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

March 25, 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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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police fatally shot an armed man in the parking lot of a North Carolina fast-food restaurant after he ignored repeated requests to drop his weapon, the police chief said Monday, though protesters at the scene questioned whether police rushed into using fatal force. SENT: 240 words.


WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Monday it won’t step in to referee a copyright dispute between Nike and a photographer who took a well-known image of basketball great Michael Jordan. That means lower court rulings for the athletic apparel maker will stand. By Jessica Gresko. SENT: 310 words, photo.


BOSTON — A dozen athletic coaches, test administrators and others charged in a nationwide college admissions scam are in due in court. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


_ CONFEDERATE MONUMNET-NORTH CAROLINA: Although a Confederate monument no longer stands in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the legal war over its fate wages on.

_ OBIT-YONGUE: Services have been held for a late local North Carolina educator who got elected to the state House and became a top Democratic budget-writer in the chamber.

_ MASS VOMITING-SCHOOL: Public health officials in North Carolina say the sudden onslaught of mass vomiting at an elementary school wasn’t caused by a nefarious disease, but rather fruit-flavored concentrate, spicy food and “sympathetic vomiting.”

_ WAKE FOREST-INSTAGRAM POST: Wake Forest University officials have condemned an Instagram post that suggested the North Carolina school build a wall to separate it from a historically black public university in the same city.

_ BABY SHOT: Authorities say a juvenile has been charged in the shooting death of a newborn baby at a home in North Carolina.



PORTSMOUTH, Va. —The first black woman to lead a city police department in Virginia says she was forced out, accusing a small group of officers of “bias and acts of systemic racism, discriminatory practices and abuse of authority.” SENT: 380 words, photo.


PHILADELPHIA — The first glimpse into the special counsel’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election did little to mend a gaping American political divide. By Matt Sedensky. SENT: 950 words, photos, video, audio.


RICHMOND, Va. _ In a victory for people who want to remove Confederate symbols from public landmarks, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says the name of Jefferson Davis Highway in Arlington County and presumably other localities can be changed without getting approval from the General Assembly. Herring issued his legal opinion last week at the request of Del. Mark Levine, D-Alexandria. Levine said the opinion paves the way for Arlington to seek the removal of the name of “a racist traitor and slave owner” from the highway. By Alexandra Zernik of Capital News Service. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.


_ HOSPITAL FUNDING-NORTHAM: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is proposing a new budget amendment to replace an aging psychiatric hospital in the central part of the state.

_ AFRICAN AMERICAN BOARD-NORTHAM: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation creating a new advisory board aimed at promoting issues important to the black community.

_ JAIL SUPERINTENDENT-FIRED: Records show the former superintendent of a Virginia jail is under investigation for using an inmate for work at his home and lying to investigators.



BALTIMORE — A Baltimore man who police say repeatedly threatened to kill officers responding to a report of an assault was found dead early Monday after at least one officer fired shots at him during an hourslong barricade. SENT: 300 words.


WASHINGTON — Last year, proponents of limiting partisan politics in the creation of electoral districts needed to win over Justice Anthony Kennedy. They couldn’t. By Mark Sherman and Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 1,100 words, photo, video.


SILVER SPRING, Md. —U.S. medical authorities are revisiting the safety of breast implants used by millions of American women, the latest review in an ongoing debate about their potential health effects. By Matthew Perrone. SENT: 750 words.


_ CHESAPEAKE BAY FUNDING-GOVERNOR: Maryland’s governor is urging congressional leaders to oppose cuts to Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts in President Donald Trump’s budget.

_ FATAL POLICE SHOOTING: Authorities say a man was shot and killed by police in Maryland.

_ MARYLAND DELEGATE-SLUR: Nearly a month after a Maryland delegate was confronted over the use of a racial slur, a group of constituents are still actively seeking her expulsion from the legislature.

_ PINKIE FINGER INJURY-LAWSUIT: A judge has ruled in favor of a Delaware school district in a lawsuit filed after a fourth-grader had the tip of his pinkie finger severed by a classroom door.

_ WIRETAPPED MEETING-FACEBOOK: A Maryland university student has pleaded guilty to illegally wiretapping a congressional staffer and putting the conversation on Facebook Live without consent.



RALEIGH, N.C. _ Duke, Virginia, UNC and Gonzaga won’t have easy roads to the Final Four in an NCAA Sweet 16 filled with high seeds. In all, 14 of the top 16 seeds reached the second weekend, including all of the No. 1, 2 and 3 seeds. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 875 words, photos by 1 p.m.


COLLEGE PARK. Md. _ UCLA strives for a fourth straight trip to the Sweet 16 of the women’s NCAA Tournament in a matchup with No. 3 seed Maryland on the Terrapins’ home court. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.


RALEIGH, N.C. _ Third-seeded North Carolina State faces sixth-seeded Kentucky in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, with the winner advancing to the Greensboro Regional semifinals. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos from 7 p.m. start.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. _Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway will not be part of next year’s NASCAR schedule, so come to terms with that now. Still, NASCAR has promised that changes are coming, and the highly-anticipated release of the 2020 schedule will show just how seriously the sport stakeholders have been listening to the fans. By AP Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING. 800 words. By 5 p.m.


North Carolina State is the hottest team in college baseball. The Wolfpack leads the nation in wins, has come from behind to win 12 times and is coming off its first sweep of Miami. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 650 words, photo, by 5 p.m.


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