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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EMERALD ISLE, N.C. — Authorities on the North Carolina coast say seven members of a Virginia family were pulled from the surf on the first day warnings had been lifted for swimmers. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal jury decided Friday that the world's largest pork producer should pay $473.5 million to neighbors of three North Carolina industrial-scale hog farms for unreasonable nuisances they suffered from odors, flies and rumbling trucks. By Alex Derosier and Emery P. Dalesio. SENT: 700 words, photos.


ASBURY PARK, N.J. — Did a Sandwich Island Girl surf Asbury Park the summer of 1888? The mystery, which started in 2006 when a wood-cut illustration of her was found, is still unsolved but a recently found personal ad placed in The Daily Press, the predecessor of the Asbury Park Press, may lend more credence to her being historical fact rather than fiction. By Dan Radel of Asbury Park Press. SENT: 820 words.


— SPEAKER-VOTER'S LAWN: A North Carolina Democratic voter decided the grass was greener supporting the Republican candidate in her district — who happens to be powerful state House Speaker Tim Moore — when he surprised her with mowing her lawn.

— FIREWORK EXPLOSION-BAR: Police in North Carolina are looking for whoever threw a firework that exploded amid people sitting outdoors at a North Carolina bar.

— FIREFIGHTER DEATH-RULING: The North Carolina Industrial Commission says a firefighter's death from cancer was a "line of duty death."

— BUSINESS I-40 CLOSURE: The next shutdown of Business Interstate 40 through a North Carolina city involves taking down a bridge.



WASHINGTON — Attorneys for the family of a northern Virginia man shot to death by U.S. Park Police have filed a lawsuit that describes the incident as "egregious, senseless and unlawful" and spoke of "two out-of-control law enforcement officers." SENT: 780 words.


LYNCHBURG, Va. — Emergency personnel in Virginia are examining a dam for potential failure and a flash flood warning has been extended until this evening, the National Weather Service said Friday. SENT: 200 words, photos, video.


WASHINGTON — "I'm not in the theater business," Judge T.S. Ellis asserted during jury selection in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial. "You have to be better-looking for that." Objection, Your Honor. The trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman has plenty of drama and it's coming from the judge. By Calvin Woodward. SENT: 880 words, photos.


— AIRPORT ABDUCTION: Police are searching for a 12-year-old Chinese tourist they say was abducted from a Washington-area airport.

— METRORAIL CONCRETE: A Florida man has pleaded guilty to falsifying quality reports for concrete used in the multi-billion project to extend the D.C. region's Metrorail system to Dulles International Airport.

— CONFEDERATE MONUMENT PROTEST-PERMIT: The primary organizer of a deadly white nationalist rally is no longer suing Charlottesville, Virginia, over the city's refusal to grant him a permit for another event.

— CONFINED CHILDREN CASE: A Virginia woman has pleaded guilty to keeping her young children in makeshift cages and filthy conditions.

— LYNCHING MEMORIAL: The nation's first memorial to victims of lynching has drawn more than 100,000 visitors in its first three months — far exceeding some earlier estimates.




DOVER, Del. — A lengthy investigation by Air Force officials has concluded that the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn were not treated disrespectfully at the Dover Air Force Base mortuary prior to his burial at Arlington National Cemetery last year. By Randall Chase. UPCOMING: 130 words, then 500 words by 5 p.m.


— OFFSHORE WIND: An offshore wind developer is mapping the seafloor off southern New England to design two new wind farms.

— GUINNESS BREWERY-MARYLAND: The first Guinness brewery in the United States in more than 60 years is opening in Maryland.

— MOTORCYCLE HIT-DOMESTIC DISPUTE: Delaware police say a woman rammed her husband's motorcycle after spotting him riding with his girlfriend on the back, then assaulted the woman.

— HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL-CITIES LAWSUIT: Several cities are suing President Donald Trump's administration in federal court for allegedly sabotaging the Affordable Care Act.




ARLINGTON, Texas — Rookie right-handers are scheduled to pitch for both teams when the Rangers and Orioles play the second game of their four-game series. Texas has won five of six games, including 17-8 in the series opener. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. CT.


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