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

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Friday, August 10, 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. Maryland-Delaware News Editor Amanda Kell can be reached at 410-837-8315 or akell@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

MONUMENTS’ MOTHERS

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. —Their numbers may be dwindling, but the United Daughters of the Confederacy still have some fight in them. The 124-year-old group that helped erect Confederate monuments across the country is now going to court to keep them from being pulled down. In cases against local governments in Louisiana and Texas, UDC chapters claim to even own the public lands beneath their memorials. By Allen G. Breed. SENT: 1,920 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

— MARINE SPECIAL OPERATIONS: The Marine Corps is changing commanders in charge of preparing its special operations units for action.

VIRGINIA

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. —Prosecutors are expected to rest their case Friday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, after days of occasionally dramatic testimony in Manafort’s bank fraud and tax evasion trial and some testy exchanges with the trial judge. By Eric Tucker, Stephen Braun and Chad Day. SENT: 830 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

— CIVIL WAR WEEKEND: The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation is offering two free history programs for children during Civil War Weekend.

— HIDDEN FIGURES-CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL: The U.S. Senate may award a Congressional Gold Medal to the women portrayed in the 2016 film “Hidden Figures.”

— REDISTRICTING FEES: Attorney General Mark Herring’s office is disputing a $4 million request for legal fees from a private law firm that recently won a redistricting case.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

— POLICE IMPERSONATION: Police in Delaware say a man impersonating a law enforcement officer pulled over a woman and frisked her.

— POLICE SHOOTING-MARYLAND: A man shot by police in a Maryland suburb of Washington has died.

— OFFICERS ASSAULTED-TASER: Police in Delaware say a man assaulted two troopers while resisting arrest, and was subsequently shocked with a stun gun.

— DOG SURRENDER: A backyard breeder in Delaware has surrendered 54 dogs following an animal welfare complaint.

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