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

January 15, 2019

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

CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS-NORTH CAROLINA

Crews removed remnants of a Confederate statue from North Carolina’s flagship public university early Tuesday, hours after the school’s outgoing chancellor ordered that the empty pedestal be put into storage because of safety concerns. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 730 words, photos.

MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON

CHARLOTTE, N. C. _ Survivors are remembering the January day 10 years ago that US Airways flight 1549 landed on the Hudson River after colliding with a flock of geese just after takeoff. Some passengers and crew are gathering Tuesday to toast their survival. By Tom Foreman Jr.

IN BRIEF:

_ TROOPER SHOT: Authorities have made three arrests in connection with the shooting of a third-generation North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper.

_ WATER FEES LAWSUIT: Homebuilders in North Carolina are suing a city over what they say were millions of dollars of unlawfully charged fees for sewer and water connections.

_ SHRIMP HARVEST: Scientists say warmer winters are sending shrimp further north, contributing to surging hauls off the coast of North Carolina.

VIRGINIA

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

WASHINGTON— No city experiences a shutdown quite like Washington. Besides the economic impact, a shutdown warps the nation’s capital on a cultural, recreational and logistical level -- touching everybody from garbage collectors to young parents, prospective newlyweds to aspiring Eagle Scouts. By Ashraf Khalil. SENT: 930 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK: The annual “Virginia Festival of the Book” will feature writers on racism, climate change, crime and the opioid crisis.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

INTERNET GAMBLING

LAS VEGAS — A legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice made public Monday could threaten the viability of online gambling that crosses state lines such as poker. The 23-page opinion interprets the federal Wire Act, which prohibits interstate wagering, to apply to any form of gambling that crosses state lines, not just sports betting. The opinion marks a reversal for the department, which under the Obama administration in 2011 said online gambling within states that does not involve sporting events would not violate the federal law. By Regina Garcia Cano. SENT: 740 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-FOOD STAMPS: State officials say Delawareans receiving food stamps will receive their February benefits early because of the ongoing federal government shutdown.

_ GUN CONTROL-MARYLAND: A Maryland House committee is scheduled to get an update on how a new law is being implemented that allows courts to temporarily restrict firearms access for people found to be a risk to themselves or others.

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