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APNewsBreak: Meadowlands plans sports betting near NYC

Jun. 22, 2018 12:12 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Meadowlands Racetrack plans to bring legal sports betting to New York City's doorstep next month. Jeff Gural, who manages the northern New Jersey track, tells The Associated Press that he plans to begin offering sports betting on July 15. That's significantly earlier than a...

Diversity is 'crap'? Candidate says context is key

Jun. 16, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Republican running for an open U.S. House seat recorded in a video saying "diversity is a bunch of crap" and later criticized by Democrats, including Gov. Phil Murphy, and Republicans says it was taken out of context and that it's "un-American" to use diversity as a...

Governor signs 6 gun control measures in New Jersey

Jun. 13, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey on Wednesday enacted a half-dozen new gun control laws, tightening its already strict statutes as advocates applauded and critics questioned whether they will achieve their aims. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the legislation in Trenton alongside Democratic legislative...

Report: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opens law firm

Jun. 11, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has started a new chapter in his post-political life. Christie has opened a new law firm and returned to the trade that helped launch his career as an elected official. The Christie Law Firm was registered with the state Office of Attorney Ethics...

Primary candidate wins race for position he wasn't seeking

Jun. 7, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

MENDHAM, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey college professor lost his bid for U.S. Congress on Tuesday — only to learn a successful write-in campaign chose him as the Democratic nominee for mayor of the town where former Republican Gov. Chris Christie lives. Mark Washburne says it was a nice surprise after...

Judge blocks New Jersey's bid to bolt waterfront commission

Jun. 4, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked New Jersey from withdrawing from the bistate commission that investigates criminal activity at New York and New Jersey ports, ruling Gov. Chris Christie overstepped his authority when he signed a bill into law in January. The Waterfront Commission...

Catholic order settles sexual abuse lawsuits

Jun. 1, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A Catholic order in New Jersey has settled lawsuits with five men who claim they were sexually abused by monks and a headmaster at a private school. The Order of St. Benedict of New Jersey settled with the men who said they were abused while attending the Delbarton School in Morris...

Filing: Leagues' block of sports gambling cost track $139M

May. 25, 2018 12:50 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey horse racing association filed a legal action against the four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA Thursday, claiming the leagues cost one of the state's racetracks more than $130 million in lost revenue by blocking legal sports betting. The action filed by the New Jersey...

New Jersey OKs $300M annually to rescue nuclear industry

May. 23, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Legislation that would authorize $300 million annually to rescue New Jersey's nuclear energy industry — a request for financial help made by the state's largest utility company — was signed into law Wednesday. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy alongside lawmakers at a...

The Latest: Supreme Court clears way for sports betting

May. 14, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states (all times local): 10:45 p.m. The Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize betting on sports, breaking a longtime ban and...