• Sun Prairie Feb 4

    Wisconsin Teachers Suspended After Asking Students How to ‘Punish' a Slave

    Administrators at a Wisconsin middle school said Monday they have suspended teachers who were involved in an activity for sixth graders that included a question about how the students would punish slaves.

  • Donald Trump Nov 16, 2019

    Sandy Hook Lawsuit Could Force Remington to Open Books

    A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has upended a longstanding legal roadblock that has given the gun industry far-reaching immunity from lawsuits in the aftermath of mass killings. The court this week allowed families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre to sue the maker of the AR-15 used in the attack. The case against Remington...

  • Florida Sep 26, 2019

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Wife Expect Third Child

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis say he and his wife Casey DeSantis are expecting their third child.

  • China Aug 14, 2019

    Spas Are Seeing More Men, a Less-Is-More Approach for Guests

    Spa visits and the money they generate reached record highs last year in the U.S. with $18.3 billion in revenue driven by 190 million pampering trips, according to the International Spa Association. The leading industry group for spa professionals recently held its 25th annual event for media to show off trends and services among its 2,300 members. Garrett Mersberger, the...

  • China Jul 21, 2019

    ‘It Never Stops': US Farmers Now Face Extreme Heat Wave After Floods and Trade War

    In the past year, torrential rains have dumped water on U.S. farmlands, destroying acreage and delaying crops from getting planted on time. Now, farmers face another hurdle: a stifling heat wave that’s spreading across the United States and is expected to be the worst in the farm regions, including Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa and Illinois. “Every time we think...

  • Los Angeles Jul 8, 2019

    Guggenheim Museum Added to UNESCO World Heritage List

    The work of famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright was recognized Sunday as eight of his buildings, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, Los Angeles’ Hollyhock House and the Unity Temple in suburban Chicago, were added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.

  • Florida Jun 11, 2019

    Teen Bakes His Way to Walt Disney World

    Who knew making cupcakes could lead to a magical trip to Disney World? It’s possible – and that’s exactly what happened to Isaiah Tuckett, a young, aspiring baker from Minnesota.

  • Minnesota Jan 31, 2019

    Long Johns to Short Sleeves: Rapid Thaw to Follow Polar Blast

    In Illinois, temperatures could rise by 80 degrees within days. In Michigan, melting snow and rain and a 17-mile ice jam on the Muskegon River could lead to flooding. And across the Midwest, the warmer forecast was sure to bring more broken roads and busted water mains....
    The polar vortex that brought many cities to a standstill was expected to come...

  • judge Jan 18, 2019

    Federal Judge in Wisconsin Strikes Early-Voting Restrictions

    A federal judge on Thursday struck down early-voting restrictions Wisconsin Republicans adopted in a December lame-duck legislative session, saying the limits mirror restrictions he blocked two years ago. Republicans voted in December to limit in-person early voting to no more than two weeks before an election. The move came after a difficult midterm election in November in which the overwhelmingly...

  • Facebook Dec 14, 2018

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Sweeping Lame-Duck GOP Bills Weakening Successor, AG

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping package of Republican legislation Friday that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, brushing aside complaints that he is enabling a brazen power grab and ignoring the will of voters. Signing the bills just 24 days before he leaves office, the Republican governor and one-time presidential candidate downplayed...

  • Donald Trump Nov 5, 2018

    Trump, Democrats Vying for Support in Final Midterm Push

    President Donald Trump and Democrats are delivering competing closing arguments during the final weekend before Tuesday’s elections, but their messages are complicated by a deadly shooting in a politically pivotal state. Trump aimed to drum up voter turnout with events Saturday in Belgrade, Montana, and Pensacola, Florida, about 200 miles west of Florida’s capital, Tallahassee, where two people were shot...

  • Donald Trump Nov 5, 2018

    Battle Over Taxes and Deficits: Connecticut Governor Race Remains Tight

    Neil Covert wants to replace Connecticut’s outgoing Democratic governor, Dannel Malloy, with a Republican who will not propose higher taxes or tolls on the state’s highways as a way to tackle the state’s financial problems. On Tuesday, the 49-year-old Kent resident will vote for Bob Stefanowski, who is in a tight race against Democrat Ned Lamont. Stefanowski says he will...

  • Dallas Sep 19, 2018

    Demi Lovato's Mom Breaks Silence on Singer's Overdose

    Nearly two months after Demi Lovato was hospitalized for an apparent overdose, her mother, Dianna de la Garza, appeared on Tuesday’s episode of Newsmax TV and opened up about that tragic day.

  • spokeswoman Sep 20, 2018

    4 Injured, Gunman Dead in Wisconsin Software Business Shooting

    A heavily armed man opened fire on his co-workers at a Wisconsin software company Wednesday, seriously wounding three people before being fatally shot by police as employees ran from the building or hid inside, according to investigators. Middleton Police Chief Chuck Foulke said officers shot the man within eight minutes of receiving calls about an active shooter at WTS Paradigm....

  • Donald Trump Apr 22, 2018

    Bryan Steil Becomes GOP Front-Runner to Win Paul Ryan's Seat

    A former driver for House Speaker Paul Ryan who has been active in Wisconsin Republican politics for years announced Sunday that he is running to succeed Ryan in Congress. Bryan Steil, an attorney from Ryan’s hometown of Janesville and a member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, becomes the likely Republican front-runner after the field of better-known potential...

  • actor Apr 7, 2018

    MLK's Grandchild Hosts Inspiring Group of Child Activists

    Martin Luther King Jr.’s granddaughter hosted an inspiring group of children who called on their peers Saturday to follow the civil rights leader’s example and engage in community outreach. Three days after the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination, about 200 people gathered at an Atlanta event hosted by Yolanda Renee King, 9, and Maryn Rippy, 7, the great-granddaughter of King’s...

  • China Mar 19, 2018

    US Women's Curling Team Comes Up Short Against Japan

    The U.S. women’s curling team members have been playing together for nearly two years after being grouped by USA Curling’s High Performance Program in 2016. The team, skipped by Nina Roth, is looking to do better than the last two Olympics in which the U.S. finished in last place both times. Although all five players – Roth, lead Becca Hamilton, second Aileen Geving,...

  • North Carolina Nov 15, 2017

    Trendy Tiny Houses Get the ‘Not in My Backyard' Treatment Across the US

    Tiny homes have been promoted as the solution to all kinds of housing needs — shelter for the homeless, an affordable option for expensive big cities and simplicity for people who want to declutter their lives. But the same popularity that inspired at least six national TV shows about the homes often fails to translate into acceptance when developers try...

  • Florida Nov 11, 2017

    Cold Front Triggers Early Florida Manatee Migration

    November is a big month for manatees. It’s the time of year when they typically begin their inland migration, and it’s also the state’s Manatee Awareness Month. But this November, local manatees seem to be starting their annual migration a little early.

  • North Carolina Jan 18, 2018

    Big Question for US Cities: Is Amazon's HQ2 Worth the Price?

    Amazon is promising $5 billion of investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and a half. Yet the winning city would have to provide Amazon with generous tax breaks and other incentives that can erode a city’s tax base. Most economists say the answer is a qualified yes — that an Amazon headquarters is a rare case in which...

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