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    Milwaukee Brewers fall to Atlanta Braves 4-2

    MILWAUKEE — Freddie Freeman hit his 25th home run of the season, Max Fried pitched five scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves’ relievers hung on for a 4-2 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night, July 15. The win marked the fifth straight for the first-place Braves who are now a season-best 21 games over .500. Fried (10-4) pitched gave up three hits and struck out five in just 78 pitches. The left-hander is now 2-0 with 11 shutout […]

  • Red Cross volunteers from WI help after Tropical Depression Barry hit Louisiana

    NEW ORLEANS — Even though Tropical Depression Barry did not unleash catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, many across the Gulf Coast were urged to take heed of tornado and flash-flood warnings Monday, July 15 as the storm moved north. Four volunteers from Wisconsin were in Louisiana, helping communities recover. Barry was downgraded from a tropical storm on Sunday afternoon, but continued to pose a threat. Much of Louisiana and Mississippi were under flash flood watches, as were parts of Arkansas, eastern […]

  • SpaceX: Leaky valve caused crew capsule to explode in test

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A leaky valve caused a SpaceX crew capsule to explode during a ground test back in April, destroying the spacecraft and dealing a blow to the company’s effort to launch astronauts. The company announced the preliminary results of its accident investigation Monday. SpaceX’s crew Dragon capsule had just returned, minus astronauts, from a successful test flight to the International Space Station and was undergoing a ground test April 20 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The […]

  • President Trump nominates Mark Esper to be defense chief, succeeding Jim Mattis

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday asked the Senate to confirm Mark Esper as the successor to former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, whose resignation last December opened an unprecedented period of senior-level instability at the Pentagon. The moment the nomination was received by the Senate on Monday afternoon, Esper was required to step out of his role as acting defense secretary — a job he has held since June — until he is confirmed as the permanent secretary. He […]

  • President Trump signs order to make American-made goods more American

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday requiring federal agencies to purchase products using more American components. The order strengthens the standards that federal agencies must follow under the Buy American Act, which creates a preference for American-made goods. President Trump said his order will gradually boost the percentage of U.S. components for qualifying American-made products from 50 percent to 75 percent. He said the threshold would increase to 95 percent for iron and steel products. “The […]

  • Hot chocolate: 17 tons of cocoa burns on German highway

    BERLIN — German authorities say a busy stretch of highway had to be shut down after a truck carrying 17 tons of cocoa caught fire. Police said the fire started when the truck was on the A14 autobahn near the town of Grabow, between Berlin and Hamburg, on Monday. They say the driver escaped unharmed but all of the cocoa was destroyed in the flames. The northbound lanes of the A14 were temporarily shut down, but photos from the scene […]

  • Wisconsin National Guard plans disaster training exercise

    MADISON — People in Monroe and Juneau counties can expect to see more military vehicles on the road and aircraft overhead this week as the Wisconsin National Guard runs a massive disaster training exercise. The exercise, dubbed Patriot North, is set to begin Monday and run through Thursday at Volk Field in Camp Douglas and Fort McCoy in Tomah. The training is designed to help civilian emergency management officials and first responders coordinate with the military in a host of […]

  • Wisconsin AG Josh Kaul asks for public input on official legal opinions

    MADISON — Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul is looking for public comment as he drafts legal opinions. Kaul announced Monday that he’s set up a new website where people can comment on pending requests for attorney general opinions. All commentary will be subject to the state’s open records law. Kaul said in a news release that he wants to make the opinion-writing process as transparent and open to the public as possible. According to the website, no one has requested Kaul deliver […]

  • Scott Walker to take new job, won’t run for office in 2022

    MADISON — Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he won’t run for office again in 2022 because he has accepted a new full-time job running a group based in Washington, D.C., that promotes conservative ideas among young people. The Republican had been openly considering running for his old job as governor or for U.S. Senate in 2022. But Walker told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in a story published Monday that his job as president of the Young America’s Foundation, which is based […]

  • President Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday moved to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants in a major escalation of the president’s battle to tamp down the number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. According to a new rule published in the Federal Register , asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border. The rule, expected to go into effect Tuesday, also applies to children who have crossed the border […]

  • Brooklyn Harris

    Witnesses on road rage shooting that killed 3-year-old: ‘We have to stop shooting each other’

    MILWAUKEE — After a 3-year-old girl lost her life in a road rage shooting in Milwaukee Saturday, July 13, many called for change, asking that people put the guns down. The tragedy sent shockwaves through the community. Police, in an update on Sunday, July 14, said the case would be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office for charges against the man who was arrested shortly after the shooting. During a vigil Saturday night, family identified the child as […]

  • James G. "Ryan" Sartor (PHOTO: 10th Special Forces Group - Airborne)

    Decorated Green Beret who served multiple tours died in combat in Afghanistan

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A decorated Special Forces company sergeant major has died during combat in Afghanistan, U.S. military officials said Sunday. James G. “Ryan” Sartor, 40, was killed Saturday during combat operations in Faryab Province, according to Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, spokesman for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. Sartor was from Teague, Texas, and was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group in Fort Carson, Colorado. He joined the Army in 2001 as an infantryman and […]

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