What you need to know: Thursday

What you need to know: Thursday
Head coach Bo Ryan of the Wisconsin Badgers reacts in the second half against the Duke Blue Devils during the NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 6, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

It’s Thursday, August 13 and here is your day ahead:

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In local news…

WEATHER: Skies will be partly sunny and it will turn breezy, warm, and more humid with high temperatures in the middle to upper 80s. Full forecast 


Not retiring? University of Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan is casting doubt about plans announced in June to retire after the next basketball season. According to a report from PostCrescent.com, Ryan said Wednesday that Athletic Director Barry Alvarez told him he could change his mind at any time. Ryan said he hasn’t submitted any paperwork and could stay another four or five years. He said the announcement was made in June so recruits would know he could not guarantee he would be around for the next four years. More on this story


Federal lawsuit: The family of Tony Robinson, a biracial man fatally shot by Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny earlier this year, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the officer and the city of Madison Wednesday. The suit, in part, alleges Kenny lied about getting into an altercation as justification for shooting Robinson, as he responded to calls that the 19-year-old had attacked two people and was running in traffic. Kenny did not face criminal charges and was also cleared in an internal Madison Police Department review. The family is seeking a jury trial, but has not said how much money they want. More on this story


Teeing off: The best golfers in the world are in Wisconsin for the final major of the season. The PGA Championship tees off this morning at Whistling Straits. The afternoon session is highlighted by the top two golfers in the pros: Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth. McIlroy is the defending champion. Spieth is looking for his third major his year after winning The Masters and US Open. News Three’s Susan Siman talked with PGA Championship Director Jason Mengel about what he’s done over the last two years to get ready for the PGA Championship. More on this story


Season opener: The Green Bay Packers open the preseason tonight against defending Super Bowl champs the New England Patriots. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is expecting to play, but it’s unclear who the Patriots QB will be. Will the game be a coming-out party for Jimmy Garoppolo or a thumb in the eye to Roger Goodell and the NFL’s Deflategate investigation? With a four-game suspension looming over quarterback Tom Brady, coach Bill Belichick will have to decide which is more important: Getting his backup prepared for a possible stint as the starter, or showing his support for the suspended Super Bowl MVP. More on this story


Pumped up: Oil and gas industry watchers said Wednesday prices at the pump have jumped across the Great Lakes region because of the unexpected, partial shutdown of a large Indiana oil refinery, and those increases could continue. According to GasBuddy.com, the most affected states are Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois, but others, including Minnesota and Wisconsin, are also seeing increases. Prices in the Madison area spiked by as much as 40 cents yesterday. More on this story

In national news:


Explosive mystery: What caused the massive blasts that killed dozens and decimated a northern Chinese city? No one knows yet, partly because everyone is just coming to grips with the utter destruction the explosions caused. Buildings turned into hollowed out shells. Rows of incinerated cars. Windows broken miles away. And dozens of firefighters are still missing. The blasts ripped through warehouses that stored hazardous chemical materials. Firefighting efforts were suspended because authorities still aren’t sure what “dangerous goods” are stored at the warehouse at the heart of the explosions. More on this story


‘I have cancer’: The former president not only announced his cancer diagnosis, he also said it had spread. Carter, 90, had a “small mass” removed from his liver earlier this month and was told he should make a full recovery. But yesterday, Carter said the cancer was in other parts of his body. Carter’s family has a history of pancreatic cancer. More information on his condition will be released after he gets treatment at Atlanta’s Emory University. Social media was quick to offer up well wishes. More on this story

3. CAMPAIGN 2016

Poll toppers: A day after agreeing to turn over her private email server and falling behind Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton got some good news yesterday: she’s still running strong in Iowa. The first CNN/ORC poll of Democrats in Iowa shows Clinton with a 50% to 31% lead over Sanders. On the GOP side of things, Donald Trump still has a big lead in the state, despite all the Megyn Kelly “blood” comment drama. The poll says Trump tops the 17-person field with 22% support among Iowa Republicans. More on this story


Minneapolis concert: A partial ceiling collapse during a concert at a historic Minneapolis music venue sent two people to the hospital Wednesday night. Part of the ceiling at First Avenue fell off during a set by the metal band Theory of a Deadman. About 1,000 people were inside at the time. The cause of the collapse wasn’t immediately known. More on this story


Brutal beheading: Yet another one by ISIS. This time, images posted online seem to show the killing of a Croatian national who had been kidnapped back in July near Cairo, Egypt. There was no immediate or definitive proof the man had been killed. Still, the image and a video released days ago threatening just such a horrific act had many fearing the worst. More on this story