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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Internet gambling is legal in only three states, but it soon could get a big boost from the U.S. Supreme Court. Some gambling industry officials, regulators and analysts think that a favorable ruling by the high court in New Jersey's case next month seeking to legalize sports betting could also lead to an expansion of internet gambling. Online gambling currently is legal only in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware. It was recently approved in Pennsylvania.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Nearly 1.3 million New Jerseyans plan to take to the roads, rails and air over the Thanksgiving holiday. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the number of residents journeying 50 miles or more from home is up 3.5 percent from Thanksgiving 2016 and is the largest projected number of travelers since 2007. NJ Transit and PATH are offering extra service for an early getaway.
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) - Police are investigating after school officials postponed a century-old Thanksgiving Day football game between two New Jersey high schools because of threats. Asbury Park Police Sgt. Michael Casey says Asbury and Neptune Township school officials told police they received "one unconfirmed threat of acts of violence to occur at the game." Casey says there was no real detail and police do not know how the school got the information.
LINWOOD, N.J. (AP) - The Atlantic County Women's Center has relaunched a sexual assault prevention campaign following an outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood and the U.S. Congress. The Press of Atlantic City reports campaign aims to raise awareness about sexual violence and help to prevent it. Women's Center CEO Claudia Ratzlaff said in a statement that sexual assault prevention begins with education.
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