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  • Police: Man fatally run over by own vehicle in Middleton

    MIDDLETON — Police in Middleton say a man was fatally injured when his own vehicle rolled over him. Officers were called early Sunday to the Middleton Sport Bowl about a pedestrian hit by a car in the parking lot. Police say a 26-year-old Madison man was brought to UW-Hospital. He later died from his injuries at the hospital. The Wisconsin State Journal reports the man had parked his vehicle in the parking lot and got out, but it began to roll backward. […]

  • Wisconsin VA uses alternate therapies to reduce opioid use

    TOMAH— A Veterans Affairs hospital in Wisconsin is using nontraditional therapies for pain and mental health as officials seek to address problems with over-prescribing medication at the facility. The Tomah VA Medical Center is one of 18 veterans hospitals across the country launching the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Whole Health program, Wisconsin Public Radio reported . “We’re trying to really change the environment to be one of looking at the entire veteran: what the veteran wants in their lives and what’s […]

  • UW study to reclassify jobs, set compensation structure

    MADISON — A consultant will be paid up to $900,000 to conduct a two-year study at the University of Wisconsin to reclassify and set compensation for thousands of jobs. The Title and Total Compensation Study is collaboration between the UW-Madison and the UW System, The Capital Times reported . The two entities are splitting the cost of New York-based consultant Mercer, said Stephanie Marquis, a UW System spokeswoman. “It is needed,” said Kevin Niemi, a UW-Madison academic staff member and outreach program […]

  • White Sox reliever has brain hemorrhage during game

    CHICAGO — White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar was in stable but critical condition Saturday, a day after suffering a brain hemorrhage while in the dugout during a game. Farquhar passed out in the sixth inning Friday night after getting two outs against Houston. He was helped by team medical personnel and on-site EMTs, and regained consciousness before he was taken to a hospital by ambulance. The White Sox announced that additional testing revealed the brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm. Farquhar […]

  • Yelich, Guerra lead Brewers to 4-2 win, sweep of Marlins

    MILWAUKEE  — Jeremy Jeffress entered the game in a tough situation and went into beast mode. Christian Yelich hit his first homer since returning from the disabled list, Junior Guerra worked five innings, and Jeffress and two other relievers did the rest for the Milwaukee Brewers in a 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday. Milwaukee completed a four-game sweep of Miami and has won six straight overall, its longest winning streak since 2015. Guerra (2-0) allowed an unearned […]

  • Tied up: Giannis’ tip-in lifts Bucks over Celtics in Game 4

    MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including tipping in the go-ahead basket with 5 seconds left, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 104-102 on Sunday to tie their first-round playoff series at two games apiece. Boston’s Marcus Morris missed a 14-footer at the buzzer with Khris Middleton’s hand in his face to seal a nail-biting win for the Bucks. Seconds earlier, the 6-foot-11 Antetokounmpo jumped and reached up with his left arm around Boston’s Jayson Tatum to […]

  • President Trump says North Korea agreed to denuclearize: It hasn’t

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed North Korea has agreed to “denuclearization” before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un. But that’s not the case. North Korea said Friday it would suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of summits with the U.S. and South Korea. Kim also said a nuclear test site would be closed and “dismantled” now that the country has learned how to make nuclear weapons and mount warheads on […]

  • ‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Rampage’ lead newcomers at box office

    LOS ANGELES — “A Quiet Place” and “Rampage” are fighting it out again for the top spot at the domestic box office this weekend and easily beating newcomers like Amy Schumer’s “I Feel Pretty” and “Super Troopers 2.” According to studio estimates Sunday, John Krasinski’s thriller, “A Quiet Place,” has sneaked back into first place in its third weekend in theaters with $22 million, while the Dwayne Johnson movie “Rampage” landed in second with $21 million. The strong hold for […]

  • Aguilar’s walk-off homer leads Brewers past Marlins, 6-5

    MILWAUKEE — Jesus Aguilar homered on the 13th pitch leading off the bottom of the ninth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied past the Miami Marlins 6-5 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive win. Aguilar, who entered the game as a late-inning replacement, hit his first home run of the season off Junichi Tazawa (0-1). Milwaukee tied the score in the eighth when Miami left fielder Derek Dietrich misplayed Eric Sogard’s two-out popup to left, allowing Travis Shaw to score […]

  • Islamic State suicide bomber kills 48 in Afghan capital

    KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 48 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said another 112 people were wounded in Sunday’s attack, updating an earlier toll. Gen. Daud Amin, the Kabul police chief, said the suicide bomber targeted civilians who had gathered to receive national identification cards. The large explosion echoed across the city, shattering windows […]

  • Romney must compete in primary for Senate seat

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Mitt Romney was forced Saturday into a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah as he looks to restart his political career by replacing long-serving Sen. Orrin Hatch. Romney remains the heavy favorite overall to win the Senate seat in November. But if he had won the votes of a majority of the far-right leaning party delegates at the state GOP convention Saturday, he would have bypassed a primary altogether. Instead, he was […]

  • Barbara Bush was ‘first lady of the greatest generation’

    HOUSTON — Barbara Bush was the “first lady of the greatest generation.” Addressing former presidents, ambassadors and hundreds of other mourners inside the nation’s largest Episcopal church on Saturday, historian Jon Meacham recalled Barbara Bush’s quick wit that made her so popular. He also spoke of her devotion to her husband of 73 years, former President George H.W. Bush, noting he was the “only boy she ever kissed.” Meacham recalled her work bringing awareness to AIDS patients and in promoting […]