- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in the Mid-Atlantic region. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to News Editor Amanda Kell at 410-837-8315, 202-641-9660 or akell@ap.org

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WASHINGTON- Scientists and art experts have found a hidden painting beneath one of Pablo Picasso’s first masterpieces, “The Blue Room,” using advances in infrared imagery to reveal a bow-tied man with his face resting on his hand. Now the question that conservators at The Phillips Collection in Washington hope to answer is simply: Who is he? By Brett Zongker. SENT: 770 words. AP Photos. AP Audio. AP Video.


BALTIMORE- Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson visits the Baltimore VA Medical Center following the release last week of a national audit that found that the average wait time for new patients seeking a primary care doctor at the VA Maryland Health Care System is 81 days, the fourth-longest at facilities examined nationwide. By Juliet Linderman. Developing from 3 p.m. event. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 350 by 6 p.m.


HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Police in Hagerstown investigate the deaths of a woman and two young children found in a car at a middle school parking lot. Capt. Paul Kifer says police expect to release more information after they’ve notified relatives of the deceased. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 1 p.m.


BALTIMORE - The highest ranking correctional officer charged in the severe beating of a state prison inmate faces sentencing in federal court. Former Lt. Edwin Stigle pleaded guilty to charges he destroyed incriminating surveillance video stemming from a series of beatings by other officers meant to punish inmate Kenneth Davis for punching a guard By Juliet Linderman. Developing from 9:30 a.m. event. UPCOMING: 130 words by 11 a.m.; 300 words by 1 p.m.


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