AP-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MI
Aug. 21, 2018
Good morning! 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 email@example.com. David Runk is on the desk. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or firstname.lastname@example.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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US-TESLA-BOARD OF DIRECTORS
For years, Tesla's board remained almost invisible, staying behind the curtain as superstar Chairman and CEO Elon Musk guided the electric car maker to huge stock price increases. Now, given Musk's recent questionable behavior, experts say it's time for the board to step onstage and take action on the company's leadership. The list of Musk's offenses include berating Wall Street analysts on a conference call and labeling as a pedophile via Twitter a British diver involved in the cave rescue of trapped Thai soccer players. By Business Writers Ken Sweet and Tom Krisher. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Federal officials said Monday they were prepared to act quickly if oil pipelines in a sensitive Michigan waterway leak, drawing a skeptical response from a U.S. senator who said the handling of a suspected anchor strike last spring exposed flaws in the system. Sen. Gary Peters, a Michigan Democrat, questioned the readiness of government agencies and the forthrightness of Enbridge Inc., owner of Line 5, which carries 23 million gallons of oil daily between Superior, Wisconsin, and Sarnia, Ontario. A nearly 5-mile, dual segment of the pipeline runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac, where Lakes Huron and Michigan converge. By Environmental Writer John Flesher. SENT: 400 words.
— MICHIGAN NATIONAL GUARD-EXERCISES: The Michigan Army National Guard is planning a series of emergency response exercises this week in Detroit. The guard's 46th Military Police Command is working with local, regional, federal and Canadian authorities.
DETROIT — The contending Chicago Cubs open a series with the rebuilding Detroit Tigers. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m. ET.
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