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BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

February 11, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

FOREVER CHEMICALS-EMERGING THREAT

WASHINGTON _ The chemical compounds are all around you. They’re on many fabrics, rugs and carpets, cooking pots and pans, outdoor gear, shampoo, shaving cream, makeup and even dental floss. Increasing numbers of states have found them seeping into water supplies. There’s growing evidence that long-term exposure to the perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl compounds, or PFAS, can be dangerous, even in tiny amounts. The Environmental Protection Agency is looking at how to respond to a public push for stricter regulation of the chemicals, in production since the 1940s. By Ellen Knickmeyer, Michael Casey and John Flesher. SENT: 1,029 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

_ FERRY RUNS AGROUND _ Authorities say a commuter ferry has run aground near a pier at the New Jersey shore.

_ RUN OVER BY TRUCK _ A pedestrian who tried to take a shortcut by scooting underneath a parked tractor-trailer but was struck when the driver drove away has died from his injuries.

_ DEADLY HIT-AND-RUN _ A hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a pedestrian in northern New Jersey is now headed to state prison.

_ COUPLE-NOTRE DAME DONATION _ A New Jersey couple has donated $10 million to the University of Notre Dame, which will rename a college center for them.

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