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Surging coronavirus colors White House race in closing days

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump assured supporters packed shoulder to shoulder at a trio of rallies Saturday that “we’re rounding the turn”...

The Latest: Pence’s top aide tests positive for coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Mertz, No. 14 Wisconsin rout Illinois 45-7 in Big Ten opener

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Graham Mertz gave a star-making performance on the opening night of the Big Ten’s pandemic-delayed season. ...

Relative: Black couple didn’t provoke shooting by police

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The mother of a Black woman who was injured in a police shooting in suburban Chicago that left a Black...

Road to 270: Trump’s best path to victory hinges on FL, PA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump still has a path to the 270 Electoral College votes he needs to win reelection. But it requires...

The Latest: Sri Lanka orders more curfews over virus cluster

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Authorities in Sri Lanka have closed the country’s main fish market and widened the curfew in many parts of the...

Biden’s lessons learned: spending time, money in Midwest

Joe Biden has visited Wisconsin just twice as the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. That's still two more times than Hillary Clinton did in 2016....

Wisconsin voters line up to cast early in-person ballots

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters across Wisconsin lined up Tuesday to cast their ballots on the first day of early in-person voting in the...

Judge puts Wisconsin capacity limit order back into effect

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Monday reimposed an order from Gov. Tony Evers’ administration limiting the number of people who can...

Brady outplays Rodgers, Buccaneers rout Packers 38-10

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — So much for Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers. ...

Tampa Bay’s Godwin, Green Bay’s Adams return from injuries

Tampa Bay’s Chris Godwin and Green Bay’s Davante Adams are back in their respective lineups after missing time because of hamstring injuries. ...

Trump leans into fear tactics in bid to win Midwest states

JANESVILLE, Wisconsin (AP) — President Donald Trump leaned into fear tactics Saturday as he accused the left of trying to "destroy the American way...

Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge

WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Rural Jerauld County in South Dakota didn't see a single case of the coronavirus for more than two months...

The Latest: New Mexico sets another one-day COVID-19 record

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials on Friday confirmed the state set another single-day record with 819 COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total...

Virus surges in key battleground states as election nears

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rising coronavirus cases in key presidential battleground states a little more than two weeks before Election Day are the latest...

The Latest: NCarolina virus numbers head in wrong direction

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s top public health official is warning that the state’s coronavirus numbers are heading in the wrong direction as the...

Another suspect charged in alleged Michigan kidnap plot

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general charged an eighth person Thursday in what authorities have described as a foiled scheme to storm the...

US jobless claims rise to 898,000 with layoffs still high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week by the most in two months, to 898,000, a historically high...

Wisconsin judge blocks governor’s order limiting capacity

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked an order from Gov. Tony Evers’ administration limiting the number of people who...

Supreme Court asked to extend Wisconsin absentee voting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats and their allies asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow for absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin that...

Wisconsin tells Foxconn no tax credits without new deal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin told Foxconn Technology Group on Monday that it won't qualify for billions of dollars in state tax credits unless...

Chief: No reason to fire Wisconsin officer who killed teen

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The police chief of a Milwaukee suburb that has seen protests and unrest since an officer was cleared of criminal wrongdoing...

Falcons WR Julio Jones out again with hamstring injury

Julio Jones is inactive for Atlanta’s game against the Carolina Panthers, leaving the Falcons without their top wide receiver for the second game in...

28 arrested, tear gas used in Wisconsin protests

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Police used tear gas on demonstrators and arrested 28 people during a third straight night of protests over the lack...

Police defend arrests of slain Black teen’s family

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police on Friday defended the arrests of family members of a Black teen killed by a suburban Milwaukee officer, saying they...

Extradition fight continues in Kenosha protest shootings

CHICAGO (AP) — A 17-year-old accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, remains in custody...

Slain Black man’s family vows legal fight against police

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for the family of a Black teen killed by a suburban Milwaukee police officer vowed Thursday to keep...

Court blocks extension of Wisconsin absentee ballot deadline

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a decision to extend the deadline for counting absentee ballots by six days...

Tensions rise as virus cases surge in Wisconsin, Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A surge of coronavirus cases in Wisconsin and the Dakotas is forcing a scramble for hospital beds and raising...

‘So frustrating’: Doctors and nurses battle virus skeptics

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Treating the sick and dying isn't even the toughest part for nurse Amelia Montgomery as the coronavirus surges in her...

Trump 270 path narrows, Wisconsin mirrors swing state plight

MEDFORD, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump's once-comfortable advantage in the pivotal region of Wisconsin around the blue-collar hub of Green Bay has dwindled....

No charges for Wisconsin officer in killing of Black teen

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Black Wisconsin police officer who fatally shot a Black teenager outside a suburban Milwaukee mall in February won't be...

Pandemic limiting what NFL players can do on their off weeks

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers and his Green Bay Packers teammates won’t get a chance to celebrate their fast start by leaving...

Uncle: Jacob Blake being treated at Illinois rehab center

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jacob Blake, the 29-year-old Black man left paralyzed after he was shot in the back by a Kenosha police officer in...

Wisconsin activates field hospital as COVID keeps surging

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin health officials announced Wednesday that a field hospital will open next week at the state fairgrounds near Milwaukee as...

Court: Wisconsin Republicans have standing in absentee case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislators have the legal standing to appeal a federal ruling extending the deadline for counting absentee ballots in the...

Milwaukee scraps early voting plans at Fiserv, Miller Park

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Election officials said Tuesday that they scrapped their plans to use the Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers' stadiums as early voting...

Moving the flip zone: Democrats march deeper into suburbia

PHOENIX (AP) — When Katherine Rutigliano and her husband moved away from San Francisco in 2013, they figured they would never meet a fellow...

Rodgers, Tonyan lead Packers to 30-16 victory over Falcons

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers needed someone to step forward when injuries left their top two wide receivers unavailable. ...

Cities declare racism a health crisis, but some doubt impact

CHICAGO (AP) — Christy DeGallerie noticed a startling trend in her online group for coronavirus survivors: White patients got medications she’d never heard of,...

The Latest: Wentz has early interception against 49ers

The Latest on Week 4 in the NFL (all times EDT) ...

Kershaw Ks 13 as Dodgers eliminate Brewers 3-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beat up in the postseason over the years, Clayton Kershaw orchestrated one of his best performances against the weakened Milwaukee...

Police departments seeing modest cuts, but not ‘defunding’

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The racial justice protests following the death of George Floyd earlier this year prompted calls to “defund the police” in...

‘I was sad. It was sad’: Voters bemoan nasty debate

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donald Trump and Joe Biden debated. Americans cringed. ...

Hospitals feel squeeze as coronavirus spikes in Midwest

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The coronavirus tightened its grip on the American heartland, with infections surging in the Midwest, some hospitals in Wisconsin and North...

Offensive numbers off the charts 3 weeks into NFL season

The NFL has never had a start to a season like this one when it comes to offensive production. ...

Wisconsin justices weigh removal of 130K from voter rolls

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court weighed Tuesday whether to go along with conservatives who argue that 130,000 voters should be removed...

Lawyer says officer thought Blake was trying to kidnap child

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times last month told investigators he thought Blake...

Appellate court halts Wisconsin ballot-counting extension

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Sunday temporarily halted a six-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin's presidential election, a...

Portland, Oregon, largely peaceful after right-wing rally

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a right-wing rally and counter-protests in Portland, Oregon, have largely dispersed without serious violence Saturday, though they are...

Giants need win, help to reach playoffs after loss to Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his 17th home run and the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 6-2 on Saturday night,...

US colleges struggle to salvage semester amid outbreaks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Colleges across the country are struggling to salvage the fall semester amid skyrocketing coronavirus cases, entire dorm complexes and frat...

Voters struggling with witness rules in early voting

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As the pandemic prompts a surge in voting by mail, voters in a handful of states, including the presidential battlegrounds...

Teen charged in Kenosha shootings fights extradition

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The 17-year-old charged in the shooting deaths of two protesters in Wisconsin is fighting his extradition from Illinois, but his...

Biden’s Scranton vs. Park Ave. appeal targets working class

Joe Biden stood on the floor of a Wisconsin aluminum plant this week, shed the trappings of his decades in national politics and then...

Pompeo shatters diplomatic norms with political appearances

WASHINGTON (AP) — Undaunted by criticism, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is forging ahead with a series of events that have overtly political overtones...

Lawsuit asks court to force Facebook to ban militia posts

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Facebook can't be trusted to enforce its ban on violent rhetoric in the run-up to the November elections, as is...

Pompeo warns of China influence in state, local governments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Wednesday that China was aggressively attempting to influence state and local governments, including...

Patrick Mahomes shows off his scrambling ability

Patrick Mahomes showed he’s nearly as dangerous with his legs as he is with his arm. ...

Trump, Biden fight to define campaign’s most pressing issues

SWANTON, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump was interrupted twice during an Ohio rally this week by sign-waving supporters chanting, “Fill that seat!” ...

In battleground states, Catholics are a pivotal swing vote

For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner — whether Republican...

US prosecutors tout drug busts in California, Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities have broken up a drug-trafficking operation that was moving marijuana, heroin and cocaine from California to Wisconsin, federal prosecutors said...

Third parties could play a lesser role in 2020 campaign

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — In close elections, it doesn't take much for third-party candidates to play an outsize role — as Democrats learned the...

Former Wisconsin police chief to review Jacob Blake shooting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's attorney general announced Monday that he has selected a former Madison police chief to serve as an independent consultant...

Judge extends Wisconsin absentee cutoff 6 days post election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin can be counted up to six days after the...

Trump’s Ohio suburb slide signals peril in industrial north

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Peggy Lehner, a Republican state senator in Ohio, doesn't sugarcoat what she has seen happen to support for President Donald...

The Latest: New Zealand to end restrictions except in 1 city

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: All remaining virus restrictions will be lifted across much of New Zealand from late Monday with the exception of the...

The Latest: Seahawks’ Diggs ejected for helmet-to-helmet hit

The Latest on Week 2 in the NFL (all times EDT): ...

Jones’ big day helps Packers beat Lions 42-21 in home opener

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Jones wanted to do a Lambeau Leap even without fans in the stands. ...

Trump heats up culture war in appeal to Wisconsin voters

MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped up his rhetoric on cultural issues, aiming to boost enthusiasm among rural Wisconsin voters as he...

Trump heats up culture war in appeal to Wisconsin voters

MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped up his rhetoric Thursday on cultural issues, aiming to boost enthusiasm among rural Wisconsin voters as...

The Latest: Biden says Russia will pay for election meddling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Wisconsin Democrats’ ‘Princess Bride’ reading raises $4.3M

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats’ fundraiser centered on a star-packed live reading of “The Princess Bride” script raised nearly $4.3 million to help...

With Big Ten reversal, Trump aims to score in battlegrounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was quick to spike the ball in celebration when the Big Ten announced the return of fall football...

Cards manager Shildt docked 1 game, misses nightcap vs Brews

MILWAUKEE (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt was suspended one game for his role in a bench-clearing fracas in Milwaukee, and was...

Celebs join Instagram ‘freeze’ to protest Facebook inaction

LONDON (AP) — Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio and other celebrities are taking part in a 24-hour Instagram “freeze” on Wednesday to...

Wisconsin election clerks rush to mail ballots after delay

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Election clerks across the presidential battleground state of Wisconsin rushed to mail absentee ballots Tuesday, less than 24 hours after...

Trump defies virus rules as ‘peaceful protest’ rallies grow

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is running as the “law and order” candidate. But that hasn't stopped him and his campaign from openly...

Trump defies virus rules as ‘peaceful protest’ rallies grow

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is running as the “law and order” candidate. But that hasn't stopped him and his campaign from openly...

The Latest: Wisconsin university eliminates spring break

MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Madison decided Monday to eliminate spring break next semester in an effort to curb the spread of the...

Stars reunite for ‘Princess Bride’ Democratic fundraiser

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For those who find it “inconceivable” for President Donald Trump to serve a second term, Wisconsin Democrats offered a star-packed...

The Latest: Rams take early 7-0 lead in 1st game in new home

The Latest on Week 1 in the NFL (all times EDT): ...

Cubs’ Mills throws MLB’s 2nd no-hitter in 12-0 win over MIL

MILWAUKEE (AP) — From college walk-on to major league starter, Chicago Cubs right-hander Alec Mills had to earn most every break he got. ...

Rodgers at ease as Packers roll past Vikings 43-34

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After Green Bay won last season at Minnesota to clinch the division, Aaron Rodgers paused to take a video of some...

Cubs’ Mills through 8 hitless innings vs Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago Cubs pitcher Alec Mills has completed eight hitless innings against the Milwaukee Brewers. ...

Judge: Kanye West stays off ballot in battleground Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West does not qualify to be on the presidential ballot in battleground Wisconsin after missing a filing deadline,...

Girl appeals Slender Man stabbing to Wisconsin Supreme Court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of two girls convicted of stabbing a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man asked the Wisconsin Supreme...

Wisconsin Guard sends choppers, soldiers to California

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard sent a pair of Black Hawk helicopters and about 15 soldiers to California on Friday to...

Return of football renews fears over more virus spread

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Are you ready for some football? ...

Wisconsin court sets up possible delay in absentee mailing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a halt in the mailing of absentee ballots until it gives the...

Wisconsin Democrats think they can avoid mistakes of 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats, stung by President Donald Trump's narrow win four years ago, are confident the lessons they learned will ensure...

Biden aims to rebuild ‘blue wall’ in Michigan visit

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Joe Biden traveled to suburban Detroit on Wednesday to make a direct appeal to blue-collar workers who might have voted...

Trump and Biden run vastly different pandemic campaigns

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina caps outdoor gatherings at 50 people to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, but don't tell that...

Trump, Biden and the road to 270 electoral votes

WAYZATA, Minn. (AP) — For such a volatile year, the White House race between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden has been...

Trump, Biden and the road to 270 electoral votes

WAYZATA, Minn. (AP) — For such a volatile year, the White House race between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden has been...

2020 Watch: How long can Trump ride ‘law and order’?

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ...

The Latest: Trump questions Pentagon leaders’ motives

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on Election 2020 (all times local): ...

Trump, Biden spar over economy, workers in Labor Day blitz

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump spent Monday diminishing each other's credentials on the economy and understanding...

Jill Biden drawing on classroom time for case against Trump

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — When Jill Biden introduced herself to millions of Americans during last month's Democratic National Convention, she did so from a...

Summer of protest: Chance for change, but obstacles exposed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Memorial Day brought the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, prompting hundreds of thousands of Americans to...

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