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.

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—NOT FENTANYL-JUST SUGAR— Private lab testing has concluded that 13 pounds (6 kilograms) of white powder seized in North Carolina wasn't fentanyl, but rather sugar.

— BEAR IN DRIVEWAY — A North Carolina woman says a delivery person didn't deliver a package to her front porch because a bear had been in the driveway.

—POLICE SHOOTING-BURGLARY SUSPECT— Police in North Carolina say an officer shot and killed a burglary suspect.

— CONSTITUTION PARTY-CANDIDATES — A court ruling giving more time to election officials to respond to a lawsuit filed by a new North Carolina political party essentially ensures the party will have a few more candidates on November ballots.

—HOG SMELLS-LAWSUITS —Several lawsuits against the world's largest pork producer are on pause.



WASHINGTON — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort asked Wednesday to move his upcoming trial out of the nation's capital, with his lawyers citing "intensely negative news coverage" and potential juror bias against him. By Eric Tucker. SENT. 393 words.


MANASSAS, Va. — One of the world's largest semiconductor companies is making a $3 billion investment in northern Virginia to expand its manufacturing facility and add 1,100 jobs. By Matt Barakat. 400 words by 5 p.m.


— A look at Republican Barbara Comstock's claims about MS-13 related violence in Virginia. By Chloe Kim. SENT. 628 words.


RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia House Democrats discuss a redistricting proposal to fix the state's electoral map after a court ruled that 11 legislative districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered. By Sarah Rankin. 300 words by 5 p.m.


—CELLPHONE LOCK POUCHES— A Virginia school district will spend more than $13,000 to keep high school students off their phones during math class.

—BABY FOUND DEAD— The parents of a 4-month-old girl found dead in a Virginia motel room have been charged with child abuse.

—WILLIAM & MARY-SLAVERY MEMORIAL — The College of William & Mary is soliciting ideas for how to memorialize black Americans who were enslaved at the school.

—SUPREME COURT-CHIEF JUSTICE— The current chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia has been elected to a second term in that role.



BALTIMORE — The gunshot wound that killed a Baltimore police detective one day before he was to testify about police corruption was most likely self-inflicted, an investigative review board has concluded. By David McFadden. SENT. 892 words.


—RESTAURANT-MURDER PLOT— Federal prosecutors say a Maryland restaurant owner was under pressure, facing an impending divorce and financial ruin.

—POLICE-BLACK BAD GUY — A since-deleted Facebook Live video in which a police officer speaking to children refers to a "black bad guy" has prompted a Washington-area police chief to apologize.

— COUNTY EXECUTIVE RACE — A Republican has dropped out of a Maryland county executive race, leaving just one candidate in the field.

— POLICE SHOOTING-DELAWARE — Authorities in Delaware have identified a paraplegic man who was shot and killed by state troopers who were executing a search warrant at his home.

—SLAIN TEEN-TEEN INDICTED— Authorities in Maryland say a 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the 2017 slaying of a 15-year-old girl.


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