Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Economic information is showing manufacturing jobs vanishing in Rust Belt states critical to the reelection prospects of President Donald Trump. In his 2016 campaign, Trump won such states and more in part with promises of a revival in the coal and steel industries. A year ahead of the 2020 election, both sectors are faltering. On Tuesday, another major mining firm, Murray Energy, filed for bankruptcy, sparking new worries in 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.