AP-WI–Wisconsin News Digest 6 pm, WI

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, to be followed by Gretchen Ehlke at 6 a.m.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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

TOP STORIES:

GOVERNOR-WISCONSIN-NFL

MADISON, Wis. — Republican Gov. Scott Walker took a page out of President Donald Trump’s playbook Thursday and called on all NFL players to stand during the national anthem, eliciting a quick response from his Democratic opponent. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 460 words.

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GOVERNOR-WISCONSIN-NFL-THE LATEST

WISCONSIN FLOODING-AID

MADISON, Wis. — Damage from late-summer rains has surged past $100 million in Dane County, and plenty of other areas in western and central Wisconsin are staring at millions of dollars in estimated damage. Cities and counties will hope for federal and state aid to help in recovery. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 700 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

ATTORNEY GENERAL

MADISON, Wis. — U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will vote to restrict abortion rights if he wins a spot on the high court, Wisconsin attorney general hopeful Josh Kaul predicted Thursday. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 540 words.

REDISTRICTING-MIDTERMS

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The task of drawing new boundaries for thousands of federal and state legislative districts is still about three years away, yet the political battle over redistricting already is playing out in this year’s midterm elections. Current political boundaries are being legally challenged in about a dozen states, on claims of political or racial gerrymandering. A similar claim remains pending against the Wisconsin state Assembly districts after the nation’s highest court in June directed the case back to a lower court for more proceedings. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,035 words.

MISS AMERICA

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The second night of preliminary competition in the swimsuit-less Miss America competition will be held Thursday night in Atlantic City. Contestants from Florida and Wisconsin picked up wins Wednesday in the first night of preliminary competition. Miss Wisconsin Tianna Vanderhei won the onstage interview competition for her comments on how higher education should be more affordable and more accessible. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 460 words, photos. Will be updated following conclusion of second night of preliminaries around 8:30 p.m. CDT.

IN BRIEF:

SCHOOL-CEILING COLLAPSE, WORLD WAR II REMAINS, CHILD TAX REBATE, PRIEST-ASSAULT CHARGES, MIDWEST STORMS

SPORTS:

NEW MEXICO-WISCONSIN PREVIEW

After beating FCS school Incarnate Word, New Mexico’s new pass-happy offense faces a much stiffer test on the road. Wisconsin might want to get off to a cleaner start on offense as it plays the second of three straight nonconference tuneups at home. The Badgers won their opener by 31, but didn’t get the thorough, beginning-to-end blowout that might be expected of a top-five team against Western Kentucky. It could happen on Saturday. SENT: 375 words.

BIG TEN THIS WEEK

The Big Ten’s game of the week pits Colorado against Nebraska. The teams battled each other as Big 12 rivals until 2010. It’s also the one-week-late debut of Nebraska coach Scott Frost. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. 600 words, photos.

BIG TEN-FIRED-UP

Penn State-Pittsburgh and Iowa State-Iowa are among the in-state non-conference battles in the Big Ten this week. The ones involving directional schools — Western Michigan at Michigan and Western Illinois at Illinois — aren’t to be forgotten. Those games create lifetime memories for the underdogs, win or lose, and the favorites must be on guard. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.

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