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AP-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MI

November 26, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Michigan. 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. Rick Callahan is on the desk. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

GENERAL MOTORS-RESTRUCTURING

DETROIT — General Motors is closing a Canadian plant at the cost of about 2,500 jobs, but that is apparently just a piece of a much broader, company-wide restructuring that will be announced as early as Monday. A person briefed on the matter told The Associated Press that the plant being shuttered in Canada is just the beginning as GM prepares for the next economic downturn, shifting trade agreements under the Trump administration, and potential tariffs on imported automobiles. By Tom Krisher and Rob Gillies. SENT: 600 words, photo.

AUTO SHOW-TESLA COMPETITION

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. — In a renovated old cash register factory in suburban Detroit, 300 engineers are toiling away on an all-electric pickup truck and an SUV that they hope can take on Tesla. All of them work for Rivian, which on Monday will unveil the two vehicles ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show. It is among a growing line of startups and established automakers looking to enter the fully electric vehicle market. By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 700 words, photos.

DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT

CHARLOTTE, Mich. —Ex-Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon, who was charged last week with lying to police during an investigation of the handling of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday. She’s the third current or former campus official other than Nassar to face criminal charges in the scandal. Developing from court hearing scheduled for 11:30 a.m. EST.

MIDWEST SNOWSTORM

CHICAGO — A wintry storm is battering much of the Midwest early Monday, bringing blizzard-like conditions that have grounded hundreds of flights and closed major highways at the end of the Thanksgiving weekend. The Chicago Department of Aviation reported early Monday that average departure delays at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport are 77 minutes, and the flight-tracking website FlightAware reported that more than 350 flights headed to or from the U.S. were canceled. SENT: 250 words, photos.

NISSAN-GHOSN-MITSUBISHI

TOKYO — The board of Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors, which is allied with Renault and Nissan, voted unanimously Monday to dismiss Carlos Ghosn as its chairman following his arrest last week. Prosecutors arrested Ghosn on Nov. 19 on suspicion he under-reported his income by $44 million over five years. Nissan Motor Co. ousted him as its chairman last week, saying an internal investigation prompted by a whistleblower also found Ghosn misused company money and assets. By Business Writer Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 500 words, photos. Moving in business services.

IN BRIEF:

— GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are down 8 cents in the past week to about $2.40 per gallon amid continued declines in oil prices.

— TOWN HALL MEETINGS-PROSECUTOR: Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy will give a presentation on school threats, domestic violence and sexual assault kits during a town hall meeting in suburban Detroit.

SPORTS:

HKN--JACKETS-WINGS

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings, coming off a seven-round shootout loss to Buffalo on Saturday, host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:30 p.m.

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