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Bucks beat Lakers 115-101; Antetokounmpo, James sit out

Mar. 19, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton scored 30 points and Brook Lopez added 28 as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 115-101 on Tuesday night. Milwaukee played without Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is nursing an injured ankle, while LeBron James sat out for Los Angeles due to a sore groin. Nikola...

Antetokounmpo, James sit out Bucks-Lakers matchup

Mar. 19, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokoumpo and LeBron James, who served as competing All-Star captains, both will miss Tuesday night's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. Antetokounmpo, an MVP front-runner, turned his right ankle during the Bucks' loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday....

Judges grill lawyers in suit over Trump's Washington hotel

Mar. 19, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday grilled lawyers for the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia about their claims that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting profits through foreign and domestic officials who stay at his Washington hotel. A...

Attorney seeks pardon for Laurie Bembenek murder conviction

Mar. 19, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The attorney for Laurie "Bambi" Bembenek, Wisconsin's most famous runaway fugitive who insisted until her death in 2010 that she did not kill her husband's ex-wife, hopes Gov. Tony Evers will finally clear her name with a posthumous pardon she unsuccessfully sought for decades....

Bucks sign guard Tim Frazier with Brogdon out

Mar. 19, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks signed guard Tim Frazier on Tuesday as they try to shore up their backcourt with Malcolm Brogdon out indefinitely with a plantar fascia tear in his right foot. The 28-year-old Frazier played 47 games this season for the New Orleans Pelicans and averaged 5.0 points, 4.4...

Wisconsin-based Shopko to close remaining stores in June

Mar. 18, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin-based retail chain Shopko Stores plans to close its remaining 120 department stores by mid-June. Shopko said Monday the company was unable to find a buyer for its business. The company plans to begin winding down its retail operations this week. WLUK-TV reports those...

Foxconn says Wisconsin factory will be operational in 2020

Mar. 18, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group said Monday that its manufacturing facility in Wisconsin will be producing flat-screen panels by the end of 2020, with construction starting later this year. The news came after the worldwide electronics manufacturing leader sent mixed signals earlier this year...

Packers re-sign veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis

Mar. 18, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have re-signed veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis. A 13-year veteran, Lewis played in all 16 games for the team last season, but had only three receptions for 39 yards. He was signed in 2018 to hep block in Green Bay's running game, but the Packers ranked 22nd in...

More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters head downstream

Mar. 18, 2019 5:03 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees, putting them in a situation similar to hundreds of people in neighboring Nebraska who have been displaced by the late-winter flood. Heavy...

The Latest: Up to 500 homes damaged in 1 Nebraska county

Mar. 18, 2019 2:57 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 4 p.m. Flooding in Nebraska has badly damaged up to 500 houses in one county alone. Greg London of the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office said Sunday that one levee broke Thursday along the Platte River, and another broke Saturday. He...