AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 6 pm, MD
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TODAY’S TOP STORIES
Every night without fail, Paul Blumstein straps on a mask that prevents him from repeatedly waking up, gasping for air. It’s been his routine since he was diagnosed with a condition called sleep apnea. While it helps, he doesn’t like wearing the mask. “It’s like an octopus has clung to my face,” said Blumstein, 70, of Annandale, Virginia. “I just want to sleep once in a while without that feeling.” By Carla K. Johnson. SENT: 1,240 words, photos, video.
CONFEDERATE MONUMENT PROTEST
RICHMOND, Va. —An organizer of a white nationalist rally that erupted in violence in Virginia last summer has agreed to “actively discourage” armed paramilitary activity at any future rallies in Charlottesville, under an agreement filed in court Thursday. By Denise Lavoie. SENT: 440 words.
IMMIGRATION-BILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS
SAN ANTONIO — Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually — a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds. By Martha Mendoza and Larry Fenn. SENT: 1,070 words, photos.
— VIRGINIA SURPLUS: Virginia collected $550 million more than expected in revenues last fiscal year.
— NEWSPRINT MILL REOPENING: A Virginia newsprint manufacturing mill is set to reopen, a year after it closed.
— LOTTERY PROFITS: Virginia’s state-owned lottery program had its best year on record with profits topping $600 million for the first time.
— FOIA TRAINING: Four free training sessions will be offered to help citizens, media representatives and public employees learn more about gaining access to public records under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.
VOTER REGISTRATION ERROR
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland lawmakers hold a hearing on computer problems that could have caused voter registration errors for about 80,000 voters. By Brian Witte. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The vetting of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is just beginning, but his public financial disclosures make one thing clear: He’s not as wealthy as many already on the high court. By Michael R. Blood and Catherine Lucey. SENT: 480 words, photo.
— POULTRY PLANT-CHEMICAL SPILL: State environmental officials say a cleanup is underway after hundreds of gallons of a highly corrosive chemical spilled at a southern Delaware poultry processing plant.
— HIKER RESCUED-MARYLAND: Crews have rescued a hiker who told officials he had been stuck for four days in a ravine in a Baltimore park.
— SERIAL PODCAST-APPEAL: Maryland’s highest court will review a decision to reopen a high-profile case for a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial.”
— BASKETBALL PLAYER-RAPE CHARGE: An NBA prospect and former Maryland basketball player facing charges related to having sex with an intoxicated woman has been released.
— SHOT ANSWERING DOOR: Prosecutors say three Delaware men have been arrested in connection with the death of a Massachusetts teen shot while answering the front door of his home last year.
BALTIMORE — The NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies face the Baltimore Orioles, who are last in AL East, in the makeup of a May 15 rainout. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6:05 p.m. ET.
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