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

August 9, 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. Maryland-Delaware News Editor Amanda Kell can be reached at 410-837-8315 or akell@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

US CONFEDERATE MONUMENT-TUSKEGEE

TUSKEGEE, Ala. — A statue honoring white Confederate soldiers has stood for more than a century in Tuskegee, Alabama, a black-majority city with deep ties to African-American history and culture. The story of how such a monument could be erected and still remain in place a century later offers lessons in just how hard it can be to confront a shared history that still divides a nation. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 1,500 words. AP Photo. An abridged version has also moved.

IN BRIEF:

— POLICE SHOOTING-NORTH CAROLINA: Police in North Carolina say officers shot and killed a man who pointed a handgun at them at a popular shopping center.

— ALGAL BLOOM-WARNING: Officials in North Carolina are warning residents to avoid contact with green or blue water in the Chowan River because of an algal bloom.

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VIRGINIA

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. —Paul Manafort’s protégé wrapped up his testimony after implicating the former Trump campaign chairman and himself in financial crimes while also enduring stinging attacks on his character and credibility. By Chad Day, Stephen Braun and Eric Tucker. SENT: 1,070 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

— MCDONALD’S SHOOTING: Police say a man who shot and wounded a woman outside a Virginia McDonald’s killed himself later that evening.

— TODDLER-HOT CAR: A Virginia sheriff says a toddler has died after being left in a hot car.

— ACTIVE THREAT TRAINING: Public safety and emergency management departments in Chesterfield County will conduct an active threat exercise this weekend.

— EVACUATION-HEAVY RAINS-COST: Officials in Virginia city where a dam overflowed due to heavy rains said cost to clean up the damage could be more than $10 million.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

UNITED STATES-NORTH KOREA-WAR REMAINS

WASHINGTON — The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, an Army medic from Indiana who was killed in the opening months of the Korean War. By Robert Burns. SENT: 820 words, photos.

SINCLAIR-TRIBUNE-TERMINATED

NEW YORK— Tribune withdrew from its $3.9 billion buyout by Sinclair, ending a bid to create a massive media juggernaut that could have rivaled the reach of Fox News. SENT: 300 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— MURDER SUICIDE: Police say a 23-year-old Delaware woman was killed by her ex-boyfriend, who then turned the gun on himself.

— TENNIS COACH-SEX CHARGES: A retired teacher and tennis coach has been charged in sex crimes that police in Delaware say took place nearly three decades ago.

— WEST NILE: Delaware health officials say a 60-year-old man tested positive for the state’s first human case of West Nile Virus this year.

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