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 STORY:

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS

JACKSON, Miss. — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday was campaigning in Michigan, the biggest prize among six states voting in primaries Tuesday. Sanders announced that civil rights leader Jesse Jackson was formally backing him, and Jackson appeared with Sanders in Grand Rapids. Sander’s rival, Joe Biden, worshiped at a predominantly African American church Sunday in Mississippi, two days before the state’s primary where black voters will play a pivotal role. By Emily Wagster Pettus and Will Weissert. SENT: 500 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTOR

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan said over the weekend it is replacing the law firm pegged to lead the investigation into allegations a deceased team doctor molested hundreds of people after learning some of its attorney represented high-profile clients accused of sexual misconduct. Steptoe & Johnson lawyers have represented Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who killed himself last year while awaiting on charges of sexually abusing girls; and director Roman Polanski, still wanted in the U.S. decades after he was charged with raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977. SENT: 450 words.

IN BRIEF:

— LAKE MICHIGAN-INDIANA EROSION — An Indiana community along Lake Michigan has filed a federal lawsuit over its battle with shoreline erosion, saying the town’s infrastructure is in danger of “total destruction.”

SPORTS:

BKC–T25-OHIO ST-MICHIGAN ST

EAST LANSING, Mich. — No. 16 Michigan State hosts No. 19 Ohio State, shooting for a win that would give the Spartans a share of a third straight Big Ten title. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 4:30 p.m.

BKC–T25-MICHIGAN-MARYLAND

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — No. 9 Maryland looks to gain a share of the Big Ten regular-season title in a matchup with No. 25 Michigan. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time noon.

LIGHTNING-RED WINGS

DETROIT — The Tampa Bay Lightning visit the Red Wings. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m.

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