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Boy at preschool takes nap and dies

Jan. 18, 2019 6:10 AM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — An investigation is underway after a 4-year-old never woke up from a nap at a New Jersey preschool. Staff at the Cordero School in Jersey City found the boy unresponsive after he took an afternoon nap Thursday. The boy was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead....

Lee scores twice, Isles use 3-goal 1st to beat Devils 4-1

Jan. 17, 2019 11:07 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders are proving to themselves — and the rest of the NHL — that they are legitimate playoff contenders in the Eastern Conference. Anders Lee scored twice and the Islanders used a three-goal first period to win for the ninth time in 11 games with a 4-1...

Freshmen lead Manhattan past Saint Peter's 58-56

Jan. 17, 2019 9:56 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Freshman Samir Stewart buried a 3-pointer with three seconds remaining for his only points of the game, freshman Warren Williams scored 15 and hit a pair of big shots down the stretch and Manhattan rallied past Saint Peter's 58-56 on Thursday night. Derrick Woods made two free...

Salnave, Hammond lead Monmouth to 3rd straight win, 74-57

Jan. 17, 2019 9:43 PM EST

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Ray Salnave scored 17 points with a trio of 3-pointers and had three steals as Monmouth ran away from Fairfield 74-57 Thursday night, winning its third straight. Deion Hammond added 16 points and four 3-pointers for Monmouth (5-14, 4-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Association) and...

Sounders land new jersey sponsor in online retailer Zulily

Jan. 17, 2019 6:07 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have a new jersey sponsor after signing a multiyear deal with online retailer Zulily. The partnership was announced Thursday, along with Zulily's deal to be the jersey sponsor for the Seattle Reign of the NWSL. The Sounders had been sponsored by Microsoft and Xbox since...

2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

Jan. 17, 2019 6:06 AM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — When Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the stage earlier this month at this city's ornate Orpheum Theatre, Tricia Currans-Sheehan posed a pointed question to the expected presidential contender. "Why did you undergo the DNA testing and give Donald Trump more fodder to be a bully?" the Iowa...

No. 20 Rutgers stays atop Big Ten with OT win over Purdue

Jan. 16, 2019 9:44 PM EST

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Stasha Carey made three free throws in the final nine seconds of overtime as No. 20 Rutgers survived blowing a 14-point late in regulation to beat Purdue 65-63 on Wednesday night and stay alone atop the Big Ten. The Scarlet Knights (14-3, 6-0) won their ninth straight game and...

John Bogle dies at 89; fought for lower fees for investors

Jan. 16, 2019 8:40 PM EST

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — When he lost his job running a mutual fund company after stocks tanked in the early 70's, John C. Bogle decided that money managers knew very little about predicting the market — and charged way too much for that lack of knowledge. He founded a new fund company, Vanguard, in...

Gase hires Gregg Williams as Jets' defensive coordinator

Jan. 16, 2019 5:03 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Gregg Williams was hired Wednesday as the New York Jets' defensive coordinator, the first major staff addition by Adam Gase since he became coach. The team also announced it has retained special teams coordinator Brant Boyer, whose unit had a standout season. The 60-year-old...

Court rules against Pfizer in religious discrimination suit

Jan. 16, 2019 3:30 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman who said she was fired by a major pharmaceutical company because of her religious beliefs won a court victory Wednesday when a state appeals panel ruled that she didn't agree in an online form to waive her rights to sue. Amy Skuse said she was fired in 2017 because she refused...