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

February 20, 2019

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-NORTH CAROLINA

RALEIGH, N.C.—The apparent Republican winner of the country’s last undecided congressional election is expected to explain why he stuck with a North Carolina political operative with a shady track record that even the GOP candidate thought about protesting in the past. By Emery P. Dalesio. SENT: 430 words, photos.

HAZARDOUS MINES

RIMINI, Mont. — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, The Associated Press has found. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ FATAL LION ATTACK: An autopsy report says an intern at a North Carolina animal preserve was killed by a lion whose pen wasn’t properly closed.

_ WALTER JONES JR-REPUBLICANS: More Republicans have announced they are seeking an eastern North Carolina congressional district seat now open following this month’s death of U.S. Rep. Walter Jones.

_ WINTER WEATHER-NORTH CAROLINA: North Carolina is the target again for more winter weather as forecasters call for a variety of precipitation from the mountains eastward.

VIRGINIA

TERROR WATCHLIST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The federal government has acknowledged that it shares its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities, prompting concerns from civil libertarians that those mistakenly placed on the list could face a wide variety of hassles in their daily lives. By Matthew Barakat. SENT: 850 words, photo.

MILITARY-COLD WEATHER TRAINING

MARINE MOUNTAIN WARFARE TRAINING CENTER, Calif. — Hunkered down behind a wall of snow, two U.S. Marines melt slush to make drinking water after spending the night digging out a defensive position high in the Sierra Nevada. Their laminated targeting map is wedged into the ice just below the machine gun. By Lolita C. Baldor. SENT: 1,050 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

_ POLICE DOG SHOT: A Virginia teenager has been sentenced to six years in custody for shooting and wounding a police officer’s dog during a break-in at the officer’s home.

_ FORT EUSTIS-DRILL: Fort Eustis is set to hold an active shooter exercise.

_ AIRPORTS-PASSENGER TRAFFIC: Dulles International Airport has surpassed Reagan National Airport in passenger traffic.

_ DOG BURNED-VIRGINIA: A Virginia animal shelter is opening its doors to show what it’s doing with the money and items donated in honor of a dog that was set on fire.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

_ POLICE SHOOTING-BALTIMORE: Police in Baltimore County say officers have shot and wounded an armed shoplifting suspect.

_ SEXUAL ASSAULT WAIVERS: Another Maryland county will stop having law enforcement officers ask sexual assault victims to waive their rights to an investigation.

_ WIFE STABBED: Delaware State Police say a man stabbed his wife at a Lincoln home, fled to a nearby park and then killed himself.

_ APARTMENT EXPLOSION-MARYLAND: The National Transportation Safety Board has scheduled a hearing to determine the probable cause of a fatal natural gas explosion more than two years ago.

_ POLICE BEATING-ARREST: A teen seen beaten by Delaware police in a video of his arrest has been released from custody.

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