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People line up outside a popular pub and restaurant in St Kilda in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Melbourne, Australia's former coronavirus hot spot, emerged from a lockdown at midnight Tuesday, restaurants, cafes and bars were allowed to open and outdoor contact sports can resume. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)

The Latest: 6-day lockdown ordered in South Australia state

Nov. 17, 2020 10:56 PM EST

SYDNEY — The Australian state of South Australia will begin a six-day lockdown at midnight Wednesday, with schools, universities, bars and cafes closed. Only one person from each household will be allowed to leave home each day, and only for specific reasons. The restrictions also require most factories...

Virus deaths hit new high in Wisconsin, Evers releases bill

Nov. 17, 2020 4:56 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers released a multi-faceted proposal to tackle the surging pandemic Tuesday as Wisconsin announced a daily record 92 deaths from the coronavirus and health officials cautioned that even when a vaccine becomes available it will be months before most people receive it. The...

COVID cold: Restaurants try to keep customers through winter

Nov. 7, 2020 1:01 AM EST

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Jeff Drake headed out one recent cold, drizzly day bundled up in a heavy coat with a stadium blanket under his arm. The Appleton resident and his wife, Kathi, weren’t preparing to go to a Green Bay Packers game — we all know that’s not a thing right now —...

In this Oct. 20, 2020, photo, Evelio Mancera and his daughter, Jennifer Mancera, both residents of Madison, 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's City-County Building Tuesday in Madison, Wis. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Worst place, worst time: Trump faces virus spike in Midwest

Oct. 27, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Gabe Loiacono is the kind of voter President Donald Trump can ill afford to lose. He lives in a pivotal county of a swing state that is among a handful that will decide the presidency. A college history professor who last cast a ballot for a Democrat more than 20 years ago, Loiacono...

Wisconsin's Country USA and Rock USA festivals call it quits

Oct. 21, 2020 9:07 AM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Two of Wisconsin's biggest annual music festivals are shutting down for good following COVID-related cancellations this summer. The company that puts on the 25-year-old Country USA and the 9-year-old Rock USA in Oshkosh said this week it plans to file for bankruptcy. The events have...

Third Wisconsin prison experiences coronavirus outbreak

Oct. 13, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Corrections says there's been another coronavirus outbreak in a state prison. The Racine Correctional Institution/Sturtevant Transitional Facility had 124 active COVID-19 cases among prisoners as of Tuesday, according to the DOC. Two other prisons, Kettle...

2 Wisconsin prisoners die after contracting COVID-19

Oct. 8, 2020 9:02 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — At least two inmates of a Wisconsin prison have died after contracting the coronavirus, a medical examiner has confirmed. The Dodge County Medical Examiner's Office said two prisoners at the Dodge Correctional Institution died in September, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. The...

Corrections: Another COVID-19 outbreak in a Wisconsin prison

Oct. 6, 2020 7:50 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Corrections is reporting another coronavirus outbreak in a state prison. Oshkosh Correctional Institution has more than 300 active cases among inmates, corrections officials said Monday. Oshkosh Correctional has a large number of elderly inmates and is the...

Sherry Darwin of Oshkosh, Wis., talks about her support for President Donald Trump while picnicking with her grandson Donald in a park Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.

Denying, defending and numb: Voters not moved by Trump taxes

Oct. 2, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin (AP) — Danielle Fairbank closed the tailgate of her fire-engine red pickup truck in a Target parking lot in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and offered a hearty “Fake news!" to dismiss reports that President Donald Trump paid only $750 in income taxes in 2017. The assembly worker at a nearby...