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Super Bowl circus takes center stage

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Internet star Lil Terrio danced with cheerleaders, an Austrian man dressed as Mozart, another guy wore a Waldo costume and Nickelodeon's Pick Boy was in the house. Welcome to Media Day, the annual Super Bowl circus. It seems ...

Despite traffic, Newark handles media day

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — After serving as the site for the NBA and NHL drafts, a Stanley Cup final and numerous concerts, Newark had no problem dealing with handling a media horde covering the Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. ...

2 charged with selling fake Super Bowl tickets

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York say two men have been charged with making and selling counterfeit tickets for the Super Bowl and other postseason NFL games. Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and Police Commissioner William J. ...

NJ touts problem gambling help ahead of Super Bowl

HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — With the Super Bowl less than a week away, New Jersey is taking its programs to help compulsive gamblers on the road. The state Council on Compulsive Gambling launched a mobile billboard Tuesday that will drive around the area ...

NJ gov reminds people Super Bowl is in NJ

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's governor is reminding people that the Super Bowl will be played in his state this weekend. Chris Christie weighed in Monday on recent comments by New Jersey politicians who say the state was getting slighted in the ...

Feds suspend NJ slaughterhouse; cruelty alleged

A New Jersey slaughterhouse is temporarily barred from processing meat after federal officials viewed secretly shot video showing animals being treated inhumanely. The U.S. Agriculture Department on Friday suspended slaughtering operations at Catelli ...

Philanthropists donate $3M to Super Bowl charities

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Three philanthropists are each donating $1 million to an independent charitable arm of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee for playgrounds and youth centers in both states. The donations to the NY/NJ Snowflake Youth Foundation ...

Fishermen sue NYC over sewage flow during Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of fishermen are suing New York City over shellfish bed pollution they believe was caused by massive releases of raw sewage during Superstorm Sandy. The Baymen's Protective Association represents about 76 people who harvest ...

NJ pols say Super Bowl program ignores host state

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Football fans who think they're coming to New York City for the Feb. 2 Super Bowl are in for a surprise. The game is being played in New Jersey. Some angry New Jersey politicians say you'd never know it, judging by the ...

NYC 9/11 museum opens to public in May

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials at the National 9/11 Memorial in New York say the long-delayed museum dedicated to victims of the terror attack will open to the public in mid-May. Memorial foundation president Joe Daniels said Friday that the cavernous, ...