ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jose is expected to pass well east of the New Jersey shore, but forecasters are warning of rip currents and coastal flooding.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The judge in U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial refused a request from defense lawyers on Tuesday to show jurors parts of a TV interview and press release that references discredited rumors about the Democrat consorting with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic.

NEW YORK (AP) — Toys 'R' Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season — and says its stores will remain open for business as usual.