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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

January 10, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

FORD-EUROPE

FRANKFURT, Germany _ Ford Motor Co. says it is cutting jobs in Europe in a wide-ranging restructuring as it focuses on its most profitable models and shifts production toward electric cars. In a statement, the company said Thursday that “structural cost improvements will be supported by a reduction of surplus labor,” both hourly and salaried. By David McHugh. SENT: 330 words, photos.

FORD-NEW EXPLORER

DETROIT _ Ford’s aging Explorer SUV is getting a major revamp as it faces growing competition in the market for family haulers with three rows of seats. The company unveiled the new version Wednesday night at Ford Field, home of the NFL’s Detroit Lions. The Explorer gets a top-to-bottom update that includes a switch from front- to rear-wheel-drive, as well as upgraded engines and transmissions, some nice standard safety features and even high-performance and gas-electric hybrid versions. SENT: 410 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

_SNOWMOBILER DEATH: Authorities say a snowmobiler who had been missing since the weekend in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has been found dead.

_DRUG LISTING: Michigan is listing a drug commonly used to treat nerve pain and seizures as a controlled substance, a step intended to fight the opioid epidemic.

_ELECTRIC VEHICLES-MICHIGAN: Michigan’s Public Service Commission has approved Jackson-based Consumers Energy’s PowerMIDrive electric vehicle charging program.

_CONVICTIONS VACATED: The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says it will ask a judge throw out convictions in two cases, including the case of a man who was in prison for 21 years.

SPORTS:

BKN--PISTONS-KINGS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ The Sacramento Kings host the Detroit Pistons on Thursday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 10 p.m.

BKC--MICHIGAN-ILLINOIS

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. _ Michigan makes a road trip to the State Farm Center to take on Illinois on Thursday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.

BKC--GREEN BAY-DETROIT

DETROIT _ Green Bay plays Detroit at Calihan Hall. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. Game starts at 7 p.m.

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apmichigan@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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