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

November 19, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

TRUMPS-CHRISTMAS

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump launch a month of holiday festivities by welcoming the White House Christmas tree to the executive mansion. UPCOMING: Developing from 1 p.m. event, 500 words by 5 p.m., photos.

IN BRIEF:

— DUKE UNIVERSITY-SWASTIKA: Duke University officials say someone painted a Nazi symbol on a mural honoring victims of last month’s Pittsburgh synagogue massacre.

— NORTH CAROLINA CHICKENPOX OUTBREAK: North Carolina officials say a chickenpox outbreak at a private school has grown to the state’s largest in more than two decades.

— HIGHWAY PATROL-THANKSGIVING: The North Carolina Highway Patrol says it will station its troopers every 20 miles along Interstate 40 during the Thanksgiving holiday.

— COAST GUARD-BODY FOUND: The U.S. Coast Guard has found a body that appears to be an 83-year-old man who went missing while fishing in North Carolina.

— POLICE SHOOTING-VAN: Authorities in North Carolina say no one was injured when a police officer fired at a U-Haul van.

VIRGINIA

SAUDI ARABIA-WRITER KILLED

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the “very violent, very vicious” killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has put him in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish Riyadh for the slaying yet maintain strong ties with a close ally. By Deb Reichmann and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 1,010 words, photos, video, audio.

— With: SAUDI ARABIA-WRITER KILLED-THE LATEST

IN BRIEF:

— SPACE STATION: The International Space Station has received two cargo deliveries in a record 15 hours.

— WILLIAM & MARY-TUITION HIKE: Officials at the College of William & Mary have approved a 5.4 percent tuition increase for in-state undergraduate students who start next fall.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

— TREASURER-ELECT-SUSPENDED LICENSE: Court records show Delaware’s treasurer-elect handed over a suspended license during a traffic stop last week.

— TENNIS COACH-SEX CHARGES: A retired teacher and tennis coach has been sentenced to three years in prison on sex-crime charges from nearly three decades ago.

— DRAG CAR CRASH: Authorities say a Maryland man was seriously injured when he lost control of a drag car at a Delaware racetrack.

— STUDENT-STUN GUN: Authorities say a school resource officer used a stun gun on a student at a Maryland high school.

— ELECTRICAL SHOCK-RESORT: The family of a then-6-year-old girl who was electrocuted at the MGM National Harbor resort just outside Washington plans to sue.

SPORTS:

FBN--RUNNING RAVENS

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens are back in running for a playoff berth behind a ground game led by elusive rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 4:30 p.m.

BKN--CELTICS-HORNETS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Hornets look to bounce back from a tough overtime loss to the 76ers when Charlotte hosts the Boston Celtics. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos . Game starts at 7 p.m. EDT

BBA--ORIOLES-ELIAS

BALTIMORE — New Orioles general manager Mike Elias has a huge task in rebuilding the worst team in the majors — though it’s nothing he hasn’t done before. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 2 p.m. ET.

FBC--VIRGINIA-MENDENHALL

Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall is holding nothing back in describing the importance of the Cavaliers’ game against Virginia Tech. He says it’s the most important one on the schedule, hands down. By Hank Kurz Jr. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

BKC--AP TOP 25

Duke and Kansas remain entrenched atop the Top 25 while Villanova and Syracuse tumbled all the way out of the rankings after each lost a pair of games. The reigning national champion Wildcats lost to Michigan in a title rematch before losing to Furman, while the Orange lost both their games at the 2K Classic. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 700 words, photos

BKC--MAUI INVITATIONAL

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Top-ranked Duke headlines another loaded Maui Invitational, which includes No. 3 Gonzaga, No. 9 Auburn and Arizona. By Basketball Writer. UPCOMING: 800 words. First game starts at 2:30 p.m.

— With: BKC--MAUI INVITATIONAL-THE LATEST

BKC--PARADISE JAM

ST THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — The Paradise Jam tournament concludes Monday, highlighted by the championship game between Missouri and No. 12 Kansas State. The final day of the tournament opens with Kennesaw State facing Eastern Kentucky in the seventh-place game. That’s followed by Old Dominion playing Northern Iowa in the consolation final. Oregon State will take on Penn in the tournament’s third-place game. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. DEVELOPING

— With: BKC--PARADISE JAM-THE LATEST

BKC--T25-ST FRANCIS-NORTH CAROLINA

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — No. X North Carolina takes on Saint Francis (Pa.) in a campus game at the Las Vegas Invitational. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from 8 p.m. start.

BKC--LIBERTY-VANDERBILT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Vanderbilt Commodores continue a four-game home stand Monday night hosting Liberty. By Chip Cirillo. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.

BKC--FORT MYERS TIP-OFF-THE LATEST

The Latest on each game as four teams meet in the Fort Myers Tip-Off. Teams: Boston College Eagles (ACC), Loyola Chicago Ramblers (Horizon), Richmond Spiders (A 10), Wyoming Cowboys (MW). UPCOMING: 150-word updates on each of two games.

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