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

November 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



DETROIT — Tesla’s board has named one of its own as chairman to replace Elon Musk, complying with terms of a fraud settlement with U.S. securities regulators. The electric car and solar panel company’s board on Thursday named Australian telecommunications executive Robyn Denholm as chairman, effective immediately. Denholm will step down as chief financial officer and strategy head at Australia’s Telstra after a six-month notice period to work full-time at Tesla, where she has served on the board since 2014. By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 500 words, photo.


WASHINGTON — This week’s midterm elections offered revealing lessons for both parties as battle lines begin to emerge for the 2020 presidential election. For Democrats, a string of statewide victories in Rust Belt states opened a potential path back to the White House. But President Donald Trump’s Republican Party found strength in critical states that often hold the keys to the presidency. By Juana Summers and Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 850 words, photos. Moved late Wednesday and available for use.


— ELECTION 2018-MICHIGAN STATE-NASSAR: Voters backed two new Democrats for the Michigan State University Board of Trustees as the school continues to deal with the fallout from sexual assaults by the now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar.

— POLICE SHOOTING-MICHIGAN: Authorities say two police officers are on paid administrative leave after a man was shot and wounded in a suburban Detroit home. Warren police say officers responded Wednesday to a 911 call about a man with a gun in the home.

— THANKSGIVING TRAVEL-MICHIGAN: AAA projects that more than 1.7 million people from Michigan will travel this month for the Thanksgiving holiday.

— JAIL WOES: A crowded jail is a difficult topic in an Upper Peninsula county. Voters for a third time have rejected a property tax to add more beds at the Houghton County jail.

— PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD-JUDGE: Wayne County Third Circuit Court Chief Judge Robert J. Colombo Jr. will be honored for his career in public service.



LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Chicago Bears have a rare opportunity to beat the Detroit Lions and pick up a victory over an NFC North opponent when the two teams meet at Soldier Field on Sunday. The division-leading Bears have lost nine of the past 10 games against Detroit and have dropped 10 in a row to division opponents. By Andrew Seligman. 750 words, photos. Moving in advance for weekend use.


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