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Fairleigh Dickinson downs Army 93-84 behind Edge, Williams

Dec. 12, 2018 9:24 PM EST

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Darnell Edge scored 24 points and made six 3-pointers, Elijah Williams added a career-high 22 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked four shots, and Fairleigh Dickinson beat Army 93-84 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game skid. Jahlil Jenkins scored 19 points with nine rebounds...

APNewsBreak: Julian Castro moves toward 2020 White House run

Dec. 12, 2018 8:53 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro says he's taking a step toward a possible White House campaign in 2020 by forming a presidential exploratory committee. The Texas Democrat tells The Associated Press that he will announce a decision Jan. 12. The move Wednesday gives the...

Jets' Bowles remains steady despite facing uncertain future

Dec. 12, 2018 7:04 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Todd Bowles' days as coach of the New York Jets are numbered in many people's minds. To some fans and media, his time has long been up. The embattled Bowles appears likely to be among those looking for new jobs the day the NFL's regular season ends, if not sooner. That uncertainty...

Prosecutor: Man convicted of killing 2 ex-girlfriends, man

Dec. 12, 2018 6:36 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man has been convicted of strangling and drowning one ex-girlfriend and then shooting to death another ex-girlfriend as well as the man she had recently started dating. Essex County prosecutors said 30-year-old Jeffrey Holland of East Orange was convicted Wednesday of...

Prosecutor: Man faces 30 years after plea in rival's death

Dec. 12, 2018 6:29 PM EST

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man faces three decades in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a romantic rival whose remains were found in a remote area of New Jersey. The Ocean County prosecutor's office says 27-year-old Alan McGinnis pleaded guilty to...

Manning not throwing as much with Giants' offense in gear

Dec. 12, 2018 4:45 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are making life easier for Eli Manning since the bye week. After opening with a 1-7 record, Pat Shurmur's team has won four of five by doing all the little things that make a quarterback look good. The offensive line, which was much maligned before the bye,...

Mom whose toddler was yanked by police resolves another case

Dec. 12, 2018 4:19 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A mother who was violently separated from her toddler by New York police in a widely viewed videotaped encounter agreed on Wednesday to do community service to resolve a separate legal case. A judge told Jazmine Headley, 23, that the charges will be dropped in her credit card fraud...

Officials say 6 charged with severely beating 3-year-old boy

Dec. 12, 2018 3:32 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say six adults have been charged with severely beating a 3-year-old boy. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced the arrests Wednesday. All six of the suspects live in the same house and...

New Jersey sports betting market closing in on $1B mark

Dec. 12, 2018 3:23 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's sports betting market is closing in on the $1 billion dollar mark after less than six months of operation. Figures released Wednesday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show New Jersey's casino and racetrack-based sports books took in over $330 million worth...

Red Bulls sign defender Tim Parker to multiyear contract

Dec. 12, 2018 3:07 PM EST

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls have signed defender Tim Parker to a multiyear contact. The MLS team announced the signing Wednesday, saying it used targeted allocation money. Parker played center back and solidified a defense that allowed 33 goals in 34 regular season games. New York won the...