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Big question for Wisconsin Senate race focuses on megadonor

Aug. 16, 2018 3:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A week after accusing a billionaire donor of attempting to buy a Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat, Republican nominee Leah Vukmir is now hoping to persuade the same Illinois businessman to open his wallet for her campaign against Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Vukmir's change of heart comes...

Big guys up front pave way for Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor

Aug. 16, 2018 1:44 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The big guys are front and center at Wisconsin. Running back Jonathan Taylor probably wouldn't be drawing attention as a Heisman Trophy candidate if not for the holes opened by the Badgers' offensive line during his record-setting freshman season. The line is tough, physical and agile...

Bus driver comforts child who had wandered off from home

Aug. 16, 2018 7:30 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A bus driver took action when she saw a little girl standing in the street in a T-shirt and underwear. Diana Serrano was beginning her route for the Milwaukee County Transit System on Aug. 4 when a motorist in front of the bus stopped to help the girl and carried her to the side of the...

Brewers RHP Jimmy Nelson unlikely to return this season

Aug. 15, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers are casting doubt on Jimmy Nelson's chances of returning this season. Nelson had shoulder surgery last September after he got hurt diving back to first after rounding the base on a single. It was a tough conclusion to a breakout year for the right-hander, who went 12-6...

Educator upsets longtime Wisconsin state lawmaker

Aug. 15, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — An educator who pulled off a major upset when she defeated a longtime incumbent lawmaker in the Democratic primaries will become one of only two black women in Wisconsin's state Assembly — a feat she attributes to long days knocking on voters' doors. LaKeshia Myers, 34, beat state...

Eagles face Patriots again, this time in preseason

Aug. 15, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

It's not exactly a Super Bowl rematch, especially in the preseason. But the Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots on Thursday night for the first time since the Eagles won their first Super Bowl with a 41-33 victory in February in Minneapolis. And just like at the Super Bowl, Carson Wentz will...

Democrats' hope to beat Walker is former teacher

Aug. 15, 2018 4:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tony Evers will try to capitalize on his even-keeled demeanor and background in education as a former teacher, superintendent and now state schools chief to do something no Democrat has been able to achieve in 28 years: beat Scott Walker. Evers, a cancer survivor who refers to himself...

Researchers look into Lake Superior algae bloom

Aug. 15, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Scientists are investigating an unprecedented algae bloom in Lake Superior and have sent samples for lab testing to determine if it is toxic. Kayakers and other visitors to the popular lakeshores along eastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin found green scummy algae last week on...

Dems pick 'firsts,' GOP goes for Trump fave in primaries

Aug. 15, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a night of firsts, Democrats in Vermont's primary chose the nation's first transgender gubernatorial nominee. In Minnesota, they picked a woman who would be the first Somali-American member of Congress. Connecticut Democrats nominated a candidate who could become the first black...

Wisconsin Senate, governor's races feature Trump backers

Aug. 15, 2018 9:23 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker will have to defeat Wisconsin's top education official to win a third term, while U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin faces a longtime state legislator as she tries to keep the seat under Democratic control. Both Republicans are closely tied to President Donald Trump,...