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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

August 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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-BEDMINISTER

BEDMINSTER — President Donald Trump is spending his summer vacation at his golf club in New Jersey. Wait, don’t call it “vacation.” Trump, who is loath to admit to sleeping — let alone taking time off — has spent his week away mixing downtime and golf rounds with meetings and dinners, intent on projecting the image that he’s been hard at work. By Jill Colvin and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: About 1080 words.

GOVERNMENT COST-CUTTING

TRENTON — New Jersey’s Senate president is pushing a raft of cost-saving proposals to rescue the state from potential fiscal ruin, but the bipartisan recommendations face an uncertain future in the Legislature and with Gov. Phil Murphy. By Mike Catalini. SENT: About 610 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

GAS PRICES — Gas prices in New Jersey have ticked down a notch as prices at the pump remained stable across the nation as a whole.

SPORTS:

FBN--JETS-INTRIGUING QBs

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Jets’ already-intriguing quarterback competition just got a lot more interesting. Thanks to a poised Sam Darnold. And, a sharp and healthy Teddy Bridgewater. Josh McCown is still No. 1 on the depth chart, but the other two quarterbacks made big-time statements in the Jets’ 17-0 preseason-opening victory over the Atlanta Falcons. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m. EDT.

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