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Wisconsin forward Micah Potter (11) goes to the basket against Maryland guard Aaron Wiggins (2) and forward Donta Scott, back, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

No. 14 Wisconsin weathers Maryland comeback in 61-55 win

Jan. 28, 2021 12:17 AM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Wisconsin had blown most of an 18-point halftime lead against Maryland when Micah Potter delivered the counterpunch that flattened the potential comeback. Soon after the Terrapins opened the second half with a 20-5 run to cut it to 43-40, Potter converted his third three-point play...

Security patrol outside the Pullman Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand, July 6, 2020. Health officials in New Zealand say Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, that genome tests indicate the country's most recent COVID-19 patient contracted the virus from another returning traveler just before leaving quarantine. (Peter Meecham/New Zealand Herald via AP)

The Latest: More rules for returning New Zealand travelers

Jan. 27, 2021 11:54 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Travelers returning to New Zealand will face stricter rules at quarantine hotels as health authorities investigate how up to three people got infected with the coronavirus while isolating at Auckland’s Pullman Hotel. The people were released before testing positive and...

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a member of Wisconsin's Electoral College, casts his vote at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)

Wisconsin Assembly to vote on repealing statewide mask order

Jan. 27, 2021 11:46 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly was poised Thursday to repeal Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ mask mandate, a move that would brush aside warnings from health experts and make Wisconsin one of only 10 states without a statewide order. The Assembly is scheduled to vote...

FILE - In this April 7, 2020 file photo, voters wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus, line up at Riverside High School for Wisconsin's primary election in Milwaukee. Wisconsin will become an island in the Midwest and join only nine other states in not having a statewide mask mandate once the Assembly votes Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, as scheduled to overturn Gov. Tony Evers' order. (AP Photo/Morry Gash File)

Wisconsin would join minority of states with no mask mandate

Jan. 27, 2021 4:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin will become one of only 10 states without statewide mask mandates if the Assembly votes as scheduled Thursday to overturn Gov. Tony Evers' order, but masks will still be required in some of its largest cities thanks to local ordinances. More than two dozen public health...

DNR board unanimously approves rules raising mining costs

Jan. 27, 2021 4:03 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Companies looking to mine copper, gold and silver in Wisconsin will face dramatically higher costs and have to work around an extensive list of off-limit areas under new rules the state Department of Natural Resources policy board overwhelmingly approved Wednesday. The rules increase...

Man charged for assaulting officer during Kenosha protests

Jan. 27, 2021 3:59 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of assaulting a police officer during the protests in Kenosha over the shooting of Jacob Blake has been indicted on two federal counts, authorities said Wednesday. Ashton Howard, 27, of Kenosha, is charged with obstructing a law enforcement officer during a civil disorder...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jan. 27, 2021 10:01 AM EST

The Capital Times. January 20, 2021. Editorial: The Wisconsin Legislature has its own ‘sedition caucus’ After President Donald Trump incited a violent mob to attack the U.S. Capitol in the deadly siege of Jan. 6, national commentators began referring to the Republican members of Congress who...

Man enters plea to killing toddler, stabbing her mother

Jan. 27, 2021 9:05 AM EST

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of stabbing his pregnant girlfriend and killing her 3-year-old daughter has pleaded no contest to charges in Outagamie County. In an agreement with prosecutors, 26-year-old Demetrius Williams entered the plea Tuesday to fatally stabbing Zyana Corbin last February in...

Rittenhouse, mother fixated on social media treatment

Jan. 27, 2021 6:01 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois teen accused of killing two people during unrest in Wisconsin and the teen's mom were fixated on social media comments about them in the hours after his August arrest, newly released police video shows. Police in Antioch, Illinois, on Monday released four hours of video...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady reacts after winning the NFC championship NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. The Buccaneers defeated the Packers 31-26 to advance to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Super matchup between QBs Mahomes, Brady for NFL title

Jan. 27, 2021 2:34 AM EST

There has never been a Super Bowl matchup of accomplished quarterbacks quite like the one coming up next week between Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady and Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes. This will be the sixth Super Bowl matchup between former AP NFL MVPs, the second between former Super Bowl MVP winning...