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News@noon: Meeting with Trump; bringing the thunder

The Detroit News

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, and the candy-colored love letter to musicals “La La Land” has landed a record-tying 14 Academy Awards nominations, matching it with “Titanic” and “All About Eve” for most nominations ever.

The Academy gave the film nods for best picture, stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, its jazz-infused songs and its 32-year-old writer-director, Damien Chazelle.

"La La Land," starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, was nominated for a record  record-tying 14 Academy Awards nominations, including Best Picture, Actor, Actress and Director. Click ahead for the rest of the Best Picture nominees.

The other nominees for best picture are: “Moonlight,” “Arrival,” “Manchester by the Sea,” “Hell or High Water,” “Lion,” “Fences,” “Hidden Figures” and “Hacksaw Ridge.”

Here's what else we're following today:

Meeting with Trump

  • President Donald Trump told the CEOs of automakers Tuesday that he wants to ease regulations to help auto companies. Trump said he wanted to create a regulatory climate that “makes the process simpler for the auto industry, after a meeting with executives from Detroit’s Big Three: Ford Motor Co. President and CEO Mark Fields, General Motors Co. Chairman and CEO Mary Barra and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV CEO Sergio Marchionne.

  • The Tuesday meeting — believed to be the first time all three leaders have convened in one room — follows a flurry of news announcements from the Trump administration involving trade.

Pipelines move ahead

  • President Trump intends to take action today to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, according to a person familiar with the matter. TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline was rejected under former President Barack Obama, and Energy Transfer Partners LP’s$3.8 billion Dakota Access project was stalled when the Obama administration halted work on in on land near Lake Oahe in North Dakota amid protests by Native American groups.

The Cabinet comes together

Inkster cop out

  • A former Inkster police officer who was convicted of beating a motorist during a January 2015 traffic stop was released from prison today, corrections officials said. William Melendez was sentenced in February to 13 months to 10 years in prison with credit for time served since he was jailed in November 2015.

Drunken driver in

Charles Cahill Jr. in court earlier this year.

  • The 49-year-old Wayne County man charged in the drunken driving incident that claimed the life of a 12-year-old girl was sentenced today to 27-50 years in prison. Charles James Cahill Jr. of Sumpter Township, who pleaded guilty in November to drinking and causing the wreck that killed Victoria Mack on July 27, was sentenced by Third Circuit Judge Bruce Morrow.

  • Michigan Secretary of State records show Cahill has faced 12 driving while intoxicated charges. Police say Cahill was speeding in a 55-mph zone and driving on a suspended license when his vehicle rear-ended a van at a stop sign. The crash occurred at Martinsville and Willis roads in Sumpter Township. Four others in the vehicle were injured.

Property tax relief

Bringing the thunder

There are 21 A-10 attack planes at Selfridge, and operations related to the jet support 180 full-time jobs and nearly 300 part-time jobs there. The military has said replacing the A-10 fleet with the F-35 joint strike fighter would save more than $4.7 billion.

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