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Booker tax returns show income drop, high charitable giving

Apr. 24, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker released 10 years of tax returns Wednesday, showing his income plunged last year but he remained generous toward charity. Booker reported income of $152,715 in 2018 for his salary as a U.S. senator from New Jersey. He paid $22,781 in...

Ex-Christie aide gets 13-month sentence in bridge scandal

Apr. 24, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A onetime aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was resentenced Wednesday to 13 months — down from 18 — for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. Bridget Kelly, dabbing her eyes with a tissue at points during the resentencing hearing in...

Cop, teacher, others accused of trying to lure teens for sex

Apr. 24, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a police officer, a high school teacher, a minister and 13 others in a sting New Jersey officials said Wednesday was aimed at men who tried to set up sexual encounters with people they thought were teenage boys and girls. The arrests were made as part of...

The Latest: Ex-Christie aide gets 13 months in bridge ploy

Apr. 24, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The latest on the resentencing of a former aide to ex-Gov. Chris Christie convicted for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scheme (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff was resentenced to 13 months for her...

New Jersey gov: We could be top US sports bet market by 2020

Apr. 24, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's quick growth in sports gambling means it could surpass Nevada next year as the top sports betting market in the United States, its governor said Wednesday. In the 10 months that New Jersey has allowed legal sports betting, gamblers have wagered more than $2.3 billion, a...

The Comey firing, as retold by the Mueller report

Apr. 23, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was seething. The FBI director, James Comey, had privately reassured him that he was not personally under investigation. But on May 3, 2017, when Comey was summoned to Capitol Hill to explain his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, he denied the...

Handful of US states are poised to legalize sports betting

Apr. 23, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The number of states allowing sports betting is poised to expand. Governors in Montana and Iowa are considering measures that would allow residents to wager on sports, while Indiana lawmakers are scheduled to approve their own version as early as Wednesday. Barring a veto, they would...

Bell, Lee not at Jets voluntary workouts; Gase not concerned

Apr. 23, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets hit the field together for the first time this offseason — without their star running back. Le'Veon Bell was not among the players present Tuesday for the start of the team's voluntary three-day minicamp. Linebacker Darron Lee, whose role with the team is...

New Jersey's takeover of Atlantic City to last full 5 years

Apr. 23, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The administration of Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy plans to leave a state takeover of Atlantic City in place for the full five years that his Republican predecessor envisioned in seizing control of the cash-strapped seaside gambling resort. The timetable laid out...

Town keeps playing Smith recording amid racist allegations

Apr. 23, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of a New Jersey shore town says they keep playing Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" on its boardwalk despite allegations of racism against the singer. Wildwood has traditionally started each day by playing the song. "It's an Irving Berlin patriotic song that has...