MILWAUKEE (AP) - Federal prosecutors allege a Turkish businessman helped illegally route Wisconsin-made outboard engines and boat generators to the Iranian navy. Forty-year-old Resit Tavan of Istanbul appeared in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee on Monday. Tavan was arrested in Romania in June on an international warrant. Tavan, his Turkish company and a manager there are accused of conspiring to defraud the U.S. and to smuggle American-made products to Iran. His attorney says Tavan will fight the charges.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - President Trump's nominee to lead the Federal Highway Administration has withdrawn from consideration for the post, a surprise development given his widespread support and qualifications. A U.S. Department of Transportation spokesperson says Paul Trombino III is stepping away from the federal appointment for family reasons. Trombino told colleagues in an email that he had decided to stay in Iowa to take care of his ailing father, whose condition has recently deteriorated.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Brown County Circuit Judge Kendall Kelley has been assigned to review whether to pursue contempt findings against nine people involved with a now-closed investigation into Gov. Scott Walker. Kelley was assigned Monday to replace Jefferson County Circuit Judge William Hue, who removed himself from the case because he had posted comments on Twitter about the investigation before it was assigned to him. Kelley was appointed judge by Republican Gov. Scott McCallum in 2002.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill lifting Wisconsin's moratorium on gold and silver mining. Walker signed the measure, dubbed the "Mining for America" bill by its GOP authors, Monday at the Oneida County Airport in Rhinelander.
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