AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 1:30 pm, MD
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TODAY’S TOP STORIES
RALEIGH, N.C. —Another redistricting lawsuit has been filed in North Carolina, this one challenging General Assembly boundaries that Democrats and election reform advocates say are illegally tainted by excessive favoritism toward Republicans. By Gary Robertson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.
— HURRICANE FLORENCE-STREAMFLOW RECORDS: A federal report shows Hurricane Florence broke records in a key flooding measure at more than two-dozen stream gages in the Carolinas.
— FATAL NORTH CAROLINA SHOOTING: Authorities say an argument at a North Carolina home led to a shooting that left three people dead and a fourth wounded.
— GIRL KIDNAPPED: Authorities are working to speak to the neighbors of a 13-year-old girl kidnapped from a North Carolina mobile home park.
— FREEZING DOGS: Police in North Carolina have rescued two dogs abandoned at a freezing dog park in Hillsborough.
— US MARSHAL-IMPERSONATION: A man in North Carolina is accused of impersonating a U.S. Marshal with forged credentials and identification of “remarkable quality.”
Amazon, which has grown too big for its Seattle hometown, is splitting its much-anticipated headquarters between New York and Arlington, Virginia. Each will get 25,000 high-paid tech jobs that could help revitalize neighborhoods that didn’t have many businesses in them to begin with. But they’ll pay for it: New York is forking over more than $1.5 billion in tax credits and other incentives, while Arlington is offering about a third of that, at $573 million. By Joseph Pisani. SENT: 500 words, photos, video. Will be updated.
With: AMAZON HQ-THE LATEST, AMAZON HQ-INCENTIVES, AMAZON AT A GLANCE
AMAZON HQ-TWO CITIES
NEW YORK —A look at New York’s Long Island City and Crystal City in northern Virginia. Both are riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample transportation and space for workers, but there are plenty of differences between them. A version of this story moved previously and has been updated with developments. By Jennifer Peltz and Matthew Barakat. SENT: 1,110 words, photos, video.
AMAZON HQ-VIRGINIA TECH
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Virginia Tech announces plans for a $1 billion technology-focused campus in Alexandria. It’s part of a higher-education package cited in Amazon’s selection of a new headquarters site in northern Virginia. By Matthew Barakat. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.
SUPREME COURT-VIRGINIA REDISTRICTING
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an appeal by Virginia Republicans who are trying to preserve state legislative districts that have been struck down by a lower court as racially discriminatory.
NUCLEAR REACTORS-SOUTH CAROLINA
COLUMBIA, S.C. — An independent consultant says a South Carolina utility ignored warnings about problems with construction of two nuclear reactors that it abandoned last year. SENT: 310 words.
— POLICE OVERTIME: A stabbing that wounded two people in Virginia last month has prompted city leaders to increase police presence in the area for the rest of the year.
— HOMELAND SECURITY: Virginia is turning to the star of “Homeland” to help boost tourism.
— POCOHONTAS SYMPOSIUM: Virginia Indian tribal leaders will join nationally renowned scholars for a symposium on the life, legend and legacy of Pocahontas.
— PSYCHOLOGIST-IMPROPER RELATIONSHIP: A psychologist in Virginia is accused of having a sexual relationship with a client and has had his license to practice suspended.
WASHINGTON — Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general, arguing that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and the Justice Department’s own succession plan by elevating Whitaker to the top job. By Eric Tucker. SENT: 410 words, photo.
WILMINGTON, Del. — Prosecutors rest their case and the defense begins presenting evidence and testimony in the trial of three of 16 inmates who were charged with murder following a Delaware prison riot in which a guard was killed and three other staffers taken hostage. By Randall Chase. UPCOMING: 550 words by 6 p.m.
ELECTION 2020-WHY WAIT
WASHINGTON — In the days after the midterm election, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker worked the phones with Democratic luminaries in Iowa. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock courted high-dollar donors in New York. Other Democrats openly mused about their White House ambitions on live television. By Thomas Beaumont, Juana Summers and Julie Pace. SENT: 970 words, photos.
— SEX HARASSMENT LAWSUIT: The University of Maryland, Baltimore, and its School of Medicine is accused of ignoring complaints of sexual harassment.
— FIRE-ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY: A fire at a vacant three-story house in Baltimore has spread to a nearby assisted living facility, prompting it to be evacuated.
— TRAFFIC STOP-HEROIN: Police in Delaware say they have seized 1,500 bags of heroin from a Virginia man during a traffic stop.
— POLICE SHOOTING-STRAW PURCHASE: A Delaware woman charged with illegally buying a gun that was later used by her boyfriend in a fatal shootout with police has agreed to enter a guilty plea.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Panthers released former 1,000-yard rusher C.J. Anderson on Monday and signed Travaris Cadet, another sign the team has moved away from its power running game from years past and into a scheme that focuses on getting the ball to players in open space. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.
CLEVELAND — Riddled with injuries, the Cavaliers try to snap a five-game losing streak when they host the Charlotte Hornets, who lead the Southeast Division. Game time 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Maryland’s resiliency will be tested again Saturday, when the beleaguered and injury-riddled Terrapins face No. 9 Ohio State. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 500 words, photo by 2 p.m. ET.
BKC--T25-TOP 25 THIS WEEK
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Buffalo has an AP Top 25 ranking for the first time in its history — and a goal to accomplish even more. The Bulls checked in at No. 25 in the latest poll after upsetting West Virginia last week, and they were among four ranked teams to start the schedule for the week ahead with a win. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 700 words, photos
BKC--UNC ASHEVILLE-NC STATE
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State host UNC Asheville on Tuesday night with the Wolfpack looking for a 3-0 start. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
BKC--NORFOLK ST-SOUTH CAROLINA
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Norfolk State travels to South Carolina take on the Gamecocks in a nonconference. UPCOMING: 500 words. Game starts at 7 p.m.
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