Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general is investigating allegations that a ballot group may have committed crimes while gathering signatures to repeal a law that gives Gov. Gretchen Whitmer broad powers to manage the coronavirus crisis. Dana Nessel, a Democrat, said Monday that her office will probe Unlock Michigan, a Republican-affiliated committee that plans to submit its signatures Friday. If the group turns in enough signatures, the initiative will go to the Legislature. Majority Republicans could enact the measure into law, and it could not be vetoed by the Democratic governor.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is reporting that Black residents are no longer being disproportionately infected and killed by the coronavirus, after they accounted for a staggering 40% of deaths and 29% of cases in the early days of the pandemic. For the last two available weeks of data, African Americans represented 10% of COVID-19 deaths and 8% of cases. They comprise 14% of Michigan’s population. They still account for at least 38% of confirmed and probable deaths overall, and at least 20% of cases. Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II credits people of color for being more likely to wear masks and follow safety guidelines.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times’ deeply-reported story on President Donald Trump’s taxes was much talked-about in the media. The question, as with so many stories in an election year where polls have remained steady, is whether it will pierce a media shield frequently designed to reinforce perceptions. The story has proven to be the Times’ most-engaged story on social media so far this year. It has gotten strong play in newspapers in swing states, where editors know that in a polarized time, readers are looking over their shoulders for signs of bias.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing to list as threatened two freshwater mussel species native to many eastern U.S. rivers and streams. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday that the longsolid and round hickorynut mussels have disappeared from some states and are doing poorly elsewhere. They’re are among roughly 300 species of freshwater mussels across the nation, two-thirds of which are in peril. The two species are suffering from shrinking and degraded habitat, and invasive newcomers. Freshwater mussels are important for healthy rivers and streams because they filter out pollutants and sediments as they feed.