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Atlantic City transfers power amid corruption - yet again

Oct. 15, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For over a decade, things had been quiet in Atlantic City, the seaside gambling resort known as much for its colorful political corruption as for its slot machines and saltwater taffy. But that came to an end this month when Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. pleaded guilty to wire fraud,...

A look at top cases for the Supreme Court's new term

Oct. 7, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

The biggest cases before the Supreme Court are often the last ones to be decided, and the focus on the court will be especially intense in June, just a few months before the 2020 election. A look at some of the high-profile cases the court will hear in its term that begins Monday and runs through early summer...

Marty Small: New rider in Atlantic City's mayor-go-round

Oct. 5, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Marty Small intends on bringing big changes to Atlantic City, where yet another political corruption scandal has propelled him to the office he has sought for so long. Small, the City Council president, became acting mayor Friday, a day after Frank Gilliam Jr., a fellow Democrat,...

Top cases for the Supreme Court's new term

Oct. 5, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

The biggest cases before the Supreme Court are often the last ones to be decided, and the focus on the court will be especially intense in June, just a few months before the 2020 election. A look at some of the high-profile cases the court will hear in its term that begins Monday and runs through early summer...

Lawmakers plan investigation in NJ Transit's 'failures'

Oct. 1, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers in New Jersey are launching an investigation into the state's beleaguered transit system. Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney said in a statement Tuesday he's setting up a committee to probe the agency over "continued failures and to develop an action plan to turn...

Sanford takes his first 2020 campaign trip to New Hampshire

Sep. 19, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Mark Sanford's first presidential campaign stop in New Hampshire began with an interruption in the hopes of being heard. Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, entered a Manchester diner and found his way to an AARP meeting in the back. "Can I be rude?" he...

Convicts in 'Bridgegate' asking Supreme Court to toss case

Sep. 17, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Onetime allies of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are making their case to the U.S. Supreme Court on why their convictions in the so-called Bridgegate case should be thrown out. In a brief being filed Tuesday, Bill Baroni's attorneys cite the overturned conviction of former...

Today in History

Sep. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2019. There are 113 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 9, 1971, prisoners seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York, beginning a siege that ended up claiming 43 lives. On this...

Today in History

Sep. 6, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2019. There are 116 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 6, 2006, President George W. Bush acknowledged for the first time that the CIA was running secret prisons overseas and said tough interrogation had forced terrorist leaders...

LA Opera names lawyer to lead Placido Domingo investigation

Aug. 20, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it will immediately open a "thorough and independent investigation" into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company's general director. In a brief statement Tuesday, the opera company said it has hired Debra Wong...