Michigan News Digest

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Michigan. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Detroit bureau at 800-642-4125 or 313-259-0650 or apmichigan@ap.org. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

VIRUS OUTBREAK-UNEMPLOYMENT

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan has applied for federal funding to provide an additional $300 a week in unemployment benefits amid the coronavirus pandemic — less than the $600 boost that expired last month but still more than the maximum $362 weekly payment the state dispenses. President Donald Trump this month signed an order extending the added weekly benefit after he and Congress were unable to agree to a broader new pandemic relief plan. By David Eggert. SENT: 270 words.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-MICHIGAN

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer plans to give an update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 200 words, more on merits, photo.

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

ELECTION 2020-DNC-BLACK WOMEN

DETROIT — When Hazel Dukes stepped onto the Democratic National Convention stage in 1972 to second Shirley Chisholm’s presidential nomination, it amounted to more than history. It was a moment of hope. The legacy of Chisholm, who famously said she was “unbossed and unbothered,” was cemented that day as the first Black woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Dukes said Chisholm and others hoped her historic run would lay the foundation for future generations of Black women to ascend into powerful political roles to usher in systemic change within their communities. By Kat Stafford. SENT: 1,160 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020 DNC MIDWEST

MADISON, Wis. — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and rising stars in the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, including U.S. Reps. Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib, called on Democrats from key Midwestern states Wednesday to work together to not only defeat President Donald Trump, but to forge ahead with a progressive agenda. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 675 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— FOUR DEAD: A man was charged Wednesday with killing his ex-girlfriend and three more people in weekend shootings in suburban Detroit.

— MARIJUANA SEIZURE-BLUE WATER BRIDGE: More than a half-ton of marijuana has been found in a commercial truck attempting to cross into Michigan from Canada via the Blue Water Bridge.

— BOAT ACCIDENT-PRIEST: The body of the skipper of a boat that capsized in the Detroit River has been recovered, authorities said.

SPORTS:

BBA–TIGERS-WHITE SOX

CHICAGO — Reigning major league batting champion Tim Anderson and the Chicago White Sox continue their series against the Detroit Tigers. Prized pitcher Casey Mize debuts for the Tigers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. 8:10 p.m. start.

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