AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ
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NEW JERSEY DESEGREGATION
TRENTON — A lawsuit filed by a civil rights coalition claims racial segregation in New Jersey schools persists more than six decades after the Supreme Court ruled the practice unconstitutional. The Latino Action Network, the New Jersey chapter of the NAACP and others unveiled their lawsuit against the state on Thursday. It was announced on the 64th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling that struck down so-called separate but equal schools. By Michael Catalini.
MISS AMERICA-FEMALE LEADERSHIP
ATLANTIC CITY — The Miss America Organization is putting women in its three top leadership positions following an email scandal in which male officials were caught making vulgar and insulting comments about past winners of the beauty pageant. The organization tells The Associated Press it is appointing Regina Hopper as president and CEO of the Miss America Organization, and Marjorie Vincent-Tripp as chairwoman of the board of the Miss America Foundation. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 431 words.
INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA is opening a door for states with legalized sports gambling to host NCAA championship events. The governing body for college sports on Monday announced a “temporary” lifting of a ban that prevented events like college basketball’s NCAA Tournament from being hosted in states that accept wagers on single games. The move comes three days after the Supreme Court overturned a federal law that barred most states from allowing gambling on professional and college sports.
ELECTION SECURITY-NO PAPER TRAIL
ATLANTA — As the midterm congressional primaries heat up amid fears of Russian hacking, 1 in 5 Americans will be casting their ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes. That worries cybersecurity experts, who say the lack of a hard copy makes it difficult to double-check the results for signs of manipulation. Many election officials say they are confident in their paperless voting machines. By Christina A. Cassidy. AP photos.
WASHINGTON — Political divisions within the Democratic Party are playing out in the vote to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the CIA. On one side of the Democratic divide is a growing list of a half-dozen senators whom many see as the future of the big-tent party. They are rural, noncoastal representatives of states won by Trump, places where some say the party needs to win back voters. On the other are those in the comfort of blue-state incumbency, including liberal leaders who may take on Trump in 2020. By Lisa Mascaro.
HORSE RACING-SPORTS BETTING
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Horse racing has been struggling for years to regain a strong footing on the national sports landscape, and owners hope to use betting on other sports to bring fans back to the tracks. The gamble is not a sure thing since not everyone is on board with the Supreme Court’s ruling earlier this week that allows states to offer sports betting. By Gary B. Graves. AP photos.
AROUND THE STATE:
— SCHOOL BOARD-POLICE INSULTS — A New Jersey school board member has been caught on camera cursing at a police officer who pulled her over for speeding and calling the local police chief “a skinhead cop.”
— TURNPIKE PIZZA-LAWSUIT — New Jersey once again has been told to hit the road in its legal battle with a Florida-based pizza franchise over its logo.
— FATAL HOUSE FIRE-CANDLE — Authorities in New Jersey say an unattended candle started a house fire that killed an 83-year-old woman.
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