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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

August 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SPORTS BETTING

ATLANTIC CITY — Resorts casino in Atlantic City and the company behind Poker Stars will offer sports betting in New Jersey. The casino and Toronto-based The Stars Group say they will offer online and mobile sports betting in an extension of the online gambling relationship they already have. The arrangement still needs approval from New Jersey gambling regulators before it can launch, and neither company could say when approval might be granted. By Wayne Parry.

DEMOCRATS-CORPORATE MONEY

WASHINGTON — Long considered a peripheral issue in midterm elections, money in politics is emerging as a new litmus test for Democratic candidates. In ads, stump speeches and debates, scores of politicians are pledging to reject corporate PAC donations. Their ranks include a handful of Democrats, including Harris, who are widely rumored to be exploring presidential bids: New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Joining them is Vermont’s independent senator, Bernie Sanders. By Lisa Lerer. SENT: 1160 words.

CHILD SEX ABUSE-EVIDENCE

TRENTON — Prosecutors will be limited in using a long-accepted theory on child sexual abuse under a ruling by New Jersey’s Supreme Court. The ruling this week bars experts from testifying about most aspects of child sexual abuse accommodation syndrome, a theory put forth in the 1980s that seeks to explain behaviors among alleged victims. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 1:30 p.m.

NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE

SANTA FE, N.M. — The chair of a New Mexico legislative committee that monitors radioactive and hazardous materials in the state says he finds it troubling Attorney General Hector Balderas has concluded the state cannot legally stop a New Jersey-based company from the building a nuclear waste storage facility. SENT: 370 words.

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AROUND THE STATE:

— WAYWARD MANATEE — A manatee famous for traveling as far north as Cape Cod, Massachusetts, has died after being hit by a boat back home in the Florida Keys. The manatee became famous in 2009 when he was spotted in Cape Cod and in New Jersey.

— FUGITIVE SOUGHT-THREATS — The FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service say a man who allegedly threatened President Trump, a police chief and a district attorney may be driving a van with school markings on it.

— UPSKIRT PHOTO-CRUISE — A New Jersey man has been charged with taking an “upskirt” picture of a 13-year-old girl on a cruise ship.

— DELIVERYMAN SLAIN-ARREST — Two men charged with killing a pizza deliveryman are facing more charges.

SPORTS:

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