Good evening! 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:

SPORTS BETTING

TRENTON — Now that the US Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to offer legal sports betting, the race is on to see who acts as "referee" in what could rapidly become the largest expansion of gambling in U.S. history. The NFL wants Congress to enact one nationwide set of regulations, even as individual states are writing their own. At issue is billions of dollars and the confidence of sports leagues — and the customers who will bet on them. By Wayne Parry. UPCOMING: 600 words by 12:30 p.m.

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GIANTS-MEMORABILIA LAWSUIT

HACKENSACK — Three sports memorabilia collectors who accused New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning of providing bogus "game-worn" equipment that was sold to unsuspecting fans settled their lawsuit against the Super Bowl-winning quarterback on Monday, days before the case was scheduled to go to trial. A spokesman for the defendants, a group that included Manning, the Giants, two equipment managers and Steiner Sports, the company with whom Manning is under contract to provide game-worn jerseys and helmets for sale, said Monday night a settlement had been reached to resolve the claims. Details were not given. By David Porter.

AROUND THE STATE:

— MAN KIDNAPS BOSS — Authorities say a New Jersey man kidnapped his boss at knifepoint and threatened to kill him because he needed money to pay child support.

— WORKER KILLED-DRIVER CHARGED — Authorities say a woman was driving drunk when she struck and killed a recycling company employee earlier this month.

— ACTOR-BANK THREATS — A judge has sentenced the actor who portrayed rap mogul Suge Knight in the movie "Straight Outta Compton" to one year of probation for threatening bank employees.

— STATUE OF LIBERTY-LIGHTS — Workers will be turning off some lights for repairs to the Statue of Liberty's electrical system.

— HOUSE PARTY SHOOTING — A New Jersey man admitted he opened fire into a crowd of people at a house party last year, wounding a 15-year-old girl.

— SINKHOLE-EXCAVATION EQUIPMENT — Fire officials in New Jersey say no one was injured when a sinkhole opened up and swallowed excavation equipment outside a Hackensack mall.

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