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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says that Ford Motor Co. is planning to invest in three Michigan auto plants. Trump tweeted early Tuesday, "Big announcement by Ford today. Major investment to be made in three Michigan plants. Car companies coming back to U.S. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!" Trump has held several meetings at the White House with auto executives since taking office that often included Ford chief executive Mark Fields.
DETROIT (AP) - A judge is holding a hearing Tuesday on a plan to replace water lines at 18,000 homes in Flint, Michigan, where the water system has been contaminated with lead. The deal would settle a lawsuit in Detroit federal court. It sets a 2020 deadline to replace lead or galvanized steel lines serving Flint homes. Michigan and the federal government would pay for the job, which could cost nearly $100 million.
MOUNT MORRIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a pellet shattered the back window of a public transit bus that was carrying charter school students in the Flint area. Mass Transportation Authority general manager Ed Benning tells The Flint Journal the bus was traveling in Genesee County's Mount Morris Township on Monday when a pellet struck the back window. The bus was carrying about 20 students from Burton Glen Charter Academy.
DETROIT (AP) - Nobel Prize-winning American human rights activist Jody Williams will speak in Detroit this weekend as part of a lecture series. Williams gives the Max Mark-Cranbrook Peace Lecture on Sunday at the 2017 Peacemaker Awards. She shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her role pursuing the treaty that outlawed land mines that year. The event at the First Unitarian Universalist Church is free and open to the public.
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