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Wisconsin judge to weigh letting people with disabilities vote electronically from home in November

Jun. 24, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Monday is expected to consider whether to allow people with disabilities to vote electronically from home in the swing state this fall. Disability Rights Wisconsin, the League of Women Voters and four disabled people filed a lawsuit in...

Lockheed Martin subsidiaries reach $70 million settlement for claims they overcharged Navy for parts

Jun. 21, 2024 20:56 PM EDT

STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two Lockheed Martin subsidiaries have agreed to pay the federal government $70 million for overcharging the Navy for aircraft parts, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday. The federal agency says Sikorsky Support Services, based in Stratford,...

Teamsters president will speak at the Republican National Convention

Jun. 21, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) — The president of the Teamsters Union is set to speak at next month's Republican National Convention, as Donald Trump angles to chip away at President Joe Biden's support among the blue-collar workers who are expected to play a major role in the general election, particularly...

23-year-old new mom attempts to become 1st woman to win gender-neutral title in ACL cornhole event

Jun. 21, 2024 18:41 PM EDT

The recreational game of cornhole wouldn’t seem to have any characteristics that would give men an inherent advantage. Yet no woman ever has won a championship in the nine-year-old American Cornhole League’s gender-neutral pro singles division. Cheyenne Bubenheim wants to change...

Illinois coroner identifies 2 teenage girls who died after their jet ski crashed into boat

Jun. 20, 2024 15:34 PM EDT

ANTIOCH, Ill. (AP) — A coroner has identified two teenage girls who died this week after their jet ski crashed into a boat on a northern Illinois lake. The girls were identified as 16-year-old Sarina Vootkur of Lake Forest, California, and 13-year-old Elle Kim of Long Grove,...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin - Advisory

Jun. 19, 2024 14:03 PM EDT
Eds: The Wisconsin editorial roundup will not move this week due to a lack of editorials of state-wide interest. We will resume the roundup at its normal time on Wednesday, June 26, 2024. The AP

Trump declares 'I love Milwaukee' after reportedly using the word 'horrible' for the RNC host city

Jun. 18, 2024 18:33 PM EDT

RACINE, Wisconsin (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday repeatedly praised Milwaukee just weeks before it hosts the Republican National Convention, playing cleanup after he reportedly used the word “horrible” in talking about swing-state Wisconsin’s largest city. ...

Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear a challenge to governor's 400-year school funding veto

Jun. 17, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear a challenge to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ partial veto that locked in a school funding increase for the next 400 years, the justices announced Monday. The Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Litigation Center filed a...

Think cicadas are weird? Check out superfans, who eat the bugs, use them in art and even striptease

Jun. 17, 2024 16:56 PM EDT

FOREST PARK, Illinois (AP) — Mayumi Barrack sees a pair of mating periodical cicadas getting together, whips out her phone, says, “Hi guys!" and takes their picture. “I'm not really a bug person, but as I look more and more I feel they are adorable,” Barrack explained, noting...

Armed man who demanded to see Wisconsin governor pleads guilty to misdemeanor

Jun. 17, 2024 16:20 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man who twice brought guns to the Wisconsin state Capitol building looking for Gov. Tony Evers has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. Prosecutors accused Joshua Pleasnick of coming to the Capitol on Oct. 4 and demanding to see the governor while armed with a...