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  • Harley-Davidson 1Q profit and sales top estimates

    MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $127.9 million. On a per-share basis, the Milwaukee-based company said it had profit of 80 cents. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 67 cents per share. The motorcycle maker posted revenue of $1.38 billion in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $1.2 billion, which met Street forecasts. During the quarter, the company shipped 58,891 motorcycles, […]

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison picks new marching band director, Corey Pompey

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a new marching band director. The university announced Tuesday that the Mead Witter School of Music has chosen Corey Pompey to replace Mike Leckrone, who is retiring after 50 years at the helm. Pompey comes from the University of Nevada, Reno, where he has been serving as athletic bands director and associate bands director. He studied music at the University of Alabama and earned his doctorate of musical arts from the University of […]

  • Brothers sue Jussie Smollett’s lawyers, claiming defamation

    CHICAGO — Two brothers who said they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself are suing the “Empire” actor’s attorneys for defamation. A lawyer for Olabinjo Osundairo and Abimbola Osundairo filed the federal lawsuit Tuesday in Chicago on behalf of the brothers. It names Mark Geragos and his law firm as defendants. The suit alleges that Geragos and his firm continued to say publicly in widely reported statements that the brothers “led a criminally homophobic, racist […]

  • US expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3M vehicles

    DETROIT — U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles because the bags may not inflate in a crash. The problem could be responsible for as many as eight deaths. Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler from the 2010 through 2019 model years are included in the probe, which was revealed Tuesday in documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It involves air […]

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    Bring on Boston! Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 41, leads Bucks to sweep of Detroit

    DETROIT — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 41 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat Detroit 127-104 on Monday night, completing a four-game sweep of the Pistons and advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001. Milwaukee closed the third quarter with a 17-3 run, taking a 10-point lead into the fourth after the Pistons had led much of the way. Detroit set an NBA record with its 14th consecutive playoff loss, a skid that began in […]

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    Despite homers from Braun, Pérez, Grandal, Shaw, Brewers fell to Cardinals 13-5

    ST. LOUIS — Dexter Fowler had four-hit game in six years, hitting his first home run this season and driving in four runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 13-5 on Monday night. Paul Goldschmidt hit his ninth home run and had three hits and three RBIs for the Cardinals. St. Louis outhit Milwaukee 18-5, set a season high for runs and won its third straight. Fowler had the fifth four-hit game of his career, his […]

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    Annual report reveals Social Security would become insolvent by 2035, Medicare by 2026

    WASHINGTON — The financial condition of the government’s bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remains shaky, with Medicare pointed toward insolvency by 2026, according to a report Monday by the government’s overseers of Medicare and Social Security. It paints a sobering picture of the programs, though it’s relatively unchanged from last year’s update. Social Security would become insolvent in 2035, one year later than previously estimated. Both programs will need to eventually be addressed to avert automatic cuts […]

  • Charlie (PHOTO: Aquarium of the Pacific/Facebook)

    Oldest southern sea otter in captivity dies in California at age 22

    LONG BEACH, Calif. — Charlie, the oldest southern sea otter held by any zoo or aquarium, has died in California. The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach says Charlie died Monday at the age of 22. Male southern sea otters typically only live 10 to 14 years in the wild. Charlie celebrated his birthday last month by eating colorful seafood cupcakes. Charlie also helped sea otters by taking part in a study on how the animals perceive sound. The […]

  • Waheba Dais and Yosvany Padilla-Conde

    ‘Threats to Americans:’ 2 from Milwaukee area plead guilty to supporting ISIS

    MILWAUKEE — Two Milwaukee-area residents pleaded guilty to supporting ISIS. While the cases were separate, officials with the Department of Justice said Waheba Dais and Yosvany Padilla-Conde, who did not know one another, had the same goal — supporting a terror group. “People like Padilla-Conde and Dais pose significant threats to Americans, both here in the U.S. and abroad,” said Michelle Sutphin, FBI acting special agent in charge. Prosecutors said Dais, a mother of seven from Cudahy, used social media […]

  • Henry Winkler has 3-book deal for new middle-grade series

    NEW YORK — Henry Winkler is planning an out-of-this-world take on fame and show business. The 73-year-old actor known for “Happy Days” and “Barry” has a three-book deal with Abrams Children’s Books for a middle-grade series about an alien who somehow lands in Hollywood and becomes a teen sensation. The series is called “Alien Superstar” and will be co-written with Lin Oliver and illustrated by Ethan Nicolle. The first book is scheduled for Oct. 1, Abrams announced Monday. Winkler said […]

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    Dad chased down, shot man who stole car with 6-year-old son inside

    LANTANA, Fla. — Sheriff’s investigators say a Florida father chased down and shot a man who stole his car with his 6-year-old son inside. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s officials say 29-year-old Lamar Thurman remains in critical condition following the shooting early Saturday, April 20. News outlets report the father left his 2012 Honda running while saying goodbye to friends around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. That’s when Thurman jumped in and took off. The father and his friends called 911 and took […]

  • Delphi murder suspect, Abigail Williams, Liberty German

    ‘Hiding in plain sight:’ Police release video, audio, sketch of man suspected in deaths of Indiana teens

    INDIANAPOLIS — Authorities released video Monday, April 22 of a man suspected of killing two Indiana teenagers two years ago and urged the public to scrutinize the footage, which shows the man walking on an abandoned railroad bridge the girls visited while out hiking the day they were slain. The Indiana State Police also released a new sketch of the suspect, which State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said was produced thanks to “new information and intelligence” collected during the investigation […]

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