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Charges: Man "snapped," killed 4, then left bodies in field

Sep. 21, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An Arizona man who allegedly told his father he “snapped and shot a couple of people" was charged Tuesday with murder, about a week after four bodies were found in an abandoned SUV in western Wisconsin, according to a criminal complaint. Antoine...

Ryder Cup 'injury' envelope has new twist amid COVID threat

Sep. 21, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — As if there wasn’t enough suspense and second-guessing of the Ryder Cup captains in past years, a nod to the COVID-19 pandemic could make things more topsy-turvy than usual this time around. Previously, when the captains announced their lineups...

The Latest: California virus spread lower than other states

Sep. 21, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES — California is seeing lower coronavirus transmission than other U.S. states as virus cases and hospitalizations for COVID-19 decline following a summer surge. The state is currently the only one experiencing “substantial” coronavirus transmission, the...

Europe's Ryder Cup team gets motivational history lesson

Sep. 21, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — European captain Padraig Harrington made it clear on the first night together at the Ryder Cup that his players have a place in history, one by one. For this team, it starts with Lee Westwood at No. 118 and goes down to Bernd Wiesberger at No....

Tommy Thompson on water skiing: 'I know you think I'm nuts'

Sep. 21, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tommy Thompson said people may think he was “nuts" for water skiing at age 79, but the interim University of Wisconsin president said Tuesday he got on the skis earlier this month to “give it to the old college try” before summer ends. ...

DeChambeau stands out even as he puts emphasis on US team

Sep. 21, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau is determined to be an exemplary team player at the Ryder Cup, and he wasted no time Tuesday proving his point. He spoke to the print media, ending a 48-day boycott. “I think this is a team event. I'm...

Lions searching for a defensive base after two weeks

Sep. 21, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Two games into the season, Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell is still trying to find a foundation for his struggling defense. After giving up 41 points in a season-opening loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the Lions allowed 35 in an 18-point loss on Monday...

Packers' defense takes step forward, but concerns remain

Sep. 21, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers know what they have on offense with reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers leading a star-studded group that includes All-Pro receiver Davante Adams and Pro Bowl running back Aaron Jones. Defense remains much more of a question. ...

Officials: Nearly all UW System classes delivered in person

Sep. 21, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nearly all of the classes being taught currently on University of Wisconsin campuses are in person, bouncing back from last year when nearly all went remote as COVID-19 spread across the state, interim UW System President Tommy Thompson said on Tuesday. ...

Elder-Lee: At 48, Westwood makes 11th Ryder Cup appearance

Sep. 21, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The stubble on his beard matches the color of that small shock of hair near Lee Westwood's temple — gray. Instead of calling him old, Westwood suggests “mature” might be a better way of putting it. Or, you could put it like this: The...