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With GOP convention over, Milwaukee weighs the benefits of hosting political rivals

Jul. 21, 2024 00:42 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Downtown Milwaukee turned red last week as thousands of Republican National Convention delegates and other party stalwarts gathered in Wisconsin's largest Democratic stronghold to formally rally behind Donald Trump as their candidate for president in the pivotal swing state. ...

Trump urges unity after assassination attempt while proposing sweeping populist agenda in RNC finale

Jul. 19, 2024 06:05 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Donald Trump, somber and bandaged, accepted the GOP presidential nomination on Thursday at the Republican National Convention in a speech that described in detail the assassination attempt that could have ended his life just five days earlier before laying out a sweeping populist...

Snap-On: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 18, 2024 06:45 AM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Snap-On Inc. (SNA) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $271.2 million. On a per-share basis, the Kenosha, Wisconsin-based company said it had net income of $5.07. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $4.91 per...

Donald Trump is feted by his former rivals in a show of Republican unity after rally shooting

Jul. 16, 2024 23:34 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Donald Trump was celebrated Tuesday at the Republican National Convention by former rivals who just months ago leveled harsh critiques about him, a show of unity that contrasts with the divisions increasingly ripping through the Democratic Party. Nikki Haley, the...

Out-of-state officers shot and killed a man wielding two knives blocks away from the RNC, police say

Jul. 16, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ohio police officers in Wisconsin for the Republican National Convention shot and killed a man who was wielding two knives near the convention, Milwaukee’s police chief said Tuesday. Five members of the Columbus, Ohio, police department fired on the man, who had...

Unity at the RNC, knocks on Trump's prosecutions and Senate politics: Takeaways from day 2

Jul. 16, 2024 22:32 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Republican National Convention marched into its second day Tuesday, showcasing classic GOP themes like border security and public safety that have become the centerpieces of former President Donald Trump's campaign. With Trump's primary rivals speaking, it was...

JD Vance charted a Trump-centric, populist path in Senate as he fought GOP establishment

Jul. 16, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Ohio Sen. JD Vance traveled to the Munich Security Conference earlier this year, he wasn’t there to reassure Europe and other global allies that America would aid Ukraine in its war against Russia, as all of the other senators were. Instead, Vance was...

Bank First Corporation: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 16, 2024 16:39 PM EDT

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — Bank First Corporation (BFC) on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $16.1 million. The bank, based in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, said it had earnings of $1.59 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $1.56 per...

Nicolet Bankshares: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 16, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Nicolet Bankshares Inc. (NIC) on Tuesday reported net income of $29.3 million in its second quarter. The bank, based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, said it had earnings of $1.92 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to...

The Democratic National Committee says it's investing $15 million in 7 swing state parties

Jul. 16, 2024 06:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are trying to offer political counterprograming to the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, announcing $15 million to fund campaign operations in seven key swing states — even as some in the party have urged President Joe Biden to bow out of November's...