Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Michigan at 6 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 apmichigan@ap.org. Ed White is on the desk, followed by H.G. McCann. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

COURT-SUPPORT DOG

DETROIT — The Michigan appeals court says adults testifying in court can't be accompanied by a support animal. The court threw out a criminal sexual conduct conviction in Ingham County, saying the trial was spoiled. By Ed White. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250.

BUSINESS:

KIA-AIR BAG RECALL

DETROIT — Kia is recalling over a half-million vehicles in the U.S. because the air bags may not work in a crash. Combined with a previous recall expansion by Hyundai, the affiliated automakers are recalling nearly 1.1 million vehicles due to the problem, which has been linked to four deaths. By Tom Krisher. SENT: 510 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

1994 KILLING

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — A man sentenced to life in prison without parole in the death of a teen in 1994 has been given a big break. He'll be eligible for release after 30 years. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

— CHILD SHOT-PARENTS CHARGED: Two Michigan parents are facing charges after a daughter wounded herself with a loaded handgun found in a toy closet.

— BURNED HOME-RESCUE: Firefighters and officers rushed into a southwestern Michigan home to rescue a person who set the home on fire.

— BLOODY CLOTHING-LAKE: The body of a suspected homicide victim has been found along with bloody clothing at a suburban Detroit lake.

— FOREST CATERPILLARS: Officials say forest tent caterpillars are damaging many trees across Michigan this spring.

— ROUGH RIDE-PRISONERS: A prisoner who says a Corrections Department officer gave him a painful and wild ride will get his day in court.

— BICYCLISTS STRUCK-MICHIGAN: A southwestern Michigan community has unveiled a memorial to the victims and survivors of one the country's deadliest vehicle-bike crashes.

— FIRE DEATHS-MICHIGAN: A mid-Michigan fire where a woman and her 5-year-old son died was confined to the kitchen of their home.

SPORTS:

BBA-INDIANS-TIGERS

DETROIT — Right-hander Michael Fulmer is set to start Friday as the Detroit Tigers return home Friday to begin a three-game series with Cleveland. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. First pitch: 7:10 p.m.

FBN--LIONS-SINGLETARY

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Mike Singletary hopes to coach again in the NFL someday. He has plenty on his plate right now, though. Singletary was at minicamp with the Detroit Lions on Thursday. He said he doesn't know Lions coach Matt Patricia that well, but he wanted to be there to check out the video screens Detroit is using at practice. By Noah Trister. SENT: 450 words, photos.

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