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Carpenter won't put restrictions on VeeKay after bike fall

Jun. 18, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

Ed Carpenter isn't comfortable as a team owner putting too many restrictions on his drivers, not even a breakout young star thick in the championship race. Carpenter didn't lose his cool when Rinus VeeKay called to tell the boss he'd fallen off his bicycle on a training...

Convention circuit of delusion gives forum for election lies

Jun. 18, 2021 00:52 AM EDT

NEW RICHMOND, Wisconsin (AP) — For a few hours last weekend, thousands of Donald Trump’s supporters came together in a field under the blazing Wisconsin sun to live in an alternate reality where the former president was still in office — or would soon return. Clad...

Bucks bounce back to beat Nets 104-89 and force Game 7

Jun. 18, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton and the Milwaukee Bucks refused to fold under pressure and wouldn't allow Kevin Durant to produce one more remarkable comeback that could end their second-round playoff series. Middleton set a career playoff high with 38 points, Giannis...

Highlights of Republican-authored Wisconsin state budget

Jun. 17, 2021 22:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature's budget-writing committee completed its work Thursday on the state's next two-year spending plan, paving the way for the Senate and Assembly to vote on it later this month. Here are some highlights of the budget as...

Wisconsin Republicans insert $3.3 billion tax cut in budget

Jun. 17, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans wrapped up revisions on the 2021-23 state budget Thursday night by leaning on unprecedented revenue projections to build a roughly $3.3 billion tax cut into the spending plan. Lawmakers learned last week the state is projected...

Wisconsin unemployment unchanged at 3.9%

Jun. 17, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate was unchanged for May at 3.9%, the state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday. The nationwide unemployment rate in May was 5.8%. A year ago, in May 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic was worsening,...

4 plead not guilty in connection with burned body in forest

Jun. 17, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Four people charged in connection with the burned body of a Green Bay woman who died of a drug overdose have pleaded not guilty. The remains of 24-year-old Stephanie Greenspon were found in a burned vehicle last August on the Menominee...

VeeKay expects to race at Mid-Ohio after breaking collarbone

Jun. 17, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

Rinus VeeKay was on a 75-mile training ride when he lost control of his bicycle, flew over the handlebars and landed so hard that he cracked his helmet and his left shoulder. He said he twice nearly blacked out on the trail from the pain, and his trainer had to leave him...

Black community has new option for health care: The church

Jun. 17, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Every Sunday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, the Rev. Joseph Jackson Jr. praises the Lord before his congregation. But since last fall he’s been praising something else his Black community needs: the COVID-19 vaccine. “We want to continue...

Health officials tracking new COVID-19 variant in Wisconsin

Jun. 17, 2021 07:36 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is tracking a new variant of COVID-19 with more than two dozen cases in the state. The Delta strain has been elevated to a “variant of concern” in Wisconsin. The strain is fueling the coronavirus...