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

February 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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




_ CONFEDERATE MONUMENT-NORTH CAROLINA: A University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill hearings panel has dismissed an honor court case against a graduate student who colored a Confederate statue on campus with ink and blood.

_ GUARDSMEN-HOMECOMING: More than 100 North Carolina National Guardsmen are returning home after serving in Kuwait, Iraq and Syria.



NEW YORK — Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in incentives promised to what is already one of the world’s richest, most powerful companies. By Joseph Pisani and Alexandra Olson. SENT: 1,010 words, photos, video.


NEW YORK — Fitting for a man who saw so much darkness in the world, Lyndon LaRouche died on the fringes this week, his name little known to anyone under 50, his death rumored online a day before mainstream outlets confirmed it. His influence, however, will surely outlast him. By Hillel Italie. SENT: 790 words, photos.


_ DOG BURNED-VIRGINIA: Officials at a Virginia shelter say a dog set on fire at a Richmond park has succumbed to his wounds.

_ STATE POLICE GRADUATION: Eighty new Virginia State Troopers are set to graduate after receiving 30 weeks of academic, physical and practical training.



ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Retired radio talk show host Diane Rehm is scheduled to testify in favor of a measure in Maryland that would allow the terminally ill to end their lives with the help of a doctor. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


_ HOMELESS MAN-ARSON: The Delaware state Fire Marshal’s Office says a homeless man has admitted to setting fire to part of an apartment complex in retaliation for being made to leave the property.

_ TEENS FOOTBALL-HAZING-RAPE: One of four Maryland teenagers charged as adults with rape in a Damascus High School locker-room attack is set to appear in court.

_ JOHNS HOPKINS-RETALIATION COMPLAINT: A complaint filed with the National Labor Relations Board accuses Johns Hopkins Hospital officials of retaliating against two nurses involved in an effort to unionize.


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