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Feds: Man aided Hamas, threatened to kill Israel supporters

May. 22, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities say a man sought to aid a terrorist organization and threatened to "shoot everybody" at a pro-Israel march and bomb Trump Tower in New York. Twenty-year-old Jonathan Xie (SHEE) is charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist...

Borgata casino unveils $12M sports bet, nightspot project

May. 22, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Borgata casino is investing $12 million in a new sports betting and entertainment project. Casino officials tell The Associated Press it will open a sports bar and sports betting facility named Moneyline Bar & Book on June 29. The name is a reference to the...

Jets sign wide receiver-kick returner Deonte Thompson

May. 21, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed free-agent wide receiver-kick returner Deonte Thompson, who played last season for Buffalo and Dallas. The Jets also announced Tuesday they have waived wide receiver Xavier Ubosi. The 30-year-old Thompson has 94 catches for 1,193 yards and four...

Officers put on leave amid probe of recorded violent arrest

May. 21, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

DOVER, N.J. (AP) — Three New Jersey police officers are on paid administrative leave as authorities investigate a violent arrest that was caught on video. The probe stems from the arrest of 19-year-old Cyprian Luke Sunday in Dover, New Jersey. The video shows him being punched repeatedly in the face by...

Manning not worried about having Jones waiting in the wings

May. 20, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning hasn't been looking over his shoulder since the New York Giants took heir apparent Daniel Jones with the sixth pick overall in the NFL draft. The 38-year-old Manning is always focused on what he can control and right now that's being the Giants' quarterback in 2019....

Jets sign punter Matt Darr, waive tight end Jordan Leggett

May. 20, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed free-agent punter Matt Darr and waived tight end Jordan Leggett. Darr, who will compete with Lachlan Edwards for the punting duties, has previous experience with Jets coach Adam Gase when they were both in Miami in 2016. The 26-year-old Darr averaged...

Jets' Gase: There was no power struggle with Maccagnan

May. 20, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Adam Gase is calling a timeout on the perceptions that he won a power struggle with Mike Maccagnan. The New York Jets coach — and acting general manager — said he was surprised when team chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson told him Maccagnan was being fired as the...

After long journey, bear spared by governor returns home

May. 20, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bear whose life was spared two years ago by New Hampshire's governor has returned to her home turf near Dartmouth College after traveling thousands of miles since her relocation last June. The state's Fish and Game Department had decided to euthanize the female black bear and three...

Man sorry he urinated on memorial to boy who died of cancer

May. 20, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — A man caught on video while urinating on a park memorial marker that honors a 9-year-old boy who died of brain cancer says he made "a huge mistake" and wants to apologize to the boy's family. Police say Bryan Bellace, of Egg Harbor, urinated on the memorial while his friend, Daniel...

Court rejects program for woman who abandoned starving cats

May. 20, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A woman whose home was populated by starving cats who had eaten some of their own to survive will have to go back to court to see if she can avoid a trial and possible jail time. A New Jersey state appeals court ruled Monday that a judge erred last year when he allowed Jill Petruska to...