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Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states

Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Unemployment rates fell in 34 U.S. states in October, a sign that steady hiring this year has been broadly dispersed through most of the country. The Labor Department says unemployment rates rose in just 5 states, the fewest since April. Rates were unchanged in 11 states. Nationwide, employers added 214,000 jobs in […]

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Man accused of killing estranged wife due in court

Man accused of killing estranged wife due in court

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) – An Illinois man accused of killing his estranged wife with a hatchet-type weapon is due to appear in a southern Wisconsin courtroom. Racine County prosecutors say criminal charges are expected to be filed Friday afternoon when the 38-year-old Arlington Heights, Illinois man is scheduled for an initial court appearance. Police […]

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Snowstorm death toll hits 13; flood threat looms

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – The storms that brought seven feet of snow to western New York are now blamed for at least 13 deaths — mostly from heart attacks and exposure. Police say the latest death is that of a 50-year-old man who was found this morning in his car, buried in snow in a […]

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Arizona sheriff sues Obama over immigration change

Arizona sheriff sues Obama over immigration change

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

PHOENIX (AP) – An Arizona sheriff who has clashed with the federal government and made waves for cracking down on illegal immigration sued President Barack Obama to challenge his new changes to the immigration system. The lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Washington, D.C., on behalf of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio contends Obama […]

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Boehner: ‘We will not stand idle’ on immigration

Boehner: ‘We will not stand idle’ on immigration

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama is “damaging the presidency itself” with his unilateral action on immigration and says the House will not stand idle and let it happen. But the Ohio Republican offers no hint of what steps the House might take to block Obama’s move to offer deportation […]

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House GOP sues administration over health care law

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans have sued the Obama administration over steps President Barack Obama took to put his health law into place. The lawmakers say the president overstepped his legal authority. The lawsuit was filed Friday against the departments of Health and Human Services and the Treasury. Republicans voted earlier this year to sue […]

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Ringling circus shed in Baraboo gets renovation

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – Contractors have completed a more than $1 million renovation of a unique circus building which once housed train cars in Baraboo before the “greatest show on Earth” was taken across the country. The $1.2 million upgrade to the Ringling Bros. train shed is now finished after nearly a decade of planning. […]

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FBI back in Oshkosh investigating

FBI back in Oshkosh investigating

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting another investigation in Oshkosh, but won’t divulge the reason. FBI agents in unmarked vehicles were parked outside an apartment building and garage on Thursday. Oshkosh police say they are not involved in the investigation. FBI spokesman Leonard Peace says there’s no danger to the […]

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Semi driver survives train crash in Trempealeau County

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

TOWN OF LINCOLN, Wis. (AP) – The driver of a semi escaped serious injury when his rig was struck by a train and overturned in Trempealeau County. The crash happened Thursday in the Town of Lincoln. Sheriff’s officials say the 50-year-old Winona, Minnesota man failed to see the railroad crossing lights. A Canadian National train […]

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Northern Wisconsin tribe joins buyback program

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

ODANAH, Wis. (AP) – An American Indian band in northern Wisconsin is joining a government effort to return lands on reservations to tribal ownership. The U.S. Interior Department says the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe is among 21 Indian communities in 12 states that will join the land buyback program by 2017. […]

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