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Protests peaceful in Wisconsin over Breonna Taylor's death

Sep. 24, 2020 7:08 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Demonstrations in Wisconsin over a grand jury's decision not to indict Louisville, Kentucky police officers in Breonna Taylor's death were relatively peaceful with protesters in Milwaukee blocking traffic on an interstate. Dozens of demonstrators marched along Interstate 94 Wednesday...

Washington Nationals' Yadiel Hernandez, top, is welcomed after his game-ending, two-run home run during the eighth inning of the second baseball game of the team's doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Washington. The Nationals won 8-7. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Nats sweep Phils, drop Philadelphia below playoff position

Sep. 23, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies tumbled out of a playoff position, getting swept in a doubleheader by the Washington Nationals when Yadiel Hernández hit a game-ending, two-run homer in eighth inning off Brandon Workman for a 8-7 win in Tuesday night’s second game. Philadelphia...

Prosecutor: DNA evidence links man to Racine officer's death

Sep. 22, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee man accused of fatally shooting a police officer at a bar in Racine last year can be connected to the crime by solid DNA evidence, a prosecutor said Tuesday in the opening day of trial for Dalquavis Ward. Ward, 27, faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide, armed...

US prosecutors tout drug busts in California, Wisconsin

Sep. 22, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities have broken up a drug-trafficking operation that was moving marijuana, heroin and cocaine from California to Wisconsin, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger said during a news conference that federal, state and local law enforcement officers arrested...

Milwaukee mayor's budget proposal cuts 120 police officers

Sep. 22, 2020 11:29 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett would reduce the city's police force by 120 positions in his proposed 2021 budget. Barrett is presenting the $1.5 billion budget to the Common Council Tuesday. The police positions would be reduced through attrition. The mayor's budget cuts about $430,000 from...

Churchgoers participate in a procession at the Holy Apostles Church in Milwaukee, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner — whether Republican or Democrat — nearly every time. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

In battleground states, Catholics are a pivotal swing vote

Sep. 22, 2020 9:04 AM EDT

For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner — whether Republican or Democrat — nearly every time. How they vote in the battleground states this year could well decide the outcome, and the rival campaigns are...

Churchgoers participate in a procession at the Holy Apostles Church in Milwaukee, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner — whether Republican or Democrat — nearly every time. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

In battleground states, Catholics are a pivotal swing vote

Sep. 22, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner — whether Republican or Democrat — nearly every time. How they vote in the battleground states this year could well decide the outcome, and the rival campaigns are...

Long lines are shown waiting outside the location where President Donald Trump will speak at a campaign rally, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Swanton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Trump's Ohio suburb slide signals peril in industrial north

Sep. 21, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Peggy Lehner, a Republican state senator in Ohio, doesn't sugarcoat what she has seen happen to support for President Donald Trump in her suburban Dayton district. “It hasn’t ebbed. It’s crashed," said Lehner, who is not seeking reelection in the district of...

FILE - In this March 22, 2019, file booking photo, provided by the Marinette County Jail is Raymand Vannieuwenhoven. A judge ordered another competency exam Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, for Vannieuwenhoven, an 83-year-old man charged with killing a couple in a northeastern Wisconsin park in 1976.(Marinette County Jail via AP, File)

Man accused in 1976 double slaying to get another psych exam

Sep. 21, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — A judge ordered another competency exam Monday for an 83-year-old man charged with killing a couple in a northeastern Wisconsin park in 1976. An attorney for Raymand Vannieuwenhoven asked for a second opinion on the most recent psychiatric exam, which showed the defendant is...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to speak about the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after he arrives at at New Castle Airport, in New Castle, Del., Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, as he returns from Duluth, Minn. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden headed to Manitowoc for second Wisconsin visit

Sep. 20, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden plans to campaign Monday in northeast Wisconsin for his second visit to the battleground state this month. Biden's campaign announced Sunday that the Democratic presidential nominee would be campaigning in Manitowoc, a city of about 32,000 that's on the...