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

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UPCOMING TODAY:

ARETHA FRANKLIN-NEWS GUIDE

DETROIT — Aretha Franklin had admirers all over the world, but there's no doubt that the flame burned brightest in Detroit — the place she was raised and remained for most of her life. It's difficult to separate the singer from the city, so you better think that the city is saying farewell in royal fashion to its Queen of Soul, with a concert, public viewings and a funeral that's expected to be attended by at least one former president, civil rights leaders and many other musical luminaries. By Jeff Karoub. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m., photos on Monday.

IN BRIEF:

— FERRIS STATE-FACULTY STRIKE: Administrators at Ferris State University say fall semester classes will be starting as scheduled even though many faculty members are going on strike.

— JUDGE CHARGED: A Detroit-area judge is appearing in court on the other side of the bench.

SPORTS:

FBC--T25-MICHIGAN-ROAD WOES

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan has not won a true road game against a ranked team since winning at Notre Dame in 2006. The 14th-ranked Wolverines have a shot to stop the 0-16 streak when they open the season Saturday night against the 12th-ranked Fighting Irish. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

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