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Coast Guard: Fire extinguished on barge in Delaware Bay

May. 25, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

BOWERS, Del. (AP) — A fire onboard a barge in the Delaware Bay has been extinguished, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The fire was reported early Monday on a barge about 9 miles (14 kilometers) south of Port Mahon, Delaware, and was extinguished Tuesday, the Coast Guard announced in a...

Late spring storm keeping some Jersey shore beaches closed

May. 25, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Erosion from a late spring storm will keep some beaches at the Jersey Shore from being ready for visitors on Memorial Day weekend, but overall, the shore came through the winter in good shape. Scientists and local officials at some shore towns say a...

Jets' Curry back on field after spleen, blood clot scare

May. 25, 2022 02:59 AM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — An enlarged spleen, a blood clot and a steady dose of blood thinners kept Vinny Curry off the football field last season. The New York Jets defensive end was happy to be alive, but dearly missed the game he loves. So he tackled the only thing he could: his...

Washington looking to build off Stringer success at Rutgers

May. 24, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Coquese Washington isn't looking to replace C. Vivian Stringer as the women's basketball coach at Rutgers. That's an impossible task. Stringer, a Hall of Famer, won more than 1,000 games in 50 years and went to the Final Four four times with three different...

Jets 'thick' QB Wilson focused on eating, performing better

May. 24, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson is unquestionably the main focus this offseason for the new-look New York Jets. And it's not about just the progress of his on-field skills. That's key, of course, but the second-year quarterback's physical appearance is already the talk...

NJ sees $24M in marijuana sales, grants new licenses

May. 24, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — One month into existence, New Jersey's recreational marijuana market has done $24 million in sales and regulators on Tuesday voted to grant permits to nearly a dozen new recreational cannabis retailers in their first public meeting since the market opened to the public last...

UN chief Guterres urges graduates to shun 'climate wreckers'

May. 24, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The head of the United Nations implored graduating college students on Tuesday to reject jobs at companies that fund the fossil fuel industry he described as “killing our planet.” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made his remarks to graduating...

PEN America honors activists, artists and dissidents

May. 24, 2022 00:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From an imprisoned Ukranian journalist to a high school activist in Florida, PEN America paid tribute Monday night to democracy and free expression and warned about the dangers faced in the U.S. and abroad. "Instead of being able focus on menial responsibilities...

Coquese Washington to succeed Stringer as Rutgers coach

May. 23, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Former Penn State women's basketball coach Coquese Washington will succeed Hall of Famer C. Vivian Stringer as coach at Rutgers, the school announced Monday. Washington, who spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Notre Dame, agreed to a six-year...

Atlantic City's casinos earnings rise, but some still lag

May. 23, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos collectively saw their profitability increase in the first quarter of this year compared not only with a year earlier, but also to the pre-pandemic period, according to figures released Monday. But only four of the nine casinos...