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GOP asks full appeals court to hear Wisconsin absentee case

Oct. 1, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans want the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear their appeal of a ruling by a three-judge panel of the court that allowed absentee ballots to be counted for six days after Election Day. The Republican-controlled Legislature asked for the hearing late...

Marcus closes 17 theaters it had reopened amid coronavirus

Oct. 1, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marcus Theatres has temporarily closed 17 of the 72 cinemas it reopened this summer, citing a decline in audience demand and the limited number of new movie releases. The coronavirus pandemic led to the closure of movie theaters across Wisconsin in mid-March. The Milwaukee-based Marcus...

FILE - In this Thursday, July 30, 2020, file photo, a demonstrator holds a sign that reads

Police departments seeing modest cuts, but not 'defunding'

Oct. 1, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The racial justice protests following the death of George Floyd earlier this year prompted calls to “defund the police” in cities across the country, a priority for activists that has now become a central point in the presidential contest. A review by The Associated...

Keith Valentine, a 37-year-old Las Vegas Democrat who said he turned off the debate after 10 minutes, poses in front of his apartment Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Valentine, who was a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in the Democratic primary, said he is reluctantly voting for Biden, describing the election as

'I was sad. It was sad': Voters bemoan nasty debate

Oct. 1, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donald Trump and Joe Biden debated. Americans cringed. After the presidential candidates put on one of the noisiest, most chaotic debates in recent memory, voters across the country struggled for words – printable words – to describe the display. Many went first to...

A group of five people have lunch together at the Newton Food Center Friday, June 19, 2020, in Singapore. Singaporeans can now wine and dine at restaurants, work out at gyms and get together with five people or less after most lockdown restrictions were lifted Friday. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: US extends ban on cruise ships through October

Sep. 30, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end of October amid reports of recent outbreaks of the new coronavirus on ships overseas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that it was extending a no-sail order on cruise ships...

7 injured in drive-by shooting at Milwaukee funeral home

Sep. 30, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Seven people were shot and wounded Wednesday in an apparent drive-by shooting outside a Milwaukee funeral home, the city's mayor said. Mayor Tom Barrett said all seven people were hit when a person driving past the funeral home opened fire. Acting Police Chief Michael Brunson said all of...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2020, file photo, Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health nurses Crys Kuntz, left, and Sara Nelson confer inside the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, N.D., where vehicles were lined up for the weekly drive-thru COVID-19 testing. The coronavirus tightened its grip on the American heartland, with hospitals in Wisconsin and North Dakota running low on space, and the NFL postponing a game over an outbreak that's hit the Tennessee Titans football team. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

Hospitals feel squeeze as coronavirus spikes in Midwest

Sep. 30, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The coronavirus tightened its grip on the American heartland, with infections surging in the Midwest, some hospitals in Wisconsin and North Dakota running low on space and the NFL postponing a game over an outbreak that’s hit the Tennessee Titans football team. Midwestern states are...

Wisconsin DOJ releases Kenosha officers' training records

Sep. 30, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice on Wednesday released the training records for the three Kenosha police officers involved in last month's shooting of Jacob Blake, which sparked several nights of unrest. Officers Ryan Sheskey, Brittany Meronek and Vincent Arenas responded to a...

FILE - In this July 13, 2019, file photo, fans watch the racing sausages during a baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the San Francisco Giants in Milwaukee. The chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party, Andrew Hitt, is warning Milwaukee's chief elections official that it would be illegal for any Milwaukee Bucks or Brewers players or mascots to participate in early voting events planned at their stadiums in the days leading up to the election. Milwaukee plans to allow for in-person absentee voting at Miller Park and Fiserv Forum between Oct. 20 and Nov. 1.  (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Republicans don't want Bucks, Brewers at early voting sites

Sep. 30, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party warned Milwaukee's chief elections official that it would be illegal for any Milwaukee Bucks or Brewers players or mascots, including the Brewers' famous racing sausages, to participate in early voting events planned at their stadiums in...

Milwaukee mayor: 7 shot, none fatally, in apparent drive-by outside funeral home.

Sep. 30, 2020 4:28 PM EDT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee mayor: 7 shot, none fatally, in apparent drive-by outside funeral home.