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New York Jets running back Josh Adams (36) falls into the endzone for a touchdown while in the grasp of Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver (91) during the second half of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. The Bills won 27-17. (AP Photo/John Munson)

Jets add LB Ogletree, RB Adams, WR Malone to active roster

Sep. 19, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets signed inside linebacker Alec Ogletree from the practice squad to the active roster a day before they host the San Francisco 49ers in the home opener. Ogletree, signed by the Jets on Sept. 10, could slide into a starting role this week next to Neville Hewitt. New...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo reacts on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

49ers look to bounce back vs. Jets after tough opening loss

Sep. 18, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are heading across the country banged up and bitter after blowing a fourth-quarter lead in their season opener. The defending NFC champions are 0-1 — and will try to avoid a two-game skid to start the year when they face the hapless New York Jets...

FILE- In this Aug. 25, 2020 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks during his 2021 budget address at SHI Stadium at Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ.  Murphy says he and fellow Democratic legislative leaders have agreed to raise income taxes on millionaires, Thursday, Sept. 17,  while also giving about 800,000 families a $500 tax rebate.. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray, File)

New Jersey law seeks to stem pollution in minority areas

Sep. 18, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Friday a measure giving state regulators power to deny development permits to businesses whose operations pollute predominantly Black and other minority communities. Murphy, a Democrat, cast the legislation in sweeping terms, calling it historic and...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, Amy Locane enters the courtroom to be sentenced in Somerville, N.J. The former

'Melrose Place' actress headed back to prison for 2010 crash

Sep. 17, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

A former “Melrose Place” actress who has already served a prison sentence for a fatal 2010 drunken driving crash in New Jersey is headed back behind bars after a judge agreed with prosecutors Thursday that her initial sentence was too lenient. Saying Amy Locane still refuses to fully acknowledge...

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) leaps over Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton (28) during the second quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Talk radio criticism won't motivate Barkley against Bears

Sep. 17, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is getting something new in his game — criticism. Barkley has been under fire this week after gaining 6 yards on 15 carries in a season-opening 26-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The yardage total was the second worst of...

Paraguayan ex-politician, husband plead guilty in conspiracy

Sep. 17, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former member of Paraguay’s Congress and her husband have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering, U.S. authorities announced. Cynthia Elizabeth Tarragó Diaz, 41, and her husband Raimundo Va, 45, agreed to accept at least $2 million in U.S. currency from...

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (86) scores a touchdown against Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Steven Nelson (22) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Receiver Darius Slayton finding end zone again for Giants

Sep. 16, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton is picking up where he left off at the end of his rookie season. He's making plays and scoring touchdowns. Slayton is one of those players who should be on everyone's fantasy team. The fifth-round pick from Auburn has 10 touchdown...

Jets rookie LT Becton limited at practice with knee issue

Sep. 16, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets rookie left tackle Mekhi Becton was limited at practice Wednesday with a knee issue after being injured in the season-opening loss at Buffalo. Coach Adam Gase said Becton would be monitored throughout practice and the team will be cautious with him. The No. 11...

New York Giants reach multi-year deal with DraftKings.

Sep. 16, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — With games being played in stadiums with no fans and revenue reduced, the New York Giants have reached a multi-year arrangement with DraftKings, making the Boston-based company the official sports betting, i-gaming and daily fantasy operator of the NFL team. The Giants and the...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2012, file photo, the unoccupied house made famous by the cast of MTV is shown in Jersey Seaside Heights, N.J. On Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said that the YouTube stars who rented out the

Murphy criticizes YouTube stars for 'Jersey Shore' gathering

Sep. 16, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday that YouTube stars who rented out the “Jersey Shore” house Monday should “be taken to task” after an estimated 1,000 people showed up, many flouting COVID-19 social distancing rules. Murphy, a Democrat, called the...