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Tim Carney, dressed as President Donald Trump, center, talks with people near the boardwalk before the start of a campaign rally in Wildwood, N.J., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Trump rally rouses New Jersey shore town to life

Jan. 28, 2020 9:25 PM EST

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Winter typically leaves many parts of New Jersey’s shore deserted, complete with blinking traffic lights and shuttered boardwalk shops, but President Donald Trump’s rally for Rep. Jeff Van Drew jolted Wildwood to life Tuesday, with rally-goers flocking to the seaside...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Wildwood, N.J., as Rep. Jeff Van Drew, R-N.J., listens. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Trump shores up support for newest GOP congressman in Jersey

Jan. 28, 2020 9:24 PM EST

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Moving on several fronts toward shoring up support for his reelection bid, President Donald Trump capped off a busy Tuesday by heaping praise on the newest Republican member of Congress and savaging Democrats he said are engaged in “demented hoaxes” like his impeachment...

2 church leaders sentenced to prison in tax fraud scheme

Jan. 28, 2020 6:19 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two leaders of a church that has drawn scrutiny for its anti-Jewish views were sentenced to prison Tuesday for taking millions in church funds for personal use, as hundreds of their followers gathered outside the courthouse to show support. Jermaine Grant, the leader of the New...

FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. Federal prosecutors said Thursday Jan. 9, 2020, that jailhouse video no longer exists of the area around Jeffrey Epstein's jail cell on a day he survived an apparent suicide attempt.  (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)

AP Exclusive: Feds backtrack on transfer of Epstein warden

Jan. 28, 2020 5:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Bureau of Prisons is holding off on transferring the warden who was in charge of the New York City jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself. The agency said Tuesday it would defer the transfer of Lamine N’Diaye to a leadership role at FCI Fort Dix, a low-security prison in...

Atlantic City pier sold, return of gambling to Showboat eyed

Jan. 28, 2020 4:00 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Five years after a Philadelphia developer bought an Atlantic City shopping and entertainment pier from Caesars Entertainment, he's selling it back to them so he can concentrate on his plan to return gambling to the former Showboat casino. Bart Blatstein told The Associated Press...

New Jersey Devils centre Jack Hughes (86) scores past Ottawa Senators goaltender Marcus Hogberg (35) during a shoot-out in NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)

Hughes seals SO win, Devils beat Senators 4-3

Jan. 28, 2020 12:08 AM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Jack Hughes helped bail out the New Jersey Devils after they gave up a lead in the third period. Kyle Palmieri tied it late in the third period, and Nikita Gusev and Hughes scored in the shootout to lift the Devils to a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night. Hughes, who...

President Donald Trump pauses as he walks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump rally on Jersey shore shows loyalty beyond heartland

Jan. 27, 2020 3:05 PM EST

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is holding his next rally in a county with almost no factory jobs to save, a reliance on immigrant workers and an economy built in part by coastal elites who summer there. Cape May County on the southern tip of New Jersey reflects just how much loyalty Trump...

Drame's double-double leads Saint Peter's past Niagara

Jan. 26, 2020 5:25 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hassan Drame scored 10 points with 10 rebounds off the bench and Saint Peter's beat Niagara 58-53 on Sunday. Matthew Lee led the Peacocks (7-10, 4-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) with 13 points. Quinn Taylor added seven rebounds. St. Peter's scored 25 points in the second...

Kellman carries Princeton past Rutgers-Camden 87-41

Jan. 26, 2020 2:59 PM EST

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Keeshawn Kellman scored a career-high 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting and Princeton rolled past Division III Rutgers-Camden 87-41 on Sunday. Elijah Barnes had 10 points for Princeton (7-8), which earned its fourth straight victory. The Tigers made 20 of 30 shots, six of them behind...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a visit to an anti-narcotics police base in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

Pompeo lashes out at journalist; NPR defends its reporter

Jan. 25, 2020 5:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out in anger Saturday at an NPR reporter who accused him of shouting expletives at her after she asked him in an interview about Ukraine. In a direct and personal attack, America's chief diplomat said the journalist had “lied” to him and...