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

August 2, 2018

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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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RALEIGH, N.C. — New video of a white North Carolina state trooper yanking a black driver to the ground is being reviewed to determine whether criminal charges are warranted. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


DURHAM, N.C. — The dean of the Duke Divinity School has stepped down from the position, and a professor has been named to replace her. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


ANKARA, Turkey — A senior Turkish official accused U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday of jeopardizing the long-standing ties between Turkey and the United States by allowing sanctions on two Turkish ministers over the detention of an American pastor. By Susan Fraser. SENT: 650 words, photos.


— BEACH PARKING PASSES: A judge says a North Carolina county can temporarily continue to charge a fee for non-residents to park along beaches accessible only by four-wheel-drive vehicles.

— WRIGHT BROTHERS VISITOR CENTER: When the visitor center at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in North Carolina reopens next month, changes will include new interactive exhibits that highlight life along the Outer Banks in the early 1900s.

— PARADE-HATE MAIL: A North Carolina parade refused to let gay rights supporters ride along last year has ended, citing hate mail and threats.

— POT BROWNIES-BUST: Freshly baked pot brownies cooling on a stove confirmed North Carolina deputies were on the right track as they raided a marijuana growing operation.

— WATER PLANT-TOXIC CHEMICALS: A North Carolina city has stopped pumping water from a water treatment plant after finding high levels of toxic chemicals, perhaps from firefighting foam.




NORFOLK, Va. — High school students in Virginia got to learn about the challenges of life in microgravity directly from an American astronaut aboard the International Space Station. By Ben Finley. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


ALEXANDRIA, Va. —Paul Manafort’s bookkeeper testified Thursday that the former Trump campaign chairman kept her in the dark about the foreign bank accounts he was using to buy millions in luxury items and personal expenses. By Chad Day and Eric Tucker. SENT: 600 words, photo, video, audio.


— TREE FALLS-GIRL DEAD: Officials in Virginia say a 10-year-old girl is dead after a tree fell on a home.

— DRIVING WHILE BLACK-LAWSUIT: A federal lawsuit charges that the 2017 arrest of a Virginia man for refusing to provide his name exemplifies the “risks of driving while black.”

— POLICE SHOOTING: Authorities say a man has been shot by Virginia police after he got into a fight with officers.

— MAILING METH: A California man convicted of mailing methamphetamine to West Virginia and Virginia has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison.

— NORTHAM JOBS: A new cidery is planned in Southwest Virginia as part of an effort at revitalizing a struggling town.




SILVER SPRING, Md. — Facebook stunned and angered organizers of a protest against white supremacists when it disabled their Washington event’s page this week, saying it and others had been created by “bad actors” misusing the social media platform. By Michael Kunzelman. SENT: 830 words, photo.


— HEALTH OVERHAUL-DELAWARE: Delaware’s insurance commissioner says there was an error in the proposed rate increase request from the lone insurer offering coverage under the Affordable Care Act in Delaware.

— PUSSYCAT DOLL-PAID ENDORSEMENT: A candidate for state representative in Delaware says he hasn’t violated any rules in paying $20 to have a former member of the musical group The Pussycat Dolls record an endorsement video.

— BALTIMORE POLICE-TAX FILINGS: A Baltimore police deputy commissioner had failed to file his business property taxes on time, despite the recent tax problems that led to the commissioner of the troubled department’s departure.

— PRIEST ASSAULTED: The elderly Catholic priest who was assaulted and doused in wine inside his church is out of the intensive care unit.




ARLINGTON, Texas — With Adrian Beltre still in the lineup, but some changes in the pitching staff, the Texas Rangers return home for the opener of a four-game series against the Orioles. Baltimore has the worst record in the majors. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. CT.


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