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FILE - This April 5, 2020, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. The Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Trump administration to end the 2020 census was another case of whiplash for the census, which has faced stops from the pandemic, natural disasters and court rulings. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

US House data not ready until April, states' data after July

Jan. 27, 2021 5:36 PM EST

The U.S. Census Bureau is aiming to deliver the long-delayed numbers used for divvying up congressional seats by the end of April, but a holdup on redistricting data could disrupt several states’ abilities to redraw their own legislative maps ahead of upcoming elections, an agency official said Wednesday....

Philadelphia Flyers' James van Riemsdyk (25) scores a goal as New Jersey Devils goaltender Scott Wedgewood (41) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Patrick, Farabee score in third, Flyers beat Devils 5-3

Jan. 27, 2021 1:12 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nolan Patrick, Joel Farabee and Ivan Provorov scored third-period goals, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New Jersey Devils 5-3 Tuesday night for their first road win. James van Riemsdyk scored two power-play goals and Brian Elliott made 23 saves as the Flyers came back to win after...

This Oct. 25, 2018 photo, employees at the sports book at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J. count money moments before it opened. Gambling companies in the U.S. are increasingly bringing different forms of gambling together, including sports betting, casino gambling, internet gambling and daily fantasy sports, and partnering with media companies as they seek to increase revenue. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Different types of gambling, media converging for growth

Jan. 26, 2021 12:20 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The many different types of gambling are quickly coming together with each other and with media outlets — and Wall Street is taking notice. Casino gambling, internet gambling, sports betting and daily fantasy sports are no longer separate silos with unique audiences:...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2017 file photo, Cardinal Joseph Tobin gives the homily during a Mass installing him as the new archbishop of Newark, in Newark, N.J. Declaring “God is on your side,” Tobin along with the archbishop of Santa Fe, N.M., and six other U.S. bishops issued a statement Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, expressing support for LGBT youth and denouncing the bullying often directed at them. It was released by the Tyler Clementi Foundation, named for the Rutgers University student who took his own life in 2010 after being targeted by online harassment. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Group of US Catholic bishops urges support for LGBT youth

Jan. 25, 2021 8:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Declaring “God is on your side,” a Roman Catholic cardinal, an archbishop and six other U.S. bishops issued a statement Monday expressing support for LGBT youth and denouncing the bullying often directed at them. “All people of goodwill should help, support and defend...

This Oct. 1, 2020, photo shows the exterior of Bally's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Nov. 4, 2020, officials with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, a Rhode Island firm that's buying Bally's for $25 million, said they can make it

Bally's, Caesars Entertainment add daily fantasy sport deals

Jan. 25, 2021 5:06 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two major casino companies announced deals Monday with daily fantasy sports providers as they seek to expand their reach and integrate different forms of fan engagement with professional sports into their gambling operations. In the first deal, announced Monday morning, Bally's...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, baseballs occupy a bucket after use during fielding practice during spring training baseball workouts for pitchers and catchers at Cleveland Indians camp in Avondale, Ariz. Major League Baseball is suspending all political contributions in the wake of last week's invasion of the U.S. Capitol by a mob loyal to President Donald Trump, joining a wave of major corporations rethinking their efforts to lobby Washington. “In light of the unprecedented events last week at the U.S. Capitol, MLB is suspending contributions from its Political Action Committee pending a review of our political contribution policy going forward,” the league said in a statement to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

MLB, USA Baseball start combine ahead of pushed-back draft

Jan. 25, 2021 3:52 PM EST

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Major League Baseball and the U.S. Baseball Federation will hold a showcase for prospects ahead of the amateur draft, which has been pushed back to July 11-13 and will hold its first night in Atlanta. The first MLB draft combine will be held at the USA Baseball training complex in Cary,...

New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac (19) and Devils left wing Miles Wood (44) react after Devils center Jack Hughes scored a goal against New York Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Newark, N.J. Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock (6) takes in the reaction. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Ty Smith extends points streak to 5, Devils beat Islanders

Jan. 24, 2021 11:17 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ty Smith set up two first-period goals to become the sixth NHL rookie defenseman to get points in his first five games, leading the New Jersey Devils to an 2-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Sunday night. Scott Wedgewood, who spent last season in the AHL, made 28 saves for his...

Wright scores 22 to lead Marist over Rider 76-67

Jan. 23, 2021 10:16 PM EST

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Ricardo Wright scored a season-high 22 points as Marist topped Rider 76-67 on Saturday night. Braden Bell had 15 points for Marist (8-6, 6-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Matt Herasme had eight rebounds and Jordan Jones added three blocks. Marist dominated the first half...

Murray scores 22 to lift Rider over Marist 76-64

Jan. 22, 2021 10:09 PM EST

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Dwight Murray Jr. had 22 points as Rider beat Marist 76-64 on Friday night. Allen Powell had 13 points for Rider (4-10, 4-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), which ended its five-game home losing streak. Jeremiah Pope added 12 points. Rodney Henderson Jr. had eight rebounds....

FILE - In this April 2, 2015 file photo, Dr. Salomon Melgen arrives at the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Courthouse for his arraignment in Newark, N.J. The prominent Florida eye doctor, convicted of defrauding Medicare out of $73 million, got out of prison early on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, after former President Donald Trump commuted his sentence just hours before his term ended. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Florida eye doctor gets clemency from Trump in health fraud

Jan. 21, 2021 10:45 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Dr. Salomon Melgen once held political fundraisers at his palatial Florida home, hung out with prominent Democrats including New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez and made millions of dollars through his eye care practice. The problem, according to federal prosecutors, was that Melgen...