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

November 28, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



LANSING, Mich. — Legislation poised to advance in Michigan’s Senate would authorize the Mackinac Bridge Authority to help implement a deal to replace twin oil pipelines in a crucial Great Lakes channel. The Republican-led Senate Government Operations Committee plans to pass the fast-tracked bill Wednesday, and the Senate may follow later in the day. SENT: 130 words, photo. Will be updated.


LANSING, Mich. — Michigan legislators are considering changes to minimum wage increases and paid sick leave requirements months after they were enacted into law. A Republican-controlled Senate committee is expected to vote on the revisions Wednesday, and the full Senate could follow later in the day. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. — Authorities in suburban Detroit on Wednesday plan to release the results of their investigation after officers shot and killed a man who officials have said fatally shot a police dog near a banquet hall in suburban Detroit. Family members of Theoddeus Gray, who was killed, have questioned the law enforcement account of this month’s shooting by St. Clair Shores police. Developing on merits from 10:30 a.m. EST news conference.


BEIJING — A Chinese court has reduced the prison sentence for former college football player and American citizen Wendell Brown from four years to three for his involvement in a bar fight, a rights monitoring group said Wednesday. Brown, a native of Detroit who played for Ball State University in Indiana, had been teaching English and American football in southwest China when he was arrested in September 2016 and charged with intentional assault. He denied hitting a man at a bar and said he was defending himself after being attacked. By Christopher Bodeen. SENT: 450 words.


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump tested the limits of his presidential authority and political muscle as he threatened to cut off all federal subsidies to General Motors because of its planned massive cutbacks in the U.S. Trump unloaded on Twitter on Tuesday, a day after GM announced it would shutter five plants and slash 14,000 jobs in North America. Many of the job cuts would affect the Midwest, the politically crucial region where the president promised a manufacturing rebirth. It was the latest example of the president’s willingness to attempt to meddle in the affairs of private companies and to threaten the use of government power to try to force their business decisions. By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


— STATE AID-PRIVATE SCHOOLS: A coalition of public school groups is appealing a major decision that allows Michigan tax dollars to flow to private schools. The groups want the state Supreme Court to reverse an October opinion by the appeals court finding that private schools can receive public money to help them comply with health, safety and welfare rules.

— ECONOMIC INCENTIVES: A Michigan board has approved tax breaks and other incentives the state says will create more than 4,500 jobs, including 2,500 at Ford Motor Co. as part of the automaker’s plan to renovate Detroit’s train depot and redevelop nearby properties for researching and developing self-driving vehicles.

— MICHIGAN REEF-SANDS: The federal government has come up with money for removing additional waste mining sands from a section of Lake Superior off Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula.



DETROIT— The Detroit Red Wings, who have lost three straight after winning six of seven, play the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m. ET


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Seventh-ranked Michigan puts its unbeaten record on the line against 11th-ranked North Carolina. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 9:30 p.m. ET.


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