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:

MICHIGAN PIPELINE

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office is taking legal action to force the shutdown of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline by revoking the easement that allows an underwater section to run through the Straits of Mackinac. By John Flesher. SENT: 415 words, photo.

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

ELECTION 2020-DETROIT

DETROIT — A judge pledged to decide Friday whether the certification of Detroit-area election results should be suspended over allegations of improper handling of the city’s absentee ballots. By Ed White. SENT: 255 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

VIRUS OUTBREAK-SCHOOLS

With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the state spiking to record levels, bus drivers and teachers in quarantine, students getting sick and the holidays looming, Schools Superintendent Scott Hanback in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, made a tough decision this week. The school system, he decreed, would switch to remote learning until after Thanksgiving. It seemed like the only safe way to proceed after the myriad disruptions caused by the surging coronavirus. By Lindsey Tanner. SENT 1,175 words, photo, graphic.

AGGRESSIVE ARREST-MICHIGAN

LANSING, Mich. — A police officer in Michigan’s capital has been placed on leave after video revealed an aggressive arrest of an assault suspect who pleaded “I can’t breathe.” SENT: 225 words.

MICHIGAN GOVERNOR-KIDNAPPING PLOT

JACKSON, Mich. — The leader of a paramilitary group accused of aiding an effort to kidnap the Michigan governor asks a judge to lower his bond and release him from jail. Developing.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-MICHIGAN

LANSING, Mich. — The latest developments on the pandemic in Michigan. On merits.

BUSINESS:

ELECTION 2020-CEOS

WASHINGTON —Only a few of America’s CEOs have made public statements about President Donald Trump’s refusal to accept his election loss, but in private, many are alarmed and talking about what collective action would be necessary if they see an imminent threat to democracy. By Tom Krisher and Paul Wiseman. SENT: 1,000 words, photo.

CHEVY BOLT-FIRE RECALL

DETROIT — General Motors is recalling nearly 69,000 Chevrolet Bolt electric cars worldwide because the batteries have caught fire in five of them. The company says it doesn’t know yet what’s causing the fires, but engineers are working around the clock to figure it out. Two people have suffered smoke inhalation due to the blazes. By Tom Krisher. SENT: 270 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— SAGINAW VALLEY-CAMPUS CLOSED: The campus of Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan was closed Friday after an employee threatened and then died by suicide, the school said.

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