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2020 Democratic primary set to intensify

Jan. 14, 2019 9:20 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After months of speculation and secrecy, the 2020 presidential primary season is about to explode. With several Democrats already in the race, a half dozen more are locking down final travel, staffing and strategy to launch White House bids in the coming weeks. While plans may...

Star of the upcoming "The Sopranos" prequel reveals details

Jan. 11, 2019 10:43 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The star of the upcoming "The Sopranos" prequel says a young Tony Soprano will be a part of the film — but had good reason to be careful about how much else he revealed about "The Many Saints of Newark." Alessandro Nivola talked to The Associated Press about the project on the red...

Rapper Juelz Santana sentenced to prison for gun in airport

Dec. 19, 2018 11:04 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper Juelz Santana has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for trying to get a loaded gun onto a plane at a New York-area airport. Santana, whose real name is LaRon James, was sentenced Wednesday in Newark, New Jersey, to 27 months in prison after pleading guilty to...

Comedian Lange avoids jail time despite positive drug test

Dec. 14, 2018 1:57 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has spared comedian Artie Lange jail time even though he tested positive for cocaine and amphetamine. Despite the positive test Friday in Newark, the judge ordered Lange's attorney to apply to have his client admitted to drug court. Lange was in court Friday for a probation...

Officials say 6 charged with severely beating 3-year-old boy

Dec. 12, 2018 3:32 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say six adults have been charged with severely beating a 3-year-old boy. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced the arrests Wednesday. All six of the suspects live in the same house and...

Former health care executive charged with securities fraud

Dec. 10, 2018 2:23 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A British national has been charged in a plot to defraud investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars in connection with a health care company. The U.S. attorney's office says Pavandeep Bakhshi was arrested at New York's JFK Airport over the weekend. He's scheduled to appear in...

Mann scores 20 as No. 11 Florida State beats UConn 79-71

Dec. 8, 2018 10:41 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Once Terance Mann sorted out his torn jersey, he powered Florida State to another victory. Mann scored 20 points, reserve David Nichols had 16 and the 11th-ranked Seminoles beat Connecticut 79-71 on Saturday night in the second game of the Never Forget Tribute Classic. Mann departed...

UConn coach returns to NJ for game honoring 9/11 victims

Dec. 7, 2018 2:24 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn basketball coach Dan Hurley was teaching high school history at St. Benedict's in Newark, New Jersey on Sept. 11, 2001, when he looked out the window and saw smoke rising from the World Trade Center across the Hudson River in New York. "I remember probably within 10 minutes of...

FBI agents search home of Atlantic City's first-term mayor

Dec. 3, 2018 5:02 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Federal agents searched the home of Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. on Monday, but authorities and the mayor himself were tight-lipped about what prompted the raid. Agents in dark blue FBI windbreakers carried white cardboard boxes out of the house, which is about a mile...

2 premature infants with bacterial infection die in NJ

Nov. 27, 2018 4:03 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials say two premature infants with a bacterial infection have died. The Health Department is investigating the A. baumannii outbreak at University Hospital in Newark and said Tuesday that the infants had confirmed cases of the bacteria. They died last week and were not...