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  • Marquette beats LSU 94-84 for third in Maui

    LAHAINA, Hawaii — Andrew Rowsey scored 24 of his 30 points in the second half and Marquette pulled away for a 94-84 victory over LSU in the third-place game of the Maui Invitational on Wednesday. Marquette (3-2) had trouble getting Rowsey or Markus Howard open looks in the first half, but Sam Hauser picked up the slack, scoring 18 of his 20 points in the opening 20 minutes. The Golden Eagles built a big early lead behind Hauser, watched the […]

  • Conservation club to mount albino deer accidentally shot by hunter

    DURAND — A conservation club in northwestern Wisconsin says it will mount an albino deer accidentally shot by a hunter and use it as a teaching tool. The state Department of Natural Resources says the hunter who mistakenly shot the white deer contacted authorities after learning he had killed the protected animal in Pepin County. Conservation warden Richard Rosen says even though the deer’s head was partly brown, it was still protected. The DNR says the hunter was given a […]

  • US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued

    TOKYO — Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said. The C-2 “Greyhound” transport aircraft came down about 500 nautical miles (925 kilometers) southeast of Okinawa as it was bringing passengers and cargo from Japan to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, the Navy said in a statement. The Reagan was operating in the Philippine Sea during a joint exercise with Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense […]

  • Former USA Gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct

    LANSING, Michigan — A former doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison. Larry Nassar, 54, admitted to abusing seven girls, mostly under the guise of treatment at his Lansing-area home and a campus clinic. All but one of his accusers was a gymnast. He faces similar charges in a neighboring county and lawsuits filed by […]

  • Good night, night: Light pollution increasing around globe

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  — The world’s nights are getting alarmingly brighter — bad news for all sorts of creatures, humans included. A German-led team reported Wednesday that light pollution is threatening darkness almost everywhere. Satellite observations during five Octobers show Earth’s artificially lit outdoor area grew by 2 percent a year from 2012 to 2016. So did nighttime brightness. Light pollution is actually worse than that, according to the researchers. Their measurements coincide with the outdoor switch to energy-efficient and […]

  • Wisconsin DNR: Deer license sales down heading into opener

    MADISON, Wis. — New state Department of Natural Resources data shows hunters purchased fewer licenses heading into the opening days of Wisconsin’s traditional nine-day gun deer season than last year. The season opened Saturday. According to figures released Wednesday, the DNR sold 582,281 licenses authorizing hunting with a firearm during the nine-day season through Sunday. That’s down slightly from 587,440 sold through the Sunday of opening weekend in 2016. The agency sold 17,287 mentored hunt licenses through Sunday. Gov. Scott […]

  • Airline defendants to pay $95 million in 9/11 settlement

    NEW YORK — Insurers for American Airlines, United Airlines and other aviation defendants have agreed to pay $95 million to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. 11 attacks. The settlement was described in papers filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. Developers of the new World Trade Center buildings had once demanded $3.5 billion from aviation-related companies after hijacked planes destroyed three skyscrapers among five demolished buildings on Sept. 11, 2001. Lawyers said the […]

  • Company fires about 50 workers for refusing to get flu shot

    DULUTH, Minn. — A Minnesota-based health system has fired about 50 employees who refused to get a flu shot. Essentia Health announced last month that employees would be required to get vaccinated for influenza unless they received a religious or medical exemption. The company said it wanted to help keep patients from getting sick at its 15 hospitals and 75 clinics in Minnesota, Idaho, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Essentia says 99 percent of the company’s 13,900 eligible employees had gotten […]

  • Lofty Thanksgiving: Astronauts feasting on pouches of turkey

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronauts at the International Space Station will be feasting Thursday on pouches of Thanksgiving turkey. The three Americans, two Russians and one Italian will also rip into single-serving bags of mashed potatoes, candied yams, cornbread stuffing and cranberry-apple dessert. Just add water and bon appetit! The space station crew is enjoying a Thanksgiving meal too, but the prep is a little different than on earth! — Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) November 22, 2017 The space […]

  • Kwik Trip plans $300 million capital investment including construction of new bakery

    LA CROSSE — Kwik Trip is planning to make a $300 million capital investment to support its convenience store chain. Plans by the La Crosse-based retailer include a $113 million bakery plant, expanding its dairy manufacturing facility, kitchen operations and transportation fleet. The investment is expected to create more than 300 jobs in the La Crosse area over the next five years. Construction of the new bakery is expected to be completed by late fall of 2018. Gov. Scott Walker’s […]

  • Backstreet Boys member accused of rape

    NEW YORK — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against celebrities and media (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Nick Carter says he’s “shocked and saddened” by accusations made by a singer who said he raped her about 15 years ago. Melissa Schuman of the girl group Dream wrote in a blog post that she was “forced to engage in an act against my will.” She said the Backstreet Boy took her virginity. But Carter says in a statement Wednesday that […]

  • President Trump calls father of freed UCLA player an ‘ungrateful fool’

    PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump started off his first day of Thanksgiving vacation Wednesday by resuming his taunts of the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China, calling him an “ungrateful fool.” In a series of tweets fired off before dawn, the president complained yet again that LaVar Ball, father of LiAngelo Ball, hasn’t given him credit for the release of his son and two other UCLA basketball players after they were accused of […]