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    Court rejects pro-Trump request for immediate halt to Wisconsin presidential election recount

    A federal court has rejected a pro-Trump request for immediate halt to Wisconsin presidential recount, but allows the lawsuit to proceed. The lawsuit and request for a temporary restraining order was filed late Thursday in federal court in Madison. It was filed by the Great America PAC, the Stop Hillary PAC and Wisconsin voter Ronald R. Johnson. Recount will continue unless a judge orders otherwise. Keep counting! — Wisconsin Elections (@WI_Elections) December 2, 2016 The lawsuit contends that the recount […]

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    Feds target sleep apnea, speeding after deadly train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey

    Federal regulators want all passenger train operators in the U.S. tested for sleep apnea after the engineer in September’s deadly New Jersey commuter train crash was found to have the fatigue-inducing disorder. The Federal Railroad Administration issued a safety advisory Friday calling for screening and treatment. It says engineers with severe sleep disorders shouldn’t operate trains until they are treated. The agency also is urging railroads to install inward-facing cameras in train cabs and take steps to ensure engineers abide […]

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    Mall of America, nation’s biggest, hires first black Santa

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The nation’s largest mall is hosting its first-ever black Santa Claus this weekend. The Star-Tribune reports The Mall of America in suburban Minneapolis hired Larry Jefferson to play Kris Kringle from Thursday to Sunday as part of its Santa Experience. Santa Experience co-owner Landon Luther says they “want Santa to be for everyone, period.” With that in mind, he tells the newspaper he launched a nationwide search for a diverse Santa and found Jefferson at a Santa […]

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    Michigan board to hear President-elect Donald Trump’s challenge to recount effort

    LANSING, Mich. — Michigan’s elections board will consider President-elect Donald Trump’s request to block a hand recount of all 4.8 million ballots cast in the state he won by 10,700 votes over Hillary Clinton. Arguments will be heard Friday. A recount is already underway in Wisconsin, where the first reporting of numbers is expected Friday. In Pennsylvania, a hearing is scheduled for Monday on Stein’s push to secure a court-ordered statewide recount. Recounts aren’t expected to flip nearly enough votes […]

  • GLENDALE, CA - JANUARY 29: The Ford logo on a car is seen at a dealership on January 29, 2013 in Glendale, California. According to reports the nation's second-largest automaker earned $1.7 billion in the fourth-quarter quarter, the highest pre-tax profit in a decade, up 55% from a year earlier. For the year, earnings slipped 5% to $5.7 billion. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    Ford recalls 680,000 cars; seat belts may not hold in crash

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling more than 680,000 midsize sedans mainly in North America because the front seat belts may not hold people in a crash. The recall covers certain 2013 to 2016 Ford Fusion, 2013 to 2015 Lincoln MKZ and 2015 and 2016 Ford Mondeo cars. Ford says heat generated when the seat belt pre-tensioners deploy can cause cables to break. If that happens the belts may not hold people. Ford says it knows of two injuries related to […]

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    Presidential election recount: Governor Scott Walker doesn’t expect vote changes

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he doesn’t think the presidential recount ongoing in his state will result in any significant change in the results. Donald Trump won Wisconsin by about 22,000 votes, or less than 1 percentage point, over Hillary Clinton. Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein requested the recount which began on Thursday and has to be completed by Dec. 13. Walker told reporters Friday that he assumes the results will be fairly similar once the recount is done. […]

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    Wisconsin’s presidential election recount now underway: “We’re going to get the job done”

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — The first candidate-driven statewide recount of a presidential election in 16 years is now underway in Wisconsin — and there were some delays in Milwaukee County. The recount starting Thursday, December 1st was requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Almost no one expects recounts to result in a Hillary Clinton victory over President-elect Donald Trump. Clinton trails President-elect Trump by more than 22,000 votes in Wisconsin. The tiny Menominee County was the first to finish the recount Thursday — […]

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    Antetokounmpo leads Bucks over Nets, 111-93

    NEW YORK —  Giannis Antetokounmpo had 23 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, Jabari Parker scored 22 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets 111-93 on Thursday night. Malcolm Brogdon and Tony Snell each added 13 points for the Bucks, who followed their impressive victory over Cleveland with their third straight win. Brook Lopez scored 15 points, Sean Kilpatrick had 14 and Bojan Bogdanovic added 13 for the Nets, who outlasted the Los Angeles Clippers in overtime on Tuesday and […]

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    Judge sentences Carl Barrett to 65 years in prison for role in Laylah Petersen shooting

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee County judge sentenced 21-year-old Carl Barrett Jr. on Thursday, December 1st to 65 years in prison and another 35 years of extended supervision for his role in the shooting death of five-year-old Laylah Petersen. Barrett was found guilty by a jury on September 29th of the following charges: First degree reckless homicide, use of a dangerous weapon, as party to a crime First degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon, as party to a crime (three […]

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    Niagara Falls gets $4M lighting makeover; LEDs brighten view

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario — A $4 million lighting makeover promises to dial up the wow factor of Niagara Falls at night. Officials say energy-efficient LED lighting unveiled Thursday will provide brighter and more robust color than the halogen technology that’s been used to cast the Falls in rainbow hues after dark for the past 20 years. CLICK HERE to view Niagara Falls with its new LED lighting The light beams emanate from banks of spotlights on the Canadian side of […]

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    White House announces support for requiring women to register for the military draft

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s administration is announcing its support for requiring women to register for the military draft. The administration has been deliberating for roughly a year about whether to back such a change to the Selective Service. White House National Security Council spokesman Ned Price says that because previous barriers to military service are being removed, it makes logical sense for women to be required to register for the draft. But Price says the Obama administration remains committed to […]

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    Gov. Scott Walker pushes for expanded rural broadband

    SEYMOUR — Gov. Scott Walker is asking the state Legislature to pass a bill that allocates about $35 million to expand broadband and technology in rural areas. Walker was in Seymour Thursday, December 1st — where a year ago, he held the first of more than 70 listening sessions in the past year. The governor says a re-occurring theme at the sessions has been access to reliable broadband internet. The proposed legislation provides an additional $35.5 million for broadband expansion efforts […]