News@noon: The final election push; leaping Lions

The Detroit News

Today is Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, and this is what it feels like to be a bonafide battleground state.

Presidential rivals Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are staking their chances on capturing the White House by targeting Michigan, with both candidates and their top surrogates barnstorming the state Monday before voters head to the polls.

Trump rallied supporters Sunday evening in Sterling Heights and planned to finish his campaigning Monday night with an 11 p.m. rally in downtown Grand Rapids alongside his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who will speak himself at an early afternoon stop in Traverse City.

A trump supporter smiles while Ted Nugent plays at the Donald Trump event at Freedom Hill Ampitheatre in Sterling Heights, Mich. on Nov. 6, 2016.  
(Robin Buckson / Detroit News)

Former President Bill Clinton visited two churches in Flint and rallied union supporters Sunday at a United Auto Workers hall in Lansing campaigning for his wife.

The longtime Democrat will be followed Monday by President Barack Obama, who is being introduced by Chelsea Clinton at a noon millennial voter-focused rally at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and Hillary Clinton, who has an afternoon rally at Grand Valley State University in Allendale – her first trip this election cycle into west Michigan.

So how will things go? If you have any faith in polls, this latest one says Clinton is polling just 3 points ahead of Trump nationwide.

Here's what else we're covering today:

Taking a leap

After losing two defenders, Lions wide receiver Golden Tate adds a punctuation mark to the game-winning overtime touchdown by flipping over the goal line and past Vikings defender Andrew Sendejo for the comeback victory.

On the market

  • Now that we've all caught our breath following one of the greatest World Series in our lifetime -- whether you're 5 or 105 -- Major League Baseball's always-anticipated free agent season is here. Just how hot it will be, well, that'll be interesting to see.

A deal is struck

A new life for Willow Run

Smuggled koala

  • Australian police have made an unusual find while searching the bag of a woman who was being arrested: a baby koala

A hand out picture released by Queensland police on Nov. 7, 2016, shows a police officer taking care of a baby koala in Brisbane. Australian police made one of their more unusual finds when they uncovered the koala hidden in the bag of a woman they stopped in the street.

Miked Up finale

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