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News Minute: Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press

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DETROIT (AP) - A federal judge could soon rule on whether to block water shutoffs in Detroit. The judge said at a hearing Tuesday morning that the shutoffs are bad for the city's reputation. He heard arguments before the scheduled start of Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial. That case is getting underway Tuesday afternoon.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Governor Rick Snyder says in a new television ad that some Michigan residents might not feel an economic recovery yet -- but they will soon. That's prompted a sharp response from Democratic challenger Mark Schauer, who is accusing the Republican governor of "lecturing" voters and not being on the side of regular people.

BEULAH, Mich. (AP) - A northern Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter has pleaded guilty to a child abuse charge. Kelli Stapleton entered her plea one day before she was scheduled to go on trial on a charge of attempted murder. Prosecutors say Stapleton tried to kill her daughter and herself last year by lighting charcoal grills inside a van.

(AP) - The private equity firm Thoma Bravo is buying Detroit-based software developer Compuware for about $2.5 billion and will take the company private. Compuware says its board unanimously approved the deal and recommends shareholders vote for it as well. The companies say stock owners will receive nearly $11 a share.

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