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Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertze throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Illinois Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Wisconsin issues statement amid reports Mertz tests positive

Oct. 25, 2020 10:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin says nobody who played in the season opener Friday night tested positive for COVID-19 or reported having any symptoms beforehand, amid weekend reports that quarterback Graham Mertz has tested positive. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and Wisconsin State Journal reported Mertz...

Milwaukee casino, other businesses carry on despite pandemic

Oct. 25, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — In mid-July, Rodney Ferguson, CEO and general manager of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, was faced with the unenviable task of informing 1,600 employees that he didn’t have work for them anymore. “It was extremely difficult because it’s a family here,” Ferguson...

Milwaukee Bucks senior vice president Alex Lasry, left, and guard George Hill walk through a Milwaukee neighborhood during a voter canvassing effort Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Hill and Lasry joined volunteers from the Milwaukee-based Common Ground organization to remind local residents to vote.  (AP Photo/Steve Megargee)

Bucks' George Hill returns to Milwaukee, encourages voting

Oct. 24, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill said the importance of Wisconsin in the upcoming election caused him to fly back here this weekend to assist in a local voting drive. Hill, who lives in San Antonio, worked alongside about 50 volunteers from the Milwaukee-based organization Common Ground...

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...

Milwaukee police: two men shot in vehicle

Oct. 24, 2020 10:36 AM EDT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police reported two men were shot while sitting inside a vehicle early Saturday. The men were rushed to a local hospital and treated for life-threatening injuries. The Milwaukee Police Department are investigating the shooting, but have not identified suspects.

Trump schedules rally in Waukesha days before election

Oct. 22, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump has scheduled a rally Saturday in a conservative Milwaukee suburb, just nine days before the election. Trump's campaign announced the rally at an airport in Waukesha on Thursday. The event comes just one week after Trump held an airport rally in Janesville. It...

A health officer collecting swab samples from rail commuters to test for COVID-19 drinks water during a break at a railway station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

The Latest: Sri Lanka orders more curfews over virus cluster

Oct. 21, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Authorities in Sri Lanka have closed the country’s main fish market and widened the curfew in many parts of the island nation following a surge of coronavirus infections related to a new cluster centered on a garment factory. The government imposed a curfew Thursday in parts of...

Wisconsin man sentenced to 27 years for sex trafficking

Oct. 21, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of forcing women into working as prostitutes was sentenced Wednesday to 27 years in prison. Christopher Childs, 48, of Hartford, pleaded guilty in October 2019 to one count of sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion. Authorities said the women worked out of...

Wisconsin records record-high virus deaths with 48

Oct. 21, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin recorded its highest one-day total of new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday and the first patient was admitted to a field hospital near Milwaukee that opened last week to help hospitals coping with the influx of patients. The surge that began in early September showed no signs of...

Editorial Roundup: US

Oct. 21, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 21 Los Angeles Times on the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against Google: The internet has been a powerful source of innovation and opportunity in the half-century since the first electronic message was sent between...