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Plane expert, octogenarian, man builds his third aircraft

Aug. 9, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — There are plenty of old men in Pensacola who have an interest in airplanes. You might know one. But, there aren’t many old — or young, for that matter — men in town whose aeronautical knowledge can match the know-how of 88-year-old David Thatcher. His level of...

One swimmer dead, two hospitalized at McKinley Beach

Aug. 9, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — One person died and two others were hospitalized on Saturday night after they became distressed while swimming in Lake Michigan near Milwaukee's McKinley Beach. Rescue divers came to the swimmers' aid after receiving an emergency call that two people were struggling to swim, the Milwaukee...

James Jackson poses for a photograph outside his home during the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in West Park, Fla. Jackson is among the tens of thousands hospitality workers fighting for survival in the age of the pandemic. Jackson's employer, the Diplomat Beach Resort, in Hollywood, Fla., was forced to close in March because of the outbreak. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

For pandemic jobless, the only real certainty is uncertainty

Aug. 9, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — For three decades, Kelly Flint flourished as a corporate travel agent, sending everyone from business titans to oil riggers around the planet. Then came the worst pandemic in a century, leaving her jobless and marooned in an uncertain economy. Furloughed since March, Flint has dipped into...

James Jackson poses for a photograph outside his home during the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in West Park, Fla. Jackson is among the tens of thousands hospitality workers fighting for survival in the age of the pandemic. Jackson's employer, the Diplomat Beach Resort, in Hollywood, Fla., was forced to close in March because of the outbreak. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

For pandemic jobless, the only real certainty is uncertainty

Aug. 9, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — For three decades, Kelly Flint flourished as a corporate travel agent, sending everyone from business titans to oil riggers around the planet. Then came the worst pandemic in a century, leaving her jobless and marooned in an uncertain economy. Furloughed since March, Flint has dipped into...

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Omar Narvaez tags out Cincinnati Reds' Shogo Akiyama at home during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Milwaukee. Akiyama tried to score from third on a ball hit by Joey Votto. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

DeSclafani , Suarez pace Reds past Brewers, 4-1

Aug. 8, 2020 11:38 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani allowed two singles over six scoreless innings and Eugenio Suarez hit a three-run homer to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. Suarez put the Reds up 3-0 in the first with his second homer of the season. The Reds added...

COVID-19 death toll nears 1K; new high in positive cases

Aug. 8, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin confirmed six new COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, bringing the statewide death toll to 996. The latest figures from the state Department of Health Services show there were 1,165 newly reported cases on Saturday, a single-day high that brings the state’s total to nearly...

Authorities: Kenosha police officer shot; suspect sought

Aug. 8, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say a Kenosha police officer was shot early Saturday while investigating a possible illegal entry into a car. The Kenosha Police Department said in a statement the 30-year-old officer was transported to a hospital, and his injury is not believed to be life-threatening. It said...

Vote-by-mail ballots are shown in sorting trays, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. Never in U.S. history will so many people exercise the right on which their democracy hinges by marking a ballot at home. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Vote-by-mail worries: A 'leaky pipeline' in many states

Aug. 8, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Brace yourself for what’s expected to be the first U.S. presidential election conducted mostly by mail. It could be messy. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, voting by mail in a contactless and socially distant way seems like a no-brainer. States have made the option widely available --...

WIld Hills Winery co-owner Colleen Halverson views the emerging fruit of a grapevine in the vineyard of the business near Muscoda, Wis. Tuesday, July 21, 2020. The winery, formerly known as Weggy Winery, produces about 2,000 gallons of wine a year. Halverson and husband Aaron want to eventually increase production to 10,000 gallons a year. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

New wineries tout views, alter business plans amid pandemic

Aug. 8, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

MUSCODA, Wis. (AP) — The ridge a few miles north of here holds 20 varieties of grapes, orchards filled with peach, apple, cherry, apricot and other fruit trees and one of the largest black current patches in the state. What sold Colleen and Aaron Halverson on this 81-acre property in southern Richland...

Psychotherapist Kari Bell, from left, mom Dawn Paulson and her son Erik Paulson, 2, chat at Beloit Psychotherapy on July 22, 2020, in Beloit, Wis. Thanks to the right medication, therapy and other supports Dawn Paulson is successfully adjusting to motherhood as she deals with schizoaffective disorder. She hopes to help end the stigma of persistent and severe mental illness and show that there is hope for a happy life for those with the disorder. (Hillary Gavan/The Beloit Daily News via AP)

Mom with schizoaffective disorder works to end stigma

Aug. 8, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — “I want to help someone to not be scared of someone like me.” That’s what 37-year-old Dawn Paulson said about having schizoaffective disorder. After years of hospitalizations, Paulson has finally found the right medication and therapy to help her gain the stability...