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Drame's double-double leads Saint Peter's past Niagara

Jan. 26, 2020 5:25 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hassan Drame scored 10 points with 10 rebounds off the bench and Saint Peter's beat Niagara 58-53 on Sunday. Matthew Lee led the Peacocks (7-10, 4-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) with 13 points. Quinn Taylor added seven rebounds. St. Peter's scored 25 points in the second...

Kellman carries Princeton past Rutgers-Camden 87-41

Jan. 26, 2020 2:59 PM EST

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Keeshawn Kellman scored a career-high 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting and Princeton rolled past Division III Rutgers-Camden 87-41 on Sunday. Elijah Barnes had 10 points for Princeton (7-8), which earned its fourth straight victory. The Tigers made 20 of 30 shots, six of them behind...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a visit to an anti-narcotics police base in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

Pompeo lashes out at journalist; NPR defends its reporter

Jan. 25, 2020 5:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out in anger Saturday at an NPR reporter who accused him of shouting expletives at her after she asked him in an interview about Ukraine. In a direct and personal attack, America's chief diplomat said the journalist had “lied” to him and...

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump, right, meets with Rep. Jeff Van Drew in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump is coming next week to the Jersey shore to reward newly minted Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew for leaving the Democrats and opposing impeachment and is expected to attract a crowd and headlines. But Van Drew has also been crisscrossing the district to secure support from local GOP  that he spent years fighting. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

With Trump's help, NJ's Van Drew courts former foes

Jan. 25, 2020 9:21 AM EST

President Donald Trump is expected to draw a crowd — and headlines — Tuesday when he comes to the New Jersey shore to reward newly minted Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew with a rally for leaving the Democrats and opposing impeachment. Despite the boost from the president, Van Drew has also been...

Defense shines as Rider tops Saint Peter's 70-66

Jan. 24, 2020 9:59 PM EST

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Dimencio Vaughn recorded 15 points and five steals as Rider edged past Saint Peter's 70-66 on Friday night. Frederick Scott added 13 points for the Broncs, who forced a season-high 22 turnovers. Stevie Jordan's 3-pointer with 1:36 left gave Rider a 67-66 lead and the Broncs made...

FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. The warden in charge when Jeffrey Epstein ended his life in his jail cell is being moved to a leadership position at another federal correctional facility, putting him back in the field with inmates despite an ongoing investigation into the financier’s death, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)

AP Exclusive: Feds plan to move Epstein warden to prison job

Jan. 24, 2020 8:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The warden in charge when Jeffrey Epstein ended his life in his jail cell is being moved to a leadership position at another federal correctional facility, putting him back in the field with inmates despite an ongoing investigation into the financier’s death, two people familiar...

New York Giants NFL football quarterback Eli Manning announces his retirement on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Giants' Eli Manning retires after 16 seasons, 2 Super Bowls

Jan. 24, 2020 8:29 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning ended his 16-year NFL career on his own terms. He was classy, well-prepared and walked away as a New York Giant. In a roughly seven-minute speech touched with a little humor and almost no emotion, the 39-year-old Manning officially ended his career Friday at a...

Manhattan Bomber Ahmad Khan Rahimi talks with his attorney during sentencing at the Union County Courthouse, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Elizabeth, N.J. Rahimi, an Afghan-born U.S. citizen already serving life in prison for a bombing Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood,  was sentenced Friday to an additional life term for a shootout with police in New Jersey as he attempted to avoid arrest in 2016. (Steve Hockstein/NJ Advance Media via AP, Pool)

Convicted NYC bomber gets life term for New Jersey shootout

Jan. 24, 2020 12:05 PM EST

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — An Afghan-born U.S. citizen already serving life in prison for a bombing in New York City was sentenced Friday to an additional life term for a shootout with police in New Jersey as he attempted to avoid arrest in 2016. State Superior Court Judge John Deitch sentenced Ahmad Khan...

Authorities: Juvenile justified in stabbing robbery suspect

Jan. 24, 2020 8:22 AM EST

ALLENTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A juvenile who fatally stabbed a man who was attempting a home invasion robbery was justified in using deadly force because he acted in self-defense, authorities have determined Luis Nieves, 48, forced open the door of an Allentown home around 5:30 p.m. Sunday and started attacking...

Philadelphia Archbishop-elect Nelson J. Perez addresses those assembled at the Archdiocese's offices after his introduction by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, as the 14th Bishop and 10th Archbishop of Philadelphia, on Thursday, January 23, 2020.   (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP )

Cleveland bishop named Philadelphia’s next archbishop

Jan. 23, 2020 4:23 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Roman Catholic bishop of Cleveland will become the new leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Vatican announced Thursday, making him the first Hispanic archbishop to lead the region’s 1.3 million-member flock. Nelson Perez, who spent most of his early pastoral career...