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 lrosenthal@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

MISS AMERICA

ATLANTIC CITY — The third and final night of preliminary competition in the swimsuit-less Miss America pageant is set for Friday night. During the first two nights of competition, some of the onstage interview questions that are replacing swimsuits have touched on hot button issues, including NFL national anthem protests. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 10 p.m.

HELPFUL HOMELESS MAN

FLORENCE — A homeless good Samaritan who claims a New Jersey couple mismanaged the $400,000 they raised for him online will receive all of the funds he's due while the couple is now under criminal investigation. In a joint statement issued late Thursday, GoFundMe and the law firm representing Johnny Bobbitt said he will get an amount equal to the balance he didn't receive through the fundraiser. SENT: 577 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

— DEFENCE CONTRACTOR INDICTED — A Turkish citizen who owns a New Jersey-based defense contracting business allegedly cheated the government out of $7 million by misrepresenting where military parts were manufactured.

— APARTMENT FIRE — Fire officials in New Jersey are investigating a blaze that damaged an apartment.

SPORTS:

FBC--T25-RUTGERS-OHIO STATE

COLUMBUS, Ohio — No. 4 Ohio State scored 77 points in rolling over out-manned Oregon State last week, while suspended coach Urban Meyer watched the game on TV from home. The Buckeyes probably will do OK without him this week, too, when Big Ten bottom-dweller Rutgers comes to town. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 690 words, photos.

YOUNGEST QBS-OPENERS

FLORHAM PARK — Sam Darnold's first snap for the New York Jets on Monday night will be one for the record books. The rookie will become the youngest quarterback to start a season opener in the Super Bowl era — since the 1966 season — at 21 years and 97 days old at kickoff against the Lions in Detroit. By Dennis Waszak Jr. AP photos.

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