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Jets' McCown still leads, competes even as Darnold emerges

Aug. 19, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Josh McCown is still No. 1 on the New York Jets' quarterback depth chart. At this point, though, he might as well be No. 100. With each practice, it appears increasingly likely that rookie Sam Darnold will be the starter when the regular season kicks off in three weeks. Not that...

Barkley runs alone as New York Giants return to practice

Aug. 19, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — First-round draft pick Saquon Barkley ran on his own as the New York Giants returned to practice. The former Penn State running back drafted No. 2 overall carried a ball and ran at roughly three-quarter speed Sunday as strength and conditioning coach Aaron Wellman watched....

The Latest: The new alternative facts: 'Truth isn't truth'

Aug. 19, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Move over, alternative facts. Now, truth isn't truth. President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani used the line Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" with Chuck Todd. Giuliani was trying to make the case...

Trump says his White House counsel not a 'RAT' like Nixon's

Aug. 19, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that his White House counsel isn't a "RAT" like the Watergate-era White House attorney who turned on Richard Nixon, and he blasted the ongoing Russia investigation as "McCarthyism." Trump, in a series of angry tweets, denounced a New York...

Brennan considers legal action to stop clearance revocations

Aug. 19, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former CIA Director John Brennan said Sunday that he is considering taking legal action to try to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping other current and former officials' security clearances. Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," Brennan said he's been contacted by a number of...

1 of 3 sought in ambush police officer shooting

Aug. 19, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — One of three men sought in connection with an ambush shooting of two New Jersey police detectives earlier this month has been arrested, police said. Camden police said in a Twitter post Saturday that Juan Figueroa, 20, had been captured. He and Alexander DeJesus, 19, and Ammar Hall, 26,...

Jets' Darnold one of most impressive rookies McCown has seen

Aug. 18, 2018 7:55 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Josh McCown has seen many rookies step into the white-hot spotlight of the NFL and struggle. The veteran New York Jets quarterback has also watched some youngsters thrive in the pressure, so he could be considered a bit of an expert on the topic. That's why it says a lot when...

Shurmur won't say if Odell Beckham Jr. will play vs. Jets

Aug. 18, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur isn't looking at the annual preseason game against the Jets as a final dress rehearsal for the upcoming season. It's just another chance for his players to put some good football on tape and enhance their chances of making the 53-man roster. It...

Trump says he 'won't let' social media target conservatives

Aug. 18, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is accusing social media companies of "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices" and says "we won't let that happen." Trump's Saturday morning tweets come as companies have been working to ban right-wing "Infowars" conspiracy theorist...

Trump attends Hamptons fundraiser hosted by hot dog magnate

Aug. 17, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump headlined a closed-door fundraiser Friday at the Hamptons, New York, home of one of his closest friends, the chairman of the iconic Nathan's Famous hot dog business. Trump participated in a roundtable with high-dollar donors before delivering remarks at a...