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Wisconsin Woman Used Hacked Facebook Accounts to Recruit for ISIS, Prosecutors Say

In two unrelated cases, the woman, Waheba Issa Dais, and a Wisconsin man pleaded guilty to crimes related to providing support for the Islamic State.
Tags: Terrorism, Dais, Waheba Issa, Padilla-Conde, Yosvany, Wisconsin, Social Media, Muslims and Islam, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Justice Department


Link suspected in poisonings of Wisconsin pets, wild animals

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say the same poison appears to have killed three family dogs and several wild animals since December in northern Wisconsin. State officials say the dog deaths happened in Bayfield, Marinette and Florence counties. Investigators are conducting lab tests to determine the type of poison used. Lt. Andrew Lundin, a Department […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Wisconsin, Florence, Madison Wis, Wisconsin State, Bayfield Marinette, Andrew Lundin


British cyber expert pleads guilty to creating malware

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus in 2017 has pleaded guilty to developing malware to steal banking information. Federal prosecutors in Wisconsin and Marcus Hutchins’ attorneys said in a filing Friday that the 24-year-old is pleading guilty to developing the malware and conspiring to distribute it from […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Milwaukee, Ap, Nation, Wisconsin, Marcus Hutchins


Professor Who Scanned All of Notre Dame Died Months Before Fire

Andrew Tallon (Vassar College/Columbia University)Few people outside certain techie and cultural heritage circles had ever heard about self-described ‘gadget geek’ Andrew Tallon’s work until Monday, when Notre Dame cathedral in Paris went up in a cloud of smoke. Tallon, a Belgium-born Vassar College art professor who died six months ago at the age of 49, of terminal brain cancer, was the first—and the last—person to digitally scan the entire 850-year-old cathedral. He used special lasers to crea...
Tags: Europe, News, Paris, European Commission, Belgium, Wisconsin, Columbia University, Time Magazine, National Geographic, Notre Dame, Afp, Viola, Tallon, Vassar College, Vassar, Tibor Navracsics


Wisconsin Man Breaks Record By Watching 'Captain Marvel' 116 Times

Chiropractor Steve Ruppel told TV station WSAW in Wausau, Wis., that it was the "most insane thing ever." That means something coming from Ruppel, who's broken other Guinness records.
Tags: News, Wisconsin, Times, Ruppel, Wausau Wis, WSAW, Steve Ruppel


Wisconsin's governor really hates the Foxconn deal. He wants to renegotiate

Tony Evers, the Democratic governor of Wisconsin, says he doesn't think Foxconn will ever add 13,000 jobs in his state.
Tags: Cnn, Wisconsin, Foxconn, Tony Evers


Foxconn says committed to long term Wisconsin job creation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group said Thursday it remains committed to “long term” job creation in Wisconsin, after Gov. Tony Evers said it was unrealistic to expect the company to employ 13,000 people as promised. Evers also raised the possibility of renegotiating Foxconn’s contract for a planned factory and development in southeast Wisconsin. […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Nation, Wisconsin, Foxconn, Foxconn Technology Group, Madison Wis, Evers, Tony Evers


Foxconn’s Deal With Wisconsin Should Be Revised, Gov. Tony Evers Says

Governor Evers, citing an “unreal expectation” of job creation, wants a new agreement with the Taiwanese electronic giant to build a $10 billion plant.
Tags: News, Wisconsin, Foxconn, Gou, Evers, Tony Evers, Foxconn Technology, Factories and Manufacturing, Labor and Jobs, Tony (1951-, Terry (1950-


Wisconsin senator proposes tougher asylum requirements

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson says he is working on legislation to help stem the flow of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Johnson wants to toughen the initial standard for asylum seekers to “more than a probable chance” they’ll experience violence or persecution in their home countries. Right now, if people […]
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, Ap, Nation, Wisconsin, Johnson, Ron Johnson, Senate Homeland Security


Talking to the Miasma

Over the last week I’ve been trying to make sense of what seems to be Democrats’ April funk. Some of this seems directly tied to the completion of the Mueller probe and subsequent refusal to share its findings. But as a number of TPM Reader emails I’ve shared in recent days have shown, it goes beyond that. Some of it is simple fatigue. It is difficult to remain engaged and be buffeted by daily outrages and erosions of the edifice of the state after 30 months. But one thing I’ve been particularly...
Tags: News, US, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Donald Trump, Clinton, Trump, Josh Marshall, Editor’s Blog


Who is James Adducci, the $1.2 million winner who bet on Tiger Woods?

The Wisconsin native gave conflicting reports to various outlets after collecting his winnings, and USA TODAY Sports has uncovered long criminal past.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Wisconsin, Usa Today, James Adducci


Prosecutors: Wisconsin teen typed plan to kill grandparents

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 17-year-old accused of killing his grandparents in eastern Wisconsin typed out plans for the shootings. Alexander M. Kraus was charged Tuesday with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide for the deaths of 74-year-old Dennis Kraus and 73-year-old Letha Kraus Sunday at their home in Grand Chute. Each charge […]
Tags: News, Nation, Wisconsin, APPLETON Wis AP, Alexander M Kraus, Dennis Kraus, Letha Kraus


Official: Jayme Closs’ kidnapper not cooperating on sentence

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a Wisconsin man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents is refusing to cooperate in his presentence investigation. The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that a probation and parole agent filed a one-paragraph letter Monday telling a Barron County Circuit Court judge that Jake Patterson […]
Tags: News, Nation, Wisconsin, Green Bay Press Gazette, Jake Patterson, BARRON Wis AP, Jayme Closs, Barron County Circuit Court


Trump to hold April 27 rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Wisconsin on the night of the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington. Trump’s re-election campaign announced Tuesday that the rally will be held April 27 at Green Bay’s Resch Center. Trump eked out a narrow victory in the state in 2016. […]
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Former House Speaker Paul Ryan to lecture at Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is joining the University of Notre Dame faculty and will be a guest lecturer in political science and economics. The school announced Monday that the Wisconsin Republican will discuss topics during the 2019-20 academic year including the fundamentals of American government, the current state […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Wisconsin, Paul ryan, Notre Dame, University of Notre Dame, U S House, SOUTH BEND Ind, Former House


Wisconsin teen gunned down grandparents, planned to 'cause harm' at his high school: Police

The 17-year-old boy arrested Sunday at a Wisconsin home where two people were found dead may have planned to 'cause harm' at his high school.            [Author: Appleton Post-Crescent]
Tags: News, Wisconsin, Appleton Post-Crescent


Teenager arrested in 2 deaths at eastern Wisconsin home

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (AP) — Police have arrested a high school junior in the killing of two people at a home in eastern Wisconsin. Grand Chute police officers found the victims at the house in Grand Chute during a welfare check Sunday morning. The 17-year-old boy was arrested at the home. The teen is being […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Wisconsin, Grand Chute, Wisconsin Grand Chute


Students say gym teacher had black kids research slave games

SHOREWOOD, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin middle school gym teacher has been placed on indefinite leave while district officials look into claims that she separated students in one class by race and assigned the black children to research games that enslaved children played. The Shorewood Intermediate School teacher was instructing seventh-graders about games from around […]
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Editorial Observer: Everyone’s Income Taxes Should Be Public

Disclosure of tax payments would make it easier to hold politicians accountable. It also would help to reduce fraud and economic inequality.
Tags: News, Income Tax, New York Times, Income Inequality, Wisconsin, Finland, Norway, Tax Evasion, Taxation, Trump, Raj, Chetty, Donald J, Federal Taxes (US


Wisconsin youth prison probe closes without charges

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal investigation into alleged civil rights violations at Wisconsin’s troubled youth prison has ended without charges, prosecutors announced Friday. The U.S. attorney’s office in Madison said an investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division found insufficient evidence that staff members at Lincoln Hills School […]
Tags: News, Fbi, Nation, Wisconsin, Madison, Lincoln Hills School, MADISON Wis AP, U S Department of Justice s Civil Rights Division


Suspect in crash that killed 3 Girl Scouts, mom due in court

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — The man accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed three Girl Scouts and a mother as they collected trash along a highway in Wisconsin is due in court. Colten Treu is scheduled to appear in Chippewa County court on Friday for a preliminary hearing. The 22-year-old is accused of huffing […]
Tags: News, Nation, Wisconsin, Chippewa County, Colten Treu, CHIPPEWA FALLS Wis AP


In 1871, the deadliest wildfire in American history struck Peshtigo, Wisconsin

In 1871, while the Great Chicago Fire was riveting the nation's attention, a blaze six times as deadly was ravaging a desperate town in northeastern Wisconsin. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll tell the story of the Peshtigo fire, the deadliest wildfire in American history. We'll also watch an automated western and puzzle over some discounted food. Show notes Please support us on Patreon!
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Sanders starts campaign swing with Wisconsin rally

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is heading back to the friendly turf of Wisconsin for a rally that kicks off a swing through states that are key to the Democratic “blue wall” strategy for 2020. Sanders’ event Friday in Madison will be followed by weekend stops in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. […]
Tags: News, Nation, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Madison, Sanders, U S Sen Bernie Sanders, Madison Wis, Indiana Ohio Michigan


Text-mining journalists find that lawmakers introduced 10,000 bills that were copypasted from lobbyists' "model legislation"

For two years, researchers from USA Today, The Arizona Republic and the Center for Public Integrity have been ingesting the bills introduced in all 50 state legislatures, yielding a corpus of more than 1,000,000 bills, and then consumed months of computer time on a large cluster, comparing these bills to "model legislation" promoted by lobbyists, using a text-mining engine that could identify paraphrases, synonyms, and other techniques used to file the serial numbers off of these bills. The...
Tags: Post, Corruption, Usa, News, Colorado, Plagiarism, Wisconsin, ALEC, Piketty, Arizona Republic, American Legislative Exchange Council, Center for Public Integrity, Sonnenberg, Text Mining, Late Stage Capitalism, Behrens


United States: Beer Wars Are Back: MillerCoors Sues Anheuser-Busch Over "Corngate" 2019 - Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

On March 21, 2019, MillerCoors filed a complaint against Anheuser-Busch in Wisconsin federal court over Anheuser-Busch's controversial Bud Light Super Bowl ad which dramatically claims Miller Lite and Coors Light
Tags: News, United States, Wisconsin, Millercoors, Anheuser Busch, Miller Lite, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren


How the Greatest Battleships Ever Built Could Make the Ultimate Comeback

While a comeback is unlikely, it’s always nice to dream.Battleships captivate the imagination. Before they were displaced by aircraft carriers, battleships were symbols of great-power status. Some of the most iconic were the American Iowa class, the last battleships ever built by the United States. Powerful in appearance, yet with sleek lines filled in with haze gray, the Iowa class served in World War II and were unretired three more times to serve as the U.S. Navy’s big guns. If we brought the...
Tags: News, Navy, Iowa, Wisconsin, U S Navy, Zumwalt, United States Powerful, Naval Register


Topher Grace Joins Jon Stewart’s Political Comedy Movie ‘Irresistible’

Topher Grace is joining Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, Chris Cooper, and Mackenzie Davis in the Jon Stewart’s comedy movie “Irresistible.” Carell is portraying a Democratic political consultant who helps a retired ex-Marine colonel, played by Cooper, run for mayor in a small Wisconsin town. Byrne will play Carell’s Republican counterpart and Davis will play the […]
Tags: News, Davis, Wisconsin, Jon Stewart, Republican, Mackenzie Davis, Cooper, Byrne, Carell, Topher Grace, Irresistible, Steve Carell Rose Byrne Chris Cooper


Amid DHS Chaos, Ron Johnson Pleads for Honest, Policy-Focused Immigration Debate

With Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s departure from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) this week, the future of the Trump administration’s immigration policy has been thrown into uncertainty, even as the situation at the southern border becomes increasingly unstable.According to a New York Times report, Nielsen’s relationship with the president worsened in recent months as he repeatedly blamed her for the ongoing surge in apprehensions at the border. The breaking point apparently came when T...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Dhs, New York Times, Wisconsin, CBP, Nielsen, Johnson, Times, Department Of Homeland Security, Reno, Ron Johnson, Flores, Trump, Democratic


Foxconn's inconsistent, chaotic behavior in Wisconsin looks awfully grifty

Foxconn gave Wisconsin hard-line GOP governor Scott Walker and Donald Trump a great story to tell about the triumph of their ideology: that with enough corporate welfare, high-tech manufacturing jobs could come back to America, in the form of an LCD factory in Wisconsin that would employ 13,000 people. Two years later, Foxconn has been handed billions in subsidies, despite its long history of broken promises on factory rollouts, through which it absorbed titanic fortunes from governments an...
Tags: Post, News, Milwaukee, America, Gop, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Foxconn, Trumpism, Trump, Baird, Matt Flynn, Josh Dzieza, AI 8K+5G ecosystem, Foxconned


Liberal candidate in Wisconsin Supreme Court race concedes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The liberal candidate in Wisconsin’s Supreme Court race conceded Wednesday, deciding against a recount eight days after the election showed her conservative opponent ahead by 6,000 votes in a race seen as an early measure of a key battleground in the 2020 presidential campaign. Lisa Neubauer’s concession to Brian Hagedorn means […]
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Nation, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Madison Wis, Brian Hagedorn, Lisa Neubauer



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