August 13

Judge orders FBI informant to wear a disguise in terror case

A Montana judge has ordered an FBI informant to wear a wig or hat, false eyeglasses and fake facial hair when testifying against a man who prosecutors say wanted to avenge the death of Muslims killed in shootings at two New Zealand mosques.
August 13

Indiana man charged after shots fired at Chicago hospital

An Indiana man with a history of gun convictions was charged Tuesday with being a felon in possession of a firearm after authorities say he opened fire at a Chicago hospital.
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2018, file photo, counter-protesters prepare to clash with Patriot Prayer protesters during a rally in Portland, Ore. Portland

Risk of clashes at rally mobilizes Portland, Oregon, police

Portland police are mobilizing to prevent clashes between out-of-state far-right groups planning a rally here and the homegrown anti-fascists who oppose them as America's culture wars seep into this progressive haven.
August 13

DNR spent nearly $10K to host wasting disease summit

The state Department of Natural Resources spent nearly $10,000 to bring wildlife officials from around the Midwest to Madison for a conference on chronic wasting disease.
August 13

The Latest: Human Services doesn't check for smoke detectors

The Latest on a home day care center fire in Pennsylvania that killed five children (all times local):
August 13

Opponents warn a Tennessee abortion ban will cost taxpayers

Tennessee lawmakers were warned Tuesday that, should the GOP-controlled Legislature choose to pass one of the strictest abortion bans in the nation, taxpayers will likely be forced to pick up cost of the losing battle.
August 13

US homeland security chief: Racism is fueling some terrorism

White supremacist ideology is helping fuel domestic terrorism in the United States, the head of Homeland Security said Tuesday.
August 13

The Latest: Tennessee governor won't halt inmate's execution

The Latest on the upcoming execution of a Tennessee inmate (all times local):
August 13

Trial delayed for Mar-a-Lago trespassing trial

A federal judge delayed the trial of a Chinese woman charged with trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents after accusing her of trying to "play games" at a Tuesday hearing as she acted as her own attorney against the judge's strong advice.
August 13

Sen. Rand Paul easing back in public view after lung surgery

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has started easing back into public activities after his recent lung surgery sidelined him for part of the August congressional break.
August 13

China denies US Navy ship visits to Hong Kong amid unrest

U.S. officials say the Chinese government has denied requests for two U.S. Navy ships to make port visits to Hong Kong amid civil unrest.
August 13

California counties sue over public benefit immigration rule

San Francisco and Santa Clara counties filed the first lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's new rules to deny green cards to migrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance.
August 13

2020 Democrats weigh how tough to hit Trump on racism

Hillary Clinton took the stage in Reno, Nevada, with an urgent warning about the consequences of a Donald Trump administration: "He's taking hate groups mainstream…
August 13

Gillibrand to visit St. Louis to decry state abortion limits

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand is planning to hold a reproductive rights town hall in St. Louis, home of Missouri's last remaining abortion clinic.
August 13

Vos says Republicans want veto-proof majority in Assembly

Wisconsin Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he wants to grow the GOP majority to a veto-proof level following the 2020 election.
August 13

The Latest: Rand Paul makes first post-surgery appearance

The Latest on U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's first public appearance since his lung surgery (all times local):
August 13

Markets Right Now: Tariff delay sends US stocks soaring

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):
August 13

Republicans resurrect UW campus free speech bill

Republican legislators are re-introducing a bill that would punish students who interfere with campus speeches and presentations with suspension and expulsion.
August 13

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska win another legal battle over casino

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has scored another legal win in its fight to keep its casino in western Iowa open.
August 13

Wisconsin elections officials scale back security proposal

Wisconsin elections officials scaled back a plan Tuesday to buy scores of new loaner computers for local clerks using outdated systems open to cyberattacks, saying the proposal is too expensive when they don't have a firm grasp on how many clerks really need new computers.