Michigan News Digest

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TOP STORIES:

BORDER-PATROL-BUS-CHECKS

SEATTLE — A Customs and Border Protection memo obtained by The Associated Press confirms that bus companies such as Greyhound do not have to allow Border Patrol agents on board to conduct routine checks for illegal immigrants. That’s contrary to Greyhound’s long insistence that it has no choice but to let the agents on board. Immigrant rights activists say the memo gives them additional leverage as they pressure Greyhound to stop allowing sweeps. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 1,139 words.

GYM–DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT-COACH

LANSING, Mich. — A former Michigan State University gymnastics coach says she has “no recollection” of a conversation in which two teen athletes allegedly told her of sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar in 1997, nearly 20 years before he was charged. Kathie Klages is accused of lying to police in 2018. She testified Friday that she was “shocked” when she first learned years later that one of the teens said she had previously told Klages about Nassar. By David Eggert. SENT: 381 words, photos.

ITALY-US-ARREST

ROME — Italian police say an American woman wanted in the 2002 murder of her husband was staying at a Rome hotel where she was arrested for nearly two weeks before an international arrest warrant turned up in the system identifying her as a murder suspect. Beverly McCallum, 59, was cooperative when police arrested her around 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning in a business hotel on the northwest outskirts of the Italian capital. SENT: 260 words, photos.

BUSINESS:

TESLA-STOCK-OFFERING

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Tesla is pricing its second offering of stock at $767 apiece. An announcement Thursday that Tesla would put an additional $2 billion worth of stock on the market surprised almost everyone. Just two weeks ago, CEO Elon Musk said the company didn’t need to raise any more money. But it’s taking advantage of seemingly insatiable demand for its stock. SENT: 133 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

OBIT-HOFFA ASSOCIATE

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Charles “Chuckie” O’Brien, a longtime associate of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa who became a leading suspect in Hoffa’s disappearance, has died. O’Brien’s stepson, Harvard Law School professor Jack Goldsmith, said in a blog post that O’Brien died Thursday in Boca Raton, Florida, from what appeared to be a heart attack. He was 86. O’Brien was a constant companion to Hoffa in the decades when the labor leader developed the Teamsters into one of the largest and most powerful unions in the nation. SENT: 379 words, photos.

MICHIGAN FACTORY CLOSING

CAPAC, Mich. — A company that makes automotive air conditioning systems and advanced engine components is planning to shut down its Michigan plant next year. The move comes after Keihin North America promised to invest $22 million into a new plant that would have provided 260 jobs. The company said in a news release it hasn’t been able to expand new business as quickly as hoped. SENT: 231 words.

HOSPITAL DEATHS-DOCTOR

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Michigan-based health system and its insurer argue they aren’t responsible for the costs of an Ohio doctor’s defense against murder charges in the deaths of 25 hospital patients. Lawyers for Livonia-based Trinity Health Corporation and the insurer argue in court filings this week that William Husel’s lawsuit against them over his legal costs should be dismissed. They say the liability policy at issue doesn’t cover criminal charges. SENT: 175 words.

BRIEFS:

— WWII SAILOR IDENTIFIED-DETROIT: Officials have accounted for the remains of a sailor from Detroit who was killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

SPORTS:

COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME THREAT

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A California man has pleaded not guilty to a charge of threatening a shooting at Ohio State University and vowing to hurt players on the football team. An indictment accuses Daniel Rippy of making the “electronic communication” threat from California during the annual game between Ohio State and the University of Michigan in 2018. The game was played in Columbus that year. SENT: 197 words.

BKC–BIG TEN THIS WEEK

Riding a seven-game winning streak and alone atop the Big Ten Conference standings, No. 9 Maryland seeks to keep the momentum going at Michigan State on Saturday night. The Terrapins were winless on the road and mired in a two-game skid before getting on their current roll behind sophomore forward Jalen Smith, who has had a double-double in seven straight outings. The Spartans stopped a three-game slide by beating Illinois on Tuesday. By David Ginsburg. SENT: 573 words, photos.

BKC–AKRON-CENTRAL MICHIGAN

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Akron plays Central Michigan at McGuirk Arena.

BBA–TIGERS-FULMER

DETROIT — Four years after winning Rookie of the Year honors, Michael Fulmer is trying to get his career back on track after Tommy John surgery. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m. ET.

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