Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EDT
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump once promised that coal and steel would be the heart of a revived U.S. economy. A year away from Election Day, the renaissance in the industrial Midwest is not materializing. Both sectors are faltering in painfully familiar and politically significant ways. Data show manufacturing jobs are disappearing across Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio. Another major mining firm, Murray Energy, has filed for bankruptcy, rattling communities in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky.
DETROIT (AP) — The funeral for John Conyers, who served more than 50 years in Congress, will be held Monday at a Detroit church. The public can show their respect for Conyers on Saturday and Sunday at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. Conyers died Sunday at age 90, two years after resigning from the U.S. House. Monica Conyers tells The Detroit News that her husband’s funeral will be held at Greater Grace Temple. She anticipates that former President Bill Clinton will attend.
DETROIT (AP) — Prime real estate formerly proposed as the site for a new jail in Detroit instead will be turned into a $300 million graduate school campus for the University of Michigan. Crain’s Detroit Business says developers Dan Gilbert and Stephen Ross are behind the project on the east side of downtown. It will be announced Wednesday. The Detroit Center for Innovation will be a home for students in high-tech fields such as automotive mobility, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.
DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer says a jury has awarded nearly $2.8 million to a young woman who accused a Detroit-area doctor of misreading tests to come up with an epilepsy diagnosis when she was a child. The verdict by a Wayne County jury is the second against Dr. Yasser Awaad and Oakwood Healthcare. Lawyers for 18-year-old Claire Linzell say she was one of 250 children who were misdiagnosed. The verdict was returned Tuesday. The award could be reduced by a judge because it exceeds a cap under Michigan law.