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Watson leads St. Peter's past Stony Brook 82-68

Dec. 1, 2020 8:54 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Dallas Watson scored 18 points as St. Peter’s beat Stony Brook 82-68 on Tuesday night. Fousseyni Drame had 13 points and eight rebounds for St. Peter’s (2-1). KC Ndefo added 12 points and three blocks. Tarojae Brake had 10 points. Frankie Policelli had 16 points for...

This Sept. 5, 2019 photo shows a gambler making a sports bet at Bally's casino in Atlantic City N.J. Participants in a national sports betting conference on Dec. 1, 2020, agreed that huge holes in state budgets due to the coronavirus outbreak, and the demonstrated eagerness of fans to bet on sports are likely to spur a further expansion of sports betting and online casino gambling in the U.S. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Virus, fan eagerness may spur sports bet, casino expansion

Dec. 1, 2020 4:07 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Huge holes in state budgets due to the coronavirus pandemic and the demonstrated eagerness of fans to bet on sports are likely to spur a further expansion of sports betting and online casino gambling, experts said Tuesday. Speaking at the Betting On Sports America online...

Feds: Mail order firm used stamp scam to rip off government

Dec. 1, 2020 3:40 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey men used their e-commerce company to defraud the government out of more than $6 million by altering U.S. postage stamps, a criminal complaint released Tuesday alleged. Jack Koch and Steven Koch were charged with theft of government property and postage stamp fraud and...

Wildwood settles lawsuit alleging excessive force by police

Dec. 1, 2020 1:24 PM EST

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey city has settled a federal lawsuit filed by a Pennsylvania woman whose arrest was captured on video in 2018. According to court records, Wildwood agreed to a $325,000 settlement with Emily Weinman, NJ Advance Media reported Monday. Weinman, of Philadelphia, alleged that...

New Jersey environmental commissioner retiring in January

Dec. 1, 2020 10:01 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J (AP) — New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe will be retiring in the new year, Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday. Murphy said McCabe will be retiring Jan. 15, and a successor has not yet been named. She took the reins at the DEP early in Murphy's tenure,...

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus ride mopeds in Hanoi, Vietnam on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Vietnamese health official said on Thursday the COVID-19 outbreak would peak in the coming ten days as the country reported another death and a score of new infections. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

The Latest: Vietnam has 1st local transmission in 89 days

Nov. 30, 2020 11:52 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnamese authorities are conducting intensive contact tracing after the country’s first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus in 89 days. State media said Tuesday that a 32-year-old man in Ho Chi Minh City tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday after visiting a flight...

Trainers check New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) after an injury during the second half of NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Giants in playoff hunt, riding longest win streak since '16

Nov. 30, 2020 6:11 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — If the New York Giants are to get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2016, they have to start beating teams with winning records. The Giants (4-7) got back in the hunt for the title in the weak NFC East by beating Cincinnati 19-17 for their third straight win. While...

Mayor: Trenton surpasses record for homicides set in 2013

Nov. 30, 2020 3:35 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's capital surpassed its record for homicides set in 2013 with the 38th and 39th slayings over the weekend, Mayor Reed Gusciora said in a statement. COVID-19 set the year apart, with high economic uncertainty, closed schools and police officers facing quarantines, Gusciora...

FILE - In this June 20, 2006, file photo, teams line up along the baselines during the playing of the national anthem before the first game, in the inaugural season, of the State College Spike baseball team in State College, Pa. Major League Baseball is creating a minor league for top eligible prospects leading to the summer draft., the league announced Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The founding members of the MLB Draft League are located in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New Jersey: the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, the State College Spikes, the Trenton Thunder, the West Virginia Black Bears and the Williamsport Crosscutters. (AP Photo/Pat Little, File)

MLB launches wood-bat league for draft-eligible prospects

Nov. 30, 2020 3:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is creating a minor league for top eligible prospects leading to the summer draft. The wood-bat MLB Draft League is launching with five teams and could add a sixth, MLB said Monday. Teams will play a 68-game regular season that includes an All-Star break coinciding...

COVID-19 spike leads Murphy to pause indoor youth sports

Nov. 30, 2020 2:32 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — All indoor youth sports in New Jersey will be suspended starting Saturday because of the climbing COVID-19 caseload, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday. Murphy said the pause would begin at 6 a.m. and go until Jan. 2. It covers all youth sports, but excludes college and professional...