July 11

Nike keeps plans for Arizona factory despite controversy

Nike announced Thursday it's going forward with plans to make soles for Nike Air shoes in a Phoenix suburb even though Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey blocked state money for the facility when the company pulled a flag-themed shoe from the market.
July 11

California backs effort to boost utilities during wildfires

California lawmakers approved a multibillion-dollar plan Thursday to shore up the state's biggest electric utilities in the face of catastrophic wildfires and claims for damage from past blazes caused by their equipment.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during the opening ceremony of the summit on Efforts to Combat Human

House Judiciary panel OKs subpoenas tied to Mueller report

The House Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to authorize subpoenas for 12 people mentioned in special counsel Robert Mueller's report, including President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
July 11

Kansas chief concerned about police shooting investigations

A Kansas police chief testified in a newly released deposition that he was so concerned about the fairness of internal department probes of police shootings in Wichita that he removed the high-ranking officers overseeing them and detectives conducting them.
July 11

Teachers union sues DeVos over embattled loan relief program

One of the nation's largest teachers' unions sued the U.S. Education Department on Thursday over a federal program that promises to forgive student loans for…
July 11

As Dems debate busing, southern schools slowly desegregate

This small Mississippi Delta town serves as a reminder that fierce debates over the integration of black and white students are not a thing of the past.
July 11

Judge OKs phone seizures in New York City bike path attack

Prosecutors can show jurors at a terrorism trial the contents of two phones found in a truck used to kill eight people on a New York City bike path, a judge ruled Thursday.
July 11

Powell sends further signals of future rate cuts

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, testifying for a second day before Congress, said Thursday that the economy is in a "very good place" despite headwinds and that the Fed is prepared to do what it can to "keep it there."
July 11

Software engineer accused of taking trade secrets to China

A software engineer is accused of stealing trade secrets from the Illinois locomotive company he once worked for and taking the information with him to China, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
July 11

Memo: General fund $651m short heading into next budget

New projections show Wisconsin's general fund will be about $650 million short of meeting spending commitments heading into the into the 2021-23 state budget.
July 11

Trial delayed for white man accused of killing black student

A judge has granted a delay in the trial of a white man charged with murder and a hate crime in a black student's fatal stabbing.
July 11

Clarification: Wheat-Trade Agreement story

In a story July 10, The Associated Press reported that Republican senators from border states want grains rules addressed as part of a trade deal with Canada and Mexico. The request was made by a bipartisan group.
July 11

Court: Baltimore can't stop settlement winners from speaking

It is unconstitutional for the city of Baltimore to reduce financial settlements to alleged victims of police misconduct when they speak out about their experience, a federal appeals court has ruled, likening the practice to "hush money."
July 11

Spanish-language reporter released from immigration custody

A Spanish-language reporter who has been facing deportation since his arrest 15 months ago while covering an immigration protest in Tennessee was released Thursday from custody as his case proceeds.
July 11

Fiscal bureau revises average income tax cut in state budget

The Legislature's fiscal analysts are revising the average income tax cut Wisconsinites will see for 2020.
July 11

One reason for a Fed cut: Powell now fears too-low inflation

In a shift from just a few months ago, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is worried that too-low inflation could persist for a while — and undercut the U.S. economy.
July 11

The Latest: Trump says big tech can't be allowed to censor

The Latest on President Donald Trump's conference on social media (all times local):
July 11

Sex assault allegations complicate nomination for military's No. 2 officer

Army colonel has accused general of abusive contact.
July 11

Biden promises to end 'forever wars' as president

Joe Biden promised on Thursday his White House would end "forever wars" and reassert American leadership to combat authoritarianism and global instability, which he says are proliferating under President Donald Trump.
July 11

GOP threat ends Kansas governor's food assistance extension

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday dropped a policy that allowed several thousand Kansas adults to keep receiving food assistance after failing to meet a work requirement, reversing course days after the state's Republican attorney general threatened to file a lawsuit.