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

August 6, 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. Maryland-Delaware News Editor Amanda Kell can be reached at 410-837-8315 or akell@ap.org.

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH CAROLINA-BALLOT BATTLE

RALEIGH, N.C. — A flurry of late-hour lawsuits is trying to block referendums on constitutional amendments that North Carolina Republican legislators approved for this fall and to let a Supreme Court candidate disclose his party affiliation on the ballot. By Gary D. Robertson and Alex Derosier. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.

LEMONADE STAND STICKUP

MONROE, N.C. — Authorities say a teenager who held up a North Carolina lemonade stand for $17 is still at large. They’re hoping to track him down through surveillance footage and possible DNA and fingerprint tests. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

VIRGINIA

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. —The most critical moment in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will likely arrive this week with the testimony of his “right-hand man” — the person defense attorneys blame for any crimes. By Chad Day and Eric Tucker. SENT: 7600 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— UNIVERSITY FEES: In-state tuition and mandatory fees at Virginia’s universities and community colleges is up an average of 5.1 percent or $612 this school year.

— HRBT EXPANSION: Some of the world’s most sophisticated tunnel technology will be used to expand the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel.

— BODY FOUND-YARD: A Virginia family says they returned from a trip to find a man’s dead body in their yard.

— CHILD KILLED: Police in Virginia say a woman shot two children, leaving one dead and the second with life-threatening injuries.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

— FLOOD DEBRIS-EXELON: Maryland is asking the company that runs the Conowingo Dam for help clearing flood debris.

— SHOOTINGS-NEWSPAPER HEARING: A court hearing has been scheduled in the Capital Gazette shootings case.

— MS-13 LEADERSHIP PROSECUTION: A man identified by prosecutors as the East Coast leader of the MS-13 gang says he’s suffering from his Long Island jail lockdown.

— HOME INVASION: Police in Delaware say five men forced their way into a man’s travel trailer to rob him.

— BALTIMORE WATER SYSTEM: In an effort to stymie long-running lobbying efforts to privatize Baltimore’s water supply, the city council is planning to fast-track legislation that would prohibit selling or leasing the water system.

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SPORTS:

FBN--RAMS-RAVENS PRACTICS

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — As a prelude to their preseason game Thursday, the Los Angeles Rams and Baltimore Ravens break up the monotony of training camp with the first of two successive joint practice sessions. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos around 5:30 p.m. ET. SOU EDITING

NASCAR-IN THE PITS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It took 99 Cup races for Chase Elliott to finally make it to victory lane. His trip was stalled when he ran out gas, though, and he needed a push from teammate Jimmie Johnson to get his Chevrolet restarted. The seven-time champion guided Elliott’s disabled car at Watkins Glen that may go down as NASCAR’s official changing of the guard. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6 p.m.

OLY--EQUESTERIAN-SEX ABUSE

An equestrian judge got kicked out in the middle of a horse show after officials discovered a 5-year-old assault case against him that had been long closed. The case didn’t involve the sport or minors, but organizers say they would err on the side of caution. The case offers an eye-opening window into the far-reaching, sometimes unintended consequences, of the U.S. Olympic sports movement’s mission to combat sex-abuse. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 1,200 words, photos

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