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Hearing is believing: Speech may be a clue to mental decline

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer Your speech may, um, help reveal if you’re uh … developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be an early sign of mental decline, which can lead to Alzheimer’s disease, a study suggests. Researchers had people describe a picture they were shown in… Keep Reading

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Walker to sign 11 bills to fight opioids

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is scheduled to sign nearly a dozen bills designed to combat opioid addiction at stops around the state, including a stop in Schofield. The governor is slated to sign four bills in De Pere, four more bills in Onalaska and three bills in Schofield on Monday. Walker called… Keep Reading

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Nick Williams’ 1st career slam lifts Phils over Brewers 5-2

By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies rookie Nick Williams walked up to the plate with the bases loaded in the sixth and recognized a familiar name on the mound after the Milwaukee Brewers made a pitching change. The previous time Williams faced Brewers reliever Tyler Webb was in Triple-A… Keep Reading

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Walks doom Woodchucks in loss to Bombers

Battle Creek, Mich. – Saturday night, a Wisconsin Woodchucks (19-28; 4-8) pitcher turned in one of the team’s best starts of the year. Sunday afternoon, the pitching staff struggled mightily, combining for 12 walks allowed, 15 hits allowed, and a season-high 20 runs allowed in a 20-3 beatdown by the Battle Creek Bombers (27-20; 7-5).… Keep Reading

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Ryan Braun considered day-to-day for rest of season

By RICH ROVITO, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, who has struggled with a strain in his left calf for several weeks, will be evaluated daily for the reminder of the season, manager Craig Counsell said before Saturday night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. “I think enough has happened as we’ve… Keep Reading

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Shaw’s HR in the 8th give Brewers 3-2 win over Phillies

By JOE TOTORAITIS, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — With the 1982 AL champion Milwaukee Brewers watching, the surprising NL Central-leading Brew Crew put on their own show. Travis Shaw hit his 20th home run of the season leading off the bottom of the eighth inning and the Brewers edged the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 on Saturday… Keep Reading

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Rasure’s gem leads Woodchucks to win over Bombers

Battle Creek, Mich. – For a while, the Wisconsin Woodchucks were looking for a starting pitcher to get them through five innings. They found some. Then they were looking for some to get through six. They found some. Saturday night, one finally got through seven. In fact, he got through eight excellent innings, the longest… Keep Reading

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2 hospitalized in Lincoln County crash

TOWN OF BIRCH — Two people are hospitalized in intensive care following a single-vehicle crash Saturday morning in Lincoln County, according to a news release. The crash was reported at 9:30 a.m. July 15 and happened in the southbound lane of Hwy. 51, just south of Nelson Avenue, police said. The vehicle appears to have… Keep Reading

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

By The Associated Press A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: Trump Jr.: “My Russian Meetings Prove I’m… Keep Reading

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3 die in wrong-way crash on I-94 in western Wisconsin

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say three people were killed when a wrong-way driver crashed into another vehicle on Interstate 94 near Menomonie in western Wisconsin. The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol say it happened just before 5:45 p.m. Thursday. Dispatchers received complaints about a black car that had crossed the median… Keep Reading

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