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Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez speaks to student organizers receiving training to work on the presidential campaign on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Perez told the students they will be the key to defeating President Donald Trump this year. (AP Photo by Scott Bauer)

Wisconsin college students part of Democrats' campus push

Jan. 16, 2020 4:55 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats know that to defeat President Donald Trump they need to do a better job motivating young voters like University of Wisconsin junior David Pelikan, one of about 40 students being trained this week to become organizers for the eventual presidential nominee. The training is part...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2012, file photo, then-Wisconsin Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar listens during a news conference in Milwaukee. U.S. Air Force officials confirmed Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 that they're investigating the Wisconsin National Guard's former commander after Guard investigators determined he improperly launched an internal sexual assault investigation. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde, File)

Air Force confirms Wisconsin commander under investigation

Jan. 9, 2020 2:24 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Air Force officials confirmed Wednesday that they're investigating the Wisconsin National Guard's former commander after Guard investigators determined he improperly launched an internal sexual assault investigation. Gov. Tony Evers' office has said the National Guard Bureau's...

Delta workers sue manufacturer Lands' End over uniforms

Jan. 3, 2020 1:37 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of Delta Air Lines employees have filed a pair of class action lawsuits against Wisconsin-based clothing manufacturer Lands' End, claiming that uniforms they are required to wear are causing serious medical problems. The first lawsuit against the Atlanta-based airline was...

In this photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Cutter William Hart moves toward the Na Pali Coast on the Hawaiian island of Kauai on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, the day after a tour helicopter disappeared with seven people aboard. Authorities say wreckage of the helicopter has been found in a mountainous area on the island. (Lt. j.g. Daniel Winter/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Police: All 7 killed in Hawaii tour helicopter crash

Dec. 29, 2019 11:26 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Tour helicopter operations in Hawaii have come under increased scrutiny after the deadly crash this week, one of several recent accidents in the state, with a congressman calling the trips unsafe and lacking proper oversight. There were no survivors of a Thursday tour helicopter crash that...

Wisconsin guard D'Mitrik Trice (0) dribbles around Tennessee guard Josiah-Jordan James (5) during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 in Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Wisconsin trounces Tennessee 68-48 for 1st road win of year

Dec. 28, 2019 6:02 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Wisconsin finally ended its road woes and helped Tennessee realize how much it misses injured guard Lamonte’ Turner. D’Mitrik Trice scored 21 points and Brevin Pritzl added 17 as Wisconsin trounced Tennessee 68-48 on Saturday to win away from home for the first time...

Hidden hotel cameras spur Wisconsin agents to probe trips

Dec. 27, 2019 4:04 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin authorities are looking into a Madison high school business club's past trips after students discovered hidden cameras in their hotel room. East High School DECA students found the cameras in their room during trip to Minneapolis on the first weekend in December. The Madison...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019 file photo, Attorney Justin Clark speaks in Sacramento, Calif. Clark, one of President Donald Trump's top re-election advisers is promising an aggressive effort on Election Day in battleground states. Clark told an audience of influential Republicans in swing state Wisconsin that the GOP will go on offense in 2020 to monitor polls in key swing states like Wisconsin. The Associated Press obtained audio of Clark's comments from the November gathering. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli File)

Trump adviser: Expect more aggressive poll watching in 2020

Dec. 20, 2019 10:07 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of President Donald Trump’s top reelection advisers told influential Republicans in swing state Wisconsin that the party has “traditionally” relied on voter suppression to compete in battleground states, according to an audio recording of a private event...

Wisconsin governor: No tax credits for new Foxconn plant

Dec. 16, 2019 2:45 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers' top aide warned Foxconn Technology Group last month that a scaled-down factory in Wisconsin won't qualify for tax credits unless the Taiwanese electronics giant renegotiates with the state, letters Evers' administration released Friday show. The letters, which were...

This March 31, 2011, photo shows the Minneapolis downtown Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis. A Wisconsin school district has put a staff member on leave after some students from Madison East High School found recording devices in their hotel rooms during a field trip to Minneapolis. The students stayed at the Hyatt Regency. (Tom Wallace/Star Tribune via AP)

Wisconsin students find recording devices in Minnesota hotel

Dec. 13, 2019 2:36 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Wisconsin school district has put a staff member on leave after some high school students from found recording devices in their hotel rooms during a field trip to Minneapolis. The response was a cautionary measure that is standard during a police investigation, Madison School District...