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

July 5, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in the Mid-Atlantic. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TODAY’S TOP STORIES

VIRGINIA

CONFEDERATE MONUMENT PROTEST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A man accused of driving a car into a crowd of protesters during a white nationalist rally makes his first court appearance on hate crime charges. An initial appearance and arraignment are scheduled for James Alex Fields Jr. By Sarah Rankin. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5:30 p.m.

NEW ZEALAND-KIM DOTCOM

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his former colleagues have lost their latest bid to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face criminal charges. By Nick Perry. SENT: 440 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

—STUDENT-SEX ASSAULT CLAIM: School authorities in Virginia are being accused of failing to take sex assault seriously after a teenager reported she was attacked by a fellow student during a band trip.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

SHOOTINGS-NEWSPAPER-MOMENT OF SILENCE

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Newsrooms across the world have been urged to observe a moment of silence for the five employees of The Capital who were killed in one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history. By Brian Witte. SENT: 130 words, photo. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

— MOSQUITOES-SUMMER: Mosquitoes have multiplied up to three times their normal early summer numbers in many Maryland areas as storms and flooding have provided plenty of water for breeding.

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