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    Guerra, Carter lead Brewers in 3-1 win over Pirates

    MILWAUKEE — Junior Guerra limited Pittsburgh to four hits over 8 2/3 strong innings, Chris Carter hit a two-run home run and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pirates 3-1 on Friday night. The Pirates managed Andrew McCutchen’s RBI groundout off Guerra (7-2), who departed with two on and two outs in the ninth. Jeremy Jeffress got Jung Ho Kang to ground out to third base on one pitch to record his 25th save in 26 chances. Guerra’s scoreless streak was […]

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    Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin election laws

    MADISON — A federal judge in Wisconsin has declared multiple Republican-authored election laws unconstitutional in a sweeping ruling. Two liberal groups filed a lawsuit in May challenging the laws, including a requirement that voters show photo identification. U.S. District Judge James Peterson issued a ruling Friday that upheld the voter ID law but struck down a number of GOP-written statutes and policies that restricted voting. He ordered the state to quickly issue credentials valid for voting to anyone trying to […]

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    16 percent turnout predicted for Wisconsin August 9th primary

    MADISON — Turnout for Wisconsin’s Aug. 9 primary is predicted to be just 16 percent. The Elections Commission estimate would be higher than the 14.5 turnout in 2014, but nowhere near the record-high of nearly 28 percent set in 1964. There are several hot local primary races on the Aug. 9 ballot, but no compelling statewide contest to drive turnout. House Speaker Paul Ryan faces a long-shot challenge from fellow Republican Paul Nehlen in his southeast Wisconsin congressional district. And there […]

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    Police: 14-year-old Wisconsin girl slits teen’s throat in hope of 1st kill

    HUDSON— A 14-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl who told police she was a psychopath looking for her first kill is accused of cycling to the home of her brother’s girlfriend, beating the girl and slitting her throat. The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reports that the teenager, of New Richmond, is charged as an adult with attempted first-degree intentional homicide. She is in juvenile custody. A criminal complaint filed Thursday says police found the 15-year-old victim Wednesday morning on her bedroom floor bleeding […]

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    Harrison Ford takes 16-year-old girl on flight at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh

    OSHKOSH — Hollywood actor and avid pilot Harrison Ford took an Illinois teenager flying in Wisconsin. The “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” star flew Thursday afternoon, July 28th at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. His passenger, 16-year-old Jodie Gawthrop of Westchester, Illinois won a national contest though the Young Eagle program, which uses pilot and ground volunteers to introduce children to flying. Ford served as chairman of the program from 2004 to 2009. Ford took her flying to help celebrate the program reaching 2 million members. Program participants […]

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    Head of Wisconsin State Patrol set to retire

    MADISON — The head of Wisconsin’s State Patrol is ready to retire. Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent Stephen Fitzgerald will step down Aug. 5 after five years leading the agency. Gov. Scott Walker’s office announced his retirement Thursday. His retirement caps a 50-year career in law enforcement that also included a 14-year stint as Dodge County Sheriff. Walker thanked Fitzgerald for his steady leadership of the state patrol. Fitzgerald’s appointment as head of the state patrol raised some eyebrows in 2011. […]

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    Perez, Davies lead Brewers to 6-4 win over Diamondbacks

    MILWAUKEE — Hernan Perez hit a two-run homer, singled and scored the go-ahead run in the sixth, Zach Davies pitched 6 1/3 innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 on Thursday. Perez, who started at shortstop for benched Jonathan Villar, crushed Robbie Ray’s first pitch 458 feet off the facing of the scoreboard in deep center for the two-run homer in the third. Davies (8-4) allowed three runs —two earned— on six hits. Facing the Diamondbacks for […]

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    Official Prince tribute concert set for October

    NEW YORK — Prince’s family says an official tribute concert honoring the late icon will take place in October in the singer’s hometown of Minneapolis. In a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday, Prince’s family said the concert will be held on Oct. 13 at the U.S. Bank Stadium. Performers will soon be announced on a rolling basis. Tickets will go on sale next month. Prince died April 21 of a drug overdose. Prince’s brothers and sisters said in […]

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    Former U.S. Attorney James Santelle used card for spa, rental car

    MADISON — A newly released investigatory report shows former U.S. Attorney James Santelle misused a government credit card to pay for his dry cleaning, a rental car and an airline ticket. The new details were revealed Thursday in a report by the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General. It was released to The Associated Press in response to an open records request. Santelle abruptly resigned his position as U.S. attorney for the eastern half of Wisconsin in July […]

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    Chipotle says it plans to open burger restaurant

    NEW YORK — Chipotle is branching out from burritos and plans to open its first burger restaurant. A spokesman for Chipotle, Chris Arnold, says in an email the company’s first Tasty Made burger restaurant will open in this fall in Lancaster, Ohio. He did not immediately provide other details. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has also already opened an Asian food concept called ShopHouse and a pizza concept called Pizzeria Locale. The opening of the burger concept comes as Chipotle fights […]

  • Brewers2016_1

    Jimmy Nelson allows 8 runs in just over 4 innings; Brewers fall to Diamondbacks

    MILWAUKEE — Yasmany Tomas hit two home runs, Archie Bradley pitched seven solid innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-1 on Wednesday night, July 27th. Bradley (4-6) allowed one run on four hits, walked three and struck out six in his longest start since going 7 1/3 innings in a 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres on May 29. Bradley, a 23-year-old right-hander, allowed Jonathan Villar’s lead-off double and nothing else until Hernan Perez hit a soft […]

  • WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: This 30 March 1981 file photo shows John Hinckley Jr. (L) escorted by police in Washington, DC, following his arrest after shooting and seriously wounding then US president Ronald Reagan. A federal judge ruled 17 December 2003 Hinckley can make local visits with his family from St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, DC, where he has been held. AFP PHOTO/FILES

    Judge: Reagan shooter, John Hinckley Jr., can leave hospital to live in Virginia

    WASHINGTON  — A federal judge on Wednesday granted John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, “full-time convalescent leave” from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. The order allows Hinckley, Jr. to live full-time in Williamsburg, Virginia, but still under certain restrictions. Hinckley and his lawyers appeared in federal court in April 2015 and argued that he had been successfully rehabilitated from his illness and that he deserved a release. But prosecutors worried that his family, struggling to pay the […]

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