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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

May 13, 2019

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’s New Jersey bureau at 609-392-3622. News editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 609-392-3622 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

CLERGY ABUSE-NEW JERSEY

TRENTON _ Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Monday to ease restrictions on when childhood sexual abuse victims can seek damages in court, an action that comes after a wave of details last year about the abuse of minors in the Roman Catholic Church. Murphy said in a statement that he recognized opponents’ worries that the expanded statute, which allows victims to sue institutions, will expose organizations to financial liability. But that is outweighed by concern over victims, the first-term Democrat said. By Mike Catalini. SENT: 637 words.

ELECTION 2020-HOUSE GOP RECRUITS

WASHINGTON _ Top Republicans are searching district-by-district for just the right candidates — women and political newcomers in many cases — to help them recapture the House, six months after a political tidal wave swept Democrats into control with the most diverse majority in history. Recruits include one of the few Republican women in the Oklahoma state Senate and a black political novice from Houston with Iraq combat experience and three Ivy League degrees on his resume. By Alan Fram. SENT: 990 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ OFFICERS ARRESTED-SHAKEDOWN CHARGES _ Another member of a northern New Jersey city’s police force has admitted stealing money during illegal traffic stops and shakedowns and then falsifying reports.

_ WOMAN FATALLY STABBED _ Authorities say a dispute inside an apartment ended with a woman fatally stabbed and a man hospitalized in critical condition.

_ CRASH-TEEN GIRL KILLED _ Authorities say a single-vehicle crash in northwestern New Jersey has killed a teenage girl and left three other teens hospitalized.

_ RAIL SERVICE RESTORED _ Trains or running again in Atlantic City and Princeton.

SPORTS:

FBN--GIANTS SIGNINGS

EAST RUTHERFORD _ The New York Giants have signed fifth-round draft picks Ryan Connelly and Darius Slayton, and re-signed defensive tackle John Jenkins.

HKN--DEVILS MOVES

NEWARK _ The New Jersey Devils have signed forwards Fabian Zetterlund and Mikhail Maltsev to three-year, entry-level contracts.

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