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    Milwaukee Bucks fall short to Utah Jazz, 84-81

    SALT LAKE CITY — Rodney Hood scored 23 points and the Utah Jazz pulled away late in an 84-81 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night despite an ugly offensive performance. The Jazz won their season-high fifth consecutive game but shot just 39 percent from the field. The Jazz pulled away in the final 5 minutes thanks to a reverse dunk by Rudy Gobert set up by a drive and dish from Raul Neto. Neto’s corner 3 gave the […]

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    Two small planes collide off coast near L.A. Harbor; no word on survivors

    LOS ANGELES — Authorities say two small planes have collided and crashed into the ocean off of Los Angeles harbor and there’s no word on survivors. The Coast Guard says the midair collision took place around 3:30 p.m. Friday. It’s unknown how many people were on board. There were reports of debris about two miles outside the harbor breakwater. Los Angeles County lifeguard Capt. Ken Haskett says divers have found a plane tail number and a partial number from a […]

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    Bruno Mars to join Beyonce, Coldplay in Super Bowl 50 halftime show

    SAN FRANCISCO — Bruno Mars has finally officially confirmed he would perform at Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show with Coldplay and Beyoncé. The pop singer posted a photo on Instagram on Friday of himself at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where Super Bowl 50 will take place. Mars wrote, “It ain’t a party if Mr $how Up & $how out doesn’t show up,” along with the hashtag “confirmed.” It ain't a party if Mr $how Up & $how out […]

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    Gov. Walker to sign bill legalizing concealed switchblades on Saturday

    MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker is set to sign a bill that would allow people to carry concealed switchblades and knives. The governor plans to the sign the measure Saturday afternoon at the National Rifle Association and Wisconsin FORCE’s annual convention in Weston. Wisconsin FORCE, or Firearm Owners, Ranges, Clubs and Educators, is an NRA-chartered association that advocates for the right to bear arms. Manufacturing, selling, transporting, purchasing or possessing a switchblade has been illegal in Wisconsin for decades. The […]

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    Latest: Texas authorities move ‘affluenza’ teen to adult jail

    FORT WORTH, Texas — The Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck has been transferred to an adult jail. Records show that 18-year-old Ethan Couch was moved Friday from a juvenile detention center to the Tarrant County jail. Mugshot of #EthanCouch. Booked in TC jail today at 1:47 pm. Being held by order of TC juvenile district court. https://t.co/O2cC1njaOr— Dee Anderson (@SheriffAnderson) February 05, 2016 A hearing had been scheduled for Feb. 19 to determine […]

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    Former UW football player Montee Ball arrested in Madison

    MADISON — Former University of Wisconsin Badger and former Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball was arrested in Madison on Friday morning, February 5th. Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain says officers were called to a downtown hotel around 3:45 a.m. Friday. A woman told police she and Ball were arguing when he threw her in the air. She said she landed on a table and cut her leg, requiring stitches. DeSpain says Ball told police he pushed the woman and […]

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    Unemployment falls to 4.9%, lowest in 8 years, Pres. Obama weighs in on nation’s economy

    WASHINGTON — U.S. unemployment is back below 5% for the first time since 2008. However, hiring is slowing down. The U.S. economy added only 151,000 in January. That is way down from December when the economy gained 292,000 jobs. Economists surveyed by CNNMoney projected that the economy would create 197,000 new jobs last month. The unemployment rate fell to 4.9%, the lowest since February 2008. The job market has been a bright spot in an economy that has flashed several warning […]

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    University of Wisconsin System Regents committee okays new tenure policy

    MADISON — A University of Wisconsin System regents committee has approved a new tenure policy that would allow chancellors to lay off faculty for financial reasons and fire them for poor performance. The regents’ education committee approved the policy unanimously Friday. The full Board of Regents is expected to consider it next month. The state budget Gov. Scott Walker signed in July slashed $250 million from the system and erased faculty tenure protections from state law. A UW System task […]

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    Milwaukee Panthers fall 84-83 to Wright State Raiders

    FAIRBORN, Ohio — JT Yoho scored 29 points and Joe Thomasson’s free throw with three seconds left lifted Wright State past Milwaukee 84-83 Thursday night. Milwaukee’s Matt Tiby made both free throws with five seconds left to tie the game at 83 before Thomasson converted one of two free throws. Mark Hughes hit a 3-pointer with 10:47 to play gave the Raiders a 67-54 lead, before Milwaukee proceeded to outscore Wright State 29-16 to tie it. Akeem Springs, Austin Arians […]

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    On Wisconsin! Badgers top Buckeyes in fifth straight win

    MADISON — Nigel Hayes scored 21 points and Wisconsin hit a season-high 13 3-pointers to beat Ohio State 79-68 on Thursday night to extend its winning streak to five games. Wisconsin (14-9, 6-4 Big Ten) took advantage of open looks on the perimeter but nearly squandered a 12-point lead midway through the second half. The Badgers made things difficult for themselves by going just 10 of 17 from the foul line for the night. Ohio State (14-10, 6-5) drew within […]

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    Deadline passes: California Lottery officials say no verified winner of $63 million prize

    LOS ANGELES — Luck may have run out for the winner of a California Lottery jackpot. The person has apparently let $63 million slip through their fingers. Lottery officials say the six-month deadline to claim the prize expired at 5 p.m. Thursday, February 4th without anyone producing the winning ticket or making a verified claim. However, at least one person is suing, claiming he submitted the winning ticket but was refused the prize. If no claim is verified, the money goes to […]

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    Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

    NEW YORK — Maurice White, the founder and leader of Earth, Wind & Fire, has died. White died at home in Los Angeles on Wednesday, said his brother, Verdine White. He was 74. A former session drummer, White founded Earth, Wind & Fire in the late 1960s. The group went sold more than 90 million albums worldwide, displaying a flashy and eclectic musical style that incorporated his influences from growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, and at the influential Chicago music labels […]

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