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Ovechkin and McMichael each score twice as the Capitals deal the Devils a 6-2 defeat

Feb. 20, 2024 23:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and Connor McMichael each scored twice, and the Washington Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 6-2, boosting their slim playoff chances and dealing their division rivals a tough blow in their pursuit. Ovechkin's goals give him 838 in his NHL career....

U.S. casinos won $66.5B in 2023, their best year ever as gamblers showed no economic fear

Feb. 20, 2024 18:17 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — America's commercial casinos won $66.5 billion from gamblers in 2023, the industry's best year ever, according to figures released by its national trade association Tuesday. The American Gaming Association said that total was 10% higher than in 2022,...

New Jersey gov's wife, a US Senate candidate, opposes power plant that he could kill

Feb. 20, 2024 17:55 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's First Lady Tammy Murphy, who is running for U.S. Senate, said Tuesday she opposes construction of a gas-fired backup power plant in a minority neighborhood already heavily burdened with pollution. But she did not say whether she has discussed her...

Nico Hischier scores twice as Devils beat Flyers 6-3 before 70,328 at MetLife Stadium

Feb. 18, 2024 12:48 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Jack Hughes is mentioned so many times when the discussion turns to the New Jersey Devils that many forget about the other No. 1 overall pick on the team and their captain — Nico Hischier. Hischier had two goals and an assist, including the...

New Jersey district settles sex abuse lawsuit involving former teacher for $6 million

Feb. 16, 2024 18:05 PM EST

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey school district will pay $6 million to settle a lawsuit brought by two students who claim they were sexually assaulted for years by a former high school teacher. The male students had filed separate lawsuits weeks apart alleging...

A record-breaking January for New Jersey gambling, even as in-person casino winnings fall

Feb. 16, 2024 17:14 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Four major gambling revenue records were smashed in New Jersey in January as 2024 got off to a rousing start for everything except the thing casinos care about most: the amount of money won from in-person gamblers. Internet gambling revenue, sports...

It's time for Northeast to prep for floods like those that hit this winter. Climate change is why

Feb. 15, 2024 00:11 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — After back-to-back storms lashed the Northeast in January, rental properties Haim Levy owns in coastal Hampton, New Hampshire, were hammered by nearly two feet of water, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage and causing him to evacuate tenants to safer...

Betting on the Super Bowl was brisk at sportsbooks in big U.S. markets

Feb. 14, 2024 18:41 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — With this year's Super Bowl being played in Las Vegas, the nation's gambling capital, there was little doubt that betting on the big game would be huge. Statistics from several states where sports betting is legal are proving that prediction was true. ...

Bill would let Atlantic City casinos keep smoking with some more restrictions

Feb. 14, 2024 17:41 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City casinos would be able to continue to allow gamblers to smoke on the casino floor under a new bill that would impose additional restrictions on lighting up. New Jersey state Sen. John Burzichelli introduced a bill Monday giving the casinos...

Crash of school bus, utility truck sends about a dozen people to hospitals, police say

Feb. 13, 2024 17:23 PM EST

MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) — A crash involving a school bus and a truck sent about a dozen people to hospitals, but no life-threatening injuries were immediately reported, authorities said. Medford Township police say the collision happened shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday at an intersection...