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Woman admits to crime spree, robbing bank dressed as nun

Jun. 22, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has admitted her role in a monthlong crime spree across two states, including an attempted bank robbery in Pennsylvania where she and another woman dressed as nuns. Melisa Aquino Arias also pleaded guilty Friday to robbing a bank in Garfield, New Jersey, while wearing...

92-year-old WWII veteran surprised with high school diploma

Jun. 22, 2018 6:31 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey township high school has surprised a 92-year-old World War II veteran with the high school diploma he would have earned if he hadn't dropped out to join the Army. Vito Trause was presented with his "East Rutherford High School" diploma Wednesday, in a nod to Becton...

76ers net Texas Tech standout Smith in draft trade

Jun. 22, 2018 12:30 AM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers listed Zhaire Smith as their 1-B choice on their draft board. The Sixers landed the Texas Tech guard — they just had to give up their 1-A to get him. The Sixers acquired Smith from the Phoenix Suns for Villanova standout Mikal Bridges in a swap of...

APNewsBreak: Meadowlands plans sports betting near NYC

Jun. 22, 2018 12:12 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Meadowlands Racetrack plans to bring legal sports betting to New York City's doorstep next month. Jeff Gural, who manages the northern New Jersey track, tells The Associated Press that he plans to begin offering sports betting on July 15. That's significantly earlier than a...

Hard Rock casino installs big guitar with misspelled word

Jun. 21, 2018 9:43 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The soon-to-open Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City had to work quickly to fix a misspelling on a 30-foot-tall (9-meter-tall) guitar installed this week. The sign, modeled after a Gibson Les Paul guitar, was put up Thursday morning without officials noticing the word...

Hotel deal uniting Trump's company and Kushner Cos. is over

Jun. 21, 2018 7:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A collaboration between the Trump Organization and Jared Kushner's family firm on a pair of hotels in New Jersey is over. The president's company is no longer managing a Kushner-owned hotel in Livingston and talks to strike a similar deal for a hotel in Long Branch have ended, a person...

New Jersey university selling music college to Chinese firm

Jun. 21, 2018 1:56 PM EDT

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey university is selling its music college to a Chinese company. Lawrence-based Rider University had announced in February that it had a non-binding, $40 million deal in place to sell Westminster Choir College in Princeton to Kaiwen Education. The school announced...

Ocean Resort Casino, formerly Revel, gets casino license

Jun. 21, 2018 11:58 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Denver developer and New Jersey gambling regulators made a big bet Thursday on the future of Atlantic City and a casino that flopped four years ago, granting a casino license to the Ocean Resort Casino a week before it is due to reopen. The property is the former Revel casino,...

Dems unleash kitchen-sink strategy on immigration

Jun. 21, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the White House struggles to move past another self-imposed crisis, Democrats are fighting to ensure this one isn't quickly forgotten. Fiery Democratic leaders from Vermont to New Jersey to Texas met President Donald Trump's executive order to stop dividing immigrant families with deep...

Conservationists free baby bird tangled in balloon ribbon

Jun. 21, 2018 9:53 AM EDT

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Conservationists in New Jersey have freed a baby bird that was entangled in a balloon ribbon. Members of Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey found the young osprey on Island Beach State Park with a red ribbon wrapped around its leg. The nest, which is about 35 feet (11...