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FILE - Election workers, right, verify ballots as recount observers, left, watch during a Milwaukee hand recount of presidential votes at the Wisconsin Center, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Milwaukee. Wisconsin finished a partial recount of its presidential results on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 confirming Democrat Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state. Trump vowed to challenge the outcome in court. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Biden's win over Trump in Wisconsin set to be certified

Nov. 30, 2020 3:12 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Joe Biden’s victory in battleground Wisconsin is scheduled to be certified Monday following a partial recount that only added to his 20,600-vote margin over President Donald Trump. Certification of the results by the Democratic chairwoman of the Wisconsin Elections Commission...

Milwaukee County vote recount gives Biden small boost

Nov. 27, 2020 9:13 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee County completed its recount of presidential ballots Friday, finding only small changes in vote totals for one of the two Wisconsin counties recounting ballots, but President Donald Trump's attorneys appear ready for a legal challenge seeking to toss tens of thousands of...

Election workers recount ballots at the presidential election recount at the Wisconsin Center Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Milwaukee. Election officials in Wisconsin’s largest county accused observers for President Donald Trump on Saturday of seeking to obstruct a recount of the presidential results, in some instances by objecting to every ballot tabulators pulled to count. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Republicans sue to stop Wisconsin vote certification

Nov. 24, 2020 6:46 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to block certification of the presidential election results even as a recount over President-elect Joe Biden's win over President Donald Trump is ongoing. The lawsuit echoes many of the same arguments Trump is...

Wauwatosa Police chief Barry Weber speaks at a news conference, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Wauwatosa, Wis. Multiple people were shot Friday afternoon at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wis., and police are still searching for the shooter. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Police: 8 injured in Wisconsin mall shooting; suspect sought

Nov. 21, 2020 12:16 AM EST

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Police searched Friday evening for the suspect in a shooting at a suburban Milwaukee mall that left seven adults and a teenager injured. Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber gave no motive for the attack at the Mayfair Mall in a brief update about three hours after the 2:50 p.m....

People line up outside a popular pub and restaurant in St Kilda in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Melbourne, Australia's former coronavirus hot spot, emerged from a lockdown at midnight Tuesday, restaurants, cafes and bars were allowed to open and outdoor contact sports can resume. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)

The Latest: 6-day lockdown ordered in South Australia state

Nov. 17, 2020 10:56 PM EST

SYDNEY — The Australian state of South Australia will begin a six-day lockdown at midnight Wednesday, with schools, universities, bars and cafes closed. Only one person from each household will be allowed to leave home each day, and only for specific reasons. The restrictions also require most factories...

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, file photo, a man wearing a face mask rides a bicycle past a closed store in Wilmette, Ill. States in the U.S. are renewing their push for more federal money to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak and to help them distribute a vaccine when one becomes widely available sometime in 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

States plead for more federal help as virus outbreak worsens

Nov. 17, 2020 5:59 PM EST

With more shutdowns looming and a vaccine months away from wide distribution, governors across the U.S. are pleading for more help from Washington ahead of what is shaping up to be a bleak winter. Renewed restrictions on indoor businesses, overloaded hospitals and the coming end of unemployment benefits for...

The Hong Kong Observation Wheel is seen at waterfront in Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Hong Kong and Singapore say they have agreed to a bilateral air travel bubble, re-establishing travel links as coronavirus infections in both cities decline. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

The Latest: Hong Kong, Singapore plan 'air travel bubble'

Nov. 10, 2020 11:51 PM EST

HONG KONG — Hong Kong and Singapore will establish an "air travel bubble" Nov. 22 allowing travelers from the two cities to visit the other without having to serve quarantine in a first step to stimulate tourism amid the coronavirus pandemic. Under the plan, tourists from either city must take nucleic acid...

Wendy Rittenhouse poses for a portrait on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in a Chicago suburb. Rittenhouse, the mother of Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen charged in the fatal shooting of two men protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis., said neither her son nor the protesters should have been on the street that night and put much of the blame for what happened on police and the governor.  “The police should have helped the businesses out instead of having a 17-year-old kid helping him,

Kenosha shooter's mother tries to deflect blame from her son

Nov. 10, 2020 12:29 PM EST

ANTIOCH, Ill. (AP) — The mother of an Illinois 17-year-old charged in the fatal shooting of two men during a protest in Wisconsin said neither her son nor the protesters should have been on the street that night and put much of the blame for what happened on police and the governor. Kyle Rittenhouse, of...

An election worker takes a break Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 in Milwaukee at a central counting facility. Election officials expected to count absentee ballots until the early morning hours. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)

Biden narrowly wins Wisconsin; Trump to call for a recount

Nov. 5, 2020 3:27 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden narrowly won battleground state Wisconsin on Wednesday, edging out President Donald Trump in a state that was crucial to the incumbent’s victory four years ago. The Associated Press called the race for Biden after election officials said all outstanding...

People pay tribute to a tomb in the field 87 of the Maggiore cemetery, where several unclaimed victims of the COVID-19 pandemic were buried, in the day devoted to remembrance of the departed, in Milan, Italy, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

The Latest: Italy imposing night curfew, other restrictions

Nov. 3, 2020 7:35 PM EST

ROME — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has signed off on new pandemic rules that include a nationwide overnight curfew and tighter restrictions on the country’s regions where infections are surging and hospitals risk running out of beds for COVID-19 patients. The decree is to take effect Thursday....