Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EST

DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Detroit have charged an engineer with sending corporate trade secrets to a brother in Iran. Amin Hasanzadeh of Ypsilanti is also accused of lying on immigration forms by failing to disclose his service in the Iran military. He has permanent resident status in the U.S., commonly referred to as a green card. The FBI says the 42-year-old Hasanzadeh sent confidential documents to Iran while working at a Michigan company that serves the auto and aerospace industries.

DETROIT (AP) — The acting president of the United Auto Workers says the corruption scandal plaguing the union will get worse before it gets better, but he’s confident he can fix the mess and turn over a clean union to the next leader. Rory Gamble, a union vice president who successfully negotiated a tentative contract with Ford, took over as acting president Saturday when Gary Jones took a paid leave of absence. He spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday.

MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A city council candidate in Michigan who dropped out after saying she wanted to keep her community white “as much as possible” still received 4% of the vote. Jean Cramer ended her candidacy in Marysville in August, but her name remained on the ballot Tuesday. Cramer finished last among five candidates with 180 votes. Marysville’s new mayor, Wayne Pyden, says he believes Cramer might have received votes from older residents who heard her pledge to help senior citizens.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan would become the fifth state to require that egg-laying hens be housed in cage-free areas under legislation approved by the state House. The main bill is part of a broader update of the state’s animal industry law. The legislation approved Wednesday would instead require each egg-laying hen to be housed in a cage-free system before 2025. The bill will soon go to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.