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

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City's newest casino and its costliest failure has begun its two-day shutdown. The $2.4 billion Revel Casino resort closed its hotel at 11 a.m. today. The casino will close at 6 a.m. tomorrow. Revel is one of three Atlantic City casinos closing down over the next two weeks. The Showboat shut its doors yesterday, and Trump Plaza will do so September 16.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Officials say a man was struck and killed by a train on New Jersey Transit's North Jersey Coast Line route near Matawan. NJ Transit spokesman William Smith says it appears that the man was hit after he stepped in front of a New York-bound train around 5:30 a.m. Monday, near the Aberdeen-Matawan station. Smith says 50 people were aboard the train, but no injuries were reported. The name of the man killed has not been disclosed.

HO-HO-KUS, N.J. (AP) - Murder charges are pending against a northern New Jersey man who allegedly stabbed and beat his mother to death. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said 24-year-old Nicholas Piotti of Ho-Ho-Kus was taken into custody early today and was taken to a hospital. But further details were not disclosed. Molinelli says Piotti's 63-year-old mother, Karen, suffered multiple stab wounds and beating trauma in the attack. Her body was found early today.

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a teenage soccer player who was seriously injured in a multivehicle crash in southern New Jersey remains on life support. Fourteen-year-old Aisling Cooke of Linwood and four teammates were on their way to compete in a charity tournament when the crash occurred Saturday morning on Route 40 in Hamilton Township. The four other girls were treated at a hospital for various undisclosed injuries and were released later Saturday.

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