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

November 14, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

CONGRESS-LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS

WASHINGTON — The speaker’s gavel now out of reach, Republican Kevin McCarthy is poised to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus in closed-door elections that will determine party leadership and set the tone for the new Congress. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,170 words.

SCIENCE SAYS-GENE-EDITED FOOT

WASHINGTON — The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart. By Lauran Neergaard. SENT: 1,290 words.

IN BRIEF:

— INTIMIDATION CHARGE-SYNAGOGUE: Court records say the FBI met with a North Carolina man days before he was accused of threatening a synagogue this month.

VIRGINIA

AMAZON HQ

NEW YORK— For more than a year, cities around the country waited in suspense over whether they’d be chosen as Amazon’s second home. By Joseph Pisani. SENT: 1,050 words, photos, video.

AMAZON HQ-ECONOMIC IMPACT

WASHINGTON — The awarding of Amazon’s second headquarters to two affluent localities has fanned intense speculation around a key question: For the winning cities, will the economic payoff prove to be worth the cost? By Christopher Rugaber. SENT: 980 words, photos.

VIRGINIA-AMAZON INCENTIVES

RICHMOND, Va. — With Amazon announcing plans to create 25,000 new jobs in Virginia, the state is promising one of the biggest incentive packages ever. A detailed look at what Virginia is promising Amazon.

AMAZON HQ-TRUMP TAX BREAK

NEW YORK — Much of the New York City neighborhood selected by Amazon for one of its new headquarters is in a federal “opportunity zone,” a designation created by President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul that offers developers potentially millions of dollars in capital gains tax breaks to invest in high-poverty, low-income areas. By Bernard Condon and Stephen Braun. SENT: 820 words.

IN BRIEF:

— FORMER PROSECUTOR KILLED: The son of a former federal prosecutor has pleaded no contest to killing his father with an ax.

— WATERLOO GUNSHOTS-HOMICIDE: An Iowa woman sought in the slaying of her cousin has been taken into custody in Virginia.

— ABANDONED MINES-CLEANUP IDEAS: A new report is highlighting ways to help cleanup and repurpose the sites of abandoned coal mines in Appalachia.

— ALZHEIMER’S SYMPOSIUM: Scientists working to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease will meet in Richmond for a fundraiser and symposium on the latest research.

— MISTAKEN IDENTITY ARREST: The Virginia Division of Risk Management has settled a lawsuit with a woman authorities mistakenly arrested last year on warrants that listed the wrong name.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

— DRUGS AT HOSPITAL: Police say a man visiting his friend at a Delaware hospital had materials used to make methamphetamine in a backpack.

— HOLDING CELL DEATH: A Maryland man arrested on a trespassing charge has been found dead in his holding cell.

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