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President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a meeting at The Queen theater Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden transition gets govt OK after Trump out of options

Nov. 23, 2020 10:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election on Monday, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. He relented after suffering...

Police release details on Wisconsin mall shooting arrests

Nov. 23, 2020 6:52 PM EST

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Police in suburban Milwaukee on Monday provided more details about their investigation into a mall shooting last week, including the arrests of two more people. Gunfire broke out outside Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa on Friday afternoon. Eight people were injured but none were killed....

Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer he recited from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

NBA players hailed by pope at Vatican for demanding justice

Nov. 23, 2020 4:36 PM EST

Pope Francis met with NBA players at the Vatican on Monday, lauding them as “champions" and saying he supported their work on social justice. The five players — Marco Belinelli, Sterling Brown, Jonathan Isaac, Kyle Korver and Anthony Tolliver — were joined in the delegation by NBA players'...

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Wisconsin, speaks before President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally at the Waukesha County Airport in Waukesha, Wis. Steil said in a statement Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, that he has tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Wisconsin congressman says he tested positive for COVID-19

Nov. 22, 2020 9:51 PM EST

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, according to a statement from the Republican lawmaker, who represents Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district. The congressman said he began experiencing mild symptoms over the weekend and contacted his health care...

Police arrest 15-year-old boy in Wisconsin mall shooting

Nov. 22, 2020 8:15 PM EST

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was arrested in connection to a shooting at a suburban Milwaukee mall that injured eight people, authorities said Sunday. Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber said the shooting happened during a dispute Friday afternoon between two groups. He said four...

Milwaukee county election officials address concerns with the counting process in the commission review area 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)

In Wisconsin recount, Trump challenges pile up, slow tally

Nov. 22, 2020 3:23 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin recount observer Ardis Cerny stretched her neck as far as she could toward a Plexiglas divider separating her from two vote counters, eagle-eyeing them as they scrutinized ballot papers one by one. When one tabulator told the ardent supporter of President Donald Trump she was...

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. The recount of the presidential election in Wisconsin’s two most heavily Democratic counties began Friday with President Donald Trump’s campaign seeking to discard tens of thousands of absentee ballots that it alleged should not have been counted.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Wisconsin officials: Trump observers obstructing recount

Nov. 21, 2020 4:47 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — 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. Trump requested the recount in...

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....

Recount observers check ballots during a Milwaukee hand recount of Presidential votes at the Wisconsin Center, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Milwaukee, Wis. The recount of the presidential election in Wisconsin's two most heavily Democratic counties began Friday with President Donald Trump's campaign seeking to discard tens of thousands of absentee ballots that it alleged should not have been counted. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Trump objects to counting thousands of Wisconsin ballots

Nov. 20, 2020 9:50 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The recount of the presidential election in Wisconsin’s two most heavily Democratic counties began Friday with President Donald Trump’s campaign seeking to discard tens of thousands of absentee ballots that it alleged should not have been counted. Trump’s three...

FILE - This undated family photo provided by Taleavia Cole shows her brother Alvin Cole, left. Cole was killed outside a mall in February 2020 by Joseph Mensah, a suburban Milwaukee police officer who has fatally shot three people in the line of duty since 2015. Mensah is resigning from the department. The Wauwatosa Common Council approved a separation agreement with Mensah Tuesday night, Nov. 17 effective Nov. 30. (Taleavia Cole via AP)

Complaints against Wisconsin officer who killed 3 dismissed

Nov. 20, 2020 5:05 PM EST

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — A suburban Milwaukee police and fire commission has voted to dismiss the complaints filed against a police officer by the families of three men he shot while on duty over a five-year period. Wauwatosa’s Police and Fire Commission unanimously voted Thursday in favor of a...