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Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 28, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Hard Rock casino's charitable donations top $1M in 4 years

Jun. 28, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino marked its fourth anniversary on Tuesday by making donations to four local charities, putting the casino's total charitable donations past the $1 million mark. The casino donated $10,000 each to the Atlantic...

Signs, strike pay signup as union readies for casino walkout

Jun. 28, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As their leaders negotiated with management Tuesday, Atlantic City casino workers prepared for the possibility that those talks would fail and that the union would go out on strike Friday morning. Local 54 of the Unite Here union was to negotiate with...

Rutgers hires Nikki McCray-Penson as assistant hoops coach

Jun. 28, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers has hired former Tennessee star Nikki McCray-Penson as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team. Scarlet Knights coach Coquese Washington announced the hiring Tuesday, a day after adding former Rutgers star Tasha Pointer as an assistant...

Democrats tee up New Jersey budget with tax relief, surplus

Jun. 28, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democratic-led Legislature has teed up a vote Wednesday on a record $50.6 billion budget that boosts spending 9% over last year, sets aside $2 billion for property-tax payers and renters, and carries a $6 billion surplus into the new fiscal year. ...

Former Rutgers star Pointer returning as assistant coach

Jun. 27, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Former Rutgers basketball star Tasha Pointer is returning to the team as an assistant coach. Coach Coquese Washington announced the hiring of the Scarlet Knights' all-time assists leader on Monday. “Tasha is a Scarlet Knight legend and I am...

NJ firefighters fully contain Ocean-Burlington forest fire

Jun. 27, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters have fully contained a forest fire in Ocean and Burlington counties, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service said Monday. The agency said the blaze in the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest had burned 315 acres and was 100% contained as of 11 a.m. Monday....

LeBron James 'Triple Logoman' card sells for $2.4 million

Jun. 25, 2022 23:26 PM EDT

RUNNEMEDE, N.J. (AP) — Someone has paid $2.4 million for a one-of-a-kind LeBron James trading card, a purchase price that fell well short of what some expected. The auction of the “Triple Logoman" card ended Saturday. Officials at the collectibles marketplace Goldin, which ran...

Gas prices down in NJ, around the nation as oil prices fall

Jun. 25, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices are falling in New Jersey and around the nation due to lower crude oil prices and decreased demand. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $4.94, down eight cents from last week. Drivers were...

Union: Strike could cost 4 Atlantic City casinos $2.6M a day

Jun. 24, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A week before it could walk out on strike against numerous Atlantic City casinos, the resort's main casino workers union warned that a strike could cost four casinos a total of $2.6 million a day in losses. Local 54 of the Unite Here union issued a report...