Should Nick Cannon have cleaned up his standup act for a Georgian Court University audience at the Strand in Lakewood? He won't apologize, many students said they liked it, but GCU President Joe Marbach contends that it violated the university's core principles, and violated his contract as well.

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Flags on New Jersey state buildings will be raised to half-staff Friday, in memory of the victims of the Las Vegas shooting rampage that left nearly 60 victims dead. Investigators said that gunman Stephen Paddock had no friends and no social media life, and that all his many gun buys were legal. He checked into Mandalay Bay, specifying a room with a view of the concert.

Burial of Toms River Police Officer Brett Hansen takes place Friday at Greenwood Cemetery in Brielle. Hansen died last week of injuries sustained in a January car crash.

The Yankees and Indians open their best-of-five American League Division Series tonight in Cleveland. Whoever wins three games first, moves a step closer to a World Series berth.

Plans to close about 100 Applebee's nationwide have no bearing on New Jersey, where business is booming. The company plans to hire 150 new workers for 17 South Jersey sites, from Cherry Hill to Atlantic City.

Big Pharma might be the object of a lawsuit similar to the one that hit Big Tobacco several years ago. New Jersey Attorney General Chris Porrino reportedly is examining the possibility of suing the manufacturers of Oxycontin and Fentanyl - the root of many New Jersey opiate deaths.

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