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AP-WI--Wisconsin News Digest 1:30 pm, WI

June 6, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Wisconsin. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org. Jeff Baenen is on the desk.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

FOXCONN-ECONOMIC INCENTIVES

MADISON, Wis. — The state Supreme Court affirmed Wednesday that municipalities can extend cash grants to developers in a case that solidifies a key economic tool local officials have relied upon for years to boost projects like Foxconn Technology Group’s new southeastern Wisconsin campus. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 505 words.

WISCONSIN INTERSTATE FUNDING

MADISON, Wis. — The state of Wisconsin will be receiving $86 million less than it requested from the federal government to pay for upgrades and expansion of Interstate 94 south of Milwaukee in conjunction with the Foxconn Technology Group project. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words.

With:

WISCONSIN INTERSTATE FUNDING-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

RECORD HOT MAY

WASHINGTON — Record heat returned to the United States with a vengeance in May. May warmed to a record average 65.4 degrees in the Lower 48 states, breaking the high of 64.7 set in 1934, according to federal weather figures released Wednesday. Weather stations in the nation broke or tied nearly 8,600 daily heat records in May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported. It hit 100 in Minneapolis on May 28, the earliest the city has seen triple digits. Wisconsin had its coldest April followed by its second warmest May. By Seth Borenstein. SENT: 370 words, photos.

CHINA-FOXCONN

SHENZHEN, China — The CEO of Taiwan’s Foxconn, which assembles Apple iPhones and other products for tech companies, said Wednesday that Washington’s dispute with China is over technology rather than trade. Terry Gou’s comments at an event celebrating the anniversary of Foxconn’s first investment in mainland China follow Beijing’s threat to scrap trade deals with Washington if President Trump’s tariff hike on Chinese technology products goes ahead. By Kelvin Chan. SENT: 365 words, photos.

WOLF POPULATION

MADISON, Wis. — New data suggests Wisconsin’s wolf population may be stabilizing after decades of growth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250-300 words.

IN BRIEF:

LIBERAL GROUP-TARGET, DOOR COUNTY DRUGS, ASSAULT-MANHUNT

SPORTS:

BREWERS-INDIANS

CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco struck out 14 in a complete-game victory at Milwaukee earlier this month. He faces the NL Central-leading Brewers again as the Indians try to sweep the midweek, two-game interleague series. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 1:10 p.m.

NASCAR-KENSETH’S ROLE

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Matt Kenseth seems to have a bunch more hats to wear this time around at Roush Fenway Racing as part-time driver of the No. 6. Kenseth, taking part in a tire test at Darlington Raceway this week, is part hero trying to revive the once-dominant car, part diagnostician in seeing what’s wrong and solving the problem; and part championship NASCAR driver simply looking to win. By Pete Iacobelli. UPCOMING, 600 words from 4 p.m.

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