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MOUNT HOLLY, N.J | GoFundMe says donors in alleged homeless scam refunded

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. — GoFundMe says it has refunded everyone who contributed to a campaign involving a homeless veteran from Philadelphia who prosecutors allege schemed with a New Jersey couple to scam donors out of more than $400,000. GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne said Tuesday that “all donors who contributed to this GoFundMe campaign have been … Continue reading MOUNT HOLLY, N.J | GoFundMe says donors in alleged homeless scam refunded

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | Miss America hopefuls arrive as pageant faces dissension

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The 51 hopefuls vying for the title of Miss America are set to arrive in Atlantic City on Thursday amid changes and internal dissension for the pageant. Pageant Chairwoman Gretchen Carlson has feuded on Twitter with reigning Miss America Cara Mund after Mund said she’d been “silenced” by pageant officials seeking … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | Miss America hopefuls arrive as pageant faces dissension

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J | New Jersey takes in $40.6 million in sports bets in July

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J — New Jersey casinos and racetracks took in $40.6 million in sports bets in the first full month in which it was permitted. Figures released Tuesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the Borgata, Ocean Resort and Bally’s casinos, and the Monmouth Park and Meadowlands racetracks saw gross sports … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J | New Jersey takes in $40.6 million in sports bets in July

BRIDGEWATER, N.J | The Latest: Trump lashes out on Twitter at ‘Wacky Omarosa’

BRIDGEWATER, N.J — The Latest on former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local): 10 a.m. President Donald Trump is lashing out at former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her “Wacky Omarosa” and saying she has been “fired for the last time.” Manigault Newman, who has authored a book entitled “Unhinged,” has … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J | The Latest: Trump lashes out on Twitter at ‘Wacky Omarosa’

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | From Ailes to Trump: Meet Bill Shine, Trump’s new image man

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — For years, he dutifully carried out Roger Ailes’ orders, earning himself the nickname “the Butler” at Fox News. Now Bill Shine is serving the same role under President Donald Trump. The former news executive was formally brought into the White House last month as deputy chief of staff for communications, but he … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | From Ailes to Trump: Meet Bill Shine, Trump’s new image man

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | The Latest: White House blasts Omarosa for recording talks

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The Latest on former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local): 6:35 p.m. The White House is blasting former staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman for secretly recording a conversation with chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the “very idea a staff member … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | The Latest: White House blasts Omarosa for recording talks

BRIDEGWATER, N.J | Omarosa says she secretly taped her firing, plays audio

BRIDEGWATER, N.J — Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman says she secretly taped her firing by White House chief of staff John Kelly in the Situation Room. And NBC’s “Meet the Press” is airing part of the conversation. Manigault Newman is appearing on the show to promote her new book, “Unhinged,” which will be released … Continue reading BRIDEGWATER, N.J | Omarosa says she secretly taped her firing, plays audio

BEDMINSTER, N.J | Rain pouring, Trump rages on Twitter and hangs with bikers

BEDMINSTER, N.J — President Donald Trump lashed out on Twitter as rain dumped on his New Jersey golf club, lambasting his Justice Department before welcoming members of a “Bikers for Trump” fan group. Dozens and dozens of gleaming motorcycles descended on the president’s central New Jersey property for what had been billed as an outdoor … Continue reading BEDMINSTER, N.J | Rain pouring, Trump rages on Twitter and hangs with bikers

BRIDGEWATER, N.J | The Latest: In wake of book, Trump calls Omarosa ‘a lowlife’

BRIDGEWATER, N.J — The Latest on former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman and her book critical of President Donald Trump (all times local): 4:15 p.m. President Donald Trump has one word to describe former White House staffer and fellow reality-TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman: “Lowlife.” Manigault Newman claims in an upcoming book, “Unhinged,” that … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J | The Latest: In wake of book, Trump calls Omarosa ‘a lowlife’

BRIDGEWATER, N.J | In wake of critical book, Trump calls Omarosa ‘a lowlife’

BRIDGEWATER, N.J — President Donald Trump has one word to describe former White House staffer and fellow reality-TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman: “Lowlife.” Manigault Newman claims in an upcoming book, “Unhinged,” that Trump used racial slurs on the set of his reality show “The Apprentice.” She also says she later concluded that he is a … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J | In wake of critical book, Trump calls Omarosa ‘a lowlife’

BRIDGEWATER,N.J | The Latest: Omarosa calls Trump a bigot in upcoming book

BRIDGEWATER, N.J— The Latest on the new book by former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman says she has concluded, after years of dNewefending Donald Trump, that he is a bigot. She writes in a new book, “I had to go through the … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER,N.J | The Latest: Omarosa calls Trump a bigot in upcoming book

BRIDGEWATER, N.J | In book, Omarosa says Trump is a bigot, behaved ‘like a dog’

BRIDGEWATER, N.J — Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman claims in a new book that there are tapes of President Donald Trump using racial slurs and that she saw him behaving “like a dog off the leash” at numerous events he attended without his wife, first lady Melania Trump. The accusations are among a … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J | In book, Omarosa says Trump is a bigot, behaved ‘like a dog’

BRIDGEWATER, N.J | The Latest: Omarosa says Trump was like ‘dog off the leash’

BRIDGEWATER, N.J— The Latest on the new book by new book by former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman claims in a new book that she saw President Donald Trump behave “like a dog off the leash” at Mar-a-Lago events without his wife, … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J | The Latest: Omarosa says Trump was like ‘dog off the leash’

BEDMINSTER, N.J. | Trump’s summer: Do not call it a vacation

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — President Donald Trump is spending his summer vacation at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. But wait, don’t call it a vacation. Trump, who is loath to admit to sleeping, let alone taking time off, is mixing downtime and golf rounds with meetings and dinners. And he’s soaking up advice from … Continue reading BEDMINSTER, N.J. | Trump’s summer: Do not call it a vacation

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | White House says Omarosa claim of Trump racism is ‘false’

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The White House is slamming a new book by ex-staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her “a disgruntled former White House employee.” The Guardian newspaper reports that in the memoir, Manigault Newman labels Trump a “racist” and claims she’s been told there are tapes of him using the N-word repeatedly while filming “The … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | White House says Omarosa claim of Trump racism is ‘false’

NEWARK, N.J. | Trial delayed as rapper Juelz Santana negotiates for deal

NEWARK, N.J. — Rapper Juelz Santana’s scheduled trial on charges he tried to get a gun onto a plane at Newark Liberty International Airport has been pushed back so the rapper can continue negotiations for a plea deal. A trial had been scheduled for early September. But an order filed this month extends the trial … Continue reading NEWARK, N.J. | Trial delayed as rapper Juelz Santana negotiates for deal

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | Trump says protesting NFL players should ‘be cool!’

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump is once again lashing out at football players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. Trump claimed on Twitter Friday that “most of them are unable to define” what they’re demonstrating against. Instead, Trump tweets players should “Be happy, be cool!” Numerous player demonstrations took place during the … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | Trump says protesting NFL players should ‘be cool!’

BEDMINSTER, N.J. | Trump says GDP growth ‘could be in the 5s’ next quarter

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — President Donald Trump says he thinks gross domestic product growth in the next quarter “could be in the 5s” — that is, higher than 5 percent — as he hosts business leaders at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf resort. Trump made the bold prediction Tuesday evening at a dinner with leaders from … Continue reading BEDMINSTER, N.J. | Trump says GDP growth ‘could be in the 5s’ next quarter

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | Trump acknowledges purpose of meeting with Russian lawyer

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump on Sunday acknowledged that the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between a Kremlin-connected lawyer and his son was to collect information about his political opponent, casting new light on a moment central to the special counsel’s Russia probe. Trump, amid a series of searing tweets sent from his New Jersey … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | Trump acknowledges purpose of meeting with Russian lawyer

BRIDGEWATER, N.J | Trump insists Trump Tower meeting ‘totally legal’

BRIDGEWATER, N.J— President Donald Trump is renewing his attacks on two of his favorite targets: the special counsel Russia probe and the news media. Trump, who is on a working vacation at his New Jersey golf club, began Sunday with a series of searing tweets. He defended calling the media “The Enemy of the People,” … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J | Trump insists Trump Tower meeting ‘totally legal’

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | Trump passes on opportunity to criticize James at Ohio rally

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump insulted NBA star LeBron James from afar but passed up an opportunity to criticize him on his own turf, sticking to Democrats, the news media and other familiar targets during a campaign rally Saturday night in James’ home state of Ohio. When Trump took the stage in a sweltering … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | Trump passes on opportunity to criticize James at Ohio rally

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.  | The Latest: Trump doesn’t talk about James during Ohio rally

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.  — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s comments on former Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James (all times local): 8:45 p.m. President Donald Trump insulted the intelligence of NBA star LeBron James via Twitter but didn’t repeat his criticism of the Ohio native before a home-state crowd. Trump traveled to a high school north … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J.  | The Latest: Trump doesn’t talk about James during Ohio rally

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | The Latest: Hundreds head to Ohio school for Trump rally

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The Latest news on President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Hundreds of people are slowly making their way into an Ohio high school ahead of a rally headlined by President Donald Trump. Trump is appearing at Olentangy Orange High School north of Columbus in support of GOP congressional candidate Troy … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | The Latest: Hundreds head to Ohio school for Trump rally

BRIDGEWATER,N.J | The Latest: Mrs. Trump spokeswoman: LeBron doing good things

BRIDGEWATER, N.J — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s comments on former Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James (all times local): 3 p.m. A spokeswoman for Melania Trump says it appears that LeBron James is “working to do good things” and that the first lady would be willing to visit the new school he opened in … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER,N.J | The Latest: Mrs. Trump spokeswoman: LeBron doing good things

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J | Giants’ Beckham thankful to be back on field after injury

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J — Breaking his left ankle and having his career put in jeopardy has given New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. a new perspective on life and football. Speaking to reporters here for the first time since getting hurt in a game in early October, Beckham on Saturday was thankful to be … Continue reading EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J | Giants’ Beckham thankful to be back on field after injury

BRIDGEWATER, N.J | Trump rips LeBron James’ smarts hours before rally in Ohio

BRIDGEWATER, N.J — Ahead of campaigning in Ohio on Saturday, President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on the state’s favorite son, savaging LeBron James in a late-night tweet that derided the intelligence of one of the nation’s most prominent African-American men. Trump blasted James after seemingly watching an interview the former Cleveland Cavaliers star … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J | Trump rips LeBron James’ smarts hours before rally in Ohio

BRIDGEWATER, N.J | Trump blasts Pelosi, LeBron James before Ohio campaign rally

BRIDGEWATER, N.J— President Donald Trump is seizing on the prospect of Democrat Nancy Pelosi becoming House speaker again as he makes his pitch for Republican candidates. Trump will travel Saturday to Ohio to hold a rally for state Sen. Troy Balderson, who is running in Tuesday’s special election for an open congressional seat against Democrat … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J | Trump blasts Pelosi, LeBron James before Ohio campaign rally

BRIDGEWATER, N.J | Trump tries to dunk on LeBron James, says ‘I like Mike’

BRIDGEWATER, N.J— President Donald Trump is turning his wrath on basketball superstar LeBron James. Trump tweeted late Friday that James was interviewed “by the dumbest man on television,” CNN anchor Don Lemon, but that he “made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do.” The president ended his tweet by saying “I like Mike!” — … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J | Trump tries to dunk on LeBron James, says ‘I like Mike’

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. | Jets’ Darnold thought contract situation ‘played out great’

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.— Sam Darnold huddled up with his team-issued tablet to keep on top of the New York Jets’ offense during his brief contract holdout. The rookie quarterback missed the first three practices of training camp while his representatives ironed out details of his four-year, $30.5 million fully guaranteed deal. But Darnold wasn’t very … Continue reading FLORHAM PARK, N.J. | Jets’ Darnold thought contract situation ‘played out great’

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J | Resorts-DraftKings approved for Jersey online sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Resorts Casino Hotel and DraftKings on Wednesday received approval to become the first companies to offer online and mobile sports betting in New Jersey. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement gave approval to the casino and its Boston-based online partner to launch an invitation-only version of mobile sports betting, which will … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J | Resorts-DraftKings approved for Jersey online sports betting