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AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 1:30 pm, MD

November 27, 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.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina General Assembly is coming back to approve voter ID details, consider more Hurricane Florence spending and address legal fights with Gov. Roy Cooper over state boards and commissions. By Gary Robertson. MOVED: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.


— CRUISE SHIP RESCUE: The U.S. Coast Guard has flown two crew members from a cruise ship after they suffered burns during an accident in the engine room.

— WRONG TICKET-LOTTERY WINNER-NORTH CAROLINA: A North Carolina woman who was given the wrong lottery game ticket is celebrating that mistake.

— SMITHFIELD-DOMINION PARTNERSHIP: The world’s largest pork company is teaming up with a major energy company to turn pig manure into renewable natural gas.

— ABRAMS-GILLUM-JUDICIAL NOMINATION: After losing close governor’s races in Georgia and Florida, Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum are joining other black leaders to oppose one of President Donald Trump’s picks for a lifetime federal judgeship.

— SANCTUARY SEEKER DETAINED: Two congressmen say a Mexican immigrant who had sought refuge in a North Carolina church has been rejected in a formal request to stay in the U.S. to support his family.



ALEXANDRIA, Va. —Prosecutors acknowledged to a judge on Tuesday that they erred when they mistakenly referenced criminal charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in an unrelated case, but they insisted the need for secrecy in the case still remains. By Matthew Barakat. SENT: 480 words, photos.


WASHINGTON —The special counsel in the Russia investigation is accusing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of violating his plea agreement by repeatedly lying to federal investigators, an extraordinary allegation that could expose him to a lengthier prison sentence — and potentially more criminal charges. By Chad Day. SENT: 690 words, photo.


— PIPELINE PROTESTERS: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s office says two new appointees to the State Air Pollution Control Board won’t be seated until after the board takes a key vote on whether to allow a natural gas compressor station in a historically black community.

— FAMILY BUSINESS EMBEZZLEMENT: A Virginia woman who embezzled more than $326,000 from a family business in Connecticut has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison.

— MEDICAID EXPANSION: Virginia has submitted its proposed work requirement plan for some Medicaid recipients to the federal government for approval.

— LIBERTY UNIVERSITY-SALAMANDER STUDY: Scientists are trying to find out why some salamander species in the Blue Ridge Mountains are largely resistant to a fungus that’s been killing off amphibians in other parts of the world.

— ATTEMPTED OFFICER SLAYING: A Virginia man has been sentenced to 83 years in prison for pulling a gun on two Christiansburg police officers and fighting them over the weapon.



DOVER, Del. — A judge has denied a request by state officials to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that Delaware is failing to provide adequate educational opportunities for students. By Randall Chase. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


DOVER, Del.— Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to unseal sentencing documents submitted by attorneys for four former executives for the only financial institution to be criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program. By Randall Chase. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


WASHINGTON — As Nancy Pelosi moves closer to securing the votes to become House speaker, the stage is being set down-ballot for the next generation of leaders jockeying to be the Democrats’ heirs apparent. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 630 words.


— ROAD CREW-FATAL CRASH: A Maryland official says one inmate is dead and three others are injured after a crash along Interstate 70.

— BALTIMORE-POLICE COMMISSIONER: The man tapped by Baltimore’s mayor to lead the city’s troubled police department says he plans to stay in Texas until he’s confirmed.

— MARYLAND-PLAYER DEATH: Following a University of Maryland football player’s death, the commission responsible for accrediting the university is planning a visit and has asked for details of the university’s governance.

— UMD-ADENOVIRUS: Three more cases of adenovirus have been confirmed at the University of Maryland, College Park, attended by an 18-year-old who died of complications from the respiratory infection.

— SNAPCHAT-CHILD RAPE: A 36-year-old Maryland man is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl he met while posing as a 14-year-old boy on Snapchat.



MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens play host to the Carolina Hurricanes. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos from 7:30 p.m. start.


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Mack Brown is North Carolina’s new football coach in a second stint with the Tar Heels. The school officially announced the move Tuesday, signing the coach to a five-year deal that will pay him $3.5 million annually. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 525 words, photos. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 3 p.m.



DURHAM, N.C. — Duke’s star-studded freshmen are facing another first, one not many expected this soon — if ever — during their presumably short college careers. Bouncing back from a loss. By Joedy McCreary. SENT: 800 words, photos


Michigan has been solid in its follow-up to last year’s trip to the national title game. The Wolverines face two big tests this week against No. 11 North Carolina and No. 19 Purdue. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. SENT: 750 words, photos


DURHAM, N.C. — No. 3 Duke looks to bounce back from its first loss of the season when the Blue Devils host Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from 9:30 p.m. start.


MADISON, Wis. — No. 22 Wisconsin returns home for the first time in more than a week and hosts North Carolina State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 650 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m. CT.




WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Wake Forest looks to bounce back from its loss to Houston Baptist when the Demon Deacons play host to Western Carolina and first-year coach Mark Prosser — the son of late former Wake coach Skip Prosser. By Patrick Southern. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos from 7 p.m. start.


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