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AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MD

August 28, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in the Mid-Atlantic, covering North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 919-510-8937, 202-641-9660, 410-837-8315, 804-643-6646 or metro@ap.org. AP-Mid-Atlantic News Editor Steve McMillan can be reached at 804-643-6646 or smcmillan@ap.org. Maryland-Delaware News Editor Amanda Kell can be reached at 410-837-8315 or akell@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Federal judges on Monday affirmed their earlier decision striking North Carolina’s congressional districts as unconstitutional because Republicans drew them with excessive partisanship. By Gary Robertson. SENT: 723 words.


—SUPREME COURT-CANDIDATE LAWSUIT— North Carolina Republicans have been dealt another setback in their efforts to remove a state Supreme Court candidate’s party affiliation from the ballot.

—CONFEDERATE MONUMENT-NORTH CAROLINA— The boards that govern North Carolina’s flagship university are holding special meetings a week after protesters tore down a century-old Confederate statue on campus.

— 4TH CIRCUIT-RUSHING — President Donald Trump is nominating a North Carolina native who has worked for two current Supreme Court justices for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

— INTERSTATE 40-LANE CLOSURES — Lane closures are scheduled for a portion of Interstate 40 in North Carolina to allow workers to make repairs to median walls.



—POLICE SHOOTING-VIRGINIA BEACH— A jury has found two police officers responsible for the 2015 shooting death of a Virginia woman.

—VIKINGS-CLIMATE CHANGE— Scientists are studying ancient Vikings to better understand how humans react to climate change.

—FORT EUSTIS-NOISE— A combat-related training video is being filmed at Fort Eustis this week, which means community members might hear some unusual noises.



BALTIMORE (AP) — The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament had previously been hospitalized for mental illness, according to court records in his home state of Maryland reviewed by The Associated Press. By Michael Biesecker and David McFadden. SENT: 1054 words.


— COLD CASE-PLAYING CARDS — Inmates at Delaware’s four prisons will have access to 8,000 new decks of playing cards — featuring 52 cold cases.

—BRIDGE CRASH-JUMP— Maryland troopers say a man jumped 50 feet (15 meters) from a bridge just outside Washington to avoid crashing cars.

—BALTIMORE POLICE-STRIP CLUB— A Baltimore police supervisor is charged with being drunk and disorderly at a strip club.


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