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NJIT switches conferences to American East from Atlantic Sun

Jun. 12, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Institute of Technology is switching conferences, joining America East and leaving the Atlantic Sun. America East announced its board of presidents had unanimously voted to to give NJIT full conference membership, effective 2020-21. NJIT will become America East’s...

Man, woman arrested in Pennsylvania in NJ slaying

Jun. 9, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

WILSON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an eastern Pennsylvania man and a New Jersey woman are being held in Pennsylvania in connection with a slaying in Atlantic City. LehighValleyLive.com reports that 31-year-old Lewis Johnson of Wilson Borough and 35-year-old Shaquana Lewis of Pleasantville were arrested...

This undated photo provided courtesy of Anisha Khanna, shows, from left, Anisha, Sughanda, Kamlesh, Satyender and Priya Khanna. The northern New Jersey family of five doctors has lost two members to COVID-19. Satyender Khanna, who died at 77, was a practicing surgeon for more than four decades. His daughter, Priya Khanna, who died at 43, specialized in the study of kidney diseases.  (Courtesy of Anisha Khanna via AP)

Lives Lost: Family of doctors loses 2 shining lights

Jun. 9, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Priya Khanna may have been destined to practice medicine all along, and not necessarily because she grew up in a family of doctors. The middle daughter of a surgeon and pediatrician who had immigrated from India and settled in northern New Jersey in the early 1970s, Khanna tested the waters...

FILE - This Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, file photo shows Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio as Pope Francis, right, arrives at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. DiMarzio, already under a church investigation for alleged sex abuse, has been accused by a second man who says he was molested in the 1970s. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, Pool)

Brooklyn bishop accused by 2nd man of sex abuse in the 1970s

Jun. 4, 2020 5:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Roman Catholic bishop of Brooklyn, already under a church investigation for alleged sex abuse, has been accused by a second man of abuse in the 1970s, when the bishop was a parish priest in New Jersey. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio “repeatedly sexually abused” Samier Tadros...

Erika Bermudez becomes emotional as she leans over the grave of her mother Eudiana Smith after she was buried in Bayview Cemetery Saturday, May 2, 2020, in Jersey City, N.J., Bermudez was not allowed to approach the gravesite until after cemetery workers had buried her mother completely; other members of the family and friends stayed in their cars. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

AP PHOTOS: Funerals become lonely affairs amid pandemic

May. 27, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Mohammad Altaf, the generous spirit. Eudiana Smith, the trailblazer. Servius Collin, the caretaker. All were taken by COVID-19. And in death, all were robbed of the funerals they deserved. As the coronavirus pandemic worked its way toward 100,000 U.S. deaths, a wave of shaken...

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...

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...

Union presses United to disinfect kitchen after virus cases

May. 13, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

A union representing catering workers wants to shut down a United Airlines facility in New Jersey, saying that more than 40 workers have contracted the new coronavirus and four have died. Before the virus outbreak caused United to drastically cut flights, about 1,000 people at the facility at Newark Liberty...