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People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus shop at a market ahead of Hindu festivals in  Jammu, India, Thursday, Oct.29, 2020. India's confirmed coronavirus caseload surpassed 8 million on Thursday with daily infections dipping to the lowest level this week, as concerns grew over a major Hindu festival season and winter setting in. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

The Latest: India's downward trend in new cases continues

Oct. 30, 2020 12:55 AM EDT

NEW DELHI — India has reported 48,648 new coronavirus cases, continuing a downward trend in infections even as the country’s caseload has crossed 8 million and is only behind the U.S. The Health Ministry also reported 563 new fatalities in the past 24 hours, raising the overall death toll to 121,090...

UW-Madison resuming COVID-19 vaccine trial next week

Oct. 29, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Madison will resume enrolling patients for a coronavirus vaccine trial next week. Thirty-six people had received the first of two shots before the study at the School of Medicine and Public Health was paused in September. The study is for a coronavirus...

Trump returning to Wisconsin for 3rd time in a week

Oct. 28, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump planned to hold a rally in Green Bay on Friday, marking his third stop in a week to Wisconsin as part of a final push from both sides to capture the key swing state as coronavirus cases soared to new heights. Democrat Joe Biden is also scheduled to campaign in...

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2020, file photo, Theola Carter, left, and Carrie Braxton fill out their ballots on the first day of the state's in-person absentee voting window for the Nov. 3 election outside the City-County Building In Madison, Wis. With just a week to go until Election Day and 320,000 outstanding absentee ballots in hotly contested battleground Wisconsin, the push is on to get all ballots returned after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to extend the counting deadline. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP File)

Supreme Court ruling spurs Wisconsin to get early votes in

Oct. 27, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats and Republicans in the battleground state of Wisconsin were pushing Tuesday to get 320,000 outstanding absentee ballots returned by the close of polls on Election Day, after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to extend the deadline to receive and count ballots as Democrats had...

2021 World Championship Cheese Contest set back due to virus

Oct. 27, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The World Championship Cheese Contest set for February 2021 in Madison has been postponed for a year because of the coronavirus, event officials said Tuesday. Contest chief judge Jim Mueller said in a release that the competition in Madison has been rescheduled to March 2022 in order...

UW-Madison to continue furloughs, avoid 'dramatic cuts'

Oct. 26, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Furloughs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will continue for the first six months of 2021 to offset losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but Chancellor Rebecca Blank offered hope for next year, telling employees on Monday that “we expect to avoid the sort of dramatic...

Man fleeing Madison police allegedly beat up delivery driver

Oct. 25, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police say a man who attempted to flee from officers Saturday night after reports of a suspicious vehicle beat up a delivery driver before he was arrested. Police said several callers reported seeing a vehicle creating sparks from something that was apparently underneath it....

Wisconsin GOP's voting restrictions impact Black residents

Oct. 24, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Melody McCurtis and Danell Cross start their day early on a recent sunny Sunday going door to door in their neighborhood northwest of downtown Milwaukee. Leaders of the nonprofit Metcalfe Park Community Bridges, the mother and daughter make their way slowly along the route wearing...

Fewer get-out-the-vote events might lower student turnout

Oct. 24, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis, (AP) — A small but steady stream of masked UW-Madison students stopped by voter registration tables outside the unions last week to perform their civic duty. Madison City Clerk’s office employees helped them through the paperwork, sanitized their used pens and talked among themselves...

Appeals court stays Wisconsin limits on gatherings

Oct. 23, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked Gov. Tony Evers’ restrictions on indoor public gatherings pending appeal, dealing the Democratic governor a setback in his efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The ruling from the 3rd District Court of Appeals...