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

November 20, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Michigan at 1:30 p.m. 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, followed by Herbert McCann. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@ap.org. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

NISSAN ALLIANCE-GHOSN

DETROIT — For years, France’s Renault and Japan’s Nissan struggled to make money in the global auto business. Then came Carlos Ghosn, a Renault executive who helped to orchestrate an unprecedented transcontinental alliance, combining parts of both companies to share engineering and technology costs. Now Ghosn’s arrest in Japan for alleged financial improprieties at Nissan could put the nearly 20-year-old alliance in jeopardy. Ghosn, 64, born in Brazil, schooled in France and of Lebanese heritage, is set to be ousted this week from his spot as Nissan chairman. By Tom Krisher And Angela Charlton. SENT: 570 words. With AP Photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

LIGHTHOUSE LENSES

DETROIT — A judge has ordered a Michigan man to surrender two antique lighthouse lenses worth at least $600,000, months after the collector lost a court battle with the federal government. Steve Gronow was supposed to turn them over last summer. U.S. Coast Guard officials and a lens expert recently went to his mansion in Howell, 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Detroit, but weren’t allowed through a gate. SENT: 280 words.

IN BRIEF:

— SPARTANNASH-MARTIN’S: A Michigan company is acquiring Martin’s Super Markets, an Indiana-based chain.

— ELK SHOT: Michigan conservation officers are seeking help from the public in solving the illegal killing of two bull elk in the northern Lower Peninsula.

— CIVILIAN OFFICERS-MICHIGAN: A state agency that certifies police officers says it will study the large number of civilian officers who operate with no oversight.

— CIVIL SERVICE-BLACKS: The Michigan Civil Service Commission is accused of using an exam that discriminates against black applicants who want to work for the state police or become conservation officers.

SPORTS:

FBC--NORTHERN ILLINOIS-WESTERN MICHIGAN

Northern Illinois plays Western Michigan at Waldo Stadium.

FBC--MICHIGAN ST-FRUSTRATION

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State can only hope last weekend’s listless loss to Nebraska was rock bottom for this season. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 8 p.m. ET.

FBC---THE GAME-DEFENSE

No. 4 Michigan has the nation’s top-ranked defense, but its success will be tested at No. 10 Ohio State.

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