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 David Runk is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



While USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University are reeling in the wake of the abuse scandal surrounding former doctor Larry Nassar, victims have found strength in college gyms across the country. College gymnastic meets have provided an empowering and emotionally charged counterpoint to the furor surrounding Nassar. The meets have provided catharsis for survivors while also showing the culture around the sport can improve. By Will Graves. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.


CHARLOTTE, Mich. — The worst sex-abuse case in sports history ended with a third long prison sentence for Larry Nassar, and his victims vowed to keep fighting for accountability in the scandal that upended the gymnastics world and raised alarms about the sport's ask-no-questions culture. Long after the disgraced doctor is locked up in a federal prison, investigations into his misconduct will go on, perhaps for years. By David Eggert. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, videos. With: GYM--DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT-JOBS LOST.


DETROIT — Larry Nassar's final sentence for serial sexual assault now turns the scandal's spotlight toward major institutions, including Michigan State University, where many of his abuses occurred. Here's where things stand while Nassar sits behind bars. By Ed White. SENT: 640 words, photos, videos.


DETROIT — A 60-second spot aired during the Super Bowl shows a rugged Ram pickup truck along with people doing service-oriented tasks. The images are set against audio of a sermon delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years ago urging people to serve the greater good. But the ad leaves out his larger message to guard against commercialism. That irony is not lost on the throngs of critics who bashed the ad on social media. An FCA spokeswoman said the company intended to inspire people with King's words. By Corey Williams, Tom Krisher and Alexandra Olson. SENT: 1,070 words, photo.



DETROIT — A $7.9 billion accounting charge pushed General Motors into a $3.9 billion net loss for 2017, but without the expense the company posted record earnings per share. Excluding one-time items, GM made $9.9 billion, or $6.62 per share, a record since leaving bankruptcy in 2009. SENT: 140 words, photos. Will be updated.


TOKYO — Toyota is seeing a nearly doubling of profit for the fiscal third quarter, and is lifting its annual profit projection to 2.4 trillion yen ($22 billion), a record high for the Japanese automaker. Toyota Motor Corp. reported October-December profit of 941.8 billion yen ($8.6 billion), up from 486.5 billion yen the previous year. It says it got a nearly 292 billion yen ($2.7 billion) boost from tax breaks under President Donald Trump's administration for the nine months through December. By Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 380 words, photos.


—FIREFIGHTER KILLED-SENTENCE: Nearly 10 years later, the sentence in a fatal arson that killed a Detroit firefighter still is unresolved.

—ANN ARBOR-TUNNEL: Plans are moving forward on a tunnel in Ann Arbor to improve access to riverfront recreation areas and curb flooding.

—FISH KILLS: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has put together an online form the public can use to report large fish kills.

—WAYNE STATE-JAZZ GIFT: Detroit philanthropist Gretchen Valade has given more money to boost jazz studies at Wayne State University.



DETROIT — The Bruins have lost in regulation just once in the past 21 games heading into their matchup with the Red Wings. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET.


ROSEMONT, Ill. — Charles Matthews and No. 20 Michigan look to beat Northwestern for the second time in eight days. The Wolverines are coming off back-to-back wins, including a 58-47 victory over the Wildcats last week. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.


RALEIGH, N.C. — Purdue-Michigan State and Duke-North Carolina games offer a couple of big matchups to the schedule for teams in the AP Top 25. The schedule also includes matchups between ranked Tennessee and Kentucky teams, as well as St. Mary's against Gonzaga. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 650 words and photos.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to 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 or 877-836-9477.