AP-NC–North Carolina News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, NC


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Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in North Carolina. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Carolinas News Editor Tim Rogers at 919-510-8937 or at [email protected] Jack Jones is on the desk, followed by Seanna Adcox at 2 p.m.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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RALEIGH — Attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will try to convince a judge this week that the U.S. military has mishandled its prosecution of the soldier on charges that he deserted his post in Afghanistan. Among the issues being considered during pretrial hearings is whether Gen. Robert B. Abrams faced improper conflicts when he referred Bergdahl for a general court-martial rather than a lower-level prosecution. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 680 words. UPCOMING: 700 words from 9 a.m. hearing.

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UNDATED — The oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers — are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity of the 1990s, and when a different Clinton was running for president. The nation’s youngest adults — now nearing 20 themselves — find it hard to recall a reality without terrorism and economic worry. Now millennials have edged out baby boomers as the largest living generation in U.S. history, and more than 75 million of them have come of age. How they vote on Nov. 8 will shape the political landscape for years to come. Yet with less than three months to go before Election Day, the values of young Americans whose coming-of-age was bookended by the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the Great Recession are emerging as an unpredictable grab bag of fiscal conservatism and social liberalism. By Gillian Flaccus, Tamara Lush And Martha Irvine. SENT: 1,930 words. AP Photos NY531, NY532, NY533, NY534, NY535, NY536, NY537, NY538, NY539, NY540, NY541, NY542, NY543, NY544, NY545, NY546, NY547, NY548. Note North Carolina angle.

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— WOMEN SHOT-CHARLOTTE, from CHARLOTTE — Police in Charlotte are investigating a shooting that killed one woman and wounded another. SENT: 130 words.

— BONE MARROW DONORS, from RALEIGH — Five people who stepped forward to give a piece of themselves and help fight blood cancer are hoping others will do the same. SENT: 130 words.

— TROPICAL WEATHER, from MIAMI — The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Fiona is holding as a tropical depression in the Atlantic. SENT: 130 words.

— MAN SHOT IN THROAT, from FAYETTEVILLE — Police say a man has been shot in the throat after threatening to drive into a home in Fayetteville. SENT: 130 words.

— ESCAPED INMATE, from MAURY — Authorities are searching for an inmate who they say escaped from a prison in North Carolina. SENT: 130 words.

— CHILD ABUSE-AUNT, from FAYETTEVILLE — A Fayetteville woman has been arrested after police say she tried to drown and smother her 2-year-old nephew. SENT: 130 words.


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