AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 1:30 pm, MD
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TODAY’S TOP STORIES
RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina legislature continues its lame-duck session, with the state Senate expected to debate and vote Wednesday on a photo voter identification law. Citizens approved a constitutional amendment mandating photo ID in a referendum earlier this month. The bill fills in the details. By Gary Robertson. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.
ADVANCE AUTO PARTS-HEADQUARTERS
RALEIGH, N.C. — Advance Auto Parts Inc. is moving its headquarters from the Virginia city that was its home for nearly 90 years to North Carolina’s tech-heavy capital city, the company announced Wednesday. By Emery P. Dalesio. SENT: 350 words.
— MISSING GIRL-NORTH CAROLINA: North Carolina’s state crime lab is working to determine whether a recovered body is that of a teenage girl missing for three weeks.
— ELECTIONS BOARD-CHAIRMAN: A local Republican activist wants the North Carolina state elections board chairman removed from the panel because of politically-focused comments he’s made online.
— SEXTORTION-INMATES: Authorities say inmates in the Carolinas claiming to be young women used illegal cellphones to extort more than half a million dollars from military personnel.
— SCHOOL-BOMB SEARCH: Police in North Carolina have arrested a man after investigators found a homemade explosive in an abandoned vehicle near a high school.
— TEENAGER-MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES: Authorities in North Carolina have charged a 16-year-old with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a former classmate.
MUSLIM TEEN KILLED
FAIRFAX, Va. —In a plea deal that allows him to avoid a possible death penalty, a northern Virginia man has admitted he raped and killed a Muslim teenager last year. By Matthew Barakat. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1 p.m.
WASHINGTON —First lady Melania Trump is calling the opioid epidemic the “worst drug crisis in American history” and says she is struck by how it has touched the lives of so many people. By Deb Riechmann. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos from 10:30 a.m. event.
WASHINGTON — The breakdown of a plea deal with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an explosive British news report about alleged contacts he may have had with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange threw a new element of uncertainty into the Trump-Russia investigation. By Eric Tucker, Chad Day and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 1,290 words, photos, video.
— THANKSGIVING CRASHES: Virginia State Police say 12 people were killed during traffic wrecks during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
— BUILDING CODE-COASTAL AREAS: A regulation in Virginia’s new building code could alter the look and feel of some neighborhoods near the state’s coast in the coming decades.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The girlfriend of a woman who gunned down three co-workers at a Maryland warehouse told investigators her companion was prone to violent outbursts, heard voices in her head and had threatened her with a gun before September’s rampage, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. By Michael Kunzelman. SENT: 860 words, photo.
BALTIMORE — Baltimore has filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration alleging that “unlawful” efforts to alter a longstanding policy are deterring immigrants from receiving public assistance they are entitled to. By David McFadden. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m.
Earlier this year, the federal agency tasked with caring for asylum-seeking children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border officially took on a new, little heralded role: helping to deport relatives of the young migrants. By Frank Bajak. SENT: 1,270 words, photos.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump tested the limits of his presidential authority and political muscle as he threatened to cut off all federal subsidies to General Motors because of its planned massive cutbacks in the U.S. By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller. SENT: 1,110 words, photo, video.
— BALTIMORE-CHILDREN SHOT: A 3-year-old boy has become the second young Baltimore child to be wounded in a shooting this month.
— SCHOOLS STAFFER ATTACKED: Baltimore schools leaders say another staffer has been assaulted on a campus.
— HUNTING ARRESTS: Delaware police say at least five arrests were made for alleged illegal nighttime hunting excursions in mid-November.
— HOSPICE NUNS-GIFT THEFT: The Little Sisters of the Poor have a theory about how they got Christmas back from the Grinch who stole half the presents they bought for hospice residents and employees.
— CHEMICAL SPILL-UNIVERSITY: A chemical spill at a Maryland university that led to the evacuation of a campus building has been cleared.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — One week after Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith combined to run for only six yards on 12 carries, the Atlanta Falcons have made reviving the run game a priority for this week against Baltimore. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 550 words, file photos by 5 p.m.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Regardless of who starts at quarterback, rookie running back Gus Edwards should see plenty of action for the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday against Atlanta. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 3 p.m.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Hornets look to gain a measure of revenge against the Hawks after losing to them in Atlanta on Sunday night. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. EDT
FBC--HURRICANE FLORENCE-MAKEUP GAMES
South Carolina and Virginia Tech are playing a week later than expected — and not for the championship reasons both programs dreamed about when the season began. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 650 words, photos
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — In a duel of unbeaten teams and former rivals, No. 4 Virginia faces No. 24 Maryland in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Seventh-ranked Michigan puts its unbeaten record on the line against 11th-ranked North Carolina. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 9:30 p.m. ET.
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