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BC-MI--Michigan News Digest 1:30 pm, MI

May 13, 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. Corey Williams is on the desk. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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DETROIT _ A former Michigan state trooper has been sentenced to at least five years in prison for involuntary manslaughter for firing a Taser at a Detroit teenager who crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died. By Ed White. SENT: 320 words, photo.


WASHINGTON _ President Donald Trump and House Republicans are criticizing a Democratic freshman for her remarks about the Holocaust and the creation of Israel. SENT: 120 words.


DETROIT — The U.S. government is withdrawing a proposal to require all passenger vehicles to have safety systems to prevent unintended acceleration. The government said Monday the rule isn’t needed because the auto industry has installed systems voluntarily. By Tom Krisher. SENT: 500 words.



DETROIT — U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether General Motors went far enough when it recalled about 3,000 small pickup trucks in 2016. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will determine if GM should recall about 115,000 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups from the 2015 model year. The agency says it has received 50 complaints about failures from owners of trucks that weren’t included in the 2016 recall. SENT: 275 words, photo.


NEW YORK — Uber shares were down 8% in morning trading and dipped below $38 after the opening bell. Monday was the first full day of trading for the ride-hailing company after its rocky debut on the stock market Friday. Its shares had been priced at $45 each. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: May be updated.



COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. _ A Holocaust survivor from Michigan meets with a soldier whose unit helped liberate the concentration camp where she was held. By Mike Householder. UPCOMING: 300 words, photo, video.


_ BATTLE CREEK SCHOOLS: A 5-year, $15.5 million grant will seek to help better prepare Battle Creek Public Schools students for careers in science, technology, health care and education.

_ ROSA PARKS-COAT: The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a dispute over a coat that belonged to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks.

_ MEDICAL DEBT ERASED: A church in southwestern Indiana is helping to pay off $1.5 million in medical debt for families in its community. Jeff Kinkade, pastor at Evansville’s City Church, says the church is working with Rye, New York-based nonprofit RIP Medical Debt on the effort. RIP acquires packages of overdue charges for a fraction of their value and forgives them. It’s worked with other organizations, including the Michigan Nurses Association, to clear medical debts.

_ SMALL PLANE-SEARCH: Authorities say crews are searching the water off of northern Michigan for a small plane that’s reportedly missing.

_ GUN SHOT THEFT: Authorities say burglars took an undisclosed number of guns from a gun shop in western Michigan.

_ GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are down about 11 cents from a week ago to about $2.80 per gallon.

_ DAMON KEITH-FUNERAL: Flags are being lowered and federal court offices are closed for the day in parts of Michigan to honor prominent Judge Damon J. Keith , who was a figure in the civil rights movement.



CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers went back to college to get a coach. John Beilein has left Michigan following a successful 12-year run and will take his shot in the NBA, signing a five-year contract with Cleveland on Monday. The deal came together quickly in the past 24 hours and was finalized Sunday after the Cavs had spent the weekend in Denver interviewing several NBA assistants. By Tom Withers. SENT: 740 words, photos.


DETROIT _ Matthew Boyd tries to continue his impressive start to the season when he starts for Detroit against Brad Peacock and Houston. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


_ FBN--LIONS-MOVES: The Detroit Lions have signed free agent wide receivers Tom Kennedy and Jordan Smallwood.


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