Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 1 p.m.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up for select Mid-Atlantic stories. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s complete coverage of the Mid-Atlantic region, covering North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, and the rest of the world, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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 Acting News Editor Jonathan Drew can be reached at 919-510-8937 or...

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Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up for select Mid-Atlantic stories. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s complete coverage of the Mid-Atlantic region, covering North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, and the rest of the world, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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 Acting News Editor Jonathan Drew can be reached at 919-510-8937 or jdrew@ap.org.

For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Coverage Plan will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern unless specified otherwise.

NORTH CAROLINA

ELECTION 2022-POLL OBSERVERS

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina State Board of Elections received one incident report involving a party-appointed poll observer on Election Day, and seven more during one-stop early voting. Election officials were on high alert for unruly observers after the board received reports of more than a dozen conduct violations during the May primary. Overall, the board received reports of 21 conduct violations during the general election, involving both observers and campaigners. They included 12 instances of alleged voter intimidation, one instance of possible voter interference and eight instances of potential election official intimidation. Campaigners were the most common perpetrators. Board spokesperson Patrick Gannon said there may be additional incidents that have not yet been reported. By Hannah Schoenbaum. SENT: 700 words.

TROPICAL WEATHER

WILBUR-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. — Tropical Storm Nicole is now a depression dumping heavy rain in places from Georgia to New York. Flooding is still possible in urban and mountain areas, with as much as 8 inches of rainfall predicted for the Blue Ridge Mountains. Dozens of homes and high-rises have been declared structurally unsafe in the Daytona Beach area. The buildings were evacuated as Nicole’s storm surge compromised their foundations. Some houses lost their backsides as the storm swallowed the shore. At least three deaths were reported — a man and woman electrocuted by a downed power line and a man whose yacht was slammed by waves against a dock. By Mike Schneider and Freida Frisaro. SENT: 670 words, photos, video, audio.

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VIRGINIA

WHITE HOUSE-VETERANS

WASHINGTON — First lady Jill Biden has hosted a Veterans Day breakfast at the White House. She also announced new support for the Hidden Helpers Coalition, which works with children who live with wounded service members and veterans. After Friday’s breakfast, the first lady will join Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, at Arlington National Cemetery. President Joe Biden recorded a video message thanking veterans and acknowledging that “so many still carry the physical wounds and invisible scars of their service.” He is in Egypt at a United Nations conference on climate change. By Chris Megerian. SENT: 310 words, photos.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

CONGRESS-PELOSI

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi has arrived at a crossroads. She could be forced to relinquish the gavel if Republicans win majority control of the House. Pelosi is the nation’s first and only woman to become speaker. The uncertainty surrounding her future comes just weeks after her husband, Paul Pelosi, was brutally attacked when an intruder broke into the family home in California looking for the speaker. She was in Washington at the time. Speaker Pelosi has said the attack will affect her decision about whether to remain in Congress. She won her own re-election representing San Francisco. She has served for 35 years. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,080 words, photos.

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SPORTS

BKC–T25-CHARLESTON-NORTH CAROLINA

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Top-ranked North Carolina looks for a 2-0 start when it hosts College of Charleston on Friday night. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC–T25-USC UPSTATE-DUKE

DURHAM, N.C. — Seventh-ranked Duke looks to reach 2-0 in the Jon Scheyer era when it hosts USC Upstate on Friday night. By Bob Sutton. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos. Game starts at 6:30 p.m.

BKC–T25-NORFOLK ST-BAYLOR

WACO, Texas — No. 5 Baylor plays the second of three consecutive home games to start the season. The Bears host Norfolk State in a rematch of an NCAA Tournament opener in March that the Bears won 85-49. 600 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CT.

BKC–GEORGIA-WAKE FOREST

Georgia plays Wake Forest at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–PRINCETON-NAVY

Princeton plays Navy at Navy Alumni Hall. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–MONMOUTH-VIRGINIA

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — No. 18 Virginia looks to get off to a 2-0 start when it hosts Monmouth at John Paul Jones Arena. By Hank Kurz Jr. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m.

BKC–DELAWARE-AIR FORCE

Delaware plays Air Force at Clune Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

FBC–EAST CAROLINA-CINCINNATI

East Carolina plays Cincinnati at Nippert Stadium. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–METHODIST-COASTAL CAROLINA

Methodist plays Coastal Carolina at HTC Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–ALLEN-UNC WILMINGTON

Allen plays UNC Wilmington at Raiford G. Trask Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–NORTH CAROLINA A&T-IOWA

North Carolina A&T plays Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–MOUNT ST. MARY’S-COPPIN STATE

Mount St. Mary’s plays Coppin State at Physical Education Complex. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–UNC GREENSBORO-MIAMI (FL)

UNC Greensboro plays Miami (FL) at Watsco Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–NORTHERN IOWA-RICHMOND

Northern Iowa plays Richmond at Robins Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–CAMPBELL-NORTH CAROLINA STATE

Campbell plays North Carolina State at PNC Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKW–T25-SCAROLINA-MARYLAND

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The new-look Terrapins face a huge early season challenge when they face No. 1 South Carolina. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. ET.

FBN–PANTHERS ANALYSIS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Perhaps the strangest part of the team’s decision to trade star running back Christian McCaffrey is that the Panthers running game hasn’t fallen off since his departure — and arguably has gotten even better. D’Onta Foreman has three 100-yard rushing games in the last four outings and the Panthers (3-7) are still in contention in the topsy turvy NFC South. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos by 3 p.m. EDT

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STORYSHARE

NEW FROM THE AP: GULF COAST STORYSHARE NETWORK

Looking for more state news and photos? Sign up to participate in AP StoryShare, an online platform at storyshare.ap.org where news organizations from a growing list of states share content. Our latest addition: AP StoryShare-Gulf Coast, which includes news from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Also new: specialty channels where you can find stories on a growing number of topics, including education and Indigenous peoples, shared by news organizations around the country. Access is free for AP members. For account information, contact Larry Rosenthal at lrosenthal@ap.org, and Jennifer Lehman, at jlehman@ap.org

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LOCALIZATION:

EPA-AIR MONITORING-LOCALIZE IT — The Environmental Protection Agency has announced grants for projects to monitor air quality in 37 states, with a focus on minority communities and other areas overburdened by pollution. It’s part of a commitment by the Biden administration to focus on environmental justice in communities adversely affected by decades of industrial pollution. We show you where to find details on the projects and offer tips for localizing the story. Find the latest Localize It guides here.

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VIDEO:

Biden departs for climate summit in Egypt and G20

Nicole leaves path of destruction in Florida

AP VoteCast: Abortion’s role in 2022 election

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AUDIO:

First lady hosts Veterans Day breakfast, supports caregivers

Tropical Depression Nicole moves through Georgia

US judge in Texas strikes down Biden loan-forgiveness plan

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U.S. STORIES

BIDEN — President Joe Biden has arrived in Egypt to attend a global climate meeting with a giant domestic investment in tow. Biden is likely to face questions about how far the U.S. will go to pull along other large greenhouse gas emitters. The Democratic president’s attendance Friday at the U.N. climate conference is the first stop on an around-the-world trip that also takes him to a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders in Cambodia and a Group of 20 summit meeting in Indonesia. By Zeke Miller and Seung Min Kim. SENT: 1,250 words, photos, video.

ELECTION 2022-WOMEN — Support for abortion rights drove women to the polls in Tuesday’s elections. But for many, the issue took on higher meaning, part of an overarching concern about the future of democracy. Women, especially Democratic women, were more likely than men to say the Roe v. Wade reversal was a top factor in their vote. That was according to AP VoteCast, a nationwide survey of more than 94,000 voters in the midterm elections. By Jocelyn Gecker and Nuha Dolby. SENT: 1,170 words, photos, video.

TROPICAL WEATHER — Tropical Storm Nicole is now a depression dumping heavy rain in places from Georgia to New York. Flooding is still possible in urban and mountain areas, with as much as 8 inches of rainfall predicted for the Blue Ridge Mountains. Dozens of homes and high-rises have been declared structurally unsafe in the Daytona Beach area, and at least three deaths were reported. By Mike Schneider and Freida Frisaro. SENT: 670 words, photos, video, audio.

SUPREME COURT-FEDERALIST SOCIETY — Four of the five Supreme Court justices who overturned the constitutional right to abortion showed up at the conservative Federalist Society’s black-tie dinner marking its 40th anniversary. Samuel Alito got a loud ovation. The dinner came at a moment when opinion surveys show Americans think the Supreme Court is becoming more political and give it dismal approval ratings. By Mark Sherman. SENT: 930 words, photos.

CRYPTO-FTX-FALLOUT — It took less than a week for FTX to go from the third-largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world to bankrupt. The embattled cryptocurrency exchange, short billions of dollars, is seeking bankruptcy protection following its collapse this week. By Ken Sweet. SENT: 480 words, photo.

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