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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

March 11, 2019

Good evening! 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’s 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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ATLANTIC CITY _ Governments as far back as the Roman Empire have recognized it, but New Jersey is trying to enshrine in law the public’s right to access waterways and shorelines. By Wayne Parry. SENT: About 620 words.


TRENTON _ A former state government official scheduled to testify this week before a legislative committee investigating hiring practices in the administration of Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy has won a court order seeking prosecutors’ files on sexual allegations against him by another government staffer. SENT: About 460 words.


NEW YORK _ Two New York-area congressmen are pushing for a “doomsday” plan in case the century-old rail tunnel between New Jersey and New York has a major failure. By David Porter. SENT: About 530 words.


HOUSTON — A United Airlines crew declared an emergency when an engine on a Boeing 737-900 carrying 180 people shut down as the aircraft descended into Houston, federal authorities said Monday. SENT: About 220 words.


WASHINGTON — “Medicare for All” has become catnip for Democratic presidential candidates and many lawmakers, yet Republicans prepping for next year’s congressional races are also flocking to it — for entirely different reasons. By Alan Fram. SENT: About 1020 words.


TAX INCENTIVES _ New Jersey will pay a law firm assisting Gov. Phil Murphy’s task force investigating tax incentives $395 an hour.

COCAINE SEIZURE _ Customs agents have seized the biggest shipment of cocaine recovered at the ports of New York and New Jersey in 25 years.

STUDENTS-BLACKFACE PHOTOS _ A high school in central New Jersey says it has taken action after photos surfaced of two students in blackface.

CAPTAIN MARVEL APPEARS _ Moviegoers in New Jersey got a surprise visit over the weekend from a super-hero.

FATAL CRASH _ Police say two people were killed in a crash on an interstate highway in New Jersey over the weekend.



ASHBURN, Va. — A person with knowledge of the move says the Washington Redskins have agreed to sign safety Landon Collins to an $84 million, six-year deal with $45 million guaranteed. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: About 380 words.


ALBANY, N.Y. _ Surging Iona goes after its fourth straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title when it faces Monmouth for the championship on Monday night. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 9 p.m. EDT.


NEWARK _ Junior guard Justin Simon of St. John’s has been chosen Big East Conference defensive player of the year.


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