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Milwaukee County vote recount gives Biden small boost

Nov. 27, 2020 9:13 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee County completed its recount of presidential ballots Friday, finding only small changes in vote totals for one of the two Wisconsin counties recounting ballots, but President Donald Trump's attorneys appear ready for a legal challenge seeking to toss tens of thousands of...

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020 file photo, FBI officials and police stand outside the Mayfair Mall after a shooting in Wauwatosa, Wis. A 15-year-old boy faces multiple charges in connection with last week's shooting at a Wisconsin mall that left eight people injured. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Boy, 15, charged in Wisconsin mall shooting that injured 8

Nov. 25, 2020 10:49 AM EST

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy faces multiple charges in a shooting at a Wisconsin mall that left eight people injured, and he has been ordered held in secure juvenile detention rather than being released to his parents. Court Commissioner J.C. Moore on Tuesday denied a defense request to allow...

Election workers recount ballots at the presidential election recount at the Wisconsin Center Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Milwaukee. Election officials in Wisconsin’s largest county accused observers for President Donald Trump on Saturday of seeking to obstruct a recount of the presidential results, in some instances by objecting to every ballot tabulators pulled to count. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Republicans sue to stop Wisconsin vote certification

Nov. 24, 2020 6:46 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to block certification of the presidential election results even as a recount over President-elect Joe Biden's win over President Donald Trump is ongoing. The lawsuit echoes many of the same arguments Trump is...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a meeting at The Queen theater Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden transition gets govt OK after Trump out of options

Nov. 23, 2020 10:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election on Monday, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. He relented after suffering...

Police release details on Wisconsin mall shooting arrests

Nov. 23, 2020 6:52 PM EST

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Police in suburban Milwaukee on Monday provided more details about their investigation into a mall shooting last week, including the arrests of two more people. Gunfire broke out outside Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa on Friday afternoon. Eight people were injured but none were killed....

Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer he recited from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

NBA players hailed by pope at Vatican for demanding justice

Nov. 23, 2020 4:36 PM EST

Pope Francis met with NBA players at the Vatican on Monday, lauding them as “champions" and saying he supported their work on social justice. The five players — Marco Belinelli, Sterling Brown, Jonathan Isaac, Kyle Korver and Anthony Tolliver — were joined in the delegation by NBA players'...

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Wisconsin, speaks before President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally at the Waukesha County Airport in Waukesha, Wis. Steil said in a statement Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, that he has tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Wisconsin congressman says he tested positive for COVID-19

Nov. 22, 2020 9:51 PM EST

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, according to a statement from the Republican lawmaker, who represents Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district. The congressman said he began experiencing mild symptoms over the weekend and contacted his health care...

Police arrest 15-year-old boy in Wisconsin mall shooting

Nov. 22, 2020 8:15 PM EST

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was arrested in connection to a shooting at a suburban Milwaukee mall that injured eight people, authorities said Sunday. Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber said the shooting happened during a dispute Friday afternoon between two groups. He said four...

Milwaukee county election officials address concerns with the counting process in the commission review area at the presidential election recount at the Wisconsin Center Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Milwaukee. Election officials in Wisconsin’s largest county accused observers for President Donald Trump on Saturday of seeking to obstruct a recount of the presidential results, in some instances by objecting to every ballot tabulators pulled to count. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

In Wisconsin recount, Trump challenges pile up, slow tally

Nov. 22, 2020 3:23 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin recount observer Ardis Cerny stretched her neck as far as she could toward a Plexiglas divider separating her from two vote counters, eagle-eyeing them as they scrutinized ballot papers one by one. When one tabulator told the ardent supporter of President Donald Trump she was...

Election workers, right, verify ballots as recount observers, left, watch during a Milwaukee hand recount of presidential votes at the Wisconsin Center, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Milwaukee. The recount of the presidential election in Wisconsin’s two most heavily Democratic counties began Friday with President Donald Trump’s campaign seeking to discard tens of thousands of absentee ballots that it alleged should not have been counted.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Wisconsin officials: Trump observers obstructing recount

Nov. 21, 2020 4:47 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Election officials in Wisconsin’s largest county accused observers for President Donald Trump on Saturday of seeking to obstruct a recount of the presidential results, in some instances by objecting to every ballot tabulators pulled to count. Trump requested the recount in...