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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DETROIT — A second day of public viewing is planned for Aretha Franklin at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, which is also where civil rights icon Rosa Parks lay in repose after her 2005 death. Thousands more are expected to come to the culturally important and significant museum, which had been the largest black museum in the U.S. until the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in Washington. UPCOMING: 650 words, photo, video, including live coverage outside the museum.


DETROIT — What began as a thin line swelled into a sea of sisterhood as hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta streamed into the rotunda of the Charles H. Wright Museum on Tuesday to pay tribute to the Queen of Soul, a member of the sorority. The moving ceremony, known as the Omega Omega Service, is not usually open to non-sorority members. The rare exception was the latest testament to the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin, remembered by her sisters as a proud black woman who demanded respect and loved her community. By Errin Haines Whack. SENT: 550 words, photos.


COLOMA, Mich. — Former classmates in Michigan reunited to uncover a time capsule buried 30 years ago. The result? They can't find it. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words.


— MICHIGAN STORMS: A wave of thunderstorms with strong winds caused widespread power outages and scattered damage across western and northern Michigan. SENT: 120 words. Will be updated.

— MICHIGAN SENATE-PENCE: Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Michigan to raise money for Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James.

— FATAL GO-KART CRASH: Police say a 4-year-old girl was killed in a late-night go-kart crash when her father lost control on a Detroit street.

— FLINT AIRPORT STABBING: Prosecutors are opposing efforts to move the trial of a man who is accused of stabbing a police officer at the Flint airport.

— CONSUMERS-GAS RATES: The Michigan Public Service Commission has approved a settlement agreement allowing a $10.6 million rate increase for Consumers Energy Co. natural gas customers.



KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Michael Fulmer starts for the Detroit Tigers and Danny Duffy goes for the Kansas City Royals in the finale of a two-game midweek series. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 2:15 p.m.


The Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry is being renewed for the first time since 2014, and the trip to South Bend should offer a clue as to whether the Wolverines are ready to challenge for Big Ten East supremacy. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. 600 words, photos.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — When No. 12 Notre Dame has the ball Saturday night, No. 14 Michigan may have the advantage. The Wolverines appear to be loaded on defense with NFL-caliber players up front, at linebacker and in the secondary. The Fighting Irish, meanwhile, are relying on a quarterback who didn't complete half his passes last season. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.


DETROIT — The Detroit Lions made some renovations in and around their locker room perhaps trying to turn some little changes into big ones that really matter under Matt Patricia. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 4 p.m.


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