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News Minute: Here is the latest New Jersey news from The Associated Press

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POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) - AAA Mid-Atlantic predicts more than 1 million New Jerseyans plan to travel 50 miles or more from home this Labor Day weekend. That's up 1 percent from last year. Gov. Chris Christie kicked off the holiday weekend with visits to the Jersey shore.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie has been traveling the country to bolster Republican candidates. But his efforts to boost his party at home have been lower-key with limited success. But Christie adviser Bill Palatucci says the governor will be active for his party's candidates in the state ahead of November's elections.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - An attorney for Tracy Morgan says the former "Saturday Night Live" actor is having a tough time recovering from a June accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that left a fellow comedian dead. Benedict Morelli says Morgan relies on a wheelchair and it may be months before he can fully walk again. But Morgan appears to be making progress.

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) - The U.S. Embassy in El Salvador says Salvadoran authorities detained an American accused of sexually assaulting a young girl for several years in New Jersey and sent him back to face charges. The embassy says Joseph Gorski was deported. Gorski was charged after the alleged victim told authorities about the attacks.

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