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BC-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 1:30 pm, MD

March 5, 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

DMV HEADQUARTERS

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s top elected officials have signed off on moving the state Division of Motor Vehicles headquarters out of Raleigh. By Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 590 words.

RETIREES-HEALTH INSURANCE

RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina appeals court is throwing out a judge’s ruling that a former Supreme Court chief justice and other retired state government workers can’t be forced to pay part of their health insurance premiums. By Emery P. Dalesio. SENT: 360 words.

NORTH CAROLINA-DISPUTED ELECTION

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Next week marks the start of a new round of elections in the nation’s last unresolved congressional race after November’s results were thrown out because of concerns about ballot tampering and state officials called for a do-over. By Emery P. Dalesio. SENT: 720 words, photos.

BASKETBALL-RACIAL SLUR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ A North Carolina high school basketball playoff game already mired in controversy took another turn when a player for the predominantly white school was suspended for targeting a racial slur toward the predominantly black school it’s scheduled to play. SENT: 440 words.

MISS AMERICA LAWSUIT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A lawsuit claiming “an illegal and bad-faith takeover” of the Miss America Organization has been withdrawn. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

_ CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS-NORTH CAROLINA: The board governing North Carolina’s public universities is giving itself more time to decide the fate of a Confederate statue toppled by protesters.

_ CONFEDERATE STATUE-HOODS: Authorities have accused a man of placing white hoods on a Confederate statue depicting a woman and a young boy on the grounds of North Carolina’s Capitol.

_ POLICE SHOOTING-FEDERAL AGENT: A prosecutor in North Carolina says a Homeland Security agent won’t be charged in the fatal shooting of a man who hit him with a car outside a bar.

_ BLACK THEATER FESTIVAL: An actress best known for her role in “The Color Purple” and an actor who has portrayed singer Jackie Wilson are the co-chairs of an upcoming North Carolina festival.

_ VETERANS TO FARMERS: The world’s largest pork producer is making a donation to a program which helps veterans make the transition from military service to agriculture.

VIRGINIA

CHELSEA MANNING SUBPOENA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A judge rejected an effort from Chelsea Manning to quash a subpoena demanding her testimony in an apparent investigation of Wikileaks, the former Army intelligence analyst said Tuesday. By Matthew Barakat. SENT: 400 words, photo.

WHITE SUPREMACIST PROPAGANDA

NEW YORK — White supremacist groups in the U.S. tried to spread their propaganda at a record-setting rate last year, increasingly picking targets beyond college campuses, a Jewish civil rights group said Tuesday. SENT: 260 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ INMATE DEATH: Virginia man serving a 60-day jail sentence on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a revoked or suspended license has died in custody.

_ CHESAPEAKE SHOOTING: A Virginia jury has recommended a 30-year prison sentence for a Chesapeake security guard who killed a man prosecutors say was playing “Pokemon Go.”

_ NORTHAM JOBS: A company that runs call centers is planning to expand its Virginia operation and create 600 new jobs.

_ GOLD STAR FATHER: The Muslim-American Gold Star father who spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention will be one of the authors featured at an upcoming lecture series at the Library of Virginia.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

FOAM CONTAINER BAN-MARYLAND

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s Senate has voted to make the state the first in the nation to ban foam containers for food and drink to fight pollution. By Brian Witte. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

EDUCATION FUNDING-MARYLAND

ANNAPOLIS, Md. _ Maryland officials are planning to outline legislation aimed at improving education in the state. By Brian Witte. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

SAUDI ROYALS-DIVORCE

WILMINGTON, Del. _ A Delaware judge hears arguments in a divorce dispute between two Saudi royals over an 18-bedroom mansion in Beverly Hills. By Randall Chase.

ELECTION SECURITY-VOTING MACHINES

ATLANTA — Time and money are running short for states to replace aging or inadequate voting machines before the 2020 presidential primaries, according to a report released Tuesday. By Christina A. Cassidy. SENT: 730 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ WHITE SUPREMACIST FLYERS-ARREST: Police have cited a University of Rochester student in connection with white supremacist flyers and stickers that were posted around a western New York town last fall.

_ YOUTH FIGHT-DETENTION CENTER: Authorities in Delaware say a fight among 11 teen residents of a detention center sent four teens and one staffer to the hospital.

_ GAY NIGHTCLUB CLOSING: One of Baltimore’s largest gay nightclubs has been sold.

SPORTS

BBA--ORIOLES-HYDE

SARASOTA, Fla. _ Rookie manager Brandon Hyde is putting his stamp on the Baltimore Orioles this spring training, one fundamental at a time. By Rich Dubroff. SENT: 500 words, photo

_ HKN--HURRICANES-BRUINS. Upcoming: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKW--BIG TEN TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

Maryland and second-place Iowa, who dominated the regular season, seem destined for a rematch in the conference tournament title game. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m. CT.

BKC--T25-WAKE FOREST-DUKE

DURHAM, N.C. _ For Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett and the likely one-and-done freshmen at No. 4 Duke, this visit from Wake Forest could mark their final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The big question is whether Williamson’s sprained knee has healed enough for him to play. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from 7 p.m. start.

BKC--T25-NORTH CAROLINA-BOSTON COLLEGE

BOSTON _ No. 3 North Carolina State plays at Boston College in an ACC matchup. By JImmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

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