AP-MI–Michigan News Digest 1:30 pm, MI

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today at 1:30 p.m. 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. Rick Callahan is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@ap.org.

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LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder expressed optimism that Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group will open a facility in Michigan, but he said the specifics remain uncertain and it could be a few months before any potential deal takes shape. In a phone interview Monday night from Shanghai, where he was concluding a nine-day trade trip in China, Snyder said there is a “strong possibility” for Foxconn to still locate in the state after the company picked neighboring Wisconsin. By David Eggert. SENT: 770 words.



MASON, Mich. — A veteran’s front-yard sign advertising the sale of his home violates state and federal anti-discrimination laws because it indicates the owner won’t sell to foreigners, according to Michigan Department of Civil Rights officials. The sign in front of James Prater’s home in Mason says “Terms No foreigners Iraq vet” next to “For Sale by Owner,” a column in the Lansing State Journal said. SENT: 370 words, photo.


BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A man in France has discovered a Michigan man’s World War II dog tags more than seven decades after the war. Someone using a Garrett Metal Detector came across Jan Siddall’s father’s dog tags. Rex Young of Battle Creek was a U.S. Army radio operator. UPCOMING: 250 words.


EL PASO, Texas — If you’re driving by 305 County Line in Chaparral, New Mexico, in the next few days, be ready to hit the brakes. Tim Downing and the craftsmen at Industrial Stainless International have fabricated “Run,” a traffic-stopping $450,000 sculpture by artists Simon Donovan and Ben Olmstead of Tucson, Arizona. The artwork depicting five female figures running will soon be on display at the new $48 million Texas Tech University Sports Performance Center in Lubbock. By Samuel Gayton, El Paso Times. SENT: 1,040 words, pursuing photos. Moving on news and sports lines. Editors note Michigan reference.


—AUTO EXECUTIVE CHARGED: A former Fiat Chrysler financial analyst who federal prosecutors say helped illegally funnel worker training funds over a number of years has pleaded guilty in the case.

—TWO SLAIN-MICHIGAN: A man charged in connection with two slayings in Michigan will undergo a competency examination.

—NORTHERN MICHIGAN SLAYING: A northern Michigan woman has been sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison in the stabbing death of her father.

—HUNTING DEATH: A 62-year-old hunter safety instructor has been charged in the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy who was squirrel hunting on state-owned land in western Michigan’s Oceana County.

—WOMAN CHARGED-TEENS: A southeastern Michigan woman accused of having sex with two teenage boys has been sentenced to up to 15 years prison in the case. Photo.

—CAMP CLOSED-ILLNESSES: A suspected norovirus has sickened dozens of people at a camp in southwestern Michigan, prompting officials to temporarily close the facility.

—MICHIGAN SLAYINGS: A man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend and her father in southwestern Michigan will get more psychiatric testing before his trial.

—WAR DOG MONUMENT: A memorial to military dogs is being unveiled this week in suburban Detroit.

—SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE-LIFE SCIENCES: Students at Schoolcraft College in Livonia can take internships to help them prepare for biological, biomedical and veterinary technician jobs.



PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Tigers continue a home-and-home interleague series on Tuesday. Matt Boyd (5-5, 5.35 ERA) starts for Detroit against Pittsburgh’s Chad Kuhl (4-7, 4.53). By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.


Defending Big Ten champion Penn State returns a Heisman Trophy candidate at running back and a record-setting quarterback, and the Nittany Lions generally are regarded as one of the 10 best teams in the country. In many conferences, the Lions would be predicted to repeat. Not in the Big Ten. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos.


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