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Takeaways: Warren under fire, 70s club ignores age issue

Oct. 16, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

A dozen Democratic presidential candidates participated in a spirited debate Tuesday over health care, taxes, gun control and impeachment. Takeaways from the three-hour forum in Westerville, Ohio. WARREN'S RISE ATTRACTS ATTACKS Sen. Elizabeth Warren found Tuesday that her rise in the polls may come with a steep...

The Latest: Bush-DeGeneres friendship prompts final question

Oct. 15, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the fourth Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The final question at the fourth Democratic presidential debate challenged candidates to share examples of surprising friendships they've had and how it's affected them. The question on Tuesday...

Records: Taxpayers paid $18k for Murphy staffers' India trip

Oct. 15, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey taxpayers were billed about $18,000 for government officials' recent trip to India despite Gov. Phil Murphy's office's earlier statements that a privately funded group would pay for the visit, according to records obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. Payment vouchers...

Atlantic City transfers power amid corruption - yet again

Oct. 15, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For over a decade, things had been quiet in Atlantic City, the seaside gambling resort known as much for its colorful political corruption as for its slot machines and saltwater taffy. But that came to an end this month when Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. pleaded guilty to wire fraud,...

The Latest: Councilman Marty Small named Atlantic City mayor

Oct. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the selection of Marty Small as Atlantic City's new mayor (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Council members in Atlantic City have named Council President Marty Small the city's new mayor at a special meeting. Small has been serving as acting mayor since former Mayor...

Jets sign former Rams DB Blake Countess

Oct. 15, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed defensive back Blake Countess and waived cornerback Arthur Maulet. Countess was most recently with Philadelphia, which claimed him off waivers from the Rams in May but waived him in August. He was a sixth-round draft pick of the Eagles in 2016. He was...

Woman pleads in slayings of mother, grandmother

Oct. 15, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter and murder in the beating deaths of her mother and grandmother in their New Jersey beach home last year. Forty-two-year-old Heather Barbera tearfully entered her pleas Tuesday in the July 2018 deaths of 67-year-old Michelle...

Murphy says 4 rail stations will undergo repair, rehab work

Oct. 15, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy says New Jersey Transit and Amtrak are about to begin repair and rehab work at a handful of rail stations across the state. The first-term Democrat said Tuesday in New Brunswick that the work would begin this fall and continue through early 2020. The projects are...

New Jersey breaks its monthly sports betting record

Oct. 15, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers wagered a record-breaking $445 million on sports in New Jersey in September, the largest monthly total in the state since legal sports betting began in June 2018. Tuesday's release of figures came as the rapidly growing New Jersey sports betting market challenges Nevada...

South Carolina inmate accused of killing cellmate

Oct. 15, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say an inmate accused of slaying a New Jersey gas clerk killed his cellmate during a fight. News outlets report 23-year-old Marcus Antonio Wright was charged with murder in the death of Matthew Williams at Lieber Correctional Institute in Dorchester...