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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden tours the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry in Manitowoc, Wis., Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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

Sep. 25, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

Joe Biden stood on the floor of a Wisconsin aluminum plant this week, shed the trappings of his decades in national politics and then took aim at the billionaire New Yorker he wants to evict from the Oval Office. “I’ve dealt with guys like Donald Trump my whole life, who would look down on us...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 file photo, Kyle Rittenhouse carries a weapon as he walks along Sheridan Road in Kenosha, Wis., during a night of unrest following the weekend police shooting of Jacob Blake. The way his lawyers tell it, the teenager wasn't a scared, gun enthusiast in over his head when he fatally shot two protesters. He was a courageous defender of liberty, a patriot exercising his right to bear arms amid chaos in the streets. But some legal experts say Rittenhouse's lawyers are taking big risks by turning a fairly straightforward self-defense case into a sweeping political argument that mirrors the law-and-order re-election campaign of President Donald Trump. (Adam Rogan/The Journal Times via AP)

Hearing seeks to move protest shooter for trial in Wisconsin

Sep. 24, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

A 17-year-old accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, faces a hearing Friday on whether he should be sent to Wisconsin to stand trial on homicide charges that could put him in prison for life. Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested at his home in Antioch,...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Saints need better Brees vs. Rodgers, potent Packers

Sep. 24, 2020 9:43 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Unless Drew Brees musters his first vintage performance of 2020, the Saints could struggle to keep up with Aaron Rodgers and the recently potent Packers. The first two weeks of this season have seen two of the finest quarterbacks in NFL history on divergent paths. The Packers (2-0) are...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 file photo, Kyle Rittenhouse carries a weapon as he walks along Sheridan Road in Kenosha, Wis., during a night of unrest following the weekend police shooting of Jacob Blake. The way his lawyers tell it, the teenager wasn't a scared, gun enthusiast in over his head when he fatally shot two protesters. He was a courageous defender of liberty, a patriot exercising his right to bear arms amid chaos in the streets. But some legal experts say Rittenhouse's lawyers are taking big risks by turning a fairly straightforward self-defense case into a sweeping political argument that mirrors the law-and-order re-election campaign of President Donald Trump. (Adam Rogan/The Journal Times via AP)

Kenosha shooter's defense portrays him as 'American patriot'

Sep. 24, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

The way lawyers for Kyle Rittenhouse tell it, he wasn't just a scared teenager acting in self-defense when he shot to death two Kenosha, Wisconsin, protesters. He was a courageous defender of liberty, a patriot exercising his right to bear arms amid rioting in the streets. “A 17-year-old citizen is being...

Police make arrests in 2017 central Missouri fatal shooting

Sep. 24, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in central Missouri have announced the arrests of two men suspected in the 2017 shooting death of a Jefferson City man. Robert Farrow, 27, was arrested in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on a Missouri warrant charging him with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and a...

Wisconsin hits second-highest daily total of COVID-19 cases

Sep. 24, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's daily count of COVID-19 cases hit its second-highest total to date on Thursday, while the seven-day average topped 1,900 for the first time. To date, Wisconsin has seen more than 108,000 positive cases of the coronavirus and 1,265 deaths, the state Department of Health...

Undefeated Cardinals try to keep rolling vs. winless Lions

Sep. 24, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (0-2) at ARIZONA (2-0) Sunday, 4:25 p.m., EDT, Fox OPENING LINE — Cardinals by 3 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Lions 0-2, Cardinals 1-1 SERIES RECORD — Lions lead 33-28-6 LAST MEETING — Cardinals and Lions tied 27-27 on Sept. 8, 2019 in Glendale, Ariz. LAST WEEK — Lions lost...

Father charged after police say toddler shoots himself

Sep. 24, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man is facing criminal charges after police say his 2-year-old son shot himself in the head with a loaded gun he found in his father's SUV. A criminal complaint signed Wednesday says the child is hospitalized in critical condition and it's not yet known whether he will...

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...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks during a question and answer sessions with state Republican legislators in the Senate chamber of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Pompeo shatters diplomatic norms with political appearances

Sep. 24, 2020 6:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Undaunted by criticism, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is forging ahead with a series of events that have overtly political overtones ahead of the November presidential election. Casting aside a long tradition of the nation’s top diplomat shunning partisan politics, Pompeo gave a...