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

May 2, 2019

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. Dave Kolpack 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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WISCONSIN BUDGET

MADISON, Wis. _ Democratic Gov. Tony Evers pledged Thursday to “fight like hell” to expand Medicaid in Wisconsin, a day after Republican legislative leaders said they would kill his proposal next week. A defiant Evers and Democratic lawmakers held a news conference to urge the public to call Republicans and tell them to approve Medicaid expansion. They cited public opinion polls that showed a wide majority of support for Medicaid expansion. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 540 words. AP Photos planned.

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FOXCONN-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. _ Foxconn Technology Group is moving forward with its plan to build a manufacturing facility in Wisconsin and President Donald Trump has promised to visit when production starts next year, the Taiwanese company’s leader told reporters following a meeting at the White House. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou met with Trump on Wednesday to discuss the company’s ever-changing Wisconsin project. Gou was in Wisconsin on Thursday where he planned to meet for the first time with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, a critic of the plan. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 725 words. AP Photos planned.

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CYBERATTACK FIGHTER-DETAINED

MILWAUKEE _ A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus in 2017 is scheduled in Wisconsin federal court to plead guilty to developing malware to steal banking information. Marcus Hutchins agreed last month to plead guilty to developing a malware called Kronos and conspiring to distribute it from 2012 to 2015. By Ivan Moreno. SENT: 130 words, photos. Developing from 2:30 p.m. CT hearing.

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DNR-WETLANDS DECISION, OFFICER SHOT-MILWAUKEE, THREE DEAD-SEYMOUR, CITY WORKER KILLED

SPORTS:

ROCKIES-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE _ The Colorado Rockies go for a series split against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Rockies ended a three-game losing streak with their 11-4 win Wednesday. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 1:10 p.m. EDT.

WOMEN’S PRO HOCKEY-FUTURE

More than 200 of the top female hockey players in the world have decided they will not play professionally in North America next season, hoping their stand leads to a single economically sustainable league. The announcement comes after the Canadian Women’s Hockey League abruptly ceased operations, leaving the five-team, U.S.-based National Women’s Hockey League as the only pro league in North America. Players say the salaries and business model of the NWHL don’t work. By AP Hockey Writers John Wawrow and Stephen Whyno. SENT: 1000 words, photos. UPCOMING: 1000 words, photos by 6 p.m. ET.

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