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

September 27, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



DETROIT — From Ford to Walmart to Procter & Gamble, a growing number of iconic American companies are warning that President Donald Trump’s tariffs on U.S. imports are raising their costs and prices. Jim Hackett, CEO of Ford, the second-largest U.S.-based automaker, said Wednesday that Trump’s taxes on imported steel and aluminum are costing Ford $1 billion and threatening to ignite price increases across the auto industry. By Tom Krisher and Josh Boak. SENT: 650 words, photos.


— THERAPY DUCKS DISPUTE: New guidelines will allow a 12-year-old western Michigan boy with autism to keep his ducks, which are his emotional support animals.

— DETROIT MEDICAL CENTER-WAYNE STATE: A roughly century-old partnership between a Detroit hospital and university medical school that was at risk of being severed will continue under a newly approved deal.

— HOME EXPLOSION-MICHIGAN: Authorities say an attempted furnace theft caused a natural gas leak that led to an explosion that leveled a home in suburban Detroit and injured three people. With AP Photos.

— HUNTER EDUCATION: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering safety classes before the fall hunting and trapping seasons begin. First-time hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1960, are required to successfully complete a hunter safety and education course before getting a license.

— MACOMB COUNTY-TIME CAPSULE: A time capsule buried 30 years ago north of Detroit is expected to be opened as part of Macomb County’s bicentennial celebrations.



MINNEAPOLIS — Francisco Liriano (5-11) will start for Detroit on Thursday night in the series finale against Minnesota. Liriano lost consecutive starts against the Twins in August, giving up seven earned runs and walking seven in 6 2/3 innings. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 8:10 p.m. ET


EVANSTON, Ill. — No. 14 Michigan comes into Saturday’s game at Northwestern rolling with three straight blowout victories since a season-opening loss to Notre Dame. The Wolverines blew out Nebraska last week and have outscored their past three opponents a combined 150-33. Northwestern, meanwhile, has two straight losses since opening with a win. And top running back Jeremy Larkin informed the team Monday that he has to stop playing football because of a spinal condition. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

— With FBC--T25-BIG TEN THIS WEEK. Sent: 500 words.


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