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

October 1, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NEW YORK — Cellular companies such as Verizon are looking to challenge traditional cable companies with residential internet service that promises to be ultra-fast, affordable and wireless. By Mae Anderson. SENT: 910 words, photo.




— OPIOID COMMISSION: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has asked a group of experts to advise him on how to fight the state’s opioid epidemic.

— AGING SCHOOLS-CONSTRUCTION COSTS: A Virginia lawmaker heading a subcommittee on the state’s aging schools wants some of the sales tax collected from online purchases to go toward school construction.




WASHINGTON —FBI agents interviewed one of the three women who have accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct as Republicans and Democrats quarreled over whether the bureau would have enough time and freedom to conduct a thorough investigation before a high-stakes vote on his nomination to the nation’s highest court. By Darlene Superville and Michael Balsamo. SENT: 1,320 words, photo.


WASHINGTON — Julie Swetnick, one of the women who has publicly accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, has an extensive history of involvement in legal disputes, including a lawsuit in which an ex-employer accused her of falsifying her college and work history on her job application. By Michael Kunzelman, Michael Biesecker and Martha Mendoza. SENT: 1,420 words, photo.


WASHINGTON — It’s the storm before the calm at the Supreme Court. Americans watched Thursday’s high court nomination hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh with rapt attention. The televised spectacle was filled with disturbing allegations of sexual assault and Kavanaugh’s angry, emotional denial. By Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko. SENT: 880 words, photo.


— APPLE BALLOT-GOVERNOR’S RACE: A judge is set to decide on an injunction request that would prevent Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s campaign from using an apple logo to show his support by teachers.

— AMTRAK AUDIT-JOBS: Months after a government audit recommended Amtrak reduce its number of train mechanics in Delaware, the passenger rail company has confirmed the state’s workforce was reduced. But, The News Journal reports , it won’t say how many jobs were cut or when.

— NONPROFIT-LABOR VIOLATIONS: A faith-based Delaware nonprofit says it wants to settle a lawsuit over illegal wage deductions, but the state’s Department of Labor says it’s moving forward with litigation after a settlement offer was rejected.

— SWISS MANUFACTURER: A Swiss producer of sealants and rubber materials has officially opened a new, $100 million factory in Delaware.


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