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Mega Millions jackpot soars to $636 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions jackpot soared to an estimated $636 million on Tuesday, making it the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. The top prize had been estimated at $586 […]

12/17/2013

In this Feb. 24, 2012 photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun speaks during a news conference at spring training baseball in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Ryan Braun finally admits drug use in 2011

A month after acknowledging only that he made “mistakes,” Ryan Braun admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during his NL MVP season of 2011. The suspended Milwaukee slugger said he took a cream and a lozenge containing […]

08/23/2013

A makeshift memorial is seen before a candlelight vigil in the parking lot the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in Oak Creek, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Candlelight vigil honors Wisconsin Sikh victims

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Monday night to mark the one-year anniversary of a shooting rampage at a Wisconsin Sikh temple with a candlelight vigil in the very parking lot where […]

08/05/2013

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin gives a thumbs up after riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle to the motorcycle museum Friday, August, 2, 2013 in Milwaukee during the National Governors Association meeting. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Democratic governors nervous about health plan

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Democratic governors say they are nervous about getting the new federal health care law implemented but add they will be better positioned in next year’s elections than many of their Republican counterparts […]

08/04/2013

John Henry Spooner, 76, right, confers with his defense attorney Monday, July 15, 2013, during a break in jury selection for his trial on charges that he fatally shot a black teen last year whom he suspected of breaking into his Milwaukee home and stealing weapons.  (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde)

Jury: Wis. man sane when he killed teen neighbor

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man knew exactly what he was doing when he accused his teenage neighbor of burglary and fired a bullet into the boy’s chest, a jury decided Friday, in a verdict […]

07/19/2013

John Henry Spooner, 76, right, confers with his defense attorney Monday, July 15, 2013, during a break in jury selection for his trial on charges that he fatally shot a black teen last year whom he suspected of breaking into his Milwaukee home and stealing weapons.  (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde)

Video shows Milwaukee man, 76, shooting teen

  MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man’s own surveillance cameras show him confronting a 13-year-old neighbor boy on a sidewalk outside of their houses, pointing a gun at the teen and firing into his chest […]

07/16/2013

Archdiocese of Milwaukee (AP Photo)

Few Milwaukee clergy abuse victims get large sums

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Clergy sex abuse victims have long accused the Archdiocese of Milwaukee of spending more money on lawyers to protect itself than to care for those who suffered at the hands of abusive […]

07/05/2013

Chicago Department of Public Health ad campaign.

‘Pregnant boys’ causing sparks in Chicago

Pictures of teenage boys sporting “pregnant” bellies are part of  Chicago’s new eye-catching teen pregnancy prevention campaign. It aims to “spark conversations among adolescents and adults on the issue of teen pregnancy and to make […]

06/10/2013

Dodgers

After Mattingly criticism, Dodgers top Brewers 9-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dodgers manager Don Mattingly criticized his team and benched All-Star right fielder Andre Ethier, then watched Los Angeles beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-2 Wednesday. Mattingly, in the third and final year of […]

05/22/2013

US Vice President Joe Biden (AP Photo)

Wisconsin boy gets handwritten response from Biden

MILWAUKEE (AP) — It might not be unusual for schoolchildren to write to the president or vice president. But one Wisconsin boy got an unexpectedly personal response. The 7-year-old, second-grade student at Downtown Montessori Academy […]

05/14/2013

U.S. Navy Blue Angels (AP Photo)

Dozens of air shows cancel without military jets

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dozens of air shows that draw tens of thousands of people and generate millions of dollars for local economies have been cancelled this year after the military grounded its jet and demonstration teams because of automatic federal budget cuts.

04/28/2013

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Gardeners make plans with no certainty in forecast

MILWAUKEE (AP) — There’s no question that Eric Ciula picked a bad year to get into a competition for growing the biggest tomato. The worst U.S. drought in decades was gripping two-thirds of the nation.

04/20/2013

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