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$768M Wisconsin Powerball winner 'pretty much felt lucky'

Apr. 23, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 24-year-old Wisconsin man stepped forward Tuesday to claim a $768 million Powerball prize, the nation's third-largest lottery jackpot, saying he "pretty much felt lucky" the day he bought his tickets and has been worried that people want to steal his ticket. Manuel Franco, of West...

Federal lawsuit challenges Wisconsin student voter ID law

Apr. 23, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday argues that Wisconsin's voter identification requirements for college students are unconstitutional, saying that information required to be on the IDs is irrational and unjustified. The lawsuit was filed by Common Cause in Wisconsin and a 20-year-old...

The Latest: GOP bill would keep lottery winners secret

Apr. 23, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the winner of a $768 million Powerball jackpot drawn in March (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Two Republican lawmakers are introducing a bill that would allow lottery winners in Wisconsin to remain anonymous. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Rep. Gary Tauchen announced the...

Wisconsin man, 24, who frequently played lottery wins $768 million Powerball jackpot. (CORRECTS jackpot amount)

Apr. 23, 2019 2:00 PM EDT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin man, 24, who frequently played lottery wins $768 million Powerball jackpot. (CORRECTS jackpot amount)

Harley-Davidson tops estimates, but sales decline

Apr. 23, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson reported a decline in motorcycles sales in the U.S. and abroad as it continues to adapt to an aging clientele while navigating the costs of higher tariffs on its motorcycles shipped overseas. President Donald Trump, who last summer supported calls for a boycott of the...

Gun fires at Milwaukee Catholic school, student injured

Apr. 23, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Catholic school employee in Milwaukee could face charges after a gun accidently fired and injured a student. The gunshot at St. Josaphat Parish school grazed a 10-year-old student more than two weeks ago. Milwaukee police say they weren't notified by the school until last week....

Wisconsin woman pleads guilty to terrorism charges

Apr. 22, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin mother of seven pleaded guilty Monday to trying to plan terrorist attacks on behalf of the Islamic State group by distributing information online on how to make explosives and biological weapons. Waheba Issa Dais (dys) initially pleaded not guilty to two counts of providing...

Bellinger robs Yelich, homers off Hader, Dodgers top Brewers

Apr. 21, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cody Bellinger saved a run with his glove and nailed down a series-clinching win for the Los Angeles Dodgers with his bat. After the game, he focused on food. "We are going to eat some pizza here in a minute," Bellinger said when asked what he enjoyed most about the day. "Pretty hungry,...

Report: Wisconsin higher ed funding drops amid national hike

Apr. 21, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is among the states with the largest decline in higher education spending per student between 2013 and 2018, according to a new report. The analysis by the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association shows that Wisconsin's higher education funding per student fell...

Man fleeing Milwaukee police dies in fiery crash into house

Apr. 21, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say a 27-year-old man who was fleeing Milwaukee police died a crash that set both his vehicle and a vacant house on fire. Police say officers were conducting a drug investigation Saturday afternoon when a suspect they spotted inside the car refused to pull over during an...