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

January 2, 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. Rick Callahan is on the desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 _ U.S.-based Roman Catholic bishops will gather Wednesday for a weeklong retreat near Chicago on the church sexual abuse scandal that organizers say will focus on prayer and spiritual reflection and not formulating policy. The retreat begins a day after The Associated Press reported that the Vatican blocked U.S. bishops from taking measures last year to address the scandal because U.S. church leaders didn’t discuss the legally problematic proposals with the Holy See enough beforehand. By Jeff Karoub. SENT: 900 words, photo.


WASHINGTON _ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that the U.S. hopes to gain access soon to a former Marine who was arrested in Russia on espionage charges and that “if the detention is not appropriate we will demand his immediate return.” Paul Whelan, who is head of global security for a Michigan-based auto parts supplier, was arrested on Friday. In announcing the arrest three days later, the Russian Federal Security Service said he was caught “during an espionage operation,” but it gave no details. By Lynn Berry. SENT: 680 words, photo.



_ HOUSE FIRE-MICHIGAN: A service is planned for a woman and her two children who died following a fire last month at a home in suburban Detroit.

_ MISSING MAN-SEARCH: Michigan authorities are trying to find a man who called 911 seeking help and reported that he was cold, wet and apparently lost. The Huron County sheriff’s office say the search near the Sebewaing River began after a cellphone call Tuesday morning from the man.

_ AUTO SHOW-DETROIT MAYOR: Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is scheduled to receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the show floor construction for the 2019 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.



MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ The Grizzlies are back home for a two-game stop, hosting the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.


Northwestern plays Michigan State at Jack Breslin Students Events Center. Developing from 8:30 p.m. tipoff.


The Calgary Flames visit the Detroit Red Wings. Game starts at 7 p.m.


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