Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says a proposed $600 million deal between the state of Michigan and Flint residents harmed by lead-tainted water is a step toward making amends. Officials announced the settlement Thursday. Several judges must approve it. It would establish a fund from which residents of the impoverished, majority-Black city could seek compensation. Nearly 80% will go to children, whose nervous systems are especially vulnerable to lead. Flint’s water was contaminated after the city switched its water source to the Flint River to save money in 2014, while under control of a state financial manager. State officials advised against measures that could have prevented the contamination. 

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — High schools in the Upper Peninsula and much of the northern Lower Peninsula can compete in fall soccer, volleyball and swimming. But officials say schools in other regions of Michigan need to wait to hear more from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Schools that have the green light are in regions 6 and 8, which cover the entire Upper Peninsula and nearly 20 counties in the northern Lower Peninsula. There will be limits on the number of people who can watch a contest. Football is being moved to spring from fall to reduce the risk of the coronavirus. Teams can have 16 contact practice days from Aug. 24 through Oct 31.

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — Two men charged with murder for 11 deaths linked to a meningitis outbreak have been ordered to trial by a Michigan judge. Barry Cadden was co-founder of New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts and Glenn Chin was a pharmacist. The pharmacy sent tainted steroids to clinics in Michigan and elsewhere. Livingston County Judge Shauna Murphy found enough evidence to send Cadden and Chin to trial on second-degree murder charges in 11 Michigan deaths. Cadden and Chin are serving federal prison sentences for convictions in a separate case related to the 2012 outbreak. 

GROSSE ILE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a Catholic priest who was one of two people who died when a boat capsized on the Detroit River. The Rev. Stephen Rooney’s body was found miles away near Monroe. The body of the boat’s skipper, Robert Chiles, was recovered Tuesday. More than a dozen people were aboard Chiles’ 39-foot boat when it capsized Sunday night near Grosse Ile. The others survived. Rooney was a native of Ireland and the pastor at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Trenton. He was a priest for more than 30 years.