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  • Wisconsin National Guard drone crashes near Volk Field

    MADISON — The Wisconsin National Guard is trying to determine how a drone crashed near Volk Field. The Guard issued a news release Thursday, July 18 saying a RQ-7 Shadow drone lost its link to its operator at Volk Field on Wednesday afternoon about two miles northwest of the base during a training exercise. The drone went down into trees south of Interstate 90/94 between Oakdale and Camp Douglas. Volk Field security forces ultimately located the machine and secured it. […]

  • Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald calls for road-funding veto override

    MADISON — The Republican leader of the Wisconsin Senate on Thursday called for a veto override after Gov. Tony Evers’ administration announced a new $75 million transportation grant program that would make funding available for public transit projects like Milwaukee’s streetcar. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald called for the veto override shortly after Evers’ transportation secretary, Craig Thompson, announced that the new $75 million grant program would make the money available for spending on public transit and other needs beyond just roads […]

  • President Trump says United States warship destroyed Iranian drone

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the two countries. President Trump said it was the latest “hostile” action by Iran. He called on other countries to condemn what he said are Iran’s attempts to disrupt the freedom of navigation and global commerce in the strategic waterway in the Persian Gulf region. President Trump said the USS Boxer took defensive action after the drone closed […]

  • Man shouting, ‘You die’ kills 33 at Japan anime studio

    TOKYO — A man screaming “You die!” burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, July 18, killing 33 people in an attack that shocked the country and brought an outpouring of grief from anime fans. Thirty-six others were injured, some of them critically, in a blaze that sent people scrambling up the stairs toward the roof in a desperate — and futile — attempt to escape what proved […]

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    House approves $15 minimum wage, Senate prospects are dim

    WASHINGTON — House Democrats approved legislation Thursday, July 18 to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, but the bill has almost no chance in the Republican-controlled Senate. Passage was assured after centrists won concessions for a slower phase-in, over six years instead of five. They also won assurances the pay hike could be halted midway if a study shows job losses or other adverse effects. A hike in the $7.25 […]

  • Deemed dangerous, Jeffrey Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

    NEW YORK — A judge denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday, July 18, saying the danger to the community that would result if the jet-setting defendant was free formed the “heart of this decision.” Epstein, with his hands folded before him, showed no reaction to the announcement by U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman. It means Epstein will remain behind bars while he fights charges that he exploited dozens of girls in New York […]

  • Brewers hang on for 5-4 win over Braves

    MILWAUKEE — Josh Hader struck out Ozzie Albies with two outs and the bases loaded in the ninth to preserve the Milwaukee Brewers’ 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. Christian Yelich hit his 34th homer of the season to tie the Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger for the major league lead. It was Yelich’s third home run in four games. The Brewers jumped out to an early lead on Manny Piña’s two-run homer in the second inning. Yelich made it […]

  • Dad accused of throwing 5-year-old son into Atlantic ocean, telling him to swim

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A Florida father faces multiple charges after police say he repeatedly tossed his 5-year-old son into the ocean along Daytona Beach and yelled at him to swim. Court records show police arrested 37-year-old John Bloodsworth for disorderly intoxication, jumping off the pier and child abuse. Former Georgia State Trooper Mitch Brown told WESH he was on vacation with his family when he saw the child alone, struggling to swim in deep water next to the Main […]

  • Pres. Trump appoints Scott Walker to board of think tank

    MADISON — It’s been a busy week for former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. On Monday, he announced he would not run for office in 2022 because he had accepted a full-time position starting in 2021 with the Young America’s Foundation. And on Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced he was appointing Walker to the board of trustees of one of the world’s most highly regarded think tanks. Walker is set to join the board of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for […]

  • Yelich hits grand slam, Brewers power past Braves, 13-1

    MILWAUKEE — Earlier in the day, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said his team had to find a way to make more plays in order to claw out of its midseason slump. Milwaukee then went out and did it Tuesday night. Christian Yelich hit his second career grand slam, Keston Hiura and Lorenzo Cain each had a solo home run, and the Brewers got a needed 13-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves. “We talked about (making plays) a lot,” Counsell said. […]

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Thanasis Antetokounmpo (PHOTO: Getty Images)

    ‘We are thrilled:’ Bucks sign Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Giannis’ brother

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks announced Tuesday, July 16 that they signed free agent forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo, the older brother of Bucks forward and NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Thanasis Antetokounmpo joins Milwaukee on a guaranteed two-year, minimum contract, according to Giannis’ agent, Alex Saratsis. “Thanasis is a young player with great experience at the top level overseas,” Bucks general manager Jon Horst said. “He brings toughness, athleticism, character and a high IQ. We are thrilled to have him join the […]

  • Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

    WASHINGTON — John Paul Stevens, who served on the Supreme Court for nearly 35 years and became its leading liberal, has died. He was 99. Stevens’ influence was felt on issues including abortion rights, protecting consumers and placing limits on the death penalty. He led the high court’s decision to allow terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay to plead for their freedom in U.S. courts. As a federal appeals court judge in Chicago, Stevens was considered a moderate when Republican […]

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