trump participated in a roundtable with high-dollar donors before delivering remarks at a...

Miss America: Leadership bullied, manipulated, silenced me

Aug. 17, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership, including Gretchen Carlson. In a letter sent Friday to former Miss Americas, Cara Mund says she decided to speak out despite the risk of punishment. Her letter is...

The Latest: Miss America Org. upset with Cara Mund's claims

Aug. 17, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on reigning Miss America Cara Mund saying she's been bullied by pageant leadership (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The Miss America Organization says it is disappointing that reigning Miss America Cara Mund went public with her criticism of the organization's leadership....

Court: Same-sex partner can pursue claim in toddler's death

Aug. 17, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman whose same-sex partner's biological daughter was killed in a New Jersey traffic accident can seek damages for emotional distress even though she and the other woman weren't married or in a civil union. An appeals court issued that ruling on Friday, reversing a lower court's...

Rapper Juelz Santana pleads guilty to airport gun charge

Aug. 16, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper Juelz Santana admitted in court Thursday that he tried to get a gun onto a plane at a New York-area airport earlier this year. Santana, whose real name is LaRon James, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft. The...

Ash facing tough task at Rutgers heading into third season

Aug. 16, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Chris Ash heads into his third season as football coach trying to make Rutgers more than an also-ran in the Big Ten Conference while the shadow of a credit card scandal involving several of his players looms over the program. It's an annoyance for a team that has enough problems on...

Jets place backup OT Ijalana on IR, sign OL Gradkowski

Aug. 15, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have placed backup offensive tackle Ben Ijalana on injured reserve and signed offensive lineman Gino Gradkowski. The Jets announced the moves Wednesday. Ijalana was injured this week during a joint practice with the Washington Redskins in Richmond, Virginia. He...