BC-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Advisory 9 am, MD
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TODAY’S TOP STORIES
UNDATED _ A U.S. supplier of t-shirts and other team apparel to college bookstores cut its ties Wednesday with a Chinese company that drew workers from an internment camp holding targeted members of ethnic minority groups. Last month an Associated Press investigation found the Chinese government had started forcing some detainees to work in manufacturing and food industries. The investigation tracked recent shipments from one such factory, the privately-owned Hetian Taida Apparel, located inside an internment camp, to Badger Sportswear, a leading supplier in Statesville, North Carolina. By Martha Mendoza And Yanan Wang. SENT: 600 words, photos.
_ POLICE SHOOTING _ Police in North Carolina say a Raleigh police officer has been shot several times while trying to take a suspect into custody.
_ DEPUTY SHOOTING _ A North Carolina sheriff’s office says a deputy has shot and wounded a suspect during a fight in Rutherford County.
REDRAWING AMERICA-REDISTRICTING LAWSUITS
A busy year of legal battles is getting under way over allegations that hundreds of legislative districts across the country were illegally drawn to disadvantage certain voters or political parties. First up is a scheduled court hearing Thursday in Virginia, where a federal judicial panel is reviewing proposals to redraw some state House districts that it determined were racially gerrymandered. Next on the schedule is a February trial in Michigan over allegations that U.S. House and state legislative districts were illegally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans. In similar lawsuit is on tap for March in Ohio. By David A. Lieb. UPCOMING: 2,000 words in state-by-state chunky text style. Photo.
_ SUICIDE ATTEMPT LAWSUIT _ A university and its counselor are being sued for $12 million each by a former student who says they didn’t do enough to stop his suicide attempts.
_ NORTHAM JOBS _ Microsoft plans to expand its data center operation in Southside Virginia.
_ MARIJUANA RESEARCH _ A research firm in Virginia says it has gotten a federal license to import high-quality extracts of marijuana for medical research.
_ FATAL SHOOTING-TEEN _ A 14-year-old boy has been charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a 12-year-old Virginia boy.
ISRAEL BOYCOTT LAWSUIT
COLLEGE PARK, Md. _ Maryland’s ban on contracting with businesses that boycott Israel tramples on the First Amendment rights of a software engineer who advocates for Palestinians, a Muslim civil rights group claims in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ federal lawsuit seeks to block the state from enforcing an executive order that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed in October 2017. By Michael Kunzelman. SENT: 500 words, photos.
POLICE STATION ATTACK
A man who opened fire on a Maryland police station faces a prison sentence for his conviction on a murder charge in the friendly-fire killing of an undercover detective who tried to end the gunman’s attack. By Michael Kunzelman. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 4 p.m.
WASHINGTON _ Is the pain stabbing or burning? On a scale from 1 to 10, is it a 6 or an 8? Over and over, 17-year-old Sarah Taylor struggled to make doctors understand her sometimes debilitating levels of pain, first from joint-damaging childhood arthritis and then from fibromyalgia. Now scientists are peeking into Sarah’s eyes to track how the Maryland resident’s pupils react when she’s hurting and when she’s not _ part of a quest to develop the first objective way to measure pain. By Medical Writer Lauran Neergaard. SENT: 800 words, photos.
_ KFC BREASTFEEDING LAWSUIT _ A former Kentucky Fried Chicken worker is suing two Delaware franchises she says made it difficult to pump breast milk during work, leading to her being unable to breastfeed.
_ TODDLER SHOOTING _ Police in Maryland say a 1-year-old boy and a man have been wounded in a Baltimore shooting.
_ NAKED DRIVER-POLICE CHASE _ Police used spike strips to help apprehend a naked motorist who led officers on a chase through Delaware and Pennsylvania.
_ MARYLAND SENATE PRESIDENT-HEALTH _ Maryland’s longest-serving Senate president plans to discuss health challenges he’s facing.
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