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

November 27, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina General Assembly is coming back to approve voter ID details, consider more Hurricane Florence spending and address legal fights with Gov. Roy Cooper over state boards and commissions. By Gary Robertson. MOVED: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.


— SCOOTER BAN: A North Carolina city is moving to ban electronic scooters after a fleet of the vehicles unexpectedly appeared in the area last month.



ALEXANDRIA, Va. — An apparent criminal complaint against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is the subject of a federal court hearing in Virginia. By Matthew Barakat. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 3 p.m.


WASHINGTON — The special counsel in the Russia investigation is accusing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of violating his plea agreement by repeatedly lying to federal investigators, an extraordinary allegation that could expose him to a lengthier prison sentence — and potentially more criminal charges. By Chad Day. SENT: 690 words, photo.


— MEDICAID EXPANSION: Virginia has submitted its proposed work requirement plan for some Medicaid recipients to the federal government for approval.

— LIBERTY UNIVERSITY-SALAMANDER STUDY: Scientists are trying to find out why some salamander species in the Blue Ridge Mountains are largely resistant to a fungus that’s been killing off amphibians in other parts of the world.

— ATTEMPTED OFFICER SLAYING: A Virginia man has been sentenced to 83 years in prison for pulling a gun on two Christiansburg police officers and fighting them over the weapon.



WASHINGTON — As Nancy Pelosi moves closer to securing the votes to become House speaker, the stage is being set down-ballot for the next generation of leaders jockeying to be the Democrats’ heirs apparent. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 630 words.


— UMD-ADENOVIRUS: Three more cases of adenovirus have been confirmed at the University of Maryland, College Park, attended by an 18-year-old who died of complications from the respiratory infection.

— SNAPCHAT-CHILD RAPE: A 36-year-old Maryland man is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl he met while posing as a 14-year-old boy on Snapchat.

— TEENS FOOTBALL-HAZING-RAPE: Four Maryland 15-year-olds are out on bail but face life in prison after being charged as adults with first-degree rape in a locker room attack.

— WILMINGTON TRUST-BANK FRAUD: Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to unseal sentencing documents submitted by attorneys for four former executives for the only financial institution to be criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program.


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