(AP) - The home of a woman - who earned near-folk hero status for resisting Donald Trump's offers to buy it - has sold at auction. AuctionAdvisors says Vera Coking's modest three-story boardinghouse in Atlantic City sold afternoon for $530,000 plus 10 percent commission. Olshin says that bidding was active and that the winner wishes to remain anonymous. Coking is 86 and has moved to California to be near family. She rebuffed repeated offers from Trump over the years and an attempted state takeover of her property.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie's power of persuasion is coming up short on bail reform. Democratic Assembly leaders say they still have questions about the issue and won't be voting during a special legislative session that Christie called on Thursday. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto says there is still a possibility a vote could happen before a Monday deadline.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -Gov. Chris Christie is heading to New Hampshire for the second time in little more than a month to campaign for Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein. Christie has been crisscrossing the country this summer to bolster fellow Republicans as chair of the Republican Governors Association. But his schedule also is packed with stops in key states on the presidential nomination calendar, giving him the opportunity to make inroads with fundraisers, party leaders and activists who will be crucial if he decides to run in 2016.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - For the second time in nine months, a federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay conversion therapy. The ruling filed today in U.S. District Court in Trenton rejects the claims of a New Jersey couple who said their constitutional rights were being violated because the law prevents them from seeking treatment for their 15-year-old son.
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