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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

December 23, 2018

Good afternoon! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Jersey. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the AP_New Jersey bureau at 609-392-3622. News editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 609-392-3622 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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TOP STORIES:

TRUMP SLUMP

NEW YORK _ When workers pried the Trump name off another Manhattan building earlier this year, it capped a bad few weeks for the president’s businesses. Donald Trump’s golf resorts in Scotland had just posted millions of dollars in losses, one of his hotels in Panama had rebranded itself a Marriott, and New York officials announced they were looking into how he avoided paying tens of millions in taxes. By Bernard Condon. SENT: About 1670 words.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-CHESS CHALLENGES

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP _ Anshruta Chidananda’s interest in chess started when she attended elementary school. She had to wait while her older brother finished his chess club meetings at the William Davies Middle School. “It was very new to me. When I started playing, I thought it was really interesting, all the different abilities of the pieces,” said Chidananda, now 16 and a junior at Oakcrest High School here. By Vincent Jackson, Press of Atlantic City. SENT: About 720

AROUND THE STATE:

MISSING CANOEIST _ Skeletal remains found on the bank of the Delaware River in eastern Pennsylvania have been identified as those of a New Jersey canoeist missing since last summer.

AIRPLANE DOWN-FLORIDA _ The U.S. Coast Guard is suspending a search for a small plane believed to have crashed off the coast of Florida.

SPORTS:

HKN--JACKETS-DEVILS

NEWARK _ The Columbus Blue Jackets visit the New Jersey Devils.

BOX--BARCLAYS FIGHTS

NEW YORK — Jermall Charlo had every reason to be distracted when he entered the ring to defend his WBC interim middleweight championship. Minutes before his bout with Matt Korobov, Jermall’s twin, Jermell, lost a unanimous decision to Tony Harrison, costing Jermell his WBC super welterweight crown. It was a new experience for both Charlos, who entered Saturday night unbeaten. By Barry Wilner. SENT: About 820 words. Moved very late for Sunday AMs.

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