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Menards, former executive reach legal settlement

Menards, former executive reach legal settlement

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – Court records and attorneys say the Menards home improvement company has settled a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former executive. Attorneys representing Menards and Dawn Sands say they are prohibited from commenting on the settlement, which averts a lengthy civil trial. Court documents say Sands was general counsel for Menards […]

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Obama heads off to raise money on the West Coast

Obama heads off to raise money on the West Coast

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is embarking on a mission that has regularly proved a winner for him – raising money for his fellow Democrats. On Tuesday, Obama is starting a three-day West Coast trip, during which he is scheduled to attend fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles less than four […]

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Donor gives Purple Heart to stabbing victim

Donor gives Purple Heart to stabbing victim

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – The Waukesha girl who was stabbed 19 times, allegedly by two classmates who thought her death would please a fictional online character, has received a special gift. The 12-year-old girl is out of the hospital and has been recovering at home. Her family had asked that well-wishers send her purple hearts, […]

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Better weather to aid in Washington wildfire fight

Better weather to aid in Washington wildfire fight

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – A huge wildfire covering 379 square miles in Washington state is only 2 percent contained, but fire officials say things are improving. Cooler temperatures and reduced winds are helping firefighters battle the blaze in Okanogan County, which fire officials estimate has burned about 150 homes.

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Train case could affect Wisconsin rail traffic

Train case could affect Wisconsin rail traffic

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling in a case involving a train that struck a minivan that was stuck on the tracks on Memorial Day could have a wide-ranging impact on the state’s rail traffic. The court was scheduled to rule Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by a couple whose van was […]

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RHP Jeremy Jeffress returns to Brewers in ‘pen

RHP Jeremy Jeffress returns to Brewers in ‘pen

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers have called up right-hander Jeremy Jeffress from Triple-A Nashville to give the bullpen a boost. Jeffress joined the team before Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. He was 4-1 with a 1.51 ERA and five saves in the minors. The 26-year-old Jeffress has returned to a team that […]

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VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress

VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department goes before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee today as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job. VA nominee Robert McDonald appears headed to easy confirmation. The path for the veterans’ bill is decidedly rockier. The […]

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Wisconsin train crash hurts 2 people, spills fuel

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

SLINGER, Wis. (AP) – Crews are cleaning up at the site of a freight train collision in southeastern Wisconsin that caused cars to derail, injured two people and spilled thousands of gallons of fuel. A spokesman for Canadian National Railway Co. says the derailed CN locomotives and cars have been righted and the track is […]

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US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June

US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year. The Labor Department says prices rose 0.3 percent in June following a 0.4 percent rise in May which had been the […]

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Judge tosses Wisconsin senator’s health care suit

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson filed to stop members of Congress and their employees from getting subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges. U.S. District Judge William Griesbach ruled Monday that Johnson and a staff member who filed the lawsuit with him don’t have […]

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