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 David Runk is on the desk. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or

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LANSING, Mich. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer announces Garlin Gilchrist II as her running mate. He runs a social media center at the University of Michigan and adds gender and racial diversity to Democrats' statewide ticket. By David Eggert. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words. Developing from 9:30 a.m. news conference. Photos planned.


BALTIMORE — Dr. Ben Carson's story of growing up in a single-parent household and climbing out of poverty to become a world-renowned surgeon was once ubiquitous in Baltimore, where Carson made his name. But his role in the Trump administration has added a complicated epilogue, leaving many who admired him feeling betrayed, unable to separate him from the politics of a president widely rejected by African-Americans in Baltimore. Carson was born in Detroit. By Juliet Linderman. SENT: 1,500 words, photos. An abridged version also moved.


— DETROIT OFFICER DIES-FUNERAL: A funeral is planned for a Detroit police officer who died after being struck by a speeding SUV while assisting with crowd and traffic control at a neighborhood event. Will be updated following 10 a.m. funeral.

— FATAL CRASH-SCHOOL: Authorities say a woman is dead and four people are injured following a crash into a closed mid-Michigan school.

— MICHIGAN PIPELINE-HEARING: The federal government's top official on pipeline safety is scheduled to appear at a Michigan hearing on twin lines that run through a crucial Great Lakes channel. May be updated following 10 a.m. hearing.

— GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are down about 10 cents in the past week to about $2.89 per gallon.



ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Detroit Lions linebacker Steve Longa's knee injury represents a setback for a position group that already is potentially a problem area on Matt Patricia's defense. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.


— FBN--LIONS-MOVES: The Detroit Lions have signed free agent safety Marcus Cromartie.


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