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AP-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MI

August 23, 2018

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 apmichigan@ap.org. David Runk is on the desk. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@ap.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

ATTORNEY GENERAL-REPUBLICANS

LANSING, Mich. — The race to become Michigan’s next attorney general will be set this weekend, when 2,100 Republican activists choose between two state lawmakers vying for the nomination to face Democrat Dana Nessel this fall. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 600 words.

JAPAN-TRADE MINISTER

TOKYO — President Donald Trump’s tariff policies reflect a serious misunderstanding of the importance of free trade and Japanese companies’ contributions to the U.S. economy, Japan’s trade minister said Thursday. Hiroshige Seko, the minister of economy, trade and industry, warned in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press that Tokyo might take action if the U.S. fulfills threats to levy a 25 percent tariff on Japanese auto imports. He gave no details but didn’t rule out retaliatory tariffs. By Business Writer Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 800 words, photos. Moving in national services.

IN BRIEF:

— MICHIGAN PIPELINE-LAWSUIT: Two advocacy groups say the U.S. Coast Guard doesn’t have an adequate strategy for dealing with oil spills in the channel linking Lakes Huron and Michigan. The Coast Guard approved a plan last year for responding to spills in northern Michigan, including the Straits of Mackinac.

— FIAT CHRYSLER-RECALL: Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 209,000 minivans and SUVs worldwide to fix a brake problem that can cause longer stopping distances. The recall covers the 2018 Dodge Journey, 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the 2018 and 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan and Jeep Compass.

— MICHIGAN CONVENTION-ILLNESSES: Officials say at least 100 people from 25 states who attended a national letter carrier’s convention in western Michigan have reported flu-like symptoms.

— THERAPY DUCKS DISPUTE: A 12-year-old western Michigan boy with autism likely will be able to keep his ducks, which are used as emotional support animals.

— CHILD ASSAULT-MICHIGAN: A man has been arrested after police say he urinated on a 5-year-old black girl in an alley in western Michigan and called her a racial slur. The girl’s parents called Grand Rapids police on Wednesday evening and reported that a roughly 60-year-old white man had urinated on her.

— FATHER-STUN GUN-CHILD: A suburban Detroit police officer has been suspended after using a stun gun on a combative man while he was holding an infant.

SPORTS:

BBA--WHITE SOX-TIGERS

DETROIT — The Tigers and White Sox open a four-game series in Detroit on Thursday. Matthew Boyd (7-11) takes the mound for the Tigers against James Shields (5-14), who could be pitching the final game of his White Sox career as his name has been mentioned prominently in regard to the Aug. 31 waivers trade deadline. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 1:10 p.m.

FBC--MICHIGAN-COUNTING ON PATTERSON

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jim Harbaugh was hailed as the savior when he came back to Michigan to turn around college football’s winningest program. Harbaugh hasn’t been able to do it yet in part because quarterback wasn’t a position of strength in his first three years. It is now. Mississippi transfer Shea Patterson is expected to start when the Wolverines open the season in a highly anticipated matchup under the lights at Notre Dame. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, video.

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