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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

June 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NEW JERSEY PRIMARY-SENATE

TRENTON — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and his well-funded Republican foe, Bob Hugin, already are lobbing attacks at each other in anticipation of a fall showdown, but they first have to win their party’s primaries on Tuesday as New Jersey voters head to the polls in congressional contests. Menendez, who is seeking a third term, has establishment support as he faces a challenge in the Democratic primary from Lisa McCormick, a Rahway publisher. By Mike Catalini. SENT: 614 words, photos.

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MISS AMERICA-CHANGES

ATLANTIC CITY — The Miss America Organization is dropping the swimsuit competition from its nationally televised broadcast, saying it will no longer judge contestants on their appearance. The competition began nearly 100 years ago in Atlantic City, New Jersey as a bathing beauty contest designed to keep tourists coming to the seaside resort in the weekend after Labor Day. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 583 words, photos.

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SPORTS BETTING

DOVER, Del. — Full-scale sports betting is coming to Delaware, barely three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to implement wagering schemes. Gov. John Carney planned to join other state officials Tuesday afternoon at Dover Downs for the launch of sports betting at Delaware’s three casinos, which will offer single-game and championship wagering on professional baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer, golf and auto racing. By Randall Chase and Ben Nuckols. SENT: 700 words, photos.

BUSINESS:

NEWELL BRANDS-RAWLINGS-SALE

NEW YORK — Newell Brands is selling iconic sporting goods company Rawlings to a private equity fund for about $395 million. AP photo.

AROUND THE STATE:

— PAIR FOUND DEAD — Authorities say a man and woman found dead inside a New Jersey home died in an apparent murder-suicide.

— ROWBOAT RESCUE — The Coast Guard rescued a man who was caught in a storm trying to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat.

— MALL BRAWL — Police in New Jersey say they will increase their weekend presence at the mall where a large brawl resulted in the arrest of seven teenagers.

— SPINNING RIDE MALFUNCTIONS — A spinning gondola ride at a New Jersey amusement park abruptly stopped spinning over the weekend, leaving 32 passengers trapped up in the air.

— PEOPLE-BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN — Bruce Springsteen will perform at a refurbished 1960s bowling alley-turned music venue in the New Jersey shore town he has immortalized in songs.

SPORTS:

FIG--DIFFERENT APPROACH

WEST ORANGE — Rosie Tovi thinks she has a better idea. The figure skating coach believes — and she has many supporters throughout the ice world — an emphasis on “happy and healthy” should take precedence over turning the sport into gymnastics in a rink. The longtime coach and choreographer calls it a holistic approach. By Barry Wilner. AP photos.

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