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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...

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 --...

Cincinnati Reds' Nicholas Castellanos is congratulated after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Bauer strikes out 12 as Reds defeat Brewers 8-3

Aug. 8, 2020 12:18 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Trevor Bauer turned in another stellar outing, and Matt Davidson and Nick Castellanos homered to lead the Cincinnati Reds past the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on Friday night. Bauer (2-0) gave up three hits and one run in six innings while striking out 12. The strong performance comes on the...

Desks are spaced out in a classroom at Aikahi Elementary School in Kailua, Hawaii on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. While Hawaii has one of the lowest rates of cases per capita in the country and many of its schools have open-air campuses, the challenges of returning kids full time to classrooms may still be insurmountable. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)

The Latest: Hawaii schools to open year with remote learning

Aug. 7, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials say the state’s public school students will begin the academic year with remote learning only, after a spike of coronavirus cases. Gov. David Ige said Friday that all public students will spend the first four weeks of the school year learning online from home. Officials...

FILE - In this March 8, 2018 file photo, Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales poses at the Milwaukee Police Administration in Milwaukee. An oversight board is considering firing Morales after he ordered officers to use tear gas to break up protests over George Floyd’s death, the last straw for members upset with how the chief has handled incidents since the arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown in 2018. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

ACLU: New Milwaukee police chief shouldn't use harsh tactics

Aug. 7, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union warned the Milwaukee Police Department and city leaders Friday that the new police chief shouldn't treat protesters harshly after former Chief Alfonso Morales was demoted in part for using tear gas against demonstrators The city's Fire and Police...

FILE - In this March 8, 2018 file photo, Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales poses at the Milwaukee Police Administration in Milwaukee. An oversight board is considering firing Morales after he ordered officers to use tear gas to break up protests over George Floyd’s death, the last straw for members upset with how the chief has handled incidents since the arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown in 2018. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

Milwaukee chief demoted over tear-gas use, other concerns

Aug. 7, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An oversight board demoted Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales after questioning how he handled multiple incidents, including ordering officers to fire tear gas and pepper spray at protesters demonstrating over George Floyd’s death. The city’s Fire and Police...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich, right, celebrates with manager Craig Counsell after hitting an inside-the-park home run against the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Yelich hits inside-the-park homer, Brewers beat White Sox

Aug. 7, 2020 1:23 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Christian Yelich hit his first career inside-the-park homer and walked four times, helping the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago White Sox 8-3 on Thursday night. Jedd Gyorko homered and drove in three runs for Milwaukee, and Mark Mathias had two hits and two RBIs. Josh Lindblom (1-0) struck...

FILE - This Nov. 28, 2019, file photo shows Detroit Lions offensive tackle Rick Wagner (71) blocking for quarterback David Blough, right, against Chicago Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack (52) during the second half of an NFL football game in Detroit. Wagner, now an offensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers, has a tough assignment as he returns to his home state. The West Allis native and former Wisconsin lineman is getting the first shot to emerge as Green Bay’s right tackle, a spot where Bryan Bulaga had been a fixture for a decade before signing with the Los Angeles Chargers. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

Packers' Wagner savors chance to play for home-state team

Aug. 6, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

Green Bay Packers offensive tackle Rick Wagner says the decision to sign with his home-state team was easy. The challenge Wagner now faces is much more difficult. Wagner is attempting to bounce back from a down season while making sure the Packers don’t take a step back at right tackle, a position that...

Milwaukee police commission demotes chief after questions over tear-gas use, several incidents involving Black men.

Aug. 6, 2020 8:55 PM EDT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police commission demotes chief after questions over tear-gas use, several incidents involving Black men.
The Wisconsin Center is seen Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Milwaukee. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination because of concerns over the coronavirus, party officials said Wednesday, signaling a move to a convention that essentially has become entirely virtual. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Biden won't go to Milwaukee to accept Democratic nomination

Aug. 5, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination because of concerns over the coronavirus, party officials said Wednesday, signaling a move to a convention that essentially has become entirely virtual. It is the latest example of the pandemic’s sweeping effects on the...