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. David Runk is on the desk. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@ap.org.

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UPCOMING TODAY:

MIDTERMS-ROOKIE CANDIDATES

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Democrats are counting on an unusual crop of candidates as they try to recapture control of the House and win more leverage against President Donald Trump: people who have never done anything like this before. Elissa Slotkin, a former CIA analyst who is now trying to unseat Rep. Mike Bishop in Michigan's 8th Congressional District, said she didn't even know what the DCCC was before this election cycle. She was stunned by how much money she'd need to compete against an incumbent who's raised millions in his last two elections. By Sara Burnett. SENT: 1,100 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

— MICHIGAN-HARVARD-DETROIT PARTNERSHIP: The University of Michigan and Harvard University are teaming up to tackle poverty and opioid addiction in Detroit. The schools announced Wednesday they will work with the city to identify steps to improve low-income residents' livelihoods.

— MICHIGAN FATBERG: Officials in suburban Detroit hope the discovery of a large fatberg in a sewer line will help educate the public about what shouldn't go down the drain. The Macomb County Public Works Office says workers cleared an 11-foot-diameter pipe that was partially clogged by the collection of oils, grease, fat and solid items such as baby wipes.

— TRAVERSE CITY TRIATHLON: A triathlon that will be part of the Ironman 70.3 series has been scheduled for next summer in Traverse City.

— PODIATRIST-FRAUD: A suburban Detroit podiatrist has been sentenced to 28 months in federal prison after receiving about $340,000 from Medicare in a fraudulent billing scheme.

— INSPECTOR GENERAL-DETROIT: City Law Department chief of staff Ellen Ha has been sworn in as Detroit's inspector general.

SPORTS:

BBA--ASTROS-TIGERS

DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers try to avoid a three-game series sweep at the hands of the Houston Astros as they play Wednesday afternoon with Detroit's Daniel Norris (0-3) facing Houston's Gerrit Cole (13-5). UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 1:10 p.m. ET

FBN--LIONS-PATRICIA

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Matt Patricia tried not to send mixed signals as he sought to decipher the cause behind the Detroit Lions' worst loss in a home season opener in franchise history. The first-year Detroit coach said the difference in Monday's 48-17 loss to the New York Jets came down to a simple aspect of football: The Jets made plays and the Lions did not. SENT: 600 words, photos.

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