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Analysis: Deval Patrick revives debate over ‘electability’

Nov. 16, 2019 8:23 AM EST

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s late entry into the presidential race offers Democrats a fresh — and perhaps last — chance to reassess who they think is the strongest candidate to take on President Donald Trump. It adds to the now months-long debate within the Democratic Party over...

NFL Notes: Jets' Beachum helps tackle water issues in Newark

Nov. 15, 2019 1:25 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Kelvin Beachum showed up in downtown Newark earlier this week with the greatest gift he could provide. Water. Lots and lots of bottles of it. New Jersey's largest city is dealing with a serious drinking water issue, stemming from the old lead pipes through which it flows into...

Bishop who investigated sex abuse accused of sex abuse

Nov. 13, 2019 5:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop named by Pope Francis to investigate the church’s response to clergy sexual abuse in Buffalo, New York, has himself been accused of sexual abuse of a child, an attorney for the alleged victim notified the church this week. The attorney informed Catholic...

No. 12 Seton Hall loses Powell, beats Stony Brook 74-57

Nov. 9, 2019 5:51 PM EST

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Seton Hall welcomed back its coach, but lost Myles Powell for the foreseeable future after he sprained his ankle. Romaro Gill had 10 points and 10 assists while Sandro Mamukelashvili scored 17 points as the 12th-ranked Pirates withstood the injury to Powell and beat Stony Brook...

Investigation: Lead in some Canadian water worse than Flint

Nov. 4, 2019 4:17 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been unwittingly exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water, with contamination in several cities consistently higher than they ever were in Flint, Michigan, according to an investigation that tested drinking water in hundreds of homes and...

TSA finds gun-shaped toilet paper roller in bag at airport

Oct. 31, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Transportation Security Administration agents at New Jersey's Newark Liberty Airport uncovered a more decorative than deadly item when they checked a passenger's carry-on. Agents on Tuesday thought there was a gun in the bag when they put it through the X-ray machine. However, a closer...

Mayors for Pete: Buttigieg hunts for support in city halls

Oct. 31, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As Pete Buttigieg works to prove the leader of a city of roughly 100,000 people is ready to assume the American presidency, he's relying on help from politicians who would know best: his fellow mayors. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor has amassed a network of roughly 60 "Mayors...

Pilot killed when plane crashed into house was avid flier

Oct. 30, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

Crews began removing the wreckage of a small plane Wednesday that crashed into a New Jersey house a day earlier, as friends of the pilot who died in the accident remembered him as a skilled flier with decades of experience. Dr. Michael Schloss' plane crashed Tuesday morning in the Colonia section of Woodbridge...

'Seinfeld' star Alexander, Southside Johnny in NJ fame hall

Oct. 27, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey rock royalty was onstage Sunday night in the state's musical cradle as rocker Jon Bon Jovi brought soulful crooner Southside Johnny Lyon with him into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The two rockers played a duet at Asbury Park's Convention Hall, a place where both had...

Hughes scores 1st NHL goal in Devils' 1-0 win over Canucks

Oct. 19, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — This time, Jack Hughes got the better of his older brother, Quinn. He had plenty of witnesses, too. The 18-year-old Hughes scored his first career goal in his first NHL game against his 20-year-old brother Quinn Hughes, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 on...