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Students lead US push for fuller Black history education

Apr. 16, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Ebele Azikiwe was in the sixth grade last year when February came and it was time to learn about Black history again. She was, by then, familiar with the curriculum: Rosa Parks, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a discussion on slavery. Just like the year before, she...

March gambling revenue soars after 2020 virus shutdown

Apr. 16, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's casino and sports betting revenue more than doubled in March compared from year ago — but that's because the emerging pandemic shut down casinos for the second half of the month last year. Figures released Friday by the state...

Panarin, Shesterkin lead Rangers to 4-0 win over Devils

Apr. 15, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Artemi Panarin had two goals and an assist, Igor Shesterkin got his second straight shutout, and the New York Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils 4-0 Thursday night. Jacob Trouba and Ryan Lindgren also scored to help New York win for the sixth time in...

NFL inks sports bet deals with Caesars, FanDuel, DraftKings

Apr. 15, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Once one of the staunchest opponents of allowing people to bet legally on its games, the NFL on Thursday announced deals with three major gambling companies to become official sports betting partners. The league is partnering with Caesars...

Murphy proposes new ambitious gun control, safety measures

Apr. 15, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey would mandate safety courses in order to get a gun permit, require lockboxes for out-of-use firearms and change state law to hold firearm makers liable for harm stemming from gun use, among other changes proposed in the dozen new gun control measures...

New Jersey's unemployment rate falls slightly amid job gains

Apr. 15, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s unemployment rate fell slightly last month to 7.7%, according to state data released Thursday. The state added 20,800 jobs overall in March, largely in the private sector, according to the state Labor Department. The largest increases...

Smoking foes: Make COVID casino smoking ban permanent in NJ

Apr. 15, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Health advocates say New Jersey's temporary coronavirus-related ban on smoking in the Atlantic City casinos should be made permanent, and some state legislators said Thursday they will push to make that happen. But the casinos say permanently...

Synagogue firebombers lose bid to reverse convictions

Apr. 15, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Two men convicted of carrying out attacks on Jewish communities in New Jersey that included the firebombing of two synagogues and throwing a Molotov cocktail into a rabbi's home lost their bids to have their convictions thrown out Thursday. A...

C. Vivian Stringer signs 5-year extension with Rutgers

Apr. 14, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Hall of Fame women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer has agreed to a five-year contract extension that will keep her at Rutgers through the 2025-26 season. The New Jersey-based Big Ten Conference university announced the deal on Wednesday...

Elections official seeks probe of rejected ballot petition

Apr. 14, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top elections official asked the state’s attorney general Wednesday to conduct a criminal investigation into a ballot petition submitted by a candidate aiming to challenge Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy in this year's primary. Secretary...