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Election skeptics advance in key Wisconsin, Minnesota races

Aug. 10, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

Longtime Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette has won his Democratic primary, advancing to a general election in which Republicans hope to win back the seat and give it power over elections. And in Minnesota, Republican Kim Crockett — who has called the 2020 election...

Serena's Legacy: Plenty of wins, plenty of stands on issues

Aug. 10, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

A couple of days before Serena Williams claimed the 22nd of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at Wimbledon in 2016, she was asked what she makes of it when people refer to her as one of history's greatest female athletes. Her reply: She prefers being characterized as "one of the...

Walz votes early; defends Minnesota's election integrity

Aug. 08, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz took advantage of the chance to vote early in Tuesday's primary, then joined a fellow Democrat, Secretary of State Steve Simon, on Monday to defend the integrity of Minnesota's election system. Walz, accompanied by his wife, Gwen, and his...

GOP seeking power over elections in Wisconsin, Minnesota

Aug. 07, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s secretary of state has no role in elections, but that could change if Republicans are able to flip the seat this year and pass a law that would empower the office with far more responsibilities. All three GOP candidates competing for the...

Simon visits Minneapolis suburb to tout election security

Aug. 04, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Secretary of State Steve Simon visited a suburban Minneapolis elections office on Wednesday for a public display of tests on voting equipment, part of a continuing effort to persuade voters that they can have confidence in the accuracy and security of elections as the...

ATP men's tennis tour cancels 4 China tournaments in 2022

Jul. 21, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The ATP men's tennis tour is canceling all four of its tournaments held in China this year, citing COVID-19 restrictions. The Rolex Shanghai Masters, China Open, Chengdu Open and Zhuhai Championships were called off by the ATP on Thursday. It is the third consecutive...

Minn. Republican threatens retaliation against medical board

Jun. 17, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen has threatened to retaliate against the Minnesota board that oversees doctors, which is investigating him for the fifth time, vowing that “this juggernaut will be dealt with” if he's elected. Jensen is a...

US Open lets Russian tennis players in after Wimbledon ban

Jun. 14, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

The U.S. Open will allow tennis players from Russia and Belarus to compete this year despite the ongoing war in Ukraine, which prompted Wimbledon to ban those athletes. U.S. Tennis Association CEO and Executive Director Lew Sherr, whose group runs the U.S. Open, said in a telephone...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

May. 25, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star-Tribune. May 20, 2022. Editorial: Better dealmaking at the Capitol Saving a chunk of surplus is prudent as the legislative session heads to the finish line. An end-of-session deal that promises to make needed investments in Minnesota...

Wimbledon's Russia ban prompts tours to cut ranking points

May. 20, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The women's and men’s professional tennis tours will not award ranking points for Wimbledon this year because of the All England Club’s ban on players from Russia and Belarus over the invasion of Ukraine, an unprecedented move that stands as a significant rebuke of the sport's...