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LANSING, Mich. — Democrat Gretchen Whitmer said she is focused on fixing Michigan's "fundamentals" like roads, water systems and schools in her run for governor, contending that not spending enough on core services under Republican leadership has still left residents paying more out of pocket for car repairs and other unexpected expenses. She said her polling lead over GOP rival Bill Schuette since last month's primary shows the problem-solving message is resonating, but "not for one second" will she let up less than two months until Election Day. She dismissed as "phony political talking points" Schuette's warning that she would be the next Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat who was governor during the state's protracted economic decline. By David Eggert. SENT: 700 words. With AP Photo.


LANSING, Mich. — Republican Bill Schuette said he will not distance himself from Donald Trump despite the president's unpopularity with Michigan voters and will win them over with a pro-tax cut message and his record as attorney general of helping victims of human trafficking and sexual assault. The gubernatorial nominee has trailed Democrat Gretchen Whitmer in polling conducted since they won their primary contests last month. And with less than two months until Nov. 6, he knows he must appeal to more of the electorate, particularly crucial independents who favored Whitmer by nearly 14 percentage points in a Detroit News/WDIV poll released in recent days. By David Eggert. SENT: 680 words. With AP Photo.



DETROIT — An international team of divers has discovered the wreckage of a ship that disappeared more than 100 years ago during a storm on Lake Huron. The team discovered the J.H. Jones on July 1 in lower Georgian Bay near Lion's Head, Ontario, The Detroit News reported . The ship had 30 people onboard when it vanished in 1906 during a storm. Only one body was found after the storm. SENT: 320 words.


— CHURCH ABUSE-MICHIGAN: The Catholic Diocese of Lansing plans to invite an outside agency to review its handling of clergy sexual abuse cases and to publish the names of all diocesan priests who sexually abused children. UPCOMING: 130 words.

— ADOPTION-RELIGIOUS GROUPS: A federal lawsuit challenging religious discrimination against same-sex couples in Michigan's public child welfare system can move forward now that a judge has declined to dismiss the suit. UPCOMING: 130 words.

— COLD CASE COUPLE: The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected an attempt to reopen the conviction of a western Michigan man who was charged with killing his sister and brother-in-law 26 years after their deaths.

— PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL-DETROIT: A civil and human rights organization is holding an outdoor photography festival celebrating diverse people, places and perspectives in Detroit and its suburbs.



CLEVELAND — After running away for most of the season, the Indians can clinch their third straight AL Central title and a postseason berth with a win over the Detroit Tigers. Mike Clevinger, who has gone 6-1 against teams inside the division, starts for Cleveland. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — No. 19 Michigan aim to maintain momentum generated by last week's win over Western Michigan after opening with a loss at Notre Dame with another big win at home against SMU. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 3:30 p.m. ET.


GRAND BLANC, Mich. — Brandt Jobe took a one-stroke lead into the second round of the PGA Tour Champions' The Ally Challenge. UPCOMING: 300 words by 10 p.m.


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