AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 6 pm, MD
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RICHMOND, Va. — A man accused in a deadly car attack on protesters opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia appears likely to go on trial on state charges before he’s tried on federal hate crime charges that carry a possible death penalty. By Denise Lavoie. SENT: 530 words.
WASHINGTON — Lawyers for Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, say their client has been in solitary confinement as he awaits trial on financial charges. SENT: 250 words.
— SANDERS-RED HEN: The Virginia restaurant that drew international attention after it refused to serve White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has reopened.
— TERROR SUSPECT: A Virginia man investigated by the FBI after his family reported that he had converted to Islam and may have been radicalized has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
— BOY-LAKE-ACCIDENTAL DROWNING: Authorities say a toddler’s body has been found in a Virginia lake hours after he had been reported missing.
— APPALACHIA PILL MILL-DEATH LAWSUIT: The mother of a man who overdosed in West Virginia is suing a pain management clinic that federal prosecutors say was run as a pill mill.
— HONEYBEE LOSS: Virginia’s honeybees had a rough winter.
BALTIMORE — A 7-year-old Baltimore girl was fighting for her life a day after being shot in the back amid a spray of gunfire, police said Friday. SENT: 270 words.
SHOOTINGS-NEWSPAPER-MOMENT OF SILENCE
ANNAPOLIS, Md. —Newsrooms usually abuzz with approaching deadlines fell oddly silent as journalists nationwide paused to honor five people shot dead a week before at a Maryland newspaper. By Brian Witte. SENT: 710 words, photos.
A leading figure in the U.S. white nationalist movement says he was briefly detained in Iceland this week and had to return home before he could speak at a conference in Sweden. Richard Spencer told The Associated Press on Friday that he was traveling from Maryland to Sweden on Tuesday when Iceland authorities stopped him at the Reykjavik airport. By Michael Kunzelman. SENT: 350 words.
BASKETBALL PLAYER-RAPE CHARGE
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — A former Maryland basketball player has been indicted on charges related to having sex with an intoxicated woman last year. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words, photo by 5 p.m.
— BOY DROWNS: Police in Delaware say a 4-year-old boy pulled from a family pool on the Fourth of July has died.
— BALTIMORE-CHILD SHOT: A 7-year-old Baltimore girl is fighting for her life after being shot in the back amid a spray of gunfire.
— JULY 4th PARK CLOSED: Authorities say roughly 300 people were told to leave a Maryland park on the Fourth of July because neighbors complained about loud music, people drinking alcohol and parked cars.
— WILD TURKEY HARVEST: Delaware wildlife officials say this year’s wild turkey hunting season yielded fewer birds than last year.
MINNEAPOLIS — Dylan Bundy comes off the disabled list to pitch for bumbling Baltimore at Minnesota, where Lance Lynn tries to rebound from his worst start of the season for the Twins, who stopped their six-game losing streak by beating the Orioles the night before. By Mike Cook. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. EDT.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Maryland has joined the list of schools to receive a grand jury subpoena seeking records in the federal corruption investigation into college basketball. The school released two subpoenas to The Associated Press and other media outlets in response to public records requests. Maryland says it has complied with the subpoenas by providing records. By AARON BEARD. SENT: 500 words, photos
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