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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2019, file photo, members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing demonstrators plant a flag in Tom McCall Waterfront Park during a rally in Portland, Ore. At least several thousand people are expected in Portland on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, for a rally in support of President Donald Trump and his re-election campaign as tensions boil over nationwide following the decision not to charge officers in Louisville, Kentucky for killing Breonna Taylor. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Dozens in body armor arrive in Portland for right-wing rally

Sep. 26, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dozens of people wearing militarized body armor are arriving early for a right-wing rally Saturday in Portland, Oregon that is expected to attract thousands who support President Donald Trump and his “law and order” reelection campaign as tensions boil over nationwide...

Auburn students are socially distanced as they wait the start of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky on Saturday, September 26, 2020 in Auburn, Alabama. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

US colleges struggle to salvage semester amid outbreaks

Sep. 26, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Colleges across the country are struggling to salvage the fall semester amid skyrocketing coronavirus cases, entire dorm complexes and frat houses under quarantine, and flaring tensions with local community leaders over the spread of the disease. Many major universities are determined...

Congressman accuses opponent of harassment over 2015 memoir

Sep. 25, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Democratic Wisconsin congressman on Friday accused his Republican opponent of sexual harassment over a 2015 memoir in which the former Navy Seal wrote of exposing a male lieutenant's genitals to two female junior officers while the lieutenant was being treated for poison oak at a...

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, a worker prepares tabulators for the upcoming election at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, N.C. The coronavirus pandemic is forcing millions of American voters worried about their health to scramble to vote by mail for the first time. But a requirement in a handful of states, including presidential battleground North Carolina and Wisconsin, that a witness or notary public sign a ballot envelope is tripping up some voters early. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, file)

Voters struggling with witness rules in early voting

Sep. 25, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As the pandemic prompts a surge in voting by mail, voters in a handful of states, including the presidential battlegrounds of North Carolina and Wisconsin, are facing a requirement that already is tripping up thousands — the need to have a witness sign their ballot envelope. A...

Green Bay Packers' Davante Adams tries to get away from Detroit Lions' Will Harris during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Saints' Thomas out, Packers' Adams doubtful for Sunday

Sep. 25, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Both the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints will likely be missing their star receivers for their Sunday night matchup. The Saints have ruled out 2019 Offensive Player of the Year Michael Thomas, which means he will miss a second straight game with an ankle injury. Packers...

In this screen grab from live stream video, Kyle Rittenhouse appears via video during a hearing at the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court in Waukegan, Ill., on Sept. 25, 2020, in his case. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis., is fighting his return to Wisconsin to face homicide charges that could put him in prison for life. (Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court via AP)

Teen charged in Kenosha shootings fights extradition

Sep. 25, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The 17-year-old charged in the shooting deaths of two protesters in Wisconsin is fighting his extradition from Illinois, but his attorneys didn't outline their strategy during a brief hearing on Friday and legal experts say there isn't much the teen can do to stop it. Kyle Rittenhouse...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2019 file photo, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) stands on the field next to his brother San Diego Chargers fullback Derek Watt (34) after the Texans defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 27 to 20 in an NFL game in Carson, Calif.  The three Watt brothers will share the field for the first time ever on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020,  when J.J. Watt and the Texans visit T.J., Derek and the Pittsburgh Steelers. (AP Photo/John Cordes, File)

Brotherly love; Watts embracing unique family reunion

Sep. 25, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

Growing up in Wisconsin, the sibling rivalry between the Watt brothers had no boundaries. Out front playing roller hockey. In the backyard playing football. Mini-baseball in the basement. Even the kitchen table at grandma's was not immune. As kids, J.J., T.J. and Derek would spend hours at their...

Illinois teen charged in fatal shootings of 2 during Kenosha protests fights return to Wisconsin

Sep. 25, 2020 10:14 AM EDT
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois teen charged in fatal shootings of 2 during Kenosha protests fights return to Wisconsin.
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden tours the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry in Manitowoc, Wis., Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden's Scranton vs. Park Ave. appeal targets working class

Sep. 25, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

Joe Biden stood on the floor of a Wisconsin aluminum plant this week, shed the trappings of his decades in national politics and then took aim at the billionaire New Yorker he wants to evict from the Oval Office. “I’ve dealt with guys like Donald Trump my whole life, who would look down on us...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Saints need better Brees vs. Rodgers, potent Packers

Sep. 24, 2020 9:43 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Unless Drew Brees musters his first vintage performance of 2020, the Saints could struggle to keep up with Aaron Rodgers and the recently potent Packers. The first two weeks of this season have seen two of the finest quarterbacks in NFL history on divergent paths. The Packers (2-0) are...