Atlantic City - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Atlantic City Miss America Organization tabs new president, CFO ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss America Organization on Wednesday promoted two executives to top roles in the group that stages the iconic pageant each year in Atlantic City. Josh Randle was named president and Eli Popicg (POP'-itch) was named chief financial officer of the Miss America Organization. Randle joined Miss America in 20... Wed, 17 May 2017 15:07:00 GMT 2017-05-17T15:07:00Z Undefeated '72 Dolphins player cites concussions in assault MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A player on the Miami Dolphins' undefeated 1972 team cited neurological problems he says he has from concussions during his career as he pleaded guilty Friday to punching a man in the face in New Jersey. In entering the plea, Henry Stuckey told the judge that concussions he suffered during a five-year career as a defensive back w... Fri, 12 May 2017 21:22:00 GMT 2017-05-12T21:22:00Z Trump's '8th wonder of the world' sold for fraction of cost ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump wrote "The Art Of The Deal," but it was Florida's Seminole Indians who made a truly amazing deal to buy the opulent casino built by the man who is now president. The Trump Taj Mahal, the Atlantic City casino that the real estate mogul built for $1.2 billion in 1990, went for 4 cents on the dollar when it was sold in... Tue, 09 May 2017 20:11:00 GMT 2017-05-09T20:11:00Z Police: Man takes minivan when driver mistakes him for valet ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man stole a minivan at an Atlantic City hotel when the driver mistook him for a valet. Atlantic City police say 35-year-old city resident Steven Jacobs was arrested around 7 a.m. Sunday after officers stopped the vehicle. They say a loaded handgun was found on the floorboard. Authorities say ... Mon, 08 May 2017 16:27:00 GMT 2017-05-08T16:27:00Z Christie: State takeover helps Atlantic City turn the corner ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is taking a victory lap in Atlantic City, saying his hard-fought takeover of the struggling gambling resort is starting to pay off with projects like a new university campus and a major casino investment. But the national head of the NAACP and local officials of the civil rights organization are wary of the s... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:01:00 GMT 2017-04-20T23:01:00Z Best month for New Jersey's internet gambling lifts casinos ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There's no longer much of a debate about it: Internet gambling is helping to save Atlantic City's casinos. New Jersey's online gambling market had its best month ever in March, registering an increase of more than 40 percent from a year ago as it helped Atlantic City's casinos boost their gambling revenue by more than 9 percent. When the shuttered ... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 20:16:00 GMT 2017-04-12T20:16:00Z Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Rickles, the big-mouthed, bald-headed "Mr. Warmth" whose verbal assaults endeared him to audiences and peers and made him the acknowledged grandmaster of insult comedy, died Thursday. He was 90. Rickles, who would have been 91 on May 8, suffered kidney failure and died Thursday morning at his home, said Paul Shefrin, his longtime pu... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:56:00 GMT 2017-04-06T20:56:00Z Sale of ex-Trump Taj Mahal casino to Hard Rock is finalized ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — It's official: Atlantic City's former Trump Taj Mahal casino now belongs to Hard Rock International. The sale of the shuttered casino opened in 1990 by President Donald Trump was finalized Friday. The Florida-based Hard Rock, which manages gambling and resort operations for the Seminole Indian tribe, bought th... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 21:47:00 GMT 2017-03-31T21:47:00Z Man who stopped fight gets millions of views, tons of praise ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A video showing a man stopping a fight between two teenagers in New Jersey and refusing to leave until the boys shake hands has drawn millions of views and heaps of praise for his intervention. The video has been viewed more than 20 million times since being posted on Facebook on Monday. The clip starts with a f... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:20:00 GMT 2017-03-22T02:20:00Z Vegas casino owner eyes $1M March Madness win from rival ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — This is March Madness on a whole different level. A bet between two Las Vegas casino owners will cost one of them $1 million if Michigan wins the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Derek Stevens, who owns The D Las Vegas and Golden Gate casinos, plunked down $12,500 on the Wolverines at the Golden Nugget Las Ve... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:21:00 GMT 2017-03-21T22:21:00Z Boot, wheelbarrow, thimble ousted from Monopoly board game ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The boot has been booted, the wheelbarrow has been wheeled out, and the thimble got the thumbs down in the latest version of the board game Monopoly. In their place will be a Tyrannosaurus rex, a penguin and a rubber ducky. More than 4.3 million voters from 146 countries weighed in on which tokens they wanted to see in future ve... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:39:00 GMT 2017-03-17T14:39:00Z The Latest: Trains returning; cold threatens cherry blossoms NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a strong winter storm hitting the Northeast (all times local): 5:15 p.m. New York's governor says aboveground subway service and some Metro-North commuter rail service shut down by the snowstorm hitting the East Coast will be restored soon. Democrat Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) says Metro-Nor... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:47:00 GMT 2017-03-14T23:47:00Z Winners and losers in sale of former Trump Taj Mahal casino ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The sale of Trump Taj Mahal casino to Hard Rock International has left some winners and losers in Atlantic City. The winners included a union whose members were willing to lose their own jobs to stand up to Taj owner and billionaire investor Carl Icahn. And, a Native American tribe that had been toying with the idea of expanding its gambling operat... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:22:00 GMT 2017-03-03T15:22:00Z CEO: Hard Rock still wants casino near NYC after Taj Mahal ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The company that bought Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino still wants to build a $1 billion casino in northern New Jersey just outside New York City. Hard Rock International CEO Jim Allen told The Associated Press on Thursday that his company remains committed to its plan to build a casino at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford if vot... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 22:33:00 GMT 2017-03-02T22:33:00Z Icahn selling Trump Taj Mahal casino to Hard Rock ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn reached a deal Wednesday to sell the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City to Hard Rock International and two New Jersey investors. The sale comes four months after Icahn closed it amid a crippling strike. A sale price was not revealed. "We are excited to be part of this revitalization... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 01:53:00 GMT 2017-03-02T01:53:00Z Thimble tossed! Game piece voted out of Monopoly board game ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — You can still pass "Go" and collect $200 on the Monopoly board, but you soon won't be able to do it with the thimble game piece. Voters have rejected the thimble, an integral part of the game since being added to Monopoly in 1935. The move is part of a campaign to select the next generation of game pieces. Has... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:28:00 GMT 2017-02-16T15:28:00Z NJ Transit resumes Atlantic City service after bridge repair NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit resumed service on its Atlantic City Line on Tuesday, a day after it was suspended because a bridge was stuck in the open position. The agency said around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday that service would resume between Philadelphia's 30th Street Station and Cherry Hill. On Monday, the Delair Bridge became stuc... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:52:00 GMT 2017-01-24T22:52:00Z Wayne Barrett, tenacious NYC reporter of Trump, dead at 71 NEW YORK (AP) — Investigative reporter Wayne Barrett, a scourge of New York City power brokers from Rudolph Giuliani to Michael Bloomberg during a decades-long career with the Village Voice and an early and tenacious chronicler of President-elect Donald Trump, died Thursday at age 71. Barrett, who had been battling interstitial lung disease, died at NYU L... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:47:00 GMT 2017-01-20T00:47:00Z Nicodemo Scarfo, ex-Philadelphia mob boss, dies in prison PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, whose reign over the Philadelphia Mafia in the 1980s was one of the bloodiest in its history, has died at a federal medical center in North Carolina, a prison spokeswoman said Tuesday. He was 87. Scarfo died Saturday while in custody at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina, said Nancy Aye... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:27:00 GMT 2017-01-17T19:27:00Z Emoji? Bunny? The next generation Monopoly token? You decide ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hashtags, emojis and even a rubber duck may replace dogs, cats and hats in an upcoming version of the Monopoly board game. Hasbro Inc. began a worldwide contest Tuesday to let people choose the eight tokens to be included in the next generation of the property acquisition game, based on the real-life streets of Atlantic City, New Jersey. ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:25:00 GMT 2017-01-10T17:25:00Z Will 2017 be better for Atlantic City than 2016 was? ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian did not mince words in looking back over the past year. "I'm so glad 2016 is over," he said. "2016 hit bottom for Atlantic City." But will 2017 be much better? It could be, if several things go the city's way. The former Revel casino plans to reopen in the sp... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 17:55:00 GMT 2016-12-29T17:55:00Z Poker pro, friend must repay $10.1M to Borgata in cards case ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Poker pro Phil Ivey and a companion must return more than $10 million they won from an Atlantic City casino while playing cards that were arranged in a certain way to give the players an edge. A federal judge had previously ruled Ivey and companion player Cheng Yin Sun didn't meet their obligation to follow gambling regulations ... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:09:00 GMT 2016-12-19T16:09:00Z Sleek casino with Bob Dylan art opening outside Washington OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Far from the Las Vegas Strip, MGM Resorts International opens its $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor casino and resort just outside the nation's capital this week, advertising a gambling floor "bigger than the White House" and an art collection that includes a large welded collage by Bob Dylan. But don't expect Vegas glitz, neon flamin... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:30:00 GMT 2016-12-05T21:30:00Z Man killed, brother wounded in shooting at mall parking lot MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been fatally shot and his brother was wounded in the parking lot of a mall in New Jersey. Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton said that the shooting happened around 1 a.m. Friday outside the Macy's store of the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing. The Macy's store had opened at 5 p.m. Thursday. The mall, which was open from... 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