Author: Associated Press

US loses to France 83-76, 25-game Olympic win streak ends

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The final buzzer sounded and France barely celebrated. To them, beating the United States again wasn’t really a surprise. And that might be the biggest indicator yet that the Americans — even after three consecutive Olympic…

Fauci says US headed in ‘wrong direction’ on coronavirus

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The United States is in an ``unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday. ``We’re going in the wrong direction,” said…

More groups ask Kaul to remove Natural Resources Board chair

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More groups are calling on Wisconsin’s attorney general to remove the head of the state’s Natural Resources Board before its August meeting. Fred Prehn, whose six-year term expired on May 1, has refused to vacate his…

3 people from Wisconsin die in 4-vehicle crash in Missouri

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Mo. (AP) — Three people from Wisconsin died in a four-vehicle crash in eastern Missouri on Friday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the crash happened on Interstate 44 about 90 miles southwest of St. Louis in Crawford…

Tellez homers twice to help Brewers beat White Sox 6-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rowdy Tellez said he’d never received a curtain call before his two-homer performance Saturday night had a sellout crowd chanting his first name. Then the Milwaukee Brewers slugger quickly corrected himself. “I had one in the minor…

Deputy who caused fatal crash was serving sentence at home

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A former Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputy accused of causing a crash that killed a man will spend time behind bars instead of at home wearing a bracelet with GPS tracking. Joel Streicher, of Milwaukee, was sentenced in…

States scale back virus reporting just as cases surge

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Several states scaled back their reporting of COVID-19 statistics this month just as cases across the country started to skyrocket, depriving the public of real-time information on outbreaks, cases, hospitalizations and deaths in their communities. The…

Big Ten embraces College Football Playoff expansion

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Big Ten is mostly embracing the notion of College Football Playoff expansion. Commissioner Kevin Warren has not definitively backed the proposal to grow the CFP from four to 12 teams, wanting to give time for his…

Adam Hadwin, Ryan Armour shoot 65s to share 3M Open lead

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Adam Hadwin missed the weekend cuts in his last three tournaments, continuing a disappointing stretch as he dropped to 120th in the FedEx Cup standings. The 33-year-old Canadian has put himself in position to get back…

Brewers beat White Sox 7-1; La Russa, Anderson ejected

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa got ejected for the first time in a decade. Milwaukee’s Tyrone Taylor gave him even more reason to feel frustrated shortly afterward. Taylor hit a grand slam to cap the Brewers’…

Tokyo Olympics begin with muted ceremony and empty stadium

Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colorful but strangely subdued ceremony that set a striking tone to match a unique pandemic Games.