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  • Eau Claire man accused of threatening workplace shooting

    EAU CLAIRE — A distribution center employee is charged with threatening to shoot up his workplace in western Wisconsin. A criminal complaint filed in Eau County Circuit Court says 31-year-old Kevin Pinkham told a co-worker at Menards Distribution Center on Aug. 15 that he planned to “shoot up the place.” The complaint says Pinkham admitted to texting his girlfriend that he was going to kill everyone but told investigators it was a joke. Officials say four rifles and hundreds of […]

  • Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders heads to Fox News as a contributor

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who once sparred with journalists, has decided to join them. Fox News said Thursday that Sanders has been hired to provide political commentary and analysis across all its properties, including Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network and the radio and podcast division. Sanders was press secretary for President Donald Trump from July 2017 through June 2019, quarreling with reporters who aggressively questioned her about any number of controversies involving […]

  • Governor Tony Evers calls Republican concerns over gun bills ‘BS’

    MADISON — Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says Republican concerns over a pair of gun control bills he’s pushing is “BS” and he’s thinking of forcing lawmakers into a special session to take up the measures. Evers said Thursday if Republicans “gavel in and gavel out” without debating the bills they will pay the price at the next election. Evers and Democratic supporters have pointed to a poll from last year showing more than 80% of Wisconsin residents support universal […]

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    Brewers knock Cardinals out of 1st place with 5-3 win

    ST. LOUIS — Mike Moustakas stopped short of calling Milwaukee’s rain-shortened victory over the St. Louis Cardinals a must win. “But it was pretty important,” he said. Moustakas homered and Keston Hiura drove in a pair of runs to lead the reeling Brewers to just their third win in the last nine, 5-3 over the Cardinals on Wednesday night. The game was stopped after 7 1/2 innings and made official following a rain delay of 66 minutes. Milwaukee broke a […]

  • California mother suspected of killing 2 daughters

    California mother suspected of killing 2 daughters

    ONTARIO, Calif. — California authorities say they believe an infant girl and her teenage sister found dead at home were intentionally killed by their mother, who is unresponsive in a hospital. Ontario police Sgt. Bill Russell said Wednesday the mother left a suicide note making her intentions clear. The 4-month-old girl and her 14-year-old sister were found dead Tuesday by their father in the home east of Los Angeles. Russell says the cause of death hasn’t been determined, but there […]

  • ‘Supreme debt of gratitude:’ President Trump signs student debt forgiveness for disabled veterans

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal student loan debt owed by tens of thousands of disabled military veterans will be erased under a directive President Donald Trump signed Wednesday. President Trump ordered the Education Department to “eliminate every penny of federal student loan debt” owed by American veterans who are completely and permanently disabled. President Trump said they won’t have to pay federal income tax on the forgiven debt and called on states to waive their […]

  • Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus back at practice: ‘Excited to be back with a group that means a ton to him’

    MADISON — Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus returned to practice Wednesday, though he is not eligible to play in games yet at least in part because he lacks credits after he was expelled this spring amid sexual assault allegations. Coach Paul Chryst told reporters at practice that Cephus didn’t get a “ton of reps” but it as “great having him out here.” “But it was his first practice, so you just treat him a guy who’s at his first practice,” Chryst […]

  • Putin says US missile test raises new threats to Russia

    HELSINKI — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty has raised new threats to Russia and will warrant a response. The U.S. tested a modified ground-launched version of a Navy Tomahawk cruise missile that accurately struck its target more than 500 kilometers (310 miles) away. Sunday’s test came after the U.S. and Russia withdrew from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty that banned such weapons. Speaking […]

  • Country singer Drake White reveals brain condition

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After nearly collapsing onstage recently, country singer Drake White has revealed he has a brain condition that disrupts normal blood flow. White told “People” magazine that he’s known about the condition since his diagnosis in January and he has been undergoing a series of procedures to cut off blood flow to the affected vessels. He says he’s been diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation, which is an abnormal tangle of arteries and veins in the brain. The 35-year-old “Livin’ the Dream” […]

  • DNR board to consider rule closing grouse season early

    MADISON— The state Department of Natural Resources board is considering an emergency rule to shorten Wisconsin’s ruffed grouse season to protect the population. Drumming activity declined 34% statewide from 2017 to 2018. Hunters took only 173,347 grouse last year, the lowest total in the 35 years the DNR has been surveying small-game hunters about their success. The department says the cause of the decline is unknown. The season currently runs from mid-October through Dec. 8 in southeastern Wisconsin and from […]

  • Congressional Budget Office report shows deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year

    WASHINGTON — The Congressional Budget Office is upping its projections for this year’s federal deficit by $63 billion and increasing its forecast for deficits over the next decade by $809 billion. Deficits exceeding $1 trillion will kick in beginning next year and will average about $1.2 trillion annually over the coming decade. The office says the higher deficit projections stem mostly from recently enacted legislation that lifted the nation’s debt limit and reversed scheduled 10% cuts to defense and nondefense […]

  • Delivery man charged in fatal attack on elderly woman

    BOCA RATON, Fla. — Authorities say a 75-year-old woman has died after being beaten and set on fire by an appliance delivery man. Boca Raton police posted on social media Tuesday that the woman had succumbed to her injuries from a day earlier. Police say 21-year-old Jorge Luis Dupre Lachazo and another man delivered a washer and dryer to her home Monday. After installing the appliances, the other man went outside and reported hearing screams minutes later. He found the […]

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