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Police in 3 states seek suspect in 2 Connecticut slayings

May. 24, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

WILLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The search for a 23-year-old University of Connecticut senior suspected in two slayings and believed to be armed with several stolen guns had stretched from Connecticut to New Jersey and Pennsylvania on Sunday, state police said. Connecticut troopers said Peter Manfredonia,...

Beachgoers relax on the shore at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, Mass., Friday, May 22, 2020. Beaches in Gloucester reopened with restrictions on Friday after being closed two months ago due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Memorial Day tempts Americans outdoors, raising virus fears

May. 22, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

Millions of Americans are getting ready to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns and venture outdoors to celebrate Memorial Day weekend at beaches, cookouts and family outings, raising concern among public health officials that large gatherings could cause outbreaks to come roaring back. Medical experts warn that the...

NFL player sues United over incident with another passenger

May. 21, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An NFL player is suing United Airlines, saying he was harassed and sexually assaulted by an intoxicated female passenger on a red-eye flight in February. The player said in a lawsuit that soon after boarding the cross-country flight, a woman sitting in the same row confronted him over a...

This undated family photo by Fizza Khan provided on Monday, May 18, 2020, shows her uncle Shafqat Khan, fourth from left, who died from the COVID-19 at the age of 76, leaving behind his wife Saida Khanum shown with their grandson Gabriel Cheng, fourth from right, his daughter Sabila Khan standing next to her husband Brian Cheng, his son Sabahat Khan, third from left, with his wife Gail Mooney holding their son Dublin, far left, his son Shafaat Khan is seated next to his wife Nusrat Khusroo Khan, far right, while holding their son Ayaan, second from right. (Fizza Khan via AP)

Lives Lost: Pakistani immigrant helped others in Jersey City

May. 21, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — When a friend of the Khan family got a job working for a New Jersey politician, family patriarch Shafqat Khan was a regular sight at the politician's office, frequently dropping by to seek help for people in need. It was natural for Khan, a longtime Jersey City resident grateful...

FILE – In this April 28, 2020, file photo, a person, wearing a protective face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus, walks with their phone on the sparsely occupied boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J. New Jersey launched a website to debunk rumors and hoaxes associated with the spread of the coronavirus, following a false text message of impending national lockdown that circulated widely across the United States. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

New Jersey, other states, work to fight virus misinformation

May. 20, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s top homeland security official received nearly nonstop calls in early March from grocery chains, trucking companies and other logistics firms wanting to know if rumors of an impending national lockdown were true. They weren’t, and Jared Maples soon learned...

Atilis Gym co-owner Ian Smith does pushups outside the storefront in Bellmawr, N.J., Monday, May 18, 2020. The gym in New Jersey reopened for business early Monday, defying a state order that shut down nonessential businesses to help stem the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

New Jersey gym reopens in defiance of coronavirus measures

May. 18, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

BELLMAWR, N.J. (AP) — A gym in New Jersey reopened for business early Monday, defying a state order that shut down nonessential businesses to help stem the spread of the coronavirus. People began gathering outside the Atilis Gym in Bellmawr several hours before it reopened at 8 a.m. The owners have said...

Guard Olaniyi decides to transfer from Stony Brook to Miami

May. 17, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Guard Elijah Olaniyi has decided to transfer from Stony Brook to the University of Miami. Olaniyi announced his decision Sunday on Twitter. He's expected to sit out the 2020-21 season and has one year of eligibility. The 6-foot-5 Olaniyi, who is from Newark, New Jersey, started 64...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020 file photo shows Kevin Hart during an interview in Pasadena, Calif.  Hart offered a walk-on role in a future film to a health-care worker in the COVID-19 fight. New Jersey anesthesiologist Henry Law, was randomly selected as the winner in an All In Challenge contest. The challenge raises money for organizations that are feeding the hungry during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

The Upside: Hart surprises New Jersey doctor with bit part

May. 16, 2020 10:14 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Hart found an upside to putting his name to a charitable cause during the coronavirus pandemic: the comedian offered a walk-on role in a future film to a health-care worker in the COVID-19 fight. Henry Law, an anesthesiologist in New Jersey, got the call from Hart...

Rape claim against governor campaign worker settles for $1M

May. 16, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

A lawsuit brought by a state employee alleging that a fellow worker on the campaign of Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy raped her has been settled for $1 million, her lawyers said Friday, wrapping up a case that reinforced perceptions of misogyny in state politics and led to a legislative investigation. The state and...

Bicyclists ride on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J. on May 15, 2020, the on the first day it opened during the coronavirus outbreak. It and another popular Jersey Shore beach, Point Pleasant Beach, were among those allowing people back onto the sand with some restrictions to try to slow the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Virus or not, if you open Jersey Shore beaches, they'll come

May. 15, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Somehow, after years of living underground and waiting for some unfathomable signal that it's time, cicadas suddenly know when it's time to surface and swarm. Teenagers and college students apparently have that same ability when it comes to the Jersey Shore's beaches opening....