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

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is suing four companies over the deadly painkiller epidemic. State Attorney General Dana Nessel says Michigan is the first state to sue major opioid distributors under a drug dealer liability law. The suit filed Tuesday names AmericsourceBergen, Cardinal Health, McKesson and Walgreens. They have been sued in other states, too. Michigan is the 49th state to file legal action against the opioid industry. Only Nebraska hasn’t. Nessel says the opioid crisis has led the state to bear high financial costs. The companies have contended they functioned as a delivery service and kept authorities apprised of the quantities being shipped.

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is adding 3,000 jobs at two factories in the Detroit area. It’s also investing $1.45 billion to build new pickup trucks, SUVs, and electric and autonomous vehicles. The company says about $750 million will go the Michigan Assembly Plant in the Detroit suburb of Wayne. The factory will get 2,700 new jobs during the next three years. Another $700 million will be invested in the truck plant in Dearborn, where 300 new jobs will be added. Hiring will begin next year, and the jobs on average will pay about $61,000 a year.

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Rep. Haley Stevens, a freshman Democrat who represents a swing district in suburban Detroit, says she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump. Her announcement on the eve of the House vote ensures that Michigan’s 14 House members will break along party lines. Seven Democrats are expected to support impeachment, as will in all likelihood independent Justin Amash. Seven Republicans plan to vote no. Stevens says Trump solicited Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 presidential election by investigating potential rival Joe Biden, and he “must not go unchecked.” Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell also has announced she will support impeachment.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Mississippi man in the fatal shooting of a Michigan State University student outside an off-campus apartment building. Isai Berrones of Alamo, Texas, was shot while trying to break up a fight between women in October 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan. Investigators say he was shot by Steven Washington, the boyfriend of one of the women. Berrones was a senior at Michigan State majoring in food science.