Wisconsin

Appeals court overturns conviction of `Making a Murderer` inmate

Appeals court overturns conviction of `Making a Murderer` inmate

Published 22/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Brendan Dassey is pictured in this undated booking photo obtained by Reuters January 29, 2016. Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department/Handout via Reuters/File Photo

A federal appeals court on Thursday affirmed a decision to overturn the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey, a Wisconsin man serving a life sentence whose case was chronicled in the popular Netflix television documentary "Making a Murderer."

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Koepka takes road less traveled to U.S. Open triumph

Koepka takes road less traveled to U.S. Open triumph

Published 19/06/2017

Jun 18, 2017- Hartford, WI, USA- Brooks Koepka reacts on the 18th hole during the final round of the 2017 U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY NETWORK

Brooks Koepka took an unorthodox path to reaching the goal of all professional golfers on Sunday but the 27-year-old Floridian said he would not change a thing after claiming his first major title.

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Matsuyama joins Aoki as major runner-up from Japan

Matsuyama joins Aoki as major runner-up from Japan

Published 19/06/2017

Jun 18, 2017- Erin, WI, USA- Hideki Matsuyama putts on the eighth green during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Hideki Matsuyama finished like a champion, firing the best score of the final round at the U.S. Open on Sunday but despite his six-under-par 66 had to settle for a tie for second place at Erin Hills.

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Stricker soaks up the hometown support at the U.S. Open

Stricker soaks up the hometown support at the U.S. Open

Published 19/06/2017

Jun 18, 2017- Erin, WI, USA- Steve Stricker walks off the 8th green during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

He walked to the 18th green to a rousing ovation and left it as the U.S. Open clubhouse leader, though at five under par Steve Stricker eventually finished 11 strokes behind winner Brooks Koepka.

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Li last at U.S. Open, but values the experience

Li last at U.S. Open, but values the experience

Published 18/06/2017

Young Chinese Li Haotong wrapped up his first taste of major championship golf with a 12-over-par 84 to stand last early in Sunday's U.S. Open final round, but said he valued the experience.

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Fleetwood riding momentum at U.S. Open: McGinley

Fleetwood riding momentum at U.S. Open: McGinley

Published 18/06/2017

Jun 17, 2017- Erin, WI, USA- Tommy Fleetwood plays his approach shot onto the 18th green during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

The shackles are off England's Tommy Fleetwood, riding the momentum of an early season win at Abu Dhabi to contend at the U.S. Open, said former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley.

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Milwaukee County sheriff rescinds Homeland Security job: media

Milwaukee County sheriff rescinds Homeland Security job: media

Published 18/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. departs after a meeting with U.S. President elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower New York, U.S., November 28, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, an African-American who became a staunch critic of the Black Lives Matter movement and a supporter of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, has withdrawn his acceptance for a job as assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. newspapers reported on Saturday.

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Golf – Johnson arrives for U.S. Open after birth of child

Golf – Johnson arrives for U.S. Open after birth of child

Published 14/06/2017

Jun 13, 2017- Erin, WI, USA- Dustin Johnson looks down the first fairway from the tee box during a practice round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

World number one Dustin Johnson arrived at Erin Hills to defend his U.S. Open crown and was out late on Tuesday practicing on the course.

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Stricker takes blue-collar path to U.S. Open

Stricker takes blue-collar path to U.S. Open

Published 13/06/2017

Jun 13, 2017- Erin, WI, USA- Steve Stricker addresses the media during a press conference for the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

When PGA Tour veteran Steve Stricker was denied a special exemption to this week's U.S. Open in his native Wisconsin the PGA Tour veteran simply rolled up his sleeves and qualified the blue-collar way.

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Erin Hills new major mountain for golfers to conquer

Erin Hills new major mountain for golfers to conquer

Published 13/06/2017

Jun 13, 2017- Erin, WI, USA- Bubba Watson walks to the range across the players bridge during a practice round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

The U.S. Open is about as close as golfers get to stepping into a ring and this year they face a new contender for the sport's toughest test when they take on Erin Hills.

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