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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

IN BRIEF: — SMOKIES-CRASH-WILDFIRE — Officials say rain is helping douse a wildfire in the Smoky Mountains caused by a motorcycle crash.

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VIRGINIA

WAR CRIMES LAWSUIT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A Libyan military commander who once lived in Virginia has been deposed in a U.S. lawsuit in which he is accused of orchestrating indiscriminate attacks on civilians and torturing and killing political opponents. That’s according to the Libyan American Alliance, which supports one of three lawsuits against Khalifa Hifter. The deposition took place Sunday. Plaintiffs have for years sought to question the commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army about his role in fighting that has plagued Libya over the last decade. Hifter and his family own property in Virginia that could be used to satisfy any judgment against him. Hifter submitted an affidavit saying the lawsuits are being used against him by his political opponents. By Matthew Barakat. SENT: 470 words.

EDUCATION REPORT

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia’s teacher workforce is smaller, unhappier and less qualified than before the pandemic, Virginia’s nonpartisan legislative watchdog agency said in a report Monday that urged the state to boost funding to address the problem. By Sarah Rankin. UPCOMING.

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SPORTS

BKC–NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL-VIRGINIA

North Carolina Central plays Virginia at John Paul Jones Arena. UPCOMING: 450 words, more on merit.

BKC–T25-UNC WILMINGTON-NORTH CAROLINA

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina opens Hubert Davis’ second season as coach with a No. 1 ranking and a matchup with UNC Wilmington on Monday night. The Tar Heels return four starters from last year’s surprise run to the NCAA title game. By Bob Sutton. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos. Game starts at 9 p.m.

BKC–T25-JACKSONVILLE-DUKE

DURHAM, N.C. — Seventh-ranked Duke opens a new era with Jon Scheyer as coach when the Blue Devils host Jacksonville on Monday night. Scheyer is replacing retired Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 650 words and photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC–MORGAN STATE-XAVIER

Morgan State plays Xavier at Cintas Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–NAVY-WILLIAM & MARY

Navy plays William & Mary at Kaplan Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–LOYOLA (MD)-DEPAUL

Loyola (MD) plays DePaul at Wintrust Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–VIRGINIA-LYNCHBURG-NORFOLK STATE

Virginia-Lynchburg plays Norfolk State at Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–UNC ASHEVILLE-UCF

UNC Asheville plays UCF at Addition Financial Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–WESTERN CAROLINA-GEORGIA

Western Carolina plays Georgia at Stegeman Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE-OLD DOMINION

Maryland-Eastern Shore plays Old Dominion at Ted Constant Convocation Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–ALBANY-TOWSON

Albany plays Towson at SECU Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–NIAGARA-MARYLAND

Niagara plays Maryland at Xfinity Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–MOUNT ST. MARY’S-WEST VIRGINIA

Mount St. Mary’s plays West Virginia at WVU Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit. EST.

BKC–VIRGINIA STATE-GEORGE WASHINGTON

Virginia State plays George Washington at Charles E. Smith Athletic Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–AUSTIN PEAY-NORTH CAROLINA STATE

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

BKC–FAIRFIELD-WAKE FOREST

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

BKC–EDWARD WATERS-NORTH CAROLINA A&T

Edward Waters plays North Carolina A&T at Corbett Sports Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–VMI-RICHMOND

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

BKC–LOYOLA (MD)-DEPAUL

Loyola (MD) plays DePaul at Wintrust Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–ST. MARY’S COLLEGE OF MARYLAND-COASTAL CAROLINA

St. Mary’s College of Maryland plays Coastal Carolina at HTC Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–NAVY-WILLIAM & MARY

Navy plays William & Mary at Kaplan Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–MORGAN STATE-XAVIER

Morgan State plays Xavier at Cintas Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–VIRGINIA-LYNCHBURG-NORFOLK STATE

Virginia-Lynchburg plays Norfolk State at Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–COPPIN STATE-CHARLOTTE

Coppin State plays Charlotte at Dale F. Halton Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–UNC ASHEVILLE-UCF

UNC Asheville plays UCF at Addition Financial Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–WILMINGTON (DE)-DELAWARE

Wilmington (DE) plays Delaware at Bob Carpenter Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–AUSTIN PEAY-NORTH CAROLINA STATE

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

BKC–WILMINGTON (DE)-DELAWARE

Wilmington (DE) plays Delaware at Bob Carpenter Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–FAIRFIELD-WAKE FOREST

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

BKC–DELAWARE STATE-VIRGINIA TECH

Delaware State plays Virginia Tech at Cassell Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–GARDNER-WEBB-COLORADO STATE

Gardner-Webb plays Colorado State at Moby Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKN–WIZARDS-HORNETS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Hornets look to snap a four-game losing streak when they host the Wizards. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET

BKW–T25-QUINNIPIAC-NC STATE — RALEIGH, N.C. — Tenth-ranked North Carolina State opens the season on Monday by hosting Quinnipiac. The Wolfpack’s last three seasons have included Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament championships. By Mitchell Northam. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos. Game starts at 5 p.m.

CAR–NASCAR-IN THE PITS

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Joey Logano began his career at Joe Gibbs Racing when he was 15 and the entire driver development program. His career success didn’t come until after Logano moved to Team Penske, and on Sunday he won his second NASCAR Cup title. But it was bittersweet as the former Gibbs driver learned right before the start of the race that Coy Gibbs, the 49-year-old vice chairman of the team, died in his sleep hours after watching son Ty Gibbs win the Xfinity Series championship. By AP Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. 900 words. By 4 pm.

CAR–NASCAR-PHOENIX-BELL

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Christopher Bell lost a chance at his first NASCAR Cup Series championship due to a pit road mishap. News of Coy Gibbs’ death just before the race put it into perspective. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 6– words, photos by 10 p.m.

FBN–PANTHERS ANALYSIS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Panthers have activated Sam Darnold from injured reserve. Now they must decide whether to start him on a short week against the Atlanta Falcons with the team on another free fall at 2-7 . By Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos by 6:30 p.m. ET

FBN–RAVENS-SAINTS

NEW ORLEANS — Star quarterback Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens look to strengthen their hold on first place in the AFC North when they visit the Saints on Monday night. New Orleans has a chance to pull into a tie atop the NFC South with a victory. By Brett Martel. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Kickoff 8:15 p.m. EST.

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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, from education to 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.

RSV-LOCALIZE IT – Children’s hospitals in parts of the U.S. are seeing a surge in RSV cases. RSV — respiratory syncytial virus — is a common bug. For most people, it causes mild cold-like symptoms such as runny nose, cough and fever. But infants and older people can get serious airway and lung infections. RSV cases fell dramatically two years ago as the pandemic closed schools, day cares and businesses. Doctors saw an alarming increase in the summer of 2021 and again this fall. We provide information for localizing the story. Find the latest Localize It guides here.

STUDENT TEST SCORES — Results of a test known as “the nation’s report card” released earlier this week showed historic declines in U.S. student performance since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. But what does this look like at the level of individual school systems? The AP has received exclusive data from researchers at Harvard and Stanford that shows the extent of learning loss across the country. This is the largest and most detailed dataset yet available on what student achievement looks like on the other side of the pandemic. The data allows for exploration of performance in thousands of school districts and apples-to-apples comparisons across school systems within states and across state borders. We offer guidance on how to make use of it. Find the latest Localize It guides here.

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VIDEO:

Biden, Trump campaign before midterm elections

Northrop Grumman launches supplies to ISS

Indian Child Welfare Act set to hit Supreme Court

Loss and damage: Fight over huge climate costs

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AUDIO:

Biden, Trump to make final appeals ahead of crucial midterms

Subtropical Storm Nicole threatens Bahamas, Florida coast

Loss and damage: Fight over human harm, huge climate costs

Powerball jackpot up to record $1.9 billion after no winner

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U.S. STORIES

ELECTION 2022 — An election year that unfolded against the backdrop of economic turmoil, the elimination of federal abortion rights and broad concerns about the future of democracy is concluding with a final full day of campaigning in which leaders of both parties will issue urgent appeals to their supporters. SENT: 890 words, photos, video. Developing.

ELECTION 2022-AMERICA VOTES — American voters are fractured politically and culturally ahead of Election Day, and they are anxious about where their country is heading — on inflation, abortion, immigration, crime, and much more. They also sense something more fundamental at stake at a time of rising mistrust of institutions and each other: the future of democracy. The AP talks to voters. SENT.

LOTTERY JACKPOT-Q&A — Monday night’s estimated $1.9 billion Powerball jackpot is nearly $400 million larger than the previous record jackpot and will keep growing until someone finally wins the prize. SENT.

SUPREME COURT-JACKSON-FIRST OPINION — New Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson has issued her first Supreme Court opinion, a short dissent Monday in support of a death row inmate from Ohio. Jackson wrote that she would have thrown out lower court rulings in the case of inmate Davel Chinn, whose lawyers argued that the state suppressed evidence that might have altered the outcome of his trial. SENT.

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