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BC-VA--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 1:30 pm, VA

May 24, 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.

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In a sign that rich flows of untraceable money are expected to influence a North Carolina congressional seat left empty after earlier allegations of ballot fraud, the Republican is making cleanly produced video of himself available for supportive outside groups. A 10-minute silent video of state Sen. Dan Bishop uploaded onto the candidate’s YouTube channel is a likely invitation for a super PAC — which can’t legally coordinate with a campaign — to use the footage in ads on his behalf in his 9th Congressional District re-do election against Democrat Dan McCready, High Point University political scientist Martin Kifer said Friday. By Emery Dalesio. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m.


_ COLLEGE CAMPUS SHOOTING-NORTH CAROLINA _ A University of North Carolina student who was killed when he tackled a gunman who opened fire inside a classroom has been posthumously awarded the highest military honors.

_ AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION _ North Carolina’s African American Heritage Commission has a new director with her own history with the agency.

_ CHURCH FORECLOSURE _ A judge says the foreclosure sale of a North Carolina church can proceed as planned after denying a motion that would have forestalled the sale.

_ COMPUTER LANDFILLS _ North Carolina landfalls could accept computers and televisions again in legislation advancing at the General Assembly.




_ MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA STORMS _ Thousands have lost power in Maryland and northern Virginia after storms and a tornado blew through the area.

_ TRUMP-ARLINGTON CEMETERY _ President Donald Trump paid his respects Thursday to those who died in service to the United States by placing American flags at several gravesites during an early Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery.

_ ISRAELI COMPANY-RECYCLING BINS _ A large trash collector in Virginia will use recycling bins that are partly made from recycled trash.




ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is scheduled to address the graduating class of the U.S. Naval Academy. The former Boeing executive will deliver the commencement address Friday at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. By Regina Garcia Cano. SENT: 440 words.


DOVER, Del. -- The head of Delaware’s corrections system is stepping down after a brief tenure marked by a fatal prison riot, lawsuits alleging mistreatment of inmates, and chronic staffing and morale problems. By Randall Chase. SENT: 110 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m. AP Photo


_CIVIL WAR PLAQUE-MARYLAND STATEHOUSE: The speaker of Maryland’s House of Delegates has called for the removal of a Statehouse plaque that honors the Civil War’s Union and Confederate soldiers.

_ CITY COUNCIL-PERSONAL GAIN _ Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has called for the chair of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to resign from the board, calling him “ethically compromised.”

_ MARYLAND MEDICAL BOARD _ The acting chief executive of the University of Maryland Medical System is pledging “significant changes” to senior staff after a scandal involving financial arrangements.




OMAHA, Neb. _ Seventh-seeded Ohio State advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament by holding off Maryland 3-2 on Friday in the completion of a suspended game from Thursday night. SENT: 140 words.


DURHAM, N.C. _ Second-seeded Georgia Tech and seventh-seeded Duke meet with a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals going to the winner. UPCOMING: 150-word newsnow from 11 a.m. start.


DURHAM, N.C. _ Third-seeded North Carolina State and sixth-seeded Florida State wrap up pool play at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. UPCOMING: 150-word newsnow from 7 p.m. start.


DURHAM, N.C. _ Fourth-seeded Miami takes on fifth-seeded North Carolina with the winner advancing to the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals. UPCOMING: 150-word newsnow from 3 p.m. start.


DENVER _ The Baltimore Orioles pay a visit to Coors Field on Friday night for the first time in 15 years when they face the Rockies. Returning from a 3-5 trip, the Rockies are expected to recall righty Jeff Hoffman from Triple-A Albuquerque to pitch against the Orioles. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 8:40 p.m. EDT.


CONCORD, N.C. _ Charlotte native William Byron became the youngest driver ever to win the pole for the Coca-Cola 600. Now he looks to win his first Cup Series race at his home track. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 550 words, photos by 5 p.m.


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