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A City of Milwaukee Election Commission worker processes absentee ballots for Tuesday's primary election, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in downtown Milwaukee, Wis.  (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

In Wisconsin, missing absentees spur questions and anger

Apr. 9, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service and election officials searched for answers Thursday about why an untold number of absentee ballots never made it to voters in Wisconsin who didn't want to risk contracting the coronavirus by voting at the polls in the state's presidential primary. Here's what...

Editorial Roundup: US

Apr. 8, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 8 The Mercury News on the Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary not being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic: We must not only save our nation’s residents from the pandemic, we must also save our democracy from it. The...

EU court: Poland chamber penalizing judges must be suspended

Apr. 8, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Europe’s top court on Wednesday ordered Poland's government to immediately suspend a body it set up to discipline judges, saying the chamber did not guarantee independence or impartiality of its verdicts. The Disciplinary Chamber of Poland’s Supreme Court, which was...

People line up to vote at Riverside High School during the primary in Milwaukee on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Voters lined up to cast ballots across Wisconsin on Tuesday, ignoring a stay-at-home order in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic to participate in the state's presidential primary election. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Wisconsin voters wait for hours, others stay home amid virus

Apr. 7, 2020 10:36 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Despite federal health recommendations, thousands of Wisconsin voters waited hours in long lines outside overcrowded polling stations on Tuesday so they could participate in a presidential primary election that tested the limits of electoral politics in the midst of a pandemic....

Cardinal George Pell sits in the back seat of a car as he leaves prison in Geelong, Australia Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Pope Francis' former finance minister Pell had been the most senior Catholic found guilty of sexually abusing children and has spent 13 months in high-security prisons before seven High Court judges unanimously dismissed his convictions. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

Cardinal Pell welcomes court's dismissal of abuse conviction

Apr. 7, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Cardinal George Pell welcomed Australia’s highest court clearing him of child sex crimes Tuesday and said his trial had not been a referendum on the Catholic Church’s handling of the clergy abuse crisis. Pell, Pope Francis’ former finance minister, had been...

In this March 25, 2020 provided by the Department of Defense, Pentagon Press Secretary Alyssa Farah briefs the press on the department's COVID-19 response efforts, at the Pentagon in Washington. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is leaving her post nine months into the job after never holding a single press briefing.  She will be replaced by two women who are familiar names in Trump world. Trump campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany will be joining the administration as press secretary, while Pentagon spokeswoman Alyssa Farah will be moving to the White House in a strategic communications role. (Lisa Ferdinando/Department of Defense via AP)

5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

Apr. 7, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that are being talked about today: 1. GRISHAM OUT AS PRESS SECRETARY: White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is leaving her post after never holding a single formal press briefing. She’ll take over as first lady Melania...

Bridget Niemic, of Millcreek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania, enters the Pony Express shipping, postage and delivery store, 1903 W. Eighth St., in Erie, Pennsylvania on Monday, April 6, 2020. The store has implemented a mandatory face mask policy for patrons. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)

78 more virus deaths set new single-day high in Pennsylvania

Apr. 7, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania smashed its single-day high for reported coronavirus-related deaths, recording 78 more fatalities and nearly 1,600 more cases of COVID-19, as the state Department of Health said Tuesday that every county now has an infected resident. The count more than doubled the...

FILE- A 1972 file photo of Bangladesh Premier, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Police in Bangladesh on Tuesday arrested a fugitive killer of the country’s independence leader Rahman nearly 45 years after the brutal assassination, the country's home minister said. (AP Photo, File)

Bangladesh arrests fugitive killer of independence leader

Apr. 7, 2020 7:50 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh arrested a fugitive killer of the country’s independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Tuesday, nearly 45 years after the brutal assassination, the country's home minister said. Abdul Majed, a former military captain, was arrested in the capital,...

Cardinal George Pell sits in the back seat of a car as he leaves prison in Geelong, Australia Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Pope Francis' former finance minister Pell had been the most senior Catholic found guilty of sexually abusing children and has spent 13 months in high-security prisons before seven High Court judges unanimously dismissed his convictions. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

Timeline of Cardinal George Pell's career and accusations

Apr. 7, 2020 12:20 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s highest court on Tuesday dismissed Cardinal George Pell's convictions on charges he molested two choirboys in a cathedral more than two decades ago. Some events in Pell’s career and the criminal case: July 16, 1996: Auxiliary Bishop George Pell is...

This April 6, 2020 photo provided by Scott Trindl shows one of the tables, fitted with protective plexiglass, at the sole polling location for city of Waukesha, Wis., residents. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday, April 6, 2020 moved to postpone the state's presidential primary for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, prompting a court challenge and adding to confusion about whether voters will be able to head to the polls on Tuesday. (Scott Trindl via AP)

Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns

Apr. 6, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters in Wisconsin will face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or heeding warnings from public health officials to stay away from large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic. Hours after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued an order postponing the...