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

May 15, 2018

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 apmichigan@ap.org. David Runk is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — As turmoil spreads through the Middle East, American Jews and Muslims have been forming alliances to build trust and seek solidarity in more ambitious ways than in the past, a sharp contrast to the violence engulfing their homelands this week. Muslims and Jews have dispatched members into mosques and synagogues to learn about each other’s faiths, made a joint trip to tour civil rights sites in the South and formed partnerships involving CEOs of major corporations. Leaders of the groups said the challenging world events have provided impetus for the outreach efforts, including violence in Gaza, the Trump administration’s moving of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the travel ban from mostly Muslim countries and deepening concern about hate crimes. By Jeff Karoub and David Crary. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


— DETROIT TAXES-CRACKDOWN: Businessman Dan Gilbert’s real estate firm is resisting efforts by Detroit to get personal information of potential tax evaders. Michigan Radio reports the city is suing Bedrock for allegedly failing to turn over information about tenants including Social Security numbers.

— MAN FATALLY SHOT-POLICE: Authorities have released the name of a suburban Detroit man who was fatally shot during a confrontation with police while carrying a loaded rifle. State police say the man was shot about 3:30 a.m. Sunday west of Detroit after exchanging words with a Dearborn Heights officer.

— MEMORIAL DAY TRAVEL-MICHIGAN: AAA says nearly 1.3 million people from Michigan are expected to travel during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The auto club says that the projection is a nearly 5 percent increase from last year’s travel for the holiday and the most in more than a decade.

— RIVER LOWERING-MICHIGAN: A utility plans to lower the St. Joseph River near a southwestern Michigan hydroelectric dam by 3½ feet to conduct maintenance work.

— TOWNSHIP EMBEZZLEMENT: A former township treasurer in the Upper Peninsula has been ordered to pay $1.4 million in an embezzlement investigation.

— AUTOSENS CONFERENCE-DETROIT: Leaders in autonomous vehicle technology are meeting this week in Detroit. The AutoSens Conference runs through Thursday at the Michigan Science Center.



DETROIT — Cleveland sends Josh Tomlin to the mound against Detroit’s Francisco Liriano. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m. ET.


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