Latest Wisconsin News

Today in History: May 29, Reagan and Gorbachev meet in Moscow summit

May. 29, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 29, the 150th day of 2024. There are 216 days left in the year. This is Memorial Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 29, 1988, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev opened their...

Wisconsin Republican leader who angered Trump is targeted for recall a 2nd time

May. 28, 2024 17:16 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Supporters of former President Donald Trump, including a former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice, submitted more than 9,000 signatures on Tuesday in an effort to force a recall election of Wisconsin’s top elected Republican after their first attempt fell short. ...

Wisconsin unions argue for overturning 2011 law that ended nearly all collective bargaining

May. 28, 2024 17:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Public worker and teachers unions argued Tuesday that their lawsuit seeking to strike down a Wisconsin law that drew massive protests and made the state the center of a national fight over union rights should be allowed to proceed, even as the Republican-controlled...

Armenians, Hmong and other groups feel US race and ethnicity categories don't represent them

May. 27, 2024 18:22 PM EDT

The federal government recently reclassified race and ethnicity groups in an effort to better capture the diversity of the United States, but some groups feel the changes miss the mark. Hmong, Armenian, Black Arab and Brazilian communities in the U.S. say they are not represented...

Wisconsin judge sentences man to nearly 20 years in connection with 2016 firebombing incident

May. 27, 2024 11:13 AM EDT

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge has sentenced a man to almost 20 years in prison in connection with a 2016 firebombing incident. Online court records show Fond du Lac County Judge Anthony Nehls sentenced 26-year-old Elliot Schneider on Friday to 18 years behind bars on...

Republican-appointed University of Wisconsin regent refuses to step down when term ends

May. 25, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative University of Wisconsin regent says he won’t step down when his term ends this month. Then-Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, appointed Robert Atwell to the Board of Regents in May 2017. His seven-year term ends this month. ...

Over 27,000 American flags honor Wisconsin fallen soldiers

May. 24, 2024 15:28 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee veterans park was adorned Friday with the last of more than 27,000 American flags for a Memorial Day weekend tribute to every Wisconsin resident who has died in service to their country from the Civil War onward. Volunteers finished planting the last of...

Governor appoints Jared Hoy as the new leader of Wisconsin's prison system

May. 24, 2024 12:06 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers announced Friday that he is promoting a deputy secretary at the embattled Wisconsin Department of Corrections to be the new leader of the state's prison system that has been plagued by overcrowding and understaffing. Jared Hoy will take over...

Explorers find what they believe is World War II ace Richard Bong's downed plane in South Pacific

May. 23, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Searchers announced Thursday they've discovered what they believe is the wreckage of World War II ace Richard Bong's plane in the South Pacific. The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior, Wisconsin, and the nonprofit World War II historical...

White House pushes tech industry to shut down market for sexually abusive AI deepfakes

May. 23, 2024 15:14 PM EDT

President Joe Biden's administration is pushing the tech industry and financial institutions to shut down a growing market of abusive sexual images made with artificial intelligence technology. New generative AI tools have made it easy to transform someone's likeness into a sexually...