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ATLANTIC CITY — New Jersey officials announce six lawsuits against polluters in what they describe a return to aggressive pursuit of those who contaminate the environment. By Wayne Parry. UPCOMING: About 400 words by 3:30 p.m. EDT.



BERKELEY TOWNSHIP — The leader of a group of New Jersey beachfront homeowners stood in front of a bulldozer that had plowed through part of a 40-year-old dune that state officials promised would not be diminished as part of a beach replenishment project. But, he was too late. By Wayne Parry. SENT: About 570 words.


BELLEFONTE — The first member of a Penn State University fraternity to plead guilty in connection with the death of a pledge after a night of drinking and hazing last year was sentenced to three months' house arrest on Tuesday. By Mark Scolforo. SENT: About 660 words.


VATICAN CITY — The highest-ranking American at the Vatican insisted Tuesday he never knew or even suspected that his former boss, disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, allegedly sexually abused boys and adult seminarians, telling The Associated Press he is livid that he was kept in the dark because he would have done something about it. By Nicole Winfield. SENT: About 1230 words.


FORKED RIVER — An agreement announced Tuesday to sell the country's oldest nuclear power plant could result in the plant's being decommissioned in the next eight years, decades earlier than required by industry protocols. SENT: About 830 words.


MOUNT LAUREL — Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur and Democrat Andy Kim are squaring off in a candidate forum in their southern New Jersey district. MacArthur is seeking his third term representing the district that includes Burlington and Ocean counties. By Mike Catalini.


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he has spoken with the National Rifle Association about downloadable directions others want to provide for people to make 3D-printed guns, adding that the idea "doesn't seem to make much sense!" Eight states including New Jersey have sued to stop the government from allowing the company to go forward with the plans. SENT: 480 words.


FATAL POLICE SHOOTING — A coroner says he is waiting for the results of toxicology tests on a man shot by a police officer near a popular Pennsylvania amusement park.

DELIVERYMAN SLAIN-ARREST — Passaic County authorities have charged two men with killing a pizza deliveryman.

RESTAURANT-WORM IN FISH — A New Jersey shore restaurant is fighting back against a customer who posted a video of a worm crawling out of a piece of fish.

LAKE-TOXIC SCUM — Health officials are urging the public not to fish or boat in Monmouth County's largest lake due to high bacteria levels.

FATAL POLICE SHOOTING — A vigil has been organized for a New Jersey man shot and killed by police near a popular Pennsylvania amusement park.

DOG LEFT TO DROWN — Authorities are trying to find the person who left a young pit bull to drown in a cage at water's edge in a rising tide.



FLORHAM PARK — Quincy Enunwa was coming off a breakout season when his NFL career came to an abrupt halt a year ago. The New York Jets wide receiver injured his neck during a training camp practice and missed the entire season. Enunwa is now nearly all the way back and is looking forward to being a major part of New York's offense again. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: About 810 words.


NEW YORK — The NBA and WNBA will now share official data with MGM Resorts International, a major win for the leagues as they prepare for the anticipated growth of sports betting across the country. SENT: About 840 words.


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