AP-MI--Michigan News Digest 1:30 pm, MI
Aug. 31, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Ed White is on the desk, followed by Don Babwin. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or email@example.com. For up-to-the minute information on AP's coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.
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DETROIT — Aretha Franklin's funeral begins with prayers and songs, as pink Cadillacs filled the street outside a Detroit church where the guests included former President Bill Clinton, former first lady Hillary Clinton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande. While attendees found their seats at the Greater Grace Temple, the Aretha Franklin Orchestra performed a medley featuring "I Say a Little Prayer," ''Angel" and other songs the Queen of Soul was known for, along with gospel numbers "I Love the Lord" and "Walk in the Light." By Jeff Karoub. Developing with photos, video, including a live multi-camera switched pool feed from inside the church and AP live cameras outside the church.
— With: ARETHA FRANLIN-FUNERAL-THE LATEST; ARETHA FRANKLIN-FUNERAL-ARIANA GRANDE and much more.
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:
LANSING — The state of Michigan will pay $750,000 and make other changes to settle a lawsuit on behalf of female prison guards who say they're forced to work overtime because the Corrections Department won't hire more men at the state's only prison for women. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.
DETROIT — Michigan college students who consider themselves Democrats have filed a lawsuit, arguing that the state's voting laws violate their rights. SENT: 140 words.
AROUND THE STATE:
BATH TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Robert Park makes art from trash. And that has become a problem in a community near Lansing. UPCOMING: 250 words, pursuing photos.
— MUSIC-EMINEM: Eminem picked a busy day to surprise the world his new album: "Kamikaze" was released only hours before the funerals of Aretha Franklin and the Washington tribute to the late Sen. John McCain.
— NURSE-VALIUM: A nurse who took Valium for her own use and diluted the medicine for others has pleaded guilty to tampering with a consumer product.
— ROAD-RECYCLED TIRES: There's rubber in a road in southwestern Michigan. Nearly 14,000 scrap tires have been recycled on a pavement project on West W Avenue in Schoolcraft in Kalamazoo County.
— SERBIAN-EXTRADITION: The U.S. government says a former Serbian militia member has been extradited to Bosnia-Herzegovina to face charges in the fatal shooting of a Muslim couple in 1994.
UTAH ST-MICHIGAN ST
EAST LANSING, Mich. — No. 11 Michigan State opens at home against Utah State, which ended last season in a bowl game for the sixth time in seven years. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. 7 p.m.
NEW YORK — Major league wins leader RHP Luis Severino (17-6, 3.27 ERA) will look to become the Yankees' first 18-game winner since 2011, when CC Sabathia finished with 19 victories. New York may also be joined by outfielder Andrew McCutchen. The team was finalizing a deal to pick up the former NL MVP on Thursday night, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. By Jake Seiner. 800 words, photos. 7 p.m.
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