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Controversial algorithms help decide who stays in jail

Feb. 17, 2019 1:06 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Eddie Armstrong had been sitting in the Dane County Jail for nearly two weeks when a judge set him free to await trial. His release was based in part on computer-generated scores that rated Armstrong's likelihood to return to court as fair and predicted he had a good chance of not...

Wieskamp hits last-second 3-pointer, helps No. 21 Iowa win

Feb. 16, 2019 9:48 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Iowa is living by the last-second shot these days. Joe Wieskamp banked in a 3-pointer from the corner with less than a second to play and the No. 21 Hawkeyes (20-5, 9-5 Big Ten) won their fourth straight game with a miraculous 71-69 win over Rutgers on Saturday. The game-winning...

Aririguzoh leads Princeton over Dartmouth 69-68

Feb. 16, 2019 9:48 PM EST

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Richmond Aririguzoh registered 18 points and three blocks as Princeton narrowly defeated Dartmouth 69-68 on Saturday night. Myles Stephens had 17 points and eight rebounds for Princeton (13-8, 5-3 Ivy League). Jaelin Llewellyn added 14 points. Devin Cannady had 10 points for the...

Edge lifts Fairleigh Dickinson over Bryant 97-84

Feb. 16, 2019 7:25 PM EST

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Darnell Edge had a career-high 32 points as Fairleigh Dickinson topped Bryant 97-84 on Saturday. Edge made 11 of 14 shots, including 7 of 8 on 3-pointers. Jahlil Jenkins had 18 points, seven assists and five steals for Fairleigh Dickinson (13-13, 8-6 Northeast Conference). Xzavier...

Dem presidential candidates introducing themselves to voters

Feb. 16, 2019 7:07 PM EST

Five Democratic senators vying for their party's nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020 fanned out across the country Saturday to campaign and meet voters. Kamala Harris of California spent her second straight day in the pivotal early-voting state of South Carolina, holding a town hall meeting in...

The Latest: Gillibrand accuses Trump of dividing people

Feb. 16, 2019 6:33 PM EST

The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, in her second day of campaigning in New Hampshire, issued a rebuke of what she called President Donald Trump's divisive language. The New York senator and Democratic presidential candidate told a crowd of...

The Latest: Cardinal calls McCarrick punishment 'important'

Feb. 16, 2019 6:21 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick (all times local): 12:20 a.m. The archbishop of Boston says the Vatican's decision to defrock former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is an important step for "administering justice" for McCarrick's crimes. Cardinal Sean...

Couple found slain, family member sought

Feb. 16, 2019 6:10 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have identified a husband and wife found stabbed to death in a New Jersey home. Another family member is being sought. Chief Lawrence Suffern of the Englewood police department told the North Jersey Record that officers called to the house Saturday morning found two...

Man charged with reckless endangering in fatal shooting

Feb. 16, 2019 5:20 PM EST

HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware authorities have charged a Maryland man with reckless endangering after a New Jersey man was fatally shot when he showed up at his ex-girlfriend's house. State police say 25-year-old Devon Emfinger of Aberdeen was with the 24-year-old woman on Valentine's Day when...

New Jersey OKs $20M subsidy for horse racing industry

Feb. 16, 2019 10:31 AM EST

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is back in the horse racing business. The return of state support is good news for tracks that have struggled to compete with rivals in adjacent states that offer casino gambling as well. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Thursday providing $20 million to help boost...