Sunday evening briefing
Here's a roundup of the top news from this weekend and a quick look at the week ahead:
Autos: New CEO at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV appointed a new CEO on Saturday, hours after calling emergency meetings because of the suddenly deteriorating health of Sergio Marchionne, who had been recovering from surgery.
- Beneath the informal exterior of new Fiat Chrysler chief Michael Manley, many see him as the smartest man in the room.
- Reports from Italy were that Marchionne's condition was grave.
Local: Shootings, gay rights, harassment response
- Michigan law doesn't prevent discrimination, bias against gays and transgendered people, Attorney General Bill Schuette ruled Friday
- Five men were injured in five separate shootings early Saturday
- Quasi-media personality Jack Lessenberry, who resigned as a Wayne State University journalism chair amid accusations of improper acts with students, was less than contrite taking to social media on Saturday.
Politics: Documents shed light on surveillance of Trump aide
- President Donald Trump asserted, without citing evidence Sunday, that newly released documents relating to the wiretapping of onetime campaign adviser Carter Page “confirm with little doubt” that intelligence agencies misled the court that approved the warrant.
Politics: Supreme Court nominee's position on Watergate analyzed
- Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested years ago that the unanimous 1974 ruling that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over Watergate tapes, leading to the end of his presidency, may have been wrongly decided. Kavanaugh’s belief in robust executive authority is a flashpoint in his nomination to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Sports: Tiger Woods surges, but toppled at British Open
- Italian Francesco Molinari was overlooked much of Sunday playing alongside Tiger Woods, who took a lead in the final round of a major for the first time in nine years. But Molinari played a steady hand to become Italy’s first major champion.
Sports: Tigers drop two, but trade chip grows in value
- The Red Sox, the highest-scoring team in baseball, had been limited to a single run in 18 innings against the Tigers before Sunday. That seemed an unsustainable trend, and it was. But on Saturday, a Tigers' trade candidate, pitcher Mike Fiers, led a shutout of the Sox.
Sports: Tigers phenom promoted after rare feat
- The Tigers' 19-year-old shortstop sensation Isaac Paredes, promoted to Double A Erie, is the first Florida State League teen to have hit double-digit homers in a season since 2009.
Sports: Top storylines from Big Ten meetings this week
- The football coaches of the Big Ten conference meet with the media this week, in anticipation of another heated season with some intense storylines.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Here's a look at the top stories that were expected to develop this week:
- The North American International Auto Show is expected to announce Tuesday that it will move to June in 2020. The News reported it had decided on June and could take some cues from this British motor festival.
- Michigan State University Interim President John Engler is scheduled to testify Tuesday before a congressional panel investigating the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.
- The state's top health official, Nick Lyon, is to learn Wednesday whether he will face trial for manslaughter and other charges related to the Flint water crisis.
- Former Tigers' greats Alan Trammell and Jack Morris, who first met at a Tigers farm club in Montgomery, Alabama, are to be enshrined in the baseball hall of fame in Cooperstown, New York, on Sunday. They're the first players from the Tigers' 1984 World Champion team to be so honored.