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    Flu season, early again, hitting hard in South and Midwest

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the flu is now hitting hard in parts of the country, especially the South and Midwest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported cases were widespread in 29 states last week. If the trend continues, it could bring another early peak to the flu season as happened in the last two winters. Experts worry this will be a bad season because the dominant strain — seen in roughly two-thirds of […]

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    CDC: Prepackaged caramel apples linked to fatal listeria outbreak

    (CNN) — A sweet treat has turned potentially deadly for dozens of people in multiple states. At least four people have died — in a fifth case tests are pending — after eating caramel apples that may have been infected with Listeria monocytogenes. Some 28 people have become infected with the deadly bacterium in 10 different states according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of the people who have gotten sick, nine were pregnant. Pregnant women are 10 […]

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    Wisconsin budget faces $824 million hole, according to Legislative Fiscal Bureau

    MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin’s state budget would be $824 million short just to continue the current level of services. That is according to a new analysis released Friday by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau. It looked only at what it would cost the state to continue funding levels over the next two years at their current levels, making no concessions for expenses like new tax cuts or potential cuts that would save money. The state constitution requires the Legislature to […]

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    Bucks spoil Cousins’ return, beat Kings 108-107

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Knight scored 20 points and the Milwaukee Bucks spoiled DeMarcus Cousins’ return to the struggling Sacramento Kings with a 108-107 victory Thursday night. With their inside game lacking due to missing players, the Bucks shot well from the perimeter for much of the night in winning their third in four games. They went 10 of 14 from 3-point range in the first half and made 13 overall from beyond the arc. O.J. Mayo and Jared […]

  • Amazon

    Amazon offering one-hour delivery for Prime members

    SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon says it is offering one-hour delivery of thousands of basic products to its Prime customers in Manhattan. The online retail giant rolled out the service, known as Prime Now, to select areas of Manhattan on Thursday. It provides delivery of household products like paper towels, shampoo, books, toys and batteries. Amazon says Prime Now is available to customers who are already enrolled in Amazon Prime, a membership service that costs $99 a year. The one-hour delivery costs $7.99 […]

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    ACLU dismisses Wisconsin same-sex marriage lawsuit

    MADISON (AP) — Attorneys who filed a lawsuit seeking legal recognition of hundreds of same-sex marriages performed in June in Wisconsin have dismissed their lawsuit after the state said the marriages would be recognized. The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin announced the action on Thursday. There had been questions over whether the marriages performed during a week when the gay marriage ban was blocked only temporarily would be recognized as valid. But the state said in October the marriages were […]

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    Bucks lose Giannis in 104-97 loss at Portland

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Forward Giannis Antetokounmpo  left the Milwaukee Bucks‘ game at Portland with a sprained left ankle late in the second quarter of Wednesday night’s 104-97 loss in Portland. Antetokounmpo grimaced in pain while his teammates surrounded him, but he eventually walked off the floor and straight to the locker room.  He was held out of the 2nd half. The second-year forward from Greece was averaging 12.2 points and 5.9 rebounds going into the game against the Trail Blazers. It […]

  • Gov. Scott Walker

    Gov. Scott Walker calls normalization with Cuba ‘bad idea’

    MADISON (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he thinks normalization of relations with Cuba is a “bad idea.” Walker was asked Wednesday about the United States restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than a half-century of discord. Walker says he doesn’t think there’s been any noticeable change toward making Cuba a more free or prosperous country. Walker tells reporters that without sanctions on Cuba “it opens the doors to problems.” The Republican Walker is considering running for president in […]

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    Wisconsin: 12th highest taxed state in country, third highest in Midwest

    MADISON (AP) — A new analysis finds that Wisconsin is the 12th highest taxed state in the country and third highest in the upper Midwest. The nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance said that was based on Census data on tax collections Tuesday. It analyzed the tax data as a percentage of personal income. The data shows that Wisconsin moved from 13th worst in 2011 up one spot to 12th in 2012, the most recent year available. Taxes as a percentage of […]

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    21 Wisconsin co-workers share $1 million lottery prize

    DELAVAN, Wis. (AP) — A group of 21 co-workers in southeastern Wisconsin is sharing a $1 million lottery prize. The group recently claimed the prize from the Mega Millions ticket that matched all five numbers Oct. 17. The co-workers from the Pentair plant in Delavan had been buying weekly lottery tickets for about 14 years. Anthony Kienast buys the tickets each week —$2 per person per play — for the group of first-shift welders and assemblers who build pressure tanks. […]

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    AP source: Paul Chryst meeting with University of Wisconsin officials

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst is moving closer to taking the head coaching job at Wisconsin. A person with direct knowledge of situation told The Associated Press that Chryst is traveling to Madison, Wisconsin to meet with university officials about replacing Gary Andersen. Andersen left the Badgers for Oregon State last week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting had not yet been announced. Chryst, a former player and offensive coordinator for the Badgers, is […]

  • Gov. Scott Walker

    Gov. Scott Walker says Jeb Bush decision on 2016 doesn’t affect him

    MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s decision to “actively explore” running for president doesn’t affect his own consideration of getting into the race. Walker was asked Tuesday about Bush’s comments and decision to form a new political operation to raise money. Walker says Bush’s action “doesn’t affect me one way or another.” Walker says whether he decides to run for president will be “based upon me, my family and my state and what […]

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