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Atlantic City pier sold, return of gambling to Showboat eyed

Jan. 28, 2020 4:00 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Five years after a Philadelphia developer bought an Atlantic City shopping and entertainment pier from Caesars Entertainment, he's selling it back to them so he can concentrate on his plan to return gambling to the former Showboat casino. Bart Blatstein told The Associated Press...

FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. Federal prosecutors said Thursday Jan. 9, 2020, that jailhouse video no longer exists of the area around Jeffrey Epstein's jail cell on a day he survived an apparent suicide attempt.  (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)

AP Exclusive: Feds backtrack on transfer of Epstein warden

Jan. 28, 2020 3:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Bureau of Prisons is holding off on transferring the warden who was in charge of the New York City jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself. The agency said Tuesday it would defer the transfer of Lamine N’Diaye to a leadership role at FCI Fort Dix, a low-security prison in...

New Jersey and Pennsylvania cops dismantle gun ring

Jan. 28, 2020 6:13 AM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Officials said they dismantled a Philadelphia-based gun ring that peddled weapons and drugs in Camden. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Monday announced officers recovered 36 guns and 20 ounces of methamphetamine between March...

New Jersey Devils centre Jack Hughes (86) scores past Ottawa Senators goaltender Marcus Hogberg (35) during a shoot-out in NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)

Hughes seals SO win, Devils beat Senators 4-3

Jan. 28, 2020 12:08 AM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Jack Hughes helped bail out the New Jersey Devils after they gave up a lead in the third period. Kyle Palmieri tied it late in the third period, and Nikita Gusev and Hughes scored in the shootout to lift the Devils to a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night. Hughes, who...

Officials: Gun that killed child in mother's arms recovered

Jan. 27, 2020 4:01 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — An AK-47 rifle used in a Philadelphia shooting last fall that claimed the life of a child who was in her mother's arms has been recovered in New Jersey, authorities said. Gunshots into a Kensington home on Oct. 20 killed 2-year-old Nikolette Rivera and wounded her mother and a...

President Donald Trump pauses as he walks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump rally on Jersey shore shows loyalty beyond heartland

Jan. 27, 2020 3:05 PM EST

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is holding his next rally in a county with almost no factory jobs to save, a reliance on immigrant workers and an economy built in part by coastal elites who summer there. Cape May County on the southern tip of New Jersey reflects just how much loyalty Trump...

Drame's double-double leads Saint Peter's past Niagara

Jan. 26, 2020 5:25 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hassan Drame scored 10 points with 10 rebounds off the bench and Saint Peter's beat Niagara 58-53 on Sunday. Matthew Lee led the Peacocks (7-10, 4-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) with 13 points. Quinn Taylor added seven rebounds. St. Peter's scored 25 points in the second...

Kellman carries Princeton past Rutgers-Camden 87-41

Jan. 26, 2020 2:59 PM EST

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Keeshawn Kellman scored a career-high 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting and Princeton rolled past Division III Rutgers-Camden 87-41 on Sunday. Elijah Barnes had 10 points for Princeton (7-8), which earned its fourth straight victory. The Tigers made 20 of 30 shots, six of them behind...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a visit to an anti-narcotics police base in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

Pompeo lashes out at journalist; NPR defends its reporter

Jan. 25, 2020 5:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out in anger Saturday at an NPR reporter who accused him of shouting expletives at her after she asked him in an interview about Ukraine. In a direct and personal attack, America's chief diplomat said the journalist had “lied” to him and...

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump, right, meets with Rep. Jeff Van Drew in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump is coming next week to the Jersey shore to reward newly minted Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew for leaving the Democrats and opposing impeachment and is expected to attract a crowd and headlines. But Van Drew has also been crisscrossing the district to secure support from local GOP  that he spent years fighting. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

With Trump's help, NJ's Van Drew courts former foes

Jan. 25, 2020 9:21 AM EST

President Donald Trump is expected to draw a crowd — and headlines — Tuesday when he comes to the New Jersey shore to reward newly minted Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew with a rally for leaving the Democrats and opposing impeachment. Despite the boost from the president, Van Drew has also been...