National
September 16

Supreme Court to stick with arguments via telephone, for now

The Supreme Court said Wednesday it will start its new term next month the way it ended the last one, with arguments by telephone because of the coronavirus pandemic and live audio available to the public.
National
September 16
A Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle in June.

Panel's report blasts Boeing, FAA for crashes, seeks reforms

A House committee issued a scathing report Wednesday questioning whether Boeing and government regulators have recognized problems that caused two deadly 737 Max jet crashes…
National
September 16

Family of UPS driver slain in police shootout files lawsuit

A family is suing over the fatal December shooting of a Florida UPS driver who was taken hostage by two robbers and killed in a torrent of gunfire after he and the suspects got stuck in rush-hour traffic.
Movies
September 16

Review: Back roads brutality in 'The Devil all the Time'

Say what you will, Antonio Campos' "The Devil all the Time" lives up to its title. Spanning numerous generations and set across a bleak and…
Nation
September 16

BC-BKL--WNBA Playoff Glance

(7)Connecticut 94, (6)Chicago 81(5)Phoenix 85, (8)Washington 84(5)Phoenix vs. (4)Minnesota, 7 p.m.(7)Connecticut vs. (3)Los Angeles, 9 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 20: Game One, 1 or 3 p.m.Tuesday, Sept.…
Home & Garden
September 16

Trick-or-What? Pandemic Halloween is a mixed bag all around

Roving grown-ups tossing candy at kids waiting on lawns. Drive-thru Halloween haunts. Yard parties instead of block parties and parades. Wider paths through corn mazes.
Nation
September 16
Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus

Woman sues Univ. of Wisconsin over Cephus' reinstatement

A woman who accused former Badgers football player Quintez Cephus of sexual assault in 2018 is suing the University of Wisconsin-Madison over its decision to reverse Cephus' expulsion and allow him back on the football team.
Variety
September 16
Aqua T. Clown performed during the Tommy Bartlett Show in 2006.

Pandemic forces closure of Tommy Bartlett water ski show in Wisconsin Dells

The coronavirus pandemic has forced an iconic Wisconsin Dells-area water ski show to shut down forever.
National
September 16

Politics creates economic illusion in Houdini's hometown

Nothing can shake Scott Rice's faith that President Donald Trump will save the U.S. economy — not seeing businesses close or friends furloughed, not even his own hellish bout with the novel coronavirus.
Nation
September 16

Man paralyzed in 2016 Pennsylvania cookout shooting dies

A man paralyzed in a 2016 shooting at cookout in western Pennsylvania that killed five people and an unborn baby has died, officials said.
Variety
September 16

Story of the Underground Railroad to Mexico gains attention

While researching U.S. Civil War history in South Texas, Roseann Bacha-Garza came across the two unique families of the Jacksons and the Webbers living along the Rio Grande. White men headed both families. Both of their wives were Black, emancipated slaves.
Variety
September 16

Pandemic spells opportunity for marooned Coast Guard cadets

Branyelle Carillo was facing the prospect of a summer marooned by the pandemic at the Coast Guard Academy in New London when she was called up for a mission: The U.S Coast Guard cutter Munro, bound for a patrol of the U.S. maritime border with Russia, had lost a tenth of its crew to quarantine and needed reinforcements.
National
September 16

Retail sales rise for 4th straight month as growth slows

Americans kept spending in August, but the pace of that growth is slowing as millions of people who lost jobs have now lost a $600 a week boost in their unemployment checks.
Nation
September 16

'The Nest' author has new novel scheduled for 2021

The author of the million-selling debut novel "The Nest" has another story of family drama coming out next year.
Books
September 16

New picture book series celebrates kitties and unicorns

The best-selling team behind the "Princess in Black" children's series is looking to an even younger audience for its latest project.
National
September 16

End of Abe era leaves Japan still searching for way forward

Among the challenges awaiting newly appointed Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is the urgent challenge of how to keep the world's third largest economy growing as its population ages and shrinks.
National
September 16
In a screenshot from the RNC's livestream of the Republican National Convention, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds addresses the virtual convention on Tuesday, A

Iowa governor won't budge on masks even as virus deaths rise

Plenty of Republican governors initially rejected mask mandates, but few have held to their skepticism amid soaring coronavirus cases with the tenacity of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds.
TV & Media
September 16

Grand jury charges Nebraska bar owner in protester's death

A white business owner who fatally shot a Black man during civil unrest in downtown Omaha this spring has been charged with manslaughter and other charges.
Nation
September 16

When can I shred this check? Answers to online banking FAQ

As the COVID-19 pandemic leads banking customers to lean into online technology to manage their money, those trying online banking for the first time may…
National
September 16

Long delays for burials at veterans cemetery in Union Grove

The coronavirus pandemic and staffing shortages have caused long delays for burials at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove, according to state officials.