TRENTON, N.J. — National Republicans are abandoning a pro-President Donald Trump House candidate over racial social media posts in a New Jersey district Trump won in 2016, leaving already optimistic Democrats hopeful they'll pick up the open seat.

Very warm and humid weather will persist through today. Showers and thunderstorms will precede a cold front which will move through later this morning or early afternoon. High pressure will follow and bring more refreshing temperatures and humidity levels for the second half of the work week.

The Progress is happy to announce the birthdays of area residents, but many times the information is received too late for publication. Names and birthdays must be received at least two days before the birthday.


NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hoping customers don't see any more dogs, after early problems on Prime Day meant people trying to shop got only images of the cute canines delivering an apologetic message.


U.S. stocks slipped Monday as investors bought banks but sold shares of most other types of companies, including health care and technology stocks. Energy companies sank along with oil prices.

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people.

NEW YORK (AP) — Prototypes? Passe. Fashion company Betabrand saw that knitwear was a hot style in sneakers and wanted to quickly jump on the trend for dressier shoes. It put a poll up on its website asking shoppers what style they liked, and based on that had a shoe for sale online in just o…