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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

September 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TUESDAY’S TOP STORIES:

SPORTS BETTING

ATLANTIC CITY — New Jersey gambling regulators consider El Dorado Resorts’ plan to complete its purchase of Atlantic City’s Tropicana casino. By Wayne Parry. UPCOMING: 400 words by 1 p.m.

BOOKER-SOUTH CAROLINA

— Fueling speculation about his White House ambitions, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker will headline a Democratic fundraising event in South Carolina in October. That will put Booker in front of more than 1,000 South Carolina Democrats, including many of the state’s most prominent black leaders and activists. Booker is among several black Democrats considering a presidential bid. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 538 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE

— FOOD STAMP SCHEME — Federal prosecutors say a couple and their adult son fraudulently exchanged more than $5 million in food stamps for cash at a New Jersey grocery store they operated.

— STUDENT-FATAL FALL — Authorities in New Jersey say a student who fell from a Seton Hall University parking deck has died.

— ATM SKIMMING SCHEME — A Romanian man has pleaded guilty to his role in an ATM skimming scheme that resulted in the theft of nearly $900,000 from bank customers in Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey.

— STAND UP FOR HEROES — Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan and Seth Meyers are headlining this year’s Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser, which benefits injured veterans and their families.

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