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

April 5, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

RUSSIA-EX-CONGRESSMAN’S BANK

MOSCOW — A small Russian bank owned by former U.S. congressman Charles Taylor was stripped of its license Friday after allegedly breaking anti-money laundering rules.

VIRGINIA

SAUDI-ARRESTS

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia detained eight people, including two dual U.S.-Saudi citizens, in a new round of arrests in the kingdom targeting individuals supportive of women’s rights and those with ties to jailed activists, a person with knowledge of the apprehensions said Friday. By Aya Batrawy. SENT: 690 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ NAVAL STATION SHOOTING: Naval Air Station Oceana says one person has been wounded in a shooting at its facility in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

_ EX-GIRLFRIEND STRANGLED: A Virginia man told officers he felt relief when he strangled his ex-girlfriend and threw her body in a trash bin in Chesapeake.

_ NORTHAM JOBS: An Italian-owned company that makes high-tech machinery for producing and packaging tobacco products is expanding its operations in Virginia with the state’s help.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

_ HATE CRIMES-STUDENTS: Two Maryland teens have been sentenced to jail for racist and anti-Semitic graffiti that was found at their former high school in Glenelg.

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