AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 1:30 pm, MD
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TODAY’S TOP STORIES
RALEIGH, N.C. —North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says he’ll urge voters to oppose all six constitutional amendments this fall. By Gary Robertson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 5 p.m.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The task of drawing new boundaries for thousands of federal and state legislative districts is still about three years away, yet the political battle over redistricting already is playing out in this year’s midterm elections. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,040 words.
— EDUCATION BOARD: The North Carolina State Board of Education has appointed a new leader as three members step down.
— JOBS-NATIONAL GENERAL: A New York City-based insurance company is planning a big expansion of North Carolina operations and adding about 625 jobs.
— BILLY GRAHAM DAUGHTER-CANCER: Billy Graham’s daughter Anne Graham Lotz has asked people to pray for her as she fights breast cancer.
— GLAXOSMITHKLINE CUTS: Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline will cut 650 jobs across the United States.
ARLINGTON CEMETERY EXPANSION
ARLINGTON, Va. — Arlington National Cemetery is opening a new section of gravesites with the burial of two Civil War soldiers recently discovered at a northern Virginia battlefield. By Matthew Barakat. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.
— STATE SENATOR-SYRIA: A Virginia state senator has made a second trip to Syria to voice support for Syrian President Bashar Assad.
— THREE DEAD: A woman and two children have been found dead in a northern Virginia home.
— JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME: Five graduates of Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications are being inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame this month.
— VIRGINIA BREWERY: A brewery in rural Virginia is doubling its production a year after opening because of increased demand.
— VIRGINIA TOURISM: State officials say tourism revenues in Virginia had a record-breaking year in 2017, notching a 4.4 percent increase over 2016.
DOVER, Del. — A battle between Delaware’s senior senator and an upstart challenger riding an antiestablishment wave within the Democratic Party highlights the state’s primary elections Thursday. By Randall Chase. SENT: 510 words, photos.
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MISSING TEACHER-SUSPECT DEAD
CLARKSBURG, Md. — A man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend was found dead in his Maryland jail cell on Thursday, the day his trial’s opening statements were scheduled to begin. SENT: 340 words, photo.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Statues of Thurgood Marshall and three companions are being sent away from Lawyers Mall in Annapolis. And it’s for their own good. By Howard R. Fletcher of Capital News Service. UPCOMING: 1100 words by 3 p.m.
— SALES TAX-GOVERNOR’S RACE: Maryland Democrat Ben Jealous says he would propose cutting the state’s sales tax from 6 percent to 5.75 percent, if he is elected governor.
— AUTO RETAILER CHARGED: An online retailer of auto parts has been accused of deceptive business practices in violation of Maryland’s consumer protection act.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Cam Newton says he’s extremely comfortable playing in new coordinator Norv Turner’s scheme and is thrilled with the talent the Panthers have surrounded him with on offense But the eighth-year quarterback isn’t going out on a limb and making predictions on what Carolina might achieve this season. By Steve Reed. SENT: 710 words, photos
BALTIMORE — In their first game under defensive coordinator Don Martindale, the Baltimore Ravens couldn’t ask for a better scenario. Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman will make his third career start Sunday, hoping to improve on a dismal 38.4 career QB rating. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 790 words, photos. Moving in advance for weekend editions
FBC--ACC THIS WEEK
Clemson’s visit to Texas A&M is the marquee matchup of the second week of the Atlantic Coast Conference football season. The Tigers know the Aggies’ coach well — they beat Jimbo Fisher’s Florida State teams in each of the past three years before he left for College Station, Texas. Also around the league, Pittsburgh looks to knock off instate rival Penn State while North Carolina tries to avoid a second straight road loss when the Tar Heels visit desperate East Carolina. SENT: 425 words, photos
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