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

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 apmichigan@ap.org. David Runk is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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UPCOMING TODAY:

VOLKSWAGEN-EMISSIONS SCANDAL

DETROIT — A German Volkswagen executive is scheduled to plead guilty in Detroit in a scheme to cheat emission rules on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles. Oliver Schmidt is due in U.S. District Court on Friday. He is charged with conspiracy and fraud. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated. Developing from 9:30 a.m. hearing.

BUSINESS:

JAPAN-TOYOTA-MAZDA

TOKYO — Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. plan to spend $1.6 billion to build a joint-venture auto manufacturing plant in the U.S. — a move that will create up to 4,000 jobs, both sides said Friday. The plant will have an annual production capacity of about 300,000 vehicles, and will produce Toyota Corollas for the North American market. By Tom Krisher and Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 920 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

—TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE-DETROIT: A global conference focusing on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies is planned this fall in Detroit.

—SEVERE WEATHER-MICHIGAN: Severe thunderstorms that packed heavy rains and damaging winds spawned a suspected tornado in northern Michigan.

—DETROIT MUSEUM-HIP HOP: A new exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts features portraits that show the history, influences and legacy of Detroit’s hip-hop music scene.

—BKN–PISTONS-DOWNTOWN: The NBA’s board of governors has approved the Detroit Pistons’ relocation to downtown Detroit.

SPORTS:

BKN–PISTONS-DRUMMOND’S OFFSEASON

Andre Drummond admits he wasn’t good enough this past season, but after a bit of trade speculation he’s still with the Detroit Pistons and hoping for a better performance in 2017-18. Drummond took part in a conference call this week in the lead-up to the NBA Africa Game. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

BOX–SHIELDS-ADLER

DETROIT — Two-time Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields faces unbeaten WBC super-middleweight champion Nikki Adler. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Starts at approximately 11 p.m. ET.

BBA–TIGERS-ORIOLES

BALTIMORE — Kevin Gausman attempts to win his fourth straight start when the Baltimore Orioles face Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET.

HKO–OLYMPICS-US

PLYMOUTH, Mich. — USA Hockey is revealing its management and coaching staffs for the 2018 Olympics, the first without NHL hockey players since 1994. By Hockey Writer Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

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