Take a look at the stories from around our area and world that are making news today.
Post reporter barred from Pence event, patted down by deputies: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Maggie Angst reports: "When DelReal asked whether others attending the rally could enter with their cellphones, he said the official replied, 'Not if they work for The Washington Post.' DelReal placed his computer and phone in his car, returned to the line and was detained again by security personnel, the Post reported. This time the the security personnel summoned two county sheriff's deputies who patted down DelReal's legs and torso, seeking his phone, the reporter said. DelReal identified the officers as Deputy John Lappley and Capt. Michelle Larsuel."
Walker's Supreme Court pick draws criticism: Wisconsin Public Radio's Chris Malina and Bill Martens report: While Kelly brings years of experience as an attorney to the table, he has never been a judge, like Prosser before his appointment. One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross called out Kelly’s lack of judicial experience and said his selection was politically-motivated.
"'It seems that the scales of justice are certainly tipped in favor of Gov. Walker at this point,' Ross said. 'He thinks about who is going to serve his ideological and partisan interests before anything else in every single thing he does, and I don’t think at this point in time, Gov. Walker has earned the benefit of the doubt on any of these things.'"
Trump says he was being 'sarcastic' in asking Russia to 'find' emails: NPR's Brett Neely reports: "'Of course I'm being sarcastic,' Trump said in a Thursday morning interview with Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade. 'But you have 33,000 emails deleted, and the real problem is what was said on those emails from the Democratic National Committee. You take a look at what was said on those emails, it's disgraceful.' Trump's initial comments were quickly condemned by the Clinton campaign, many in the foreign policy community and scores of Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, whose spokesman said Russia is 'a global menace led by a devious thug' and that Russian President Vladimir Putin 'should stay out of this election.'"
Tim Kaine is the Internet's new dad: Esquire's Megan Friedman writes: "Sen. Tim Kaine, whom you might know as Hillary's running mate, also happens to be the dad of three kids. But according to practically all of Twitter, Tim Kaine is also their dad, their friends' dad, their friends' dads' friends, and every dad they knew at the neighborhood block party.
"And it makes sense: He seems like a nice guy, he does a horribly dorky Trump impression, and he has just enough Everyman flair to help you picture him giving you a stern, but caring, lecture when you come home past curfew."