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D-Day veterans revisit Normandy, recall horror and triumph

May. 23, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

Planes spread out across the sky, nearly wingtip to wingtip. A sniper's bullet whizzing by the ear. Squeezing a dying soldier's hand, so he knew he was not alone. Across three quarters of a century, the old veterans remember that epic day on the beaches of Normandy. For historians, D-Day was a turning point in...

Democratic pledges against big money come with an asterisk

May. 23, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders wants to crack down on outside groups that do political spending, though one is allied with his presidential campaign. Elizabeth Warren has vowed no untraceable "dark money" will help her White House bid, despite being backed by an organization that doesn't disclose some of...

Montero scores on penalty kick, Whitecaps tie Red Bulls 2-2

May. 22, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Fredy Montero tied it for Vancouver with a penalty kick in the 61st minute and the Whitecaps held on for a 2-2 draw with the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday night. Referee Victor Rivas awarded the Whitecaps (3-6-5) the kick after using video review to determine Sean Nealis handled the...

Feds: Man aided Hamas, threatened to kill Israel supporters

May. 22, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A 20-year-old New Jersey man sought to aid the Islamic militant group Hamas and threatened to "shoot everybody" at an unspecified pro-Israel demonstration, federal authorities said Wednesday. Jonathan Xie was charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist...

The Latest: Man accused of making threats held without bail

May. 22, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a New Jersey man charged with aiding a terrorist organization and threatening to kill pro-Israel supporters (all times local): 5 p.m. A man charged with aiding a terrorist organization and threatening to "shoot everybody" at a pro-Israel march is being held without ball....

Maximum Security breezes through workout at Monmouth Park

May. 22, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Maximum Security has breezed through four furlongs at Monmouth Park. The track says the 3-year-old was timed in 53.80 seconds on Wednesday during a leisurely workout. Trainer Jason Servis didn't immediately respond to a text message from The Associated Press seeking comment. Servis...

Atlantic City casino earnings way down amid more competition

May. 22, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — More casinos have meant less profit in Atlantic City since two gambling halls reopened last summer. Figures released Wednesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the nine casinos saw their gross operating profit decline by nearly 30% in the first quarter of...

Borgata casino unveils $12M sports bet, nightspot project

May. 22, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Borgata casino is investing $12 million in a new sports betting and entertainment project. Casino officials tell The Associated Press it will open a sports bar and sports betting facility named Moneyline Bar & Book on June 29. The name is a reference to the...

Jets sign wide receiver-kick returner Deonte Thompson

May. 21, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed free-agent wide receiver-kick returner Deonte Thompson, who played last season for Buffalo and Dallas. The Jets also announced Tuesday they have waived wide receiver Xavier Ubosi. The 30-year-old Thompson has 94 catches for 1,193 yards and four...

Officers put on leave amid probe of recorded violent arrest

May. 21, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

DOVER, N.J. (AP) — Three New Jersey police officers are on paid administrative leave as authorities investigate a violent arrest that was caught on video. The probe stems from the arrest of 19-year-old Cyprian Luke Sunday in Dover, New Jersey. The video shows him being punched repeatedly in the face by...