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

August 2, 2018

Good morning! 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

EARNS-DOWDUPONT

MIDLAND, Mich. — DowDuPont Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $1.77 billion. The Midland, Michigan-based company said it had profit of 76 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs and non-recurring costs, were $1.37 per share. SENT: 130 words.

RAM TRUCKS-RECALL

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.4 million Ram pickups in the U.S. and Canada because tailgates with power locks can open while the trucks are moving. The recall covers Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups from the 2015 through 2017 model years. SENT: 130 words.

IN BRIEF:

— DRUG TASK FORCE-ALCOHOL: Five Michigan State Police officers are facing discipline for allegedly drinking alcohol while off-duty at an office used by a Flint-area drug task force.

— FALSE EMERGENCY SIRENS: Officials say hacking apparently is to blame for the recent sounding of emergency warning sirens in a Michigan county.

— PRIEST-EMBEZZLEMENT: An embezzlement trial for a Roman Catholic priest is being delayed because he’s getting new lawyers after police say they discovered $63,000 hidden above ceiling tiles in his Michigan home.

— MICHIGAN ENGINEERING-FUNDING: The University of Michigan College of Engineering is kicking off a $10 million funding program that’s designed to encourage the pursuit of big, daring ideas.

— FIREFIGHTERS-MICHIGAN: More than a dozen personnel with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are helping battle wildfires in the West.

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