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AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 1:30 pm, MD

November 16, 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.

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

ELECTION 2018-LEGISLATURE

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina county officials completed Friday their final tallies for this fall’s elections. A half-dozen legislative races were extremely close, and some recounts are still possible. Democrats already have made General Assembly gains for next year and eliminated the Republicans’ veto-proof control of the House, giving Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper more leverage. Democrats also could end the GOP’s veto-proof majority in the Senate if they win three outstanding races. By Gary Robertson. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

OIL PIPELINE SECURITY

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators are seeking up to $2 million in fines from a North Carolina company that handled security for the developer of the heavily protested Dakota Access oil pipeline. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 470 words.

IN BRIEF:

— NORTH CAROLINA-MOSQUE FIRE: Authorities are investigating a fire at a North Carolina mosque that’s under construction.

— NORTH CAROLINA UNEMPLOYMENT: North Carolina’s jobless rate inched lower for a seventh month to 3.6 percent for October.

— WRONG WAY DRIVER: The North Carolina Highway Patrol says one person is dead after a crash involving a wrong-way driver on Interstate 85.

— ATTEMPTED ARSON: A sheriff’s office in North Carolina says a man attempted to set on fire a home that had children inside of it.

VIRGINIA

AMAZON-NATIONAL LANDING

ARLINGTON, Va. — Place names in Arlington County have never been a simple matter. A major fight broke out when National Airport was named for Ronald Reagan in 1998. A fight continues over whether to name a park next to the airport for Nancy Reagan. And in the 1920s, the Postal Service refused to establish a post office in Arlington because the street names were so confusing and haphazard. By Matthew Barakat. SENT: 520 words, photos.

WIKILEAKS

WASHINGTON —The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case, suggesting prosecutors have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under seal. By Eric Tucker. SENT: 860 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— CONFEDERATE MONUMENT PROTEST: Prosecutors and lawyers for a man accused of killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Virginia have agreed that the judge at his trial should not try to salvage potential jurors who state any biases during the jury selection process.

— MOUNTAIN VALLEY PIPELINE: Charges have been dropped against a mother and daughter who lived in trees for over a month to save them from being cut down for a natural gas pipeline.

— SCHOOL SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS: A legislative committee has agreed to a set of 24 recommendations to improve school safety in Virginia.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

PRISON DISTURBANCE-DELAWARE

WILMINGTON, Del. — Jurors begin deliberations in the murder trial of three Delaware inmates charged in a deadly prison riot. The three are the first among 17 inmates to be tried in the February 2017 riot at the state’s maximum-security prison, where a guard was killed and three other staffers taken hostage. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.

MUSICAL-NAZI INTERRUPTION

BALTIMORE — A man laced the atmosphere of a Baltimore theater with menace when he began shouting “Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!” during intermission of a classic play set in a Jewish village in czarist Russia. The patron’s outburst during a Wednesday night production of “Fiddler on the Roof” sent panicked people running for the exits. By David McFadden. SENT: 700 words.

IN BRIEF:

— NAVAL ACDEMY-CHEMICAL ODOR: A reported chemical odor emitting from a classroom led to the medical evaluation of eight midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy.

— TRAFFIC STOP ARREST: A sheriff’s office in Maryland says a traffic stop has led to the arrest of a convicted felon who was carrying a loaded gun and crack cocaine.

SPORTS

FBC--T25-DUKE-CLEMSON

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney can’t believe things have gone by this fast — both with the season and the second-ranked Tigers remarkable senior class. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 600 words, photos

FBC--T25-OHIO ST-MARYLAND PREVIEW

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer hates having to defend the performance of his ninth-ranked Buckeyes, who still have a shot at winning the Big Ten and the national championship heading into Saturday’s game at Maryland. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 2 p.m. SOU EDITING

FBC--LIBERTY-AUBURN PREVIEW

AUBURN, Ala. — Just when Auburn’s offense needed a pick-me-up, here comes Liberty, which has struggled on defense. By John Zenor. SENT: 600 words, photos

FBC--PITTSBURG-WAKE FOREST PREVIEW

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Pittsburgh spoiled a conference rival’s special season a year ago. The Panthers don’t want Wake Forest to do the same thing to them. SENT: 600 words, file photos

FBC--TULSA-NAVY PREVIEW

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Having lost seven straight, Navy can only hope to reverse the momentum against struggling Tulsa on Saturday. UPCOMING: 500 words, photo by 3 p.m. SOU EDITING

FBC--WESTERN CAROLINA-NORTH CAROLINA PREVIEW

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The losses have piled up for North Carolina. At least this week, the Tar Heels are playing a team they know how to beat. SENT: 500 words

FBC--VIRGINIA-GEORGIA TECH PREVIEW

ATLANTA — Virginia’s championship hopes could be dashed before the Cavaliers take the field Saturday. Yet, there isn’t time to fret over what-ifs. Georgia Tech’s triple-option demands their full attention. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 720 words, photos

BKC--T25-COPPIN ST-VIRGINIA

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. No. 4 Virginia looks to make it three consecutive victories to start the season as it hosts Coppin State. By Hank Kurz Jr. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC--T25-TENNESSE TECH-NORTH CAROLINA

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Seventh-ranked North Carolina looks for a 4-0 start when it hosts Tennessee Tech on Friday night. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 650 words and photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC--EAST CAROLINA-GEORGIA TECH

ATLANTA — Georgia Tech looks to bounce back from a loss at Tennessee when it returns home to face East Carolina. By Matt Winkeljohn. UPCOMING: 500 words. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. EST.

BKC--HOFSTRA-MARYLAND

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Unbeaten Maryland vies for its fourth victory against Hofstra, which comes in with a 2-1 record. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.

BKC--T25-PARADISE JAM

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — The eight-team Paradise Jam opens play Friday. The field is headlined by No. 12 Kansas State, as well as power-conference teams Oregon State of the Pac-12 and Missouri of the Southeastern Conference. The rest of the field includes Old Dominion, Kennesaw State, Northern Iowa, Penn and Eastern Kentucky. UPCOMING: 600 words. NOTE: Developing from day’s games.

— With: BKC--T25-PARADISE JAM-THE LATEST

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