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BC-VA--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 6 pm, VA

May 24, 2019

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.

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA-DISPUTED ELECTION

RALEIGH, N.C. _ In a sign that rich flows of untraceable money are expected to influence a North Carolina congressional seat left empty after earlier allegations of ballot fraud, the Republican is making cleanly produced video of himself available for supportive outside groups. A 10-minute silent video of state Sen. Dan Bishop uploaded onto the candidate’s YouTube channel is a likely invitation for a super PAC — which can’t legally coordinate with a campaign — to use the footage in ads on his behalf in his 9th Congressional District re-do election against Democrat Dan McCready, High Point University political scientist Martin Kifer said Friday. By Emery Dalesio. AP Photo. SENT: 680 words.

SUPREME COURT-REDISTRICTING

WASHINGTON _ The Supreme Court on Friday put on hold court orders in Michigan and Ohio to redraw electoral maps that federal judges found were too partisan. The high court action comes as it is weighing cases from Maryland and North Carolina that raise similar issues and could affect redistricting everywhere. By Mark Sherman. SENT: 320 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ ABORTION-NORTH CAROLINA: A federal judge has formally issued his decision striking down North Carolina’s ban on abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, except in a medical emergency.

_ COLLEGE CAMPUS SHOOTING-NORTH CAROLINA _ A University of North Carolina student who was killed when he tackled a gunman who opened fire inside a classroom has been posthumously awarded the highest military honors.

_ AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION _ North Carolina’s African American Heritage Commission has a new director with her own history with the agency.

_ CHURCH FORECLOSURE _ A judge says the foreclosure sale of a North Carolina church can proceed as planned after denying a motion that would have forestalled the sale.

_ COMPUTER LANDFILLS _ North Carolina landfalls could accept computers and televisions again in legislation advancing at the General Assembly.

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VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

_ JOHN BROWN-TV SHOW _ A new television series with Ethan Hawke starring as the fiery abolitionist John Brown is set to film in Virginia.

_ MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA STORMS _ Thousands have lost power in Maryland and northern Virginia after storms and a tornado blew through the area.

_ TRUMP-ARLINGTON CEMETERY _ President Donald Trump paid his respects Thursday to those who died in service to the United States by placing American flags at several gravesites during an early Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery.

_ ISRAELI COMPANY-RECYCLING BINS _ A large trash collector in Virginia will use recycling bins that are partly made from recycled trash.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

GOVERNOR-VETOES

ANNAPOLIS, Md. _ Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday vetoed eight bills, including legislation that would change state laws regulating handguns and oysters. AP Photo. SENT: 280 words.

NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATION

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is scheduled to address the graduating class of the U.S. Naval Academy. The former Boeing executive will deliver the commencement address Friday at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. By Regina Garcia Cano. SENT: 440 words.

CORRECTION COMMISSIONER

DOVER, Del. -- The head of Delaware’s corrections system is stepping down after a brief tenure marked by a fatal prison riot, lawsuits alleging mistreatment of inmates, and chronic staffing and morale problems. By Randall Chase. AP Photo. SENT: 650 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ PRESCRIPTION DRUGS-MARYLAND: A first-in-the-nation measure in Maryland to create a prescription drug affordability board will become law without Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature.

_ UNIVERSITY OFFICIAL-BRIBES: A New Jersey man who graduated from Delaware State University has pleaded guilty to bribing a former registrar to change the registration status of hundreds of out-of-state students so they could pay cheaper in-state tuition at the historically black university.

_ CIVIL WAR PLAQUE-MARYLAND STATEHOUSE: The speaker of Maryland’s House of Delegates has called for the removal of a Statehouse plaque that honors the Civil War’s Union and Confederate soldiers.

_ CITY COUNCIL-PERSONAL GAIN _ Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has called for the chair of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to resign from the board, calling him “ethically compromised.”

_ MARYLAND MEDICAL BOARD _ The acting chief executive of the University of Maryland Medical System is pledging “significant changes” to senior staff after a scandal involving financial arrangements.

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SPORTS

NASCAR-CHARLOTTE-BYRON

CONCORD, N.C. _ Charlotte native William Byron became the youngest driver ever to win the pole for the Coca-Cola 600. Now he looks to win his first Cup Series race at his home track. By Steve Reed. AP Photos. SENT: 675 words.

BBC-BIG TEN-OHIO ST-MARYLAND

OMAHA, Neb. _ Seventh-seeded Ohio State advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament by holding off Maryland 3-2 on Friday in the completion of a suspended game from Thursday night. SENT: 140 words.

BBC-ACC-DUKE-GEORGIA TECH

DURHAM, N.C. _ Tristin English doubled off the left-field wall with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday, giving Georgia Tech a 5-4 victory over Duke and a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament semifinals. SENT: 175 words.

BBC-ACC-NC STATE-FLORIDA STATE

DURHAM, N.C. _ Third-seeded North Carolina State and sixth-seeded Florida State wrap up pool play at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. UPCOMING: 150-word newsnow from 7 p.m. start.

BBC-ACC-NORTH CAROLINA-MIAMI

DURHAM, N.C. _ Fourth-seeded Miami takes on fifth-seeded North Carolina with the winner advancing to the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals. UPCOMING: 150-word newsnow from 3 p.m. start.

ORIOLES-ROCKIES

DENVER _ The Baltimore Orioles pay a visit to Coors Field on Friday night for the first time in 15 years when they face the Rockies. Returning from a 3-5 trip, the Rockies are expected to recall righty Jeff Hoffman from Triple-A Albuquerque to pitch against the Orioles. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 8:40 p.m. EDT.

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