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AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 6 pm, MD

July 10, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in the Mid-Atlantic. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 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.

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WILMINGTON, Del. — A Delaware bankruptcy judge holds a hearing on whether to approve a revised plan for a private equity firm’s purchase of the Weinstein Co., the studio forced into bankruptcy by the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. The company’s request to approve the sale is being opposed by several Hollywood stars who claim it would not cover payments to which they claim they are entitled.



RICHMOND, Va. — Dominion Energy is reporting a recent 10-fold increase in spending aimed at influencing Virginia politicians. That spending came as the utility was pushing for a new law that could lead to higher electric bills. By Alan Suderman. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration is advancing its plan to replace the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts against global warming with a new rule expected to be friendlier to the coal industry. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


— TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT: A federal judge has ordered President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman to be moved to a jail closer to his lawyers.

— LAWSUIT-FIREFIGHTERS PAY: A firefighter has accused a Virginia city of not paying him enough for hours he worked while responding to a 2015 hurricane with a Federal Emergency Management Agency team.

—BATTLEFIELD PRESERVATION: The National Park Service has recently committed around $2 million to preserve over 200 acres (81 hectares) of Virginia battlefields threatened by development.

— HATE GROUP FLYERS: Recruiting flyers for the Ku Klux Klan are again being distributed in northern Virginia.

— DEER HUNTING: Urban archers in Newport News will more time to hunt deer this upcoming season.




PRICES CORNER, Del. — A couple and three young children were found fatally shot at their Delaware home in what police described Tuesday as a murder-suicide. By Randall Chase. SENT: 330 words.


COLLEGE PARK, Md. —John McNamara loved sports. Most of all, he loved watching and writing about Maryland basketball. McNamara’s passion for the Terrapins was a prominent theme during a packed memorial service Tuesday at the University of Maryland Memorial Chapel. By David Ginsburg. SENT: 610 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — To hear Republicans tell it, Brett Kavanaugh is a skilled and well-respected judge who reveres the Constitution. To Democrats, he’s a threat to women’s reproductive rights and the Obama health care program. A look at the ammunition both sides will use. By Anne Flaherty. SENT: 820 words, photos.


— IMMIGRATION-WOMAN ARRESTED: Immigration officials say they’ve arrested a Honduran woman who supporters say had sought to stay in the United States.

— COUPLE SLAIN-SENTENCING: A Maryland man who fatally shot his estranged wife and her boyfriend has been sentenced to life in prison.

— CONGRESSMAN HOSPITALIZED: Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland has been released from a Washington hospital, where he was treated for pneumonia, says his spokesman.

— DELEGATE APPOINTED: Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Alice Sophocleus to replace her late husband in the Maryland House of Delegates.

— COUNTY EXECUTIVE RACES — A candidate in the Democratic primary for Baltimore County executive says he’ll file a request for a recount.




BALTIMORE — Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka comes off the disabled list to face the Baltimore Orioles, who enter in last place in the AL East and with a dismal 25-66 record. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


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