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    Man smashes into monument claiming, “the devil made me do it”

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal authorities have detained a man who they say admitted to driving a car into a disputed Ten Commandments monument outside the Oklahoma Capitol building, smashing it to pieces. U.S. Secret Service agent David Allison says the man was detained Friday after he showed up at a federal building in Oklahoma City, rambling and making derogatory statements about the president. Allison says the man admitted to destroying the monument and claimed Satan told him to do […]

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    Attorney General candidates wrap up second debate

    MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin attorney general candidates Brad Schimel and Susan Happ have wrapped up their second debate. The race between Schimel, a Republican, and Happ, a Democrat, has turned fierce, with each accusing the other of being soft on crime. Friday’s debate generated some sparks, too, when Happ accused Schimel of flip-flopping on whether he would defend a state law that bans outside groups from coordinating with candidates. The law is at the heart of an investigation state election […]

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    Halloween treat for Harry Potter fans

    NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Potter fans can look forward to a Halloween treat, with some tricks, from J.K.Rowling. In an announcement posted Friday on her website, the author revealed that she has prepared a 1,700 word story about the witch and former Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge. The story will appear on Halloween, Oct. 31, on her site. It will include Rowling’s “revealing first-person thoughts” about Umbridge, according to Friday’s announcement. Umbridge first appeared in “Harry Potter and the Order of the […]

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    Questions about Ebola? Wisconsin health officials have a new hotline

    MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin state health officials have launched an Ebola hotline. The state Department of Health Services announced Friday that the line is for fielding questions Wisconsin residents have about the Ebola virus. The toll-free number is 844-684-1064. State Officer Karen McKeown says even though no one has been diagnosed with Ebola, and chances of catching it remain “extremely low,” she understands people are concerned and have questions. Information about Ebola is also available on the DHS website.

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    DEVELOPING: Senators ask government for nationwide air bag recall

    DETROIT (AP) — Two U.S. senators are calling on U.S. auto safety regulators to immediately issue a nationwide recall for cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp. Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts made the call in a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who oversees the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The letter delivered Thursday also asks Foxx to encourage automakers to provide free loaner cars if parts aren’t available. Air bag inflators […]

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    DEBATE: 6th Congressional District candidates spar over entitlements

    MANITOWOC (AP) — The candidates for Wisconsin’s lone, open congressional seat have sharply different views on the programs some Americans rely on for food, medical care and living expenses. Democrat Mark Harris and Republican Glenn Grothman are vying for the 6th Congressional District seat. They’ve each made so-called entitlement programs a focus of their campaigns. Both oppose changing people’s Social Security benefits based on their incomes. But HTR Media reports the things they agree on essentially end there. Harris wants […]

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    Timberwolves chop down Bucks in exhibition finale, 110-91

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Shabazz Muhammad had 19 points and Nikola Pekovic tallied 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised past the Milwaukee Bucks 110-91 on Wednesday. Chase Budinger also scored 15 for the Timberwolves, who started the game on a 12-1 run and never trailed. The Timberwolves (4-2) opened the third quarter on a 10-0 run to build a 16-point lead. Milwaukee cut it to nine points twice early in the fourth, but Minnesota went up by as many […]

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    Royals beats Giants 7-2, even World Series 1-all

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece. A night after the Giants opened with a 7-1 victory for their seventh straight Series win, Gregor Blanco led off the game with a home run against hard-throwing rookie […]

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    “Dog got him:” White House fence jumper quickly detained by Secret Service

    (CNN) — A man jumped over the White House fence on Wednesday night, but this time, the man barely made it onto the lawn before being taken down by a K-9 and quickly detained by Secret Service agents. “Dog got him,” a Secret Service spokesman said. The Secret Service says the man in Wednesday’s incident climbed the Pennsylvania Avenue fence at about 7:16 p.m. and was immediately apprehended by uniformed agents and K-9 teams. Video of the incident recorded by […]

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    Judge extends blocking Wisconsin campaign law

    MADISON (AP) — A federal judge has extended until Nov. 12 his order blocking a Wisconsin campaign coordination law that’s at the center of an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign and more than two dozen conservative groups. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa on Wednesday extended his temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of the law until Nov. 12. He issued the original order on Oct. 14 and it would have expired on Oct. 28 without further action. Randa […]

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    Three teens killed in Shawano County crash identified

    TOWN OF BELLE PLAINE (AP) — Shawano County sheriff’s authorities have identified the three teens killed in a highway crash and a fourth who was injured. All four were in a car that crossed the center line on Highway 22 in the Town of Belle Plaine Tuesday evening and was struck by an oncoming SUV. The teens who died in the crash are 15-year-old Paige Burnette, of Bonduel; 17-year-old Cody Borsche, of Shawano and 18-year-old Tyler Welch, of Shawano. Capt. Thomas […]

  • World Series 2014

    Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals in game 1 of World Series, 7-1

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumganer took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer off James Shields in a three-run first and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night’s World Series opener. In a matchup of streaking teams, the Giants won their seventh Series game in a row dating to 2010 and ended a perfect postseason for the Royals, who had been 8-0. San Francisco also ended […]

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