Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Palestinian activist from Chicago is returning to Detroit for a final court hearing before she’s eventually deported for concealing her convictions in two Jerusalem bombings. Rasmea Odeh (OH’-duh) admits that she failed to disclose the convictions when she entered the U.S. and later went through the citizenship process in 2004. She’s not expected to get any time in prison Thursday but has agreed to be deported to Jordan or elsewhere.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Vern Ehlers, a research physicist and moderate Republican who represented a western Michigan congressional district for 17 years and advocated for Great Lakes cleanup funding, has died. He was 83. Ehlers died late Tuesday at a Grand Rapids nursing facility. He successfully advocated for a law that authorized spending $270 million over five years to clean up sediments in the Great Lakes and oversaw the country’s first major statement on science policy in more than 50 years.

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan high school students are being invited to match wits with their peers in a contest measuring knowledge of information technology and cyber security. The Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge is intended to build interest in cyber security as a career. Each participating team deals with topics such as programming, operating systems and hacking.

AU TRAIN, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man has died on a boating trip he was taking to pour his father’s ashes into Lake Superior. WLUC-TV reports that 59-year-old Robert Louis died shortly after he and six other passengers fell out of their wooden kit boat near Au Train on Sunday. Louis’ brother, John Louis, says the group was out to honor the final wishes of the brothers’ father, who died two weeks ago after battling Alzheimer’s disease. Police say an investigation is ongoing.