AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 1:30 pm, MD
Aug. 07, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. AP-Mid-Atlantic News Editor Steve McMillan can be reached at 804-643-6646 or email@example.com. Maryland-Delaware News Editor Amanda Kell can be reached at 410-837-8315 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
NORTH CAROLINA-BALLOT BATTLE
RALEIGH, N.C. — A judge is ready to listen to arguments about how many constitutional amendments should be on North Carolina ballots this fall. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.
LEMONADE STAND STICKUP
MONROE, N.C. — A 9-year-old entrepreneur whose lemonade stand was robbed of $17 got a boost for one of his other business ventures from a home-improvement chain, while authorities continued searching Tuesday for his teenage assailant. SENT: 280 words, photo.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR needed 99 races to get the feel-good moment of Chase Elliott finally winning a big league event. The series didn't even get a full day to celebrate. Chairman Brian France was arrested hours after Elliott's victory on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone . NASCAR's leader has taken a leave of absence and spoiled Elliott's breakthrough victory. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. SENT: 890 words, photos.
BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota judge will not reopen a lawsuit filed against a private security firm hired by the Dakota Access oil pipeline developer during protests over the $3.8 billion project. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.
— TURKEY-US — Turkish officials say a government delegation will travel to the United States for talks aimed at ending a rift between the NATO allies over the detention of an American pastor.
— PREGNANT WOMAN KILLED: Police say an 18-year-old pregnant woman was shot and killed at a North Carolina home.
CHARLOTTESVILLE-ONE YEAR LATER
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Last summer's white nationalist rally in Charlottesville that left a woman dead and dozens more injured proved to be a watershed moment, both for a fringe alt-right movement that appears to be reeling, and the city itself. In the year since, many residents say the wounds haven't healed and others say the violence has laid bare a disagreement about deeper issues of race and economic inequality and what should be done to move forward. By Sarah Rankin. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. —Paul Manafort's longtime deputy told jurors Tuesday how he spent years disguising millions of dollars in foreign income as loans to lower the former Trump campaign chairman's tax bill. By Eric Tucker, Matthew Barakat and Chad Day. SENT: 940 words, photos.
SUBMARINE WELD PROBLEM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The U.S. Navy said Tuesday there's a problem with welds on missile tubes that are going into new submarines. By Jennifer McDermott. SENT: 430 words.
— SEALIFT CONTRACT: A New Orleans company has a five-year Military Sealift Command contract worth up to $49 million.
— BODY IN BASEMENT: Police say a missing New York City woman was found shot to death in a north Philadelphia basement, and a man found driving her sport-utility vehicle last week is in custody in Virginia.
— HOUSE RACE-SIGNATURES: Four people tell a Virginia radio station they never signed a petition to get an independent congressional candidate on November's ballot, despite their signatures' appearance on the petition. Another woman says her dead husband's name is on the petition.
— MENTAL HOSPITAL-ASSAULT TRIAL: A federal judge has ruled that a doctor at a Virginia mental hospital plied a patient with alcohol, drugs and food to get him to attack another patient.
— STANDARDIZED TEST-INAPPROPRIATE HELP: The principal at the center of a standardized test cheating probe at a Virginia elementary school has resigned.
CHESAPEAKE BAY-DEBRIS CONCERNS
BALTIMORE — A panel representing the six states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed meets after heavy rains sent debris downstream and brought criticism from Maryland officials about pollution originating in upstream states. By Brian Witte. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 4:30 p.m.
EXCHANGE-TRANSGENDER YOUTH CLINIC
WILMINGTON, Del. — In the past year, Theo Gretz has hit major teenage milestones. His voice is getting deeper by the day. His facial hair is coming in spurts. He's been shaving, or at least trying to. By Meredith Newman of The News Journal. SENT: 1,240 words.
— MARYLAND-LONGHORN TICK: Officials are confirming the first discovery of a longhorned tick in Maryland.
— DELAWARE RIVER WATERSHED FUND: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are launching a $4.3 million fund to support conservation efforts in the Delaware River watershed.
— MARYLAND REPUBLICANS-PORN TWITTER: For half a year, the Republican National Committee's website directed seekers of the Maryland Republican Party's Twitter to a porn account.
— LLC INVESTIGATION PETITION: Civic groups in Delaware are pushing for the reform of the state's popular system for limited liability companies.
— BICYCLIST ASSAULTED: A Delaware man is accused of assaulting a bicyclist in a road rage incident.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Trade deadline acquisition Tyler Glasnow makes his second start for Tampa Bay when the Rays open a three-game series against ex-Ray Alex Cobb and the Baltimore Orioles. By Dick Scanlon. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Los Angeles Rams and Baltimore Ravens conclude their two-day joint practice schedule, which also marks the second day of training camp for Ravens star guard Marshal Yanda, back on the field for the first time since last September. By Todd Karpovich. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 6 p.m. ET. SOU EDITING
FBC--PICK SIX-IMPACT TRANSFER
This year's class of Division I transfers with the potential to impact their new teams right away this season might be headlined by Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson. LSU's Joe Burrow and North Carolina's Antonio Williams, a pair of former Ohio State players, also hope to shine with new teams. By Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 750 words, photos
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