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Booker nets 1st 2020 endorsement from S. Carolina lawmaker

Mar. 22, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker has netted the first endorsement from a sitting lawmaker in the crucial early-voting state of South Carolina. State Rep. John King told The Associated Press that he's chosen to back the senator from New Jersey above other hopefuls in the...

Bruins' top line, Rask carry Boston over New Jersey, 5-1

Mar. 21, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It didn't take long for the Boston Bruins' top line of Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand to get back in gear. A game after Pastrnak returned from thumb surgery, Bergeron scored two goals and the line accounted for eight points in leading the Bruins to a 5-1 victory over...

Hogan: Trump challenge now 'doesn't make any sense at all'

Mar. 21, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — While Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan isn't completely ruling out a potential primary challenge to President Donald Trump, he said Thursday that currently "it doesn't make any sense at all." Hogan spoke to reporters Thursday with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Hogan friend who is...

Hogan: Trump challenge now 'doesn't make any sense at all'

Mar. 21, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — While Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan isn't completely ruling out a potential primary challenge to President Donald Trump, he says that currently "it doesn't make any sense at all." Hogan spoke to reporters Thursday with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Hogan friend who is in...

Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Trump foes

Mar. 21, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump in a wave of attacks that harmed no one but spread fear of political violence across the U.S. for days leading up to last fall's midterm elections. Cesar Sayoc, 57, shackled at...

Harris to visit historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta

Mar. 21, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is set to speak Sunday at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Martin Luther King Jr. once occupied the pulpit. Other 2020 presidential hopefuls, including fellow senators Cory Booker of New Jersey, Bernie Sanders of Vermont...

New Jersey governor: Push to legalize pot is short on votes

Mar. 21, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Days ahead of a planned vote in the Legislature that would make New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana, Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday that the measure is short of the votes needed to pass. The Democrat spoke Thursday during a news conference alongside more than a...

Hoops fans line up to bet (legally) on March Madness tourney

Mar. 21, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — College basketball fans lined up at casinos and racetracks or furiously tapped smartphone screens Thursday to get down bets on March Madness, many in states where it is legal for the first time. Joe Palumbo of West Babylon, New York, traveled Thursday to the Borgata casino in...

Officer responds after boy calls 911 over missing teddy bear

Mar. 20, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer came to the rescue after a 12-year-old boy with autism who lost his teddy bear called 911 for help. Woodbridge Police Officer Khari Manzini arrived at Ryan Paul's home Saturday after the boy called and hung up the phone. Manzini says his training in...

Correction: Mob Shooting story

Mar. 20, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — In some versions of a story March 18 about a court hearing over the killing of a reputed Gambino crime boss, The Associated Press erroneously reported where the victim was born. Francesco Cali was born in New York City, not in Sicily. In addition, a March 19 follow-up story provided...