AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Advisory 8:30 am, MD
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. AP-Mid-Atlantic News Editor Steve McMillan can be reached at 804-643-6646 or email@example.com.
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TODAY’S TOP STORIES
RALEIGH, N.C. — Now that North Carolina courts have ruled six constitutional amendments will be on the November ballot, a special panel must meet again to finish writing explanations for the public. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. The task of drawing new boundaries for thousands of federal and state legislative districts is still about three years away, yet the political battle over redistricting already is playing out in this year’s midterm elections. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,040 words.
— GLAXOSMITHKLINE CUTS: Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline will cut 650 jobs across the United States.
ARLINGTON CEMETERY EXPANSION
ARLINGTON, Va. — Arlington National Cemetery is opening a new section of gravesites with the burial of two Civil War soldiers recently discovered at a northern Virginia battlefield. By Matthew Barakat. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.
— JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME: Five graduates of Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications are being inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame this month.
— VIRGINIA BREWERY: A brewery in rural Virginia is doubling its production a year after opening because of increased demand.
— VIRGINIA TOURISM: State officials say tourism revenues in Virginia had a record-breaking year in 2017, notching a 4.4 percent increase over 2016.
DOVER, Del. — A battle between Delaware’s senior senator and an upstart challenger riding an antiestablishment wave within the Democratic Party highlights the state’s primary elections Thursday. By Randall Chase. SENT: 510 words, photos.
— MISSING TEACHER-SUSPECT DEAD: The man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend has been found dead in his Maryland cell the day opening statements were expected to begin.
— AUTO RETAILER CHARGED: An online retailer of auto parts has been accused of deceptive business practices in violation of Maryland’s consumer protection act.
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