BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ELECTION 2020-CORY BOOKER
DES MOINES, Iowa _ New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is taking his call for social justice to Iowa, where he plans to visit with African-American leaders on his first trip to the early 2020 caucus state as a Democratic presidential candidate. Booker is using rhetoric reminiscent of the civil rights movement to distinguish himself early in the 2020 race. And although Iowa is a vastly white state, the sentiment echoes within the state’s Democratic base. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 582 words, photos.
INCAPACITATED WOMAN-SAFETY TECHNOLOGY
PHOENIX _ The rape of an incapacitated woman is driving Arizona to catch up to 10 states with laws or regulations governing electronic monitoring and other technology aimed at deterring abuse inside long-term care facilities. The Arizona House is considering a measure that would allow an intermediate care facility or group home to install video surveillance in common areas. By Terry Tang. SENT: 939 words, photos.
NEW NAFTA-DRUG PRICES
_ Democrats have hit on a politically potent reason to oppose President Donald Trump’s revamped North American free trade deal: They say it would drive up drug prices. A provision in the deal would give drug companies 10 years of protection from lower-priced competition. By Paul Wiseman. UPCOMING: 800 words.
AROUND THE STATE:
_ COUPLE-CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING _ Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a New York City couple has admitted to the human trafficking of a child.
_ INFANT KILLED-DRUGGED DRIVER _ A driver who was high on heroin when he struck three people on a sidewalk, killing an infant and seriously injuring the child’s mother and 5-year-old brother, is headed to prison.
_ FRAT HOUSE SHOOTING _ Two men who admitted roles in the fatal shooting of a New Jersey college student during a burglary at his fraternity house have been sentenced to lengthy state prison terms.
_ MISSING WOMAN-MURDER CHARGES _ A man accused of strangling a former high school classmate described how it took her a half-hour to die and he had timed it on his phone.
_ HERRING CUTBACK _ Fishermen of an important species of lobster bait will have to contend with a deep cut in quota this year due to concerns about the fish’s population.
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