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

November 15, 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.

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

AMAZON HQ-REJECTED

Sometimes losing is winning. Or at least that’s what some of the 18 North American cities passed up by Amazon for its new headquarters are telling themselves. By MIKE CATALINI. SENT: 600 words.

ATLANTIC COAST PIPELINE

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Republican legislators intensifying their review of a $58 million side agreement between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and utilities building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline agreed Wednesday to hire an outside investigator and demand government records. By GARY D. ROBERTSON. SENT: 600 words.

IN BRIEF:

—PEANUT DONATION-BEARS: A North Carolina brewery knew it had a real bear of a problem when it realized it had hundreds of pounds of old, unused peanuts with a new shipment on the way.

—COASTAL TOWNS GRANT: Two North Carolina coastal communities have received $1.1 million to control shoreline erosion.

—NC ZOO-POLAR BEAR: The North Carolina Zoo has adopted a wild polar bear and is asking the public to pick a name for it.

VIRGINIA

AMAZON HQ-TRANSIT

NEW YORK— Commuters beware: New York and Washington’s clogged streets and creaky subway systems are about to feel more pain as 50,000 more people descend on the two metro areas where Amazon will open new headquarters. By CATHY BUSSEWITZ. SENT: 1,000 words.

COAL ASH-VIRGINIA

RICHMOND, Va. - Dominion Energy said in a long-awaited report on Wednesday that it would cost billions of dollars to recycle Virginia’s toxic coal ash or move it to lined landfills, an endeavor that customers would pay for over several years. Environmental groups and some lawmakers said the cost would be well worth the effort as some aging storage facilities leak chemicals or potentially lay vulnerable to hurricanes. SENT: 500 words.

IN BRIEF:

— BABY’s DEATH-DAYCARE: A Virginia judge has denied a sentence reduction request by a day care worker convicted in the death of a child.

— DULLES TOLL ROAD: Drivers on the Dulles Toll Road will be paying higher rates in 2019.

— NUCLEAR EMERGNECY TEST: Safety officials are planning a test of the early warning siren system for a nuclear power station in central Virginia.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

PRISON DISTURBANCE-DELAWARE

Jurors hear closing arguments and begin deliberations regarding the first three of 16 Delaware inmates to be tried on murder and other charges following a riot in which a guard was killed and three other staffers taken hostage. By RANDALL CHASE. Developing from a 9:30 a.m. start time. UPCOMING.

SHOOTING-SYNOAGOGUE-FOLLOWERS ARREST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A self-described white nationalist with a social media connection to the suspect in last month’s Pittsburgh synagogue massacre faces gun-related charges after his relatives reported concerns about his behavior and violent rhetoric to the FBI, according to court records. By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN. SENT: 600 words.

IN BRIEF:

— MUSICAL NAZI INTERUPTION: An audience member says a man interrupted a performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” in Baltimore with a pro-Nazi and pro-Trump salute.

— 2017 TOURISM: Maryland officials say tourism spending increased in 2017, despite a drop in overall visitors.

— BIDEN MOTORCADECRASH: Government lawyers say a Secret Service agent is not to blame for a car accident in Delaware involving Vice President Joe Biden’s motorcade.

—WASTED FUNDS: An investigative report by the Baltimore city Office of the Inspector General says the city’s health department wasted $170,000 on unused promotional goods, excessive manager travel, snacks and staff gifts.

—AIRFORCE-JET CRASH: One pilot is dead and another was injured after a training jet crashed at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas. The dead pilot was identified as 28-year-old Capt. John F. Graziano of Elkridge, Maryland.

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