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 Tom Davies is on the desk. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or

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NEW YORK — The late Aretha Franklin's family said Monday that it found an Atlanta pastor's eulogy delivered at the Queen of Soul's funeral last week to be offensive and distasteful. The eulogist, the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., was criticized for a political address that described children being in a home without a father as "abortion after birth" and said black lives do not matter unless blacks stop killing each other. Franklin's funeral was on Friday. By David Bauder. SENT: 350 words, photos. Moved late Monday and available for use.


— PLANE CRASH-PROSECUTOR: The pilot who died in a weekend plane crash in Michigan has been identified as a Wisconsin man who was a Milwaukee-area prosecutor. Ronald Dague was the only person aboard a plane that crashed in Lake Huron.

— GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are down about 8 cents in the past week to about $2.85 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is about 23 cents more than at the same point last year.

— SAGINAW SMOKE ALARMS: The federal government is helping to put 2,000 smoke detectors in Saginaw homes. U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee says the Saginaw Fire Department is getting roughly $23,000 from the Department of Homeland Security.



CHICAGO — Lucas Giolito looks to build on probably his best start of the season as the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers continue their series. Giolito held Boston to one run and two hits in 61/3 innings. Francisco Liriano pitches for Detroit. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 8:10 p.m. ET.


EAST LANSING, Mich. — Connor Heyward scored two touchdowns in Michigan State's season opener, and the sophomore may be the answer to any concerns the Spartans had about giving LJ Scott some help in the backfield. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


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