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  • US considers sending several thousand more troops to Mideast

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is considering sending several thousand additional troops to the Middle East to help deter Iranian aggression, amid reports of escalating violence in Iran and continued meddling by Tehran in Iraq, Syria and other parts of the region. A Pentagon official tells senators that Defense Secretary Mark Esper intends to make changes to the number of troops deployed in the region. Other officials say options under consideration could send between 5,000 and 7,000 troops to the Middle […]

  • Democrats take big new step toward impeaching President Trump

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House is taking a big, new step toward impeaching President Donald Trump. Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that the House will draft formal articles of impeachment accusing President Trump of abusing the powers of his office to advance his own political gain. A vote in the full House could come before Christmas, sending the issue to the Senate. President Trump tweeted that if the House Democrats are going to impeach him, he wants them to […]

  • 2 Fond du Lac men thrown from car, killed in crash

    FOND DU LAC — Two men have died after their vehicle struck a pole in Fond du Lac County and split in half. Sheriff’s officials say the crash happened about 1 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 on Highway D in the Town of Fond du Lac. Authorities say speed and alcohol were factors in the crash that killed the 24-year-old driver and a 28-year-old passenger. Both men were from Fond du Lac. Officials say they were thrown from the vehicle and […]

  • Investigators to brief Wisconsin Guard leader on sex probe

    MADISON — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says federal investigators plan to brief the Wisconsin National Guard’s top commander on a review of the Guard’s sexual assault investigation protocols this weekend. The governor says in a letter to legislative leaders that officials from the National Guard’s Office of Complex Investigations plan to meet with Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar on Saturday. The governor says he plans to release their findings to the public shortly after that meeting. He says OCI officials want […]

  • Pearl Harbor

    Military: Sailor shot 3 employees at Pearl Harbor, killing 2, before suicide

    HONOLULU — Two civilian shipyard workers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu were killed by a US sailor on Wednesday, Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick told reporters. The shooter then killed himself, Chadwick said. A third civilian employee was wounded and is stable at a hospital, Chadwick added. US Navy Cmdr. Lydia Robertson said the sailor took their life after opening fire near Shipyard Drydock 2, a maintenance area for nuclear submarines. Authorities have not released the sailor’s identity. The […]

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    Bucks’ winning streak at 13 after 127-103 rout of Pistons

    MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 35 points to lift the Milwaukee Bucks to their 13th consecutive victory, 127-103 over the Detroit Pistons. The last time the Bucks had a longer winning streak than this was when they won 16 in a row spanning the end of the 1972-73 season and the beginning of 1973-74. They also had a 13-game run shortly after that 16-game streak ended. Milwaukee had won its previous two games by 41 and 44 points. The Pistons […]

  • Classic Blue is Pantone Color Institute’s ‘Color of the Year’ for 2020

    NEW YORK — The Pantone Color Institute has picked versatile, timeless Classic Blue as its color of the year for 2020. Pantone Vice President Laurie Pressman says Wednesday’s choice is akin to maritime blue, not indigo and brighter than navy. Think blueberries. Pressman says Classic Blue is calming and confident. It mixes well with shades across the color spectrum and serves as an anchor on its own. Pantone scours the worlds of fashion, home decor and design to decide on […]

  • 668,000 will lose food stamp benefits under new work rules

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hundreds of thousands of Americans who rely on the federal food stamp program will lose their benefits under a new Trump administration rule that will tighten work requirements for recipients. The rule announced Wednesday, Dec. 4 will limit the ability of states to exempt work-eligible adults from having to obtain steady employment in order to receive benefits. USDA officials say the rule would save roughly $5.5 billion over five years and cut benefits for about 688,000 recipients. […]

  • SpaceX delays space station delivery due to high wind

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX has delayed its delivery to the International Space Station because of dangerous wind gusts. The Falcon 9 rocket came less than an hour from launching Wednesday. But the company halted the countdown because of excessive upper-level wind at Cape Canaveral, Florida, and also out in the Atlantic. SpaceX wants to land the brand new booster on an offshore barge following liftoff so it can be reused. SpaceX says it will try again Thursday. The Dragon […]

  • Boys arrested after pellet gun fired on Madison school bus

    MADISON — Police in Madison have arrested two 13-year-old boys after one was accused of firing a pellet gun on a school bus and the other of taking the weapon into their school. Police said one of the boys fired the gun out of a bus window on Tuesday afternoon, striking a girl who had just disembarked. School security staffers intercepted the boy as he arrived at Jefferson Middle School on Wednesday morning and arrested him. The other student was arrested […]

  • BMW: Stop driving some older 3-Series cars due to air bag danger

    DETROIT — BMW is telling owners of some older 3-series cars to stop driving them after another recall of dangerous Takata airbag inflators. A driver in Australia was killed by an airbag malfunction, while another Australian and a driver in Cyprus were injured, according to government documents. The recently discovered malfunction is different than the defect that led to at least 24 deaths and hundreds of injuries worldwide, though the result, like the earlier issue, also results in airbags that […]

  • Lady Gaga to headline pre-Super Bowl concert in Miami

    MIAMI — Lady Gaga is returning to the Super Bowl stage — sort of. The pop star will perform in an AT&T-sponsored show in Miami on Feb. 1 a day before Super Bowl 54. The concert will take place at Meridian at Island Gardens and will be live-streamed on Twitter. Lady Gaga headlined the Super Bowl halftime show in 2017 and she performed the national anthem at Super Bowl 50 in 2016. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will headline this year’s […]

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