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Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Murphy signs bills protecting abortions for out-of-staters

Jul. 01, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed two bills Friday aiming to protect the right of those from outside the state to get abortion services within its borders and barring extradition of people involved in reproductive health care services should they face charges in...

'Historic' Atlantic City casino pacts 'good for everyone'

Jul. 01, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's largest casino employer said Friday a new contract it reached with the city's main employee union provides for “historic” raises. And the parent company of the city's top-performing casino said the pact is “a good agreement for...

Villanova-Michigan St highlight Gavitt Games in BEast-BTen

Jul. 01, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Coming off a Final Four appearance, Villanova and new coach Kyle Neptune will face Tom Izzo's Michigan State in one of the major attractions of the seventh Gavitt Tipoff Games. The Big East and Big Ten Conferences announced the eight men’s basketball contests on...

Man sentenced for killing family members on New Year's Eve

Jul. 01, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A man convicted of gunning down his parents, sister and a family friend with a high-powered rifle when he was a teenager on New Year’s Eve in 2017 has been sentenced to 150 years in state prison. Scott Kologi, 20, was found guilty of murder and a weapons...

16-year-old Ngoma scores in 89th, Red Bulls beat Atlanta 2-1

Jul. 01, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Serge Ngoma became the youngest player to score in Major League Soccer this season at 16 years of age, getting a go-ahead goal in the 89th minute as the New York Red Bulls rallied late to beat Atlanta United 2-1 on Thursday night. Lewis Morgan scored on a...

Last-minute deal averts casino strike in Atlantic City

Jun. 30, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The main union for Atlantic City casino workers reached agreements on new contracts with four casinos on Thursday, providing for what one its president called “the best contract we've ever had” and labor peace that will avoid a strike on Fourth of July weekend, one...

Four Atlantic City casinos reach contract agreement with union, averting a strike on Fourth of July weekend

Jun. 30, 2022 23:16 PM EDT
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Four Atlantic City casinos reach contract agreement with union, averting a strike on Fourth of July weekend.

Police: Shooting in Newark wounds 9; all expected to survive

Jun. 30, 2022 22:43 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nine people, including a teenager, were wounded Thursday evening in gunfire outside a neighborhood grocery shop in Newark, police said. All of the victims are expected to survive and police are searching for a vehicle believed to have been involved in the...

Murphy signs $50.6 billion budget with property tax relief

Jun. 30, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

CRANFORD, N.J. (AP) — Touting Democrats' stewardship of the state and warning of a potential downturn in the economy in the coming years, New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed a record $50.6 billion budget that pours $2 billion into property tax relief, sets a record surplus and lifts...