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WASHINGTON  | Putin idea for Ukraine referendum rejected by White House

WASHINGTON  — The White House has rejected a Vladimir Putin-backed effort to hold a referendum in eastern Ukraine on the region’s future, distancing itself from the idea in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s controversial summit with the Russian leader. Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly Antonov, said the two leaders had discussed the possibility … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Putin idea for Ukraine referendum rejected by White House

TOMS RIVER, New Jersey | Contractor gets prison term for defrauding Sandy victims

TOMS RIVER, N.J. — A contractor convicted of scamming dozens of New Jersey homeowners out of nearly $2 million following Superstorm Sandy has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison. Jamie Lawson must also pay $1,860,981 in restitution under the sentence imposed Friday. Lawson had pleaded guilty last October to money laundering and theft … Continue reading TOMS RIVER, New Jersey | Contractor gets prison term for defrauding Sandy victims

New Jersey News: Middlesex County Man, Pedro Rodriguez Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Conspiracy To Distribute Two Kilograms Of Heroin In New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. – A Parlin, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for delivering two kilograms of heroin to another individual in Harrison, New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Pedro Rodriguez, 44, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi to an information charging him with conspiracy to … Continue reading New Jersey News: Middlesex County Man, Pedro Rodriguez Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Conspiracy To Distribute Two Kilograms Of Heroin In New Jersey

NEW YORK  | Chris Christie to ‘set record straight’ in ‘Let Me Finish’

NEW YORK  — Chris Christie has a book coming out next year and he doesn’t plan on holding back. Hachette Books told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former New Jersey governor’s “Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics” is scheduled for next January 29. According … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Chris Christie to ‘set record straight’ in ‘Let Me Finish’

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey | Ocean Resort Casino joins New Jersey internet betting market

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.  — New Jersey’s thriving internet gambling market continues to grow. The Ocean Resort casino was cleared for full internet gambling operations on Sunday. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement completed testing and evaluating its systems and approved it to offer online gambling. New Jersey’s 27th legal internet gambling site. It comes nearly … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey | Ocean Resort Casino joins New Jersey internet betting market

New Jersey News: TRENTON, Ileana Sanchez, Heroin Supplier For Trenton Drug Trafficking Organization Pleads Guilty

TRENTON, N.J. – A Trenton woman today admitted her role in a drug trafficking conspiracy that distributed hundreds of grams of heroin in Trenton and the surrounding area, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Ileana Sanchez, a/k/a “Lilly,” a/k/a “Mami,” 34, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson in Trenton federal court to Count … Continue reading New Jersey News: TRENTON, Ileana Sanchez, Heroin Supplier For Trenton Drug Trafficking Organization Pleads Guilty

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. | Johnson & Johnson beats revenue and profit projections

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.— Johnson & Johnson is reporting second-quarter earnings of $3.95 billion. The New Brunswick, New Jersey, company said Tuesday that its profit was $1.45 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $2.10 per share, or 4 cents better than Wall Street had expected, according to a survey by Zacks Investment … Continue reading NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. | Johnson & Johnson beats revenue and profit projections

LOS ANGELES  | Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101

LOS ANGELES  — Nancy Sinatra Sr., the childhood sweetheart of Frank Sinatra who became the first of his four wives and the mother of his three children, has died. She was 101. Her daughter, Nancy Sinatra Jr., tweeted that her mother died Friday and a posting on her web page said she died at 6:02 … Continue reading LOS ANGELES  | Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101