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Wasserman Schultz to step down as DNC chair, will have Clinton campaign role

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race (all times EDT):

Sunday, July 24 traffic updates

8:30 p.m.: There is a 2.5-mile delay due to volume and pockets of volume on the northbound Garden State Parkway in the area of Exit 36 in Egg Harbor Township.

Democratic reps join Local 54 at Taj strike in Atlantic City Sunday

ATLANTIC CITY — The name “TRUMP” plastered above the Boardwalk entrance to the Taj Mahal casino provided the backdrop for the Local 54 strike Sunday as Democratic members of Congress joined pickets ahead of their party’s convention in Philadelphia.

Feeling at om: A beginner's guide to meditation

Hugh Jackman, Katy Perry, Oprah Winfrey, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan and many other celebrities swear by it.

Family bonds grow with yoga fundraiser

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — The intense humidity and heat didn’t stop families from coming together Saturday for yoga, paddleboarding and fun.

Afghanistan marks day of national mourning after huge attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan marked a national day of mourning on Sunday, a day after a suicide bomber killed at least 80 people who were taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Kabul. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State group.

Avalon woman's scam struggle shows how hard it is to get money back

It took four months, but the 91-year-old woman from Avalon who was scammed into buying $2,000 in iTunes cards from ShopRite in February did finally get a refund in June.

Buena Vista man killed in motorcycle accident

BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP -- A township man was killed Friday when his motorcycle struck a car that turned into a driveway in front of him, police said.

N.J. helping quail make comeback

WOODLAND TOWNSHIP — In a forest clearing on a large cranberry farm, field technicians with New Jersey Audubon used electronic equipment to search for bobwhite quail.

Darren Ford gets 2 hits, including triple, scores for Richmond Flying Squirrels

Darren Ford (Vineland) went 2 for 4, including a triple, with a walk and a run scored for the Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants) in their 6-3 loss to the Harrisburg Nationals in the double-A Eastern League on Saturday.

Traditions live on without the farms at Cape May's 4-H Fair

CAPE MAY COUNTY — Becca Thompson charged her horse, Rascal, through the barrel races Saturday at the Cape May County 4-H Fair.

Atlantic County shelter's free day finds pets homes

PLEASANTVILLE — Families from across South Jersey lined up 100-people deep outside the Atlantic County Animal Shelter for a chance to bring home a new pet.

Comic-Con live blog: Female heroes make a splash, new trailer for "The Flash"

This Thursday through Sunday is Comic-Con International in San Diego, the biggest comic and pop-culture convention of the year, the event that launches 1,000 trailers, teasers and bits of leaked footage for upcoming movies and TV shows.

Wildlife officials urge caution after rattlesnake sightings

MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — It's rattlesnake mating season, and wildlife officials are urging residents of one Ocean County town to steer clear and let love take its course.

Police investigating at Oakcrest Estates in Hamilton Township

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - Police were investigating an incident Saturday afternoon at the Oakcrest Estates apartment complex.

Police seek public's help in locating suspect in two A.C. shootings

ATLANTIC CITY – Police here are looking for a city resident they charged in connection with two shootings in the Marina District.

Your Saturday shore traffic

1:41 p.m.: Accident reported on the Garden State Parkway south of Exit 10 in Middle Township. Right shoulder is blocked.

Inspira simulation lab lets medical professionals test their skills

A 45-year-old man was admitted with breathing problems to Inspira Medical Center in Vineland on Thursday morning. A team of physicians began checking his vital signs to learn what was wrong.

Family of Jerame Reid reaches tentative deal in Bridgeton police shooting

NEWARK — The family of a black man killed by police in Bridgeton in 2014 has reached a tentative settlement in its federal lawsuit.

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