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

March 7, 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

COLLEGE SWIMMERS-TRAVEL BAN

GENESEO, N.Y. — A ban on New York state-funded travel to North Carolina is complicating matters for state college swimmers heading south for an NCAA championship. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

_ 2008 QUADRUPLE SLAYING-MAN CHARGED: Police in North Carolina say they’ve charged a man in a 2008 quadruple slaying.

_ OUTER BANKS BRIDGE: The new bridge on the North Carolina Outer Banks will carry the name of a former state lawmaker.

_ DETAINEE-BRIEF ESCAPE: A detainee briefly escaped after a court hearing and ran through a North Carolina town, but his orange jumpsuit gave him away.

_ MOTHER DECAPITATED-LAWSUIT: The estate of a North Carolina woman decapitated by her teenage son is suing the doctor who released him from mental health care.

VIRGINIA

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — When former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is sentenced for tax and bank fraud, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III will likely issue the same lecture he gives to drug dealers and bank robbers. By Matthew Barakat. SENT: 590 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ WAGE INCREASE-UVA: The University of Virginia says about 1,400 of its full-time workers will see their wages grow to $15 an hour next year.

_ GEORGE MASON-DONATION: George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School is getting a $50 million donation that will allow the university to hire 13 new faculty chairs.

_ GOP SENATOR RETIRING: A Republican representing a key Virginia Senate swing seat has announced his retirement.

_ FELONS VOTING BAN-IOWA: A review by The Associated Press shows that ex-offenders who violate Iowa’s strict ban on voting by convicted felons face severe legal consequences, even when it’s unclear whether they knowingly broke the law.

_ TRUMP COURSE-TREES CUT: County officials in northern Virginia say the Trump National Golf Club violated zoning laws by cutting down trees without a permit in a flood plain along the Potomac River.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

XGR-DELAWARE-ELECTORAL COLLEGE

DOVER, Del. _ The state Senate votes on having Delaware join other states that want to pool their Electoral College votes for the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote. By Randall Chase. UPCOMING: 500 words.

XGR-ASSISTED DEATH-MARYLAND

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland House of Delegates has approved a measure to allow the terminally ill to end their lives with a doctor’s help. By Brian Witte. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

CNS-MASS-VIOLENCE

ANNAPOLIS, Md. _ Emergency legislation that would streamline penalties for those convicted of threats of mass violence — brought about by an increase in mass shooting and threats made in recent years — has passed the Senate and is advancing in the state House. By Jared Beinart of Capital News Service. UPCOMING: 650 words by 3:30 p.m.

CNS-CODING-LANGUAGE

Middle and high school students in Maryland may be allowed to learn a programming language to fulfill foreign language requirements under a House bill scheduled to be heard in a committee Friday. Classes in programming languages would be added to world languages, American Sign Language and advanced technology education as a means to receive foreign language credit. By David Jahng of Capital News Service. UPCOMING: 430 words by 3:30 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ FENTANYL DISTRIBUTION: A federal grand jury has indicted six people for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl.

_ STATE AGENCY-FACEBOOK: An agency spokeswoman says a social media post from the Maryland Department of Human Services that warned of CIA infiltration was the result of hacking.

_ JUDGE-SEX ABUSE: A Delaware man’s lawsuit against a retired judge who he says abused him between the ages of 15 and 33 is moving forward.

_ BOAT DEATH: Sheriff’s officials say a 65-year-old Maryland man was found dead in the water after apparently falling from a boat that was docked outside a resort in the Florida Keys.

_ VOTING MACHINES: Delaware’s new voting machines will get a test run with upcoming school board elections in two counties.

SPORTS

BBA--OROLES-YASTRZEMSKI

SARASOTA, Fla. _ The grandson of a Hall of Fame outfielder with a very notable last name, 28-year-old Mike Yastrzemski remains hopeful of finally making to the big leagues with the Baltimore Orioles. By Rich Dubroff. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.

FBN--RAVENS-FREE AGENCY

OWINGS MILLS, Md. _ The Baltimore Ravens have signed pending free agent tight end Nick Boyle to a three-year contract, the latest in a series of moves during a busy offseason that has already featured the release of safety Eric Weddell and the anticipated trade of quarterback Joe Flacco. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 3 p.m.

BKC--T25-NORTH CAROLINA-LITTLE’S FOCUS

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. _ Nassir Little has carved out a role as third-ranked North Carolina’s top reserve, not as a starter like many projected when he arrived on campus as one of the nation’s top freshmen. Yet Little is focusing on one stat _ wins _ for a team chasing at least a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championship and looking like a Final Four contender. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 725 words, photos by 5 p.m.

BKW--T25-DUKE-FLORIDA ST

GREENSBORO, N.C. _ No. 22 Florida State, the sixth seed, faces 11th-seeded Duke in the second round of the ACC Tournament. UPCOMING: 150 words from 8 p.m. start.

BKW--T25--VIRGINIA-SYRACUSE

GREENSBORO, N.C. _ No.18 Syracuse, the fifth seed, meets 12th-seeded Virginia in the second round of the ACC Tournament. UPCOMING: 150 words from 11 a.m. start.

BKW--ACC-VIRGINIA TECH-CLEMSON

GREENSBORO, N.C. _Seventh-seeded Clemson faces 10th-seeded Virginia Tech in the second round of the ACC Tournament. UPCOMING: 150 words from 6 p.m. start.

BKW--GOERGIA TECH-NORTH CAROLINA

GREENSBORO, N.C. _No. 8 seed North Carolina meets No. 9 seed Georgia Tech in the second round of the ACC Tournament. UPCOMING: 150 words from 2 p.m. start.

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