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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...

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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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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-LEGISLATURE

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore is poised to win a fifth two-year term for the job. He was the choice Friday of North Carolina state House Republicans for the coming session to lead the chamber come January. The full House decides on the speaker’s post. Republicans are expected to hold 71 of the 120 seats, so his reelection as speaker is all but assured. Moore, 52, joined the House in 2003 and became rules committee chairman under then-Speaker Thom Tillis after Republicans took over the General Assembly following the 2010 elections. Moore succeeded Tillis in 2015 when Tillis moved to the U.S. Senate. By Gary Robertson. SENT: 510 words, photo.

OBIT-DOUG McCULLOUGH

RALEIGH, N.C. — A funeral was set for Friday in North Carolina for former state Court of Appeals Judge Doug McCullough. A funeral home in Nevada said McCullough died last month at age 77. He had moved to Nevada at retirement. McCullough was elected and served twice on the intermediate-level Court of Appeals, initially starting on the bench in 2001. He resigned in 2017. He was a registered Republican who stepped down so that Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper could appoint his replacement minutes later. McCullough said at the time he was trying to prevent the elimination of his seat, as pending General Assembly legislation would have required. SENT: 370 words.

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VIRGINIA

SOCIAL MEDIA LAWSUIT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A judge in Virginia has refused to quash a subpoena issued to former White House press secretary Jen Psaki that seeks her deposition in a lawsuit filed by Missouri and Louisiana. The states allege the Biden administration conspired to silence conservative voices on social media. Psaki filed the motion in federal court in Alexandria. She says a deposition would place an undue burden on her. The Justice Department supported her efforts to quash. But a U.S. magistrate transferred the case to Louisiana, where the lawsuit was filed and a judge has already ordered her deposition. Psaki is expected to appeal. By Matthew Barakat. SENT: 450 words.

CAPITOL RIOT-OATH KEEPERS

WASHINGTON — A federal prosecutor says Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and four associates discussed using violence to overturn the results of the 2020 election for weeks and saw an opportunity to do it when rioters started attacking the Capitol. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn Rakoczy told jurors Friday in her closing argument Rhodes’ words show he was preparing to lead a rebellion to keep Democrat Joe Biden out of the White House. Rhodes testified he just engaged in bombastic talk. Prosecutors are urging jurors to convict the five defendants of seditious conspiracy. They’re the first Jan. 6 defendants to stand trial on the rare Civil-War era charge. The defendants are from Texas, Ohio, Virginia and Florida. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 610 words, photo.

UNITED STATES-SAUDI ARABIA-JOURNALIST KILLED

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration says Saudi Arabia’s crown prince should be shielded from lawsuits over his role in the killing of a U.S.-based journalist. It’s a stunning turnaround for President Joe Biden, who as a candidate denounced Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing. It comes in a motion filed by the U.S. in a federal lawsuit brought by the late journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancée and the rights group he founded. Khashoggi’s fiancée said after the U.S. filing Thursday he “died again today.” In the filing, the Biden administration supports Prince Mohammed’s argument his high office renders him immune from lawsuits in U.S. courts. Saudi officials killed Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018. By Ellen Knickmeyer and Matthew Lee. SENT: 910 words, photos, audio.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

ELECTION 2024-REPUBLICANS

LAS VEGAS — Republican 2024 presidential prospects descend upon Las Vegas this weekend as anxious donors and activists openly consider whether to embrace former President Donald Trump for a third consecutive bid. Trump will be among the only major Republican prospects not in attendance for the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual leadership meeting. Organizers suggest the event marks the unofficial beginning of the 2024 presidential primary season. The former president will speak by video conference — but leading rivals including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence will deliver keynote addresses in person. The gathering comes just four days after Trump became the first candidate to formally launch a 2024 campaign. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 750 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

— MARYLAND APARTMENT FIRE — Officials say a body was found in a Maryland garden-style apartment building a day after an explosion and fire there and investigators are looking into the possibility of a criminal act.

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SPORTS

BKC–T25-DELAWARE-DUKE

DURHAM, N.C. — Seventh-ranked Duke returns home Friday night to face Delaware. By Mitchell Northam. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC–T25-BAYLOR-VIRGINIA

LAS VEGAS — No. 5 Baylor faces No. 16 Virginia, which will be playing for the first time since canceling a game earlier this week following the fatal shooting of three UVA football players. By Mark Anderson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. 7 p.m. ET start. B

BKC–UNC WILMINGTON-UCONN

UNC Wilmington plays UConn at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. UPCOMING: 350 words, more on merit.

BKC–MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE-GEORGE WASHINGTON

Maryland-Eastern Shore plays George Washington at Charles E. Smith Athletic Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–UTAH VALLEY-MORGAN STATE

Utah Valley plays Morgan State at Jamaica Classic Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–GARDNER-WEBB-WOFFORD

Gardner-Webb plays Wofford at Benjamin Johnson Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–WESTERN CAROLINA-MCNEESE STATE

Western Carolina plays McNeese State at The Legacy Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–UTAH VALLEY-MORGAN STATE

Utah Valley plays Morgan State at Jamaica Classic Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–UNC ASHEVILLE-TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE

UNC Asheville plays Texas A&M-Commerce at Georgia State Convocation Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–LA SALLE-WAKE FOREST

La Salle plays Wake Forest at Jamaica Classic Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–UC SAN DIEGO-NAVY

UC San Diego plays Navy at Navy Alumni Hall. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–LAFAYETTE-UMBC

Lafayette plays UMBC at Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–COASTAL CAROLINA-USC UPSTATE

Coastal Carolina plays USC Upstate at G.B. Hodge Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–CAMPBELL-APPALACHIAN STATE

Campbell plays Appalachian State at George M. Holmes Convocation Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–HIGH POINT-UNLV

High Point plays UNLV at Thomas & Mack Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKW–SPOTLIGHT TOURNAMENTS

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — The Battle 4 Atlantis is holding its second women’s college basketball tournament this week with another field featuring marquee-name teams. In the weeks ahead, there are more women’s events such as the Phil Knight tournaments in Oregon or the Jordan Brand-tied Jumpman Invitational in North Carolina – new events that are a sign of growth for a sport and a bigger early season spotlight alongside the men’s game. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 800 words and photos by 5 p.m.

BKN–HORNETS-CAVALIERS

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers try to snap a five-game losing streak when they lost the Charlotte Hornets, who will be without All-Star point guard LaMelo Ball due to a sprained ankle. By Tom Withers. Game time 7:30 p.m.

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LOCALIZATION:

NATIVE CHILD WELFARE-LOCALIZE IT — The U.S. Supreme Court is considering challenges to a law enacted in 1978 to respond to the alarming rate at which Native American and Alaska Native children were being removed from their homes by public and private agencies. The U.S. Supreme Court now has taken up challenges to the law three times — in 1989, 2013 and 2022. The current case is the most significant because it raises questions of equal protection under the Constitution. We offer tips for localizing the story. Find the latest Localize It guides here.

DISASTERS BY COUNTY-LOCALIZE IT — Ninety percent of the counties in the United States suffered a weather disaster between 2011 and 2021, according to a report published Wednesday. Researchers had access to data from contractors who work closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, allowing them to analyze disasters and payouts down to the county level. The report includes some 250 maps. They also looked at who is most vulnerable and compared how long people in different places are left without power after extreme weather. We show you where to find the data and provide reporting tips. Find the latest Localize It guides here.

COP27-CITY TREES-LOCALIZE IT — Cities worldwide have promised to plant more carbon-absorbing trees to help fight climate change. Research has shown the shade from mature trees also helps reduce unhealthful “heat islands,” especially in poor neighborhoods. President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act infused $1.5 billion into the Forest Service’s urban tree program — money for cities to do more planting and maintenance. But life in a city can be especially hard for a tree, and those challenges are escalating with global warming. We offer ideas and resources for localizing the story. Find the latest Localize It guides here.

VIDEO

Resilience story: Grannies return after tragedy

Snow piles up in NY

How Twitter has changed

AUDIO

More Twitter workers flee after Musk’s ‘hardcore’ ultimatum

Elizabeth Holmes faces judgment day for her Theranos crimes

To heal after parade tragedy, the Grannies must march again

U.S. STORIES

ELECTION 2024-REPUBLICANS – The Republican Party’s already swelling class of 2024 White House prospects descends upon Las Vegas this weekend as anxious donors and activists openly consider whether to embrace former President Donald Trump for a third consecutive presidential election. Developing.

CONGRESS-JEFFRIES – Hakeem Jeffries is the leading contender to succeed Nancy Pelosi as House Democratic Leader. He would be the first Black person to lead a party in Congress. Developing.

THERANOS FRAUD-HOLMES-SENTENCING – A federal judge on Friday will decide whether disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes should serve a lengthy prison sentence for duping investors and endangering patients while peddling a bogus blood-testing technology. Developing from hearing scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.

WINTRY WEATHER – A dangerous lake-effect snowstorm paralyzed parts of western and northern New York on Friday, with nearly 2 feet of snow already on the ground in some places by midmorning and possibly much more on the way. Developing.

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