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 — Organizers of Aretha Franklin's funeral insist it will be a service, not a show. Yet the Queen of Soul's final send-off on Friday certainly will encompass many elements, emotions and grand entrances that were hallmarks of her more than six decades on sacred and secular stages. And it boasts a lineup of speakers and singers that would rival any of the hottest revues, past or present. By Jeff Karoub. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos, video, including a live multi-camera switched pool feed from inside the church and AP live cameras outside the church. With sidebars. Funeral begins at 10 a.m.



Detroit public school students will begin the year next week with the water turned off in all the schools after the district learned that the water in 16 of them was found to have high levels of lead or copper. Detroit Public Schools Community District has more than 100 buildings and serves more than 40,000 students. By David Eggert.


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. Developing.


— 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.



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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