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

November 30, 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

ELECTION 2018-9th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s elections board meets Friday to determine whether to finalize the results of a very close congressional race that board officials are scrutinizing for potential absentee ballot “irregularities.” The board already delayed earlier this week certifying what appeared to be a 905-vote victory by Republican Mark Harris over Democrat Dan McCready. The GOP has held the 9th Congressional District seat since the early 1960s. By Gary Robertson. MOVED. 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— DNA COLD CASE: Police in North Carolina say rape kit retesting made possible by a federal grant has led to the arrest of a convicted sex offender in a decades-old rape case.

VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

— AMAZON HQ-NASHVILLE: Nashville’s police union is blasting the city’s plans to award up to $15 million in incentives for Amazon’s new facility, calling it “corporate welfare.”

— GAS-WATER SUPPLY: An unknown gas found in a Virginia town’s water supply has prompted the evacuation of parts of the town.

— MURDER FOR HIRE-VIRGINIA: An Indiana Army veteran has testified in court that he was hired by a Florida man to kill the man’s wife and her 7-year-old son in Virginia.

— DULLES-PORTUGAL: A Portuguese airline is launching nonstop service between that nation’s capital and the Washington, D.C., region.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

MARRIOTT-DATA BREACH

BETHESDA, Md. — The information of as many as 500 million guests at Starwood hotels has been compromised and Marriott said that it’s discovered that unauthorized access within its Starwood network has been taking place since 2014. SENT: 440 words.

TRUMP-PELOSI

WASHINGTON — They haven’t spoken in days, not since President Donald Trump called to congratulate Nancy Pelosi on Democrats’ election night win. But they don’t really need to. Trump and Pelosi go way back, from the time she first showed up at Trump Tower fundraising for the Democrats long before he would become president or she the House speaker. Two big-name heirs to big-city honchos — Trump and Pelosi each had fathers who were political power players in their home towns — they’ve rubbed elbows on the Manhattan social scene for years. By Lisa Mascaro, Jonathan Lemire and Catherine Lucey. SENT: 1,120 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— BALTIMORE-FORMER COMMISSIONER: A former Baltimore police commissioner is scheduled to plead guilty to federal tax charges that made his time atop the city’s troubled department short-lived.

— SUBSTITUTE TEACHER-CHAIR: A Maryland substitute teacher who a principal says taped a second-grade student to a chair has been suspended.

— PRISON DISTURBANCE-DELAWARE: A lawyer suing Delaware prison officials says ongoing abuse and neglect is to blame for the recent deaths of two inmates who witnessed a fatal prison riot last year.

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