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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

January 23, 2019

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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

EARNS-COMCAST

NEW YORK _ Comcast continues to lose its U.S. cable customers, but racked up more internet subscribers and got a revenue boost from Sky, its big bet on European TV. The Philadelphia company said Wednesday that it lost 29,000 U.S. cable customers in the fourth quarter, but added 351,000 internet subscribers. It also gained customers in its new cellphone-plan business. By Tali Arbel. SENT: 319 words, photos.

ICYMI:

NEWARK AIRPORT-DRONES

NEWARK _ Flight arrivals at Newark Airport were briefly suspended Tuesday evening after a drone was spotted over another nearby airport, officials said, in the latest incident of the unmanned aircraft affecting commercial air travel. At about 5 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration received two reports from flights headed to Newark that they had spotted a drone about 3,500 feet (1,000 meters) over nearby Teterboro Airport. The administration said in a statement that arriving flights were held briefly but resumed after no further sightings were reported. SENT: 315 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ CHILD FOUND DEAD _ A New Jersey man has been charged in the death of his girlfriend’s 7-year-old son.

_ MISSING GIRL FOUND DEAD _ A judge has rejected an attempt by a New Jersey man accused of raping and killing his 11-year-old neighbor to dismiss his public defenders.

_ NONPROFIT OFFICIAL-THEFT _ The former chief financial officer for a nonprofit organization that provides services to people with autism has admitted stealing nearly $115,000 from the group for his personal use.

_ AIRPLANE ASSAULT-LAWSUIT _ A lawsuit claims United Airlines failed to take appropriate action when a 16-year-old girl called for help after she was sexually assaulted on a flight from Seattle to Newark, New Jersey.

_ NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE _ Environmentalists and nuclear watchdog groups are lining up against plans to build a $2.4 billion storage facility in southeastern New Mexico for spent nuclear fuel from commercial reactors around the United States.

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