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

July 11, 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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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

VIRGINIA

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s jailed former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has said in monitored phone calls that he is being treated like a “VIP” while behind bars, federal prosecutors said Wednesday as they argued against postponing his financial crimes trial. By Eric Tucker. SENT: 400 words, photo.

IMMIGRATION-NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

BOSTON — Northeastern University students and faculty are demanding the school cancel a multimillion-dollar research contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. By Sarah Betancourt. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

— AVIATION CRASH-VIRGINIA: Authorities are identifying the helicopter pilot killed when the aircraft crashed into a Virginia apartment building, sparking a fire and killing a resident inside.

— SIX SHOT-OCEANFRONT: Police in Virginia Beach have made an arrest in the apparently random shooting of six people walking in a Fourth of July crowd near the oceanfront.

— POLICE CHASE-SHOOTING: The family of a northern Virginia man fatally shot by U.S. Park Police last year after a short chase is seeking the release of documents surrounding the investigation.

— FORMER GOVERNOR LAWSUIT: Virginia Commonwealth University has renewed its contract with former Gov. Doug Wilder despite his ongoing lawsuit against school officials.

— CONFEDERATE NAMES-SCHOOLS: New signs are up at three central Virginia elementary schools formerly named for Confederate leaders.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

SHOOTINGS-NEWSPAPER-BENEFIT CONCERT

NEW YORK — The city of Annapolis will hold a benefit concert featuring Maryland-based rockers Good Charlotte to honor the five Capital Gazette employees killed in an attack in their newsroom. By Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 580 words, photos, video.

WEINSTEIN BANKRUPTCY

WILMINGTON, Del. —A Delaware judge on Wednesday approved a revised plan for the sale of the Weinstein Co., the studio forced into bankruptcy by the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. By Randall Chase. SENT: 630 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-HEAT ISLAND CAMPAIGN

WASHINGTON — Anyone who pays attention to temperatures around Washington and Baltimore knows that it is much warmer in these cities than in the surrounding suburbs, especially at night. This is due to a phenomenon known as the urban heat island effect. From July 17 to 20, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is leading a field campaign involving citizen volunteers to map and better understand the Washington and Baltimore heat islands. By Jason Samenow of The Washington Post. SENT: 600 words.

IN BRIEF:

— BALTIMORE POLICE-COMMANDER: Prosecutors won’t pursue charges against a divorced police couple in Baltimore after an investigation into possible misuse of charity funds and a burglary allegation.

— SEA TURTLE EGGS-DELAWARE: A loggerhead sea turtle has laid eggs in Delaware and officials say it’s a rare event for the state.

— MARYLAND LAWMAKER-SWEARING IN: The wife of a Maryland lawmaker who died last month is being sworn in to finish the rest of his term.

— OCEAN CITY BOARDWALK-ARRESTS: Police say a recent focus on crime around Ocean City’s boardwalk led to 61 arrests.

— COUNTY EXECUTIVE RACE-RECOUNT: There will be a recount in the Democratic primary for Baltimore County executive after the declared winner had nine more votes than the candidate who finished second.

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SPORTS:

BBA--YANKEES-ORIOLES

BALTIMORE — The New York Yankees send Sonny Gray to the mound against the last-place Baltimore Orioles in the finale of a four-game series. New York needs a win to earn a split. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

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