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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

July 10, 2018

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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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TOP STORIES:

HARD ROCK CASINO-SPORTS BETTING

ATLANTIC CITY — Hard Rock has signed a deal with a British online gambling company to offer sports betting as soon as the arrangement is approved by New Jersey gambling regulators. The global hospitality and gambling company owned by Florida’s Seminole Indian tribe has signed a deal with Bet365 to offer sports betting at its new casino on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1 p.m.

PEOPLE-HASAN MINHAJ

NEW YORK — Fresh off a breakout year in 2017, comedian Hasan Minhaj is ready to turn his wit to diagnosing the larger issues facing America. The correspondent with “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central is kicking off a 15-city North American tour starting in August and this fall will host his own weekly comedy show for Netflix. By Mark Kennedy. SENT: 502 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

— HOUSE EXPLOSION — Authorities say an explosion that killed a New Jersey couple and leveled their home last week was caused by a gas build-up of some kind.

— GOP HOUSE CANDIDATE — The House GOP’s campaign committee is dropping its support for a New Jersey Republican running for Congress over his racially charged writings on social media and online.

— MISSING WIFE FOUND DEAD — A man accused of strangling his wife and leaving her body in an abandoned home has been convicted of aggravated manslaughter.

— TODDLER REVIVED —Police officers say their training kicked in when they resuscitated a 2-year-old who was found unresponsive in a swimming pool in New Jersey’s largest city.

— TWO WOMEN DEAD — Authorities say the two women who were found dead in a New Jersey condo are mother and daughter.

— BUSINESSMAN KILLED-EX-WORKER CHARGED — A New Jersey man has admitted he shot and killed his former employer during a robbery at the victim’s home.

— CATHOLIC SCHOOL CLOSES — A 70-year-old Catholic elementary school in New Jersey has closed amid declining enrollment.

— OVERTURNED BOAT — Two people were rescued after their dinghy overturned in the Hudson River.

— ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT — Roger Williams University has named an interim president following the death of its president.

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