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US House hopeful for Alaska seat has never been to the state

Jul. 18, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Carol Hafner is on the Democratic primary ballot for an Alaska U.S. House seat. She doesn't live in Alaska. In fact, she's never been to the state. Hafner, who listed New Jersey and South Dakota addresses in her candidate filing, says she's serious about running, though she doesn't...

Woman faces retrial on charges of suffocating husband

Jul. 18, 2018 2:55 PM EDT

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Bail has been set at $1 million for a New Jersey woman facing a retrial on charges she killed her ailing husband by smothering him with a plastic bag and tried to kill her daughter the same way. Jenny Tran was convicted of aggravated manslaughter and received a 50-year prison...

FanDuel Group to launch online sports betting and casino

Jul. 18, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — FanDuel Group says it will launch online sports betting and an internet casino in New Jersey, hopefully in time for the start of football season. FanDuel, which is mostly owned by Ireland-based Paddy Power Betfair, will provide online sports betting with the license of the...

Chris Christie to 'set record straight' in 'Let Me Finish'

Jul. 18, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Christie has a book coming out next year and he doesn't plan on holding back. Hachette Books confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former New Jersey governor's "Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics" is...

Police: Woman faked terminal illness for extended stay

Jul. 18, 2018 10:28 AM EDT

EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — Police have arrested a New Jersey woman who they say faked having a terminal illness and convinced a family to take care of her for more than a month. Authorities said Tuesday that 26-year-old Kiley White, of Galloway, was charged July 12 with theft by deception and harassment after...

Chris Christie to 'set record straight' in 'Let Me Finish'

Jul. 18, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Christie has a book coming out next year and he doesn't plan on holding back. Hachette Books told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former New Jersey governor's "Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics" is scheduled for...

Stray bullet strikes, kills 9-year-old girl sleeping in home

Jul. 17, 2018 9:32 PM EDT

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet as she slept in her bed early Tuesday, and authorities urged witnesses to come forward to help find the killer. The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. about a block away from the girl's home in Bridgeton, a city of about...

Ocean Resort Casino joins New Jersey internet betting market

Jul. 17, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's thriving internet gambling market continues to grow. The Ocean Resort casino was cleared for full internet gambling operations on Sunday. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement completed testing and evaluating its systems and approved it to offer online gambling....

Pro sports leagues say racetrack filing is frivolous

Jul. 17, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA said late Monday that an attempt by a New Jersey horse racing association to collect betting revenue that was lost as the leagues fought to block legalized sports betting is frivolous. The leagues filed their response...

Resorts makes bid for fall sports betting in New Jersey

Jul. 17, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Add Resorts casino to the list of gambling companies that want to offer sports betting in New Jersey by the time football season starts in September. Casino President Mark Giannantonio told The Associated Press on Tuesday his company met the deadline by the state Division of...