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

November 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

IN BRIEF:

— HURRICANE RELIEF-AMERICAN AIRLINES: American Airlines volunteers are gathering to pack 5,000 boxes of food for Florida communities affected by recent hurricanes.

— DONKEY-EMU LOVE: A North Carolina animal shelter says the close bond between a donkey and an emu that can barely stand to be separated may complicate an adoption.

— GIRL KIDNAPPED: The FBI wants people to surrender surveillance video recorded near where a 13-year-old girl was kidnapped from a North Carolina mobile home park.

VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

— EARNS-GANNETT CO: Gannett Co. (GCI) on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $13.4 million.

— FARMERS CONVENTION: Farmers from across Virginia are planning to gather for educational workshops and updates on federal farm policy during an annual convention.

— MOUNTAIN VALLEY PIPELINE: Mountain Valley Pipeline developers have submitted a request to extend the natural gas pipeline project into North Carolina.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

RETURN DAY

DOVER, Del. — Following the nation’s rancorous midterm elections, Delaware politicians are gathering for the time-honored, post-campaign tradition of Return Day, where they will settle their partisan differences, if only for the moment, by riding together in horse-drawn carriages and symbolically “burying the hatchet.” By Randall Chase. UPCOMING: 350 words by 6 p.m.

HOUSE LEADERSHIP FIGHT

WASHINGTON — Vilified by Republicans on the campaign trail, Nancy Pelosi emerged as President Donald Trump’s preferred choice to become speaker of the House, arriving on Capitol Hill with an air of inevitability after leading her party back to the majority. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,080 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

—MARYLAND-PLAYER DEATH: The University System of Maryland Board of Regents has a new chair, and her first public act was to apologize for how university officials responded to a player’s death.

— BALTIMORE POLICE-COMMISSIONER SEARCH: Baltimore’s mayor says the search for the next commissioner of the city’s troubled police department is down to one candidate.

— BUS FIRE: A bus parked at a Delaware travel plaza caught fire late at night.

—INTERSTATE SHOOTING: The hospital shuttle driver who shot a man who threatened him with pepper spray during a dispute on a Delaware interstate won’t be charged.

— MISSING GIRL-CUSTODY: Authorities looking for a 4-year-old Delaware girl have issued an arrest warrant for her mother.

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