Wednesday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2012 --- 7:55 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan is joining the chorus of GOP leaders who are calling on a Missouri Republican to drop out of his U.S. Senate race. Embattled Representative Todd Akin confirmed today that the vice presidential candidate called him to personally ask that he step aside in the wake of incendiary comments about rape. Akin says he won't abandon his campaign.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin students' average ACT scores held mostly steady in the past year, but continues to remain above average. In Wisconsin, 71 percent of students who graduated took the college-entrance exam.

MENOMINEE, Mich. (AP) -- A 34-year-old Wisconsin man drowned this week near a marina in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The Marinette man was pulled from the water Monday evening and died yesterday at a Green Bay hospital.

WHITING, Ind. (AP) -- BP says some of its recalled gasoline went to Milwaukee and was sold earlier this week before sales were halted. Authorities say the affected fuel involves regular gasoline and may also involve premium and mid-grade gas.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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