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AP-MI--Michigan News Digest 1:30 pm, MI

September 28, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Michigan at 1:30 p.m. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Detroit bureau at 800-642-4125 or 313-259-0650 or apmichigan@ap.org. Corey Williams is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@ap.org. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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DETROIT — The thought of a Tesla car company without Elon Musk is sending shivers down the spine of Wall Street. The Securities and Exchange Commission has asked a federal court to oust Musk as Tesla’s chairman and CEO, alleging he committed securities fraud with false statements about plans to take the company private. Shares are down 10 percent at the opening bell. By Tom Krisher and Alexandria Olson. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.


— SEC-ELON MUSK-THE LATEST: The Latest on efforts by federal regulators to remove Elon Musk from his position as CEO and chairman of Tesla. SENT: 330 words, photos.

— SEC-ELON MUSK-5 THINGS TO KNOW: The Securities and Exchange Commission’s complaint accusing Tesla CEO Elon Musk of committing stock market fraud paints a picture of a man who is either a liar or a reckless leader. Here are five things to know about the allegations being made by the SEC in a case that could spell the end of Musk’s reign at the electric car maker that he co-founded.



EAST LANSING, Mich. — A retired psychologist has agreed to give up his license after being accused of failing to report assault allegations against Larry Nassar in 2004. Michigan regulators said Friday that 79-year-old Gary Stollak didn’t contest the allegation that he violated law by failing to report abuse of a minor. A woman says she was molested by Nassar when she was a girl during family visits to his Lansing-area home. She says she told Stollak about the abuse, and Nassar denied it. SENT: 130 words, photos.


DETROIT — Officials say a new timeline estimates that a new international bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, will be open in late 2024. Construction starts next week on the Gordie Howe International Bridge. Officials announced Friday in Windsor that a 36-year contract for the project includes $2.9 billion to design and build the bridge, as well as about $1.5 billion to operate and maintain it during that time. A groundbreaking for advance construction was held in July in Detroit. Officials earlier projected it could open as early as 2020, but that timeline hadn’t been expected to hold. SENT: 130 words.



NEW YORK — Honda says it will recall 1.4 million U.S. cars to replace Takata front passenger air bag inflators. The company says the recall, which covers Honda and Acura vehicles, is part of an attempt to get ahead of a government mandated schedule of recalls on the Japanese-made air bags. Honda says owners of the vehicles should schedule the free repair at authorized dealerships as soon as possible. The Honda recalls are the fourth part of a five-phase plan announced by the National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration in May of 2016. Honda says it is ahead of schedule with more than 77 percent of existing recalls repaired. SENT: 130 words.


— FATAL SHOOTING-MICHIGAN MAN: Santa Fe police say they have made no arrests in a fatal shooting that killed a Michigan man.

— ANN ARBOR SCHOOLS-WATER: The public school district in Ann Arbor says it’s working to replace older water fixtures and installing more bottle filling stations as part of an effort to deal with levels of lead detected in drinking water at some schools.

— DELTA COLLEGE-BEES: The campus of Delta College in Michigan is working to be a more friendly place for bees.

— IRON BELLE TRAIL: A new section of Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail is open in the Flint area.

— LOTTERY TICKET EXPIRES: A Powerball ticket sold last year in Michigan that was worth $1 million has expired after nobody claimed the prize.

— CHILD DEATH-MICHIGAN: A Michigan man who authorities say threw his 1-year-old daughter against a wall, killing her, has been sentenced to 15 to 25 years in prison.

— DETROIT PARK-CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST: A dedication ceremony is planned at a renovated Detroit park named after a civil rights activist slain in 1965 in Alabama.

— LOGGING TRUCKS: Some local governments in the Upper Peninsula are opposing a Senate bill that would reduce seasonal restrictions on logging trucks and equipment.



MILWAUKEE — Jordan Zimmermann starts for the Detroit Tigers on Friday as they open a series against the Milwaukee Brewers, who are fighting for the NL Central Division title. Zimmermann is winless in his last three outings. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 8:10 p.m.


EVANSTON, Ill. — On the surface, this seems like a good time for No. 14 Michigan to visit Northwestern. The Wolverines come rolling into the game on Saturday with three straight blowout wins since they dropped the opener and the Wildcats are reeling. Not only has Northwestern (1-2, 1-0 Big Ten) lost two in a row, top running back Jeremy Larkin informed his team Monday that he had to stop playing football because of a spinal condition. By Andrew Seligman. SENT: 730 words, photos.


EAST LANSING, Mich. — After starting Big Ten play with a win over Indiana, No. 21 Michigan State takes a break from the conference schedule for a matchup with Central Michigan. The Spartans are huge favorites against CMU on Saturday, but any game between in-state opponents comes with some intrigue. Michigan State came away with a sloppy but important road win last weekend against Indiana, and the Spartans now want to avoid a letdown. The Chippewas (1-3) would obviously love to pull off what would be a monumental upset, but just keeping it close would be a step in the right direction for a CMU team that lost at home to Kansas earlier this month. By Noah Trister. SENT: 600 words, photos.


— EASTERN MICHIGAN-ATHLETICS: A federal judge has ordered a preliminary injunction to stop Eastern Michigan University from cutting some sports programs. U.S. District Judge George Steeh ruled Thursday that financial hardship is not a defense for a Title IX violation. SENT: 130 words.

— MICHIGAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME: The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame plans to enshrine its latest class of inductees. UPCOMING: 130 words about 9:30 p.m. AP Photos pursing.


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