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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

November 28, 2018

Good morning! 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.

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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department says two Iranian computer hackers have been charged in connection with multimillion-dollar cybercrime and extortion scheme that targeted U.S. government agencies and businesses. Faramarz Shahi Savandi and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri were charged in an indictment unsealed Wednesday in New Jersey. By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m.


ALBANY, N.Y. — A broad coalition of organized labor, environmental advocates, business groups and private companies is launching a new lobbying effort to introduce congestion tolls in Manhattan. The alliance, known as the Fix Our Transit coalition, was created to push state lawmakers to approve the tolls, which would be levied on vehicles entering the busiest parts of Manhattan as a way to raise money for New York City’s deteriorating subways and transit system. By David Klepper. SENT: 439 words.


NEW YORK — Professional sports leagues, which once vehemently fought the prospect of legal sports betting, are now scrambling to get in on it. In a pact announced Wednesday morning, the National Basketball Association is partnering with Sportradar and Genius Sports to distribute NBA betting data to sports betting providers in the U.S. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 548 words, photos.


— EXPLOSION-HOME DESTROYED — Authorities say an explosion in a northwestern New Jersey home destroyed the residence and damaged a high school across the street.

— HOLIDAY LIGHTS DISPUTE — A New Jersey man is going head-to-head with town officials over his massive Christmas light display.

— HAWAIIAN POTATO CHIPS-LAWSUIT — A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the New Jersey-based maker of potato chips sold under the brand name Hawaiian, claiming the chips made in Washington state are misleading customers.

— DRIVER IMPALED — Police in New Jersey say a truck driver who was impaled in the neck by a flying piece of metal is in stable condition.



— High school junior and soccer player Giovanni Calderon thought he was just going to an interview for a scholarship application. Instead he got a visit from New York Red Bulls defender Aurelien Collin. Collin presented Calderon with a $5,000 college scholarship, tickets to the second leg of the Red Bulls’ Eastern Conference final against Atlanta United on Thursday and a trip to the MLS Cup. By Anne M. Petersen. AP photos.


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