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Crandon mayor voted out of office Video included

The results are in for a recall election held in a northern Wisconsin community. More>>

Admiral: World getting 'numb' to NKorean missiles

The admiral in charge of U.S. forces in the Pacific says North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its advances in missile technology. More>>

Election voting under way in Wisconsin

Early election voting is underway at city clerks' offices across Wisconsin.Voters who can't make it to the polls for the primary election next month are able to cast ballots. More>>

Attorney General hopeful proposes "senior citizen advocate" position Video included

A Wisconsin attorney general hopeful wants to create a new position with the State Justice Department. More>>

Walker, Burke still tied in new Marquette poll

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows Gov. Scott Walker in a dead heat with Democratic challenger Mary Burke. More>>

Hulsey raises just $2,500 in race for governor

Longshot Democratic candidate for governor Brett Hulsey raised just shy of $2,500 over the first six months of the year. More>>

Democratic attorney general candidates at forum

All three Democratic candidates for attorney general are scheduled to appear together at a forum hosted by the Dane County Democratic Party. More>>

Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia and says she backs President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down last week over Ukraine. More>>

Election board says no to cameras at the polls

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Election observers in Wisconsin still won't be allowed to use cameras at the polls. More>>

Burke: Walker ad reveals lack of global knowledge

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says an ad in which Gov. Scott Walker criticizes Trek Bicycle Corp. shows he doesn't understand how the global marketplace works. More>>

DA to charge Wisconsin police chief

A prosecutor says he plans to charge a western Wisconsin police chief with a misdemeanor for allegedly registering a tea party leader on gay dating, pornography and federal health care websites. More>>

Judge refuses to stay Idaho same-sex marriages

A federal magistrate judge has refused to put gay marriages on hold in Idaho pending an appeal from the state's governor. More>>

Gov. Walker named to Time's '100 most influential' people list

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been named by Time Magazine as one of their 100 most influential people.
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Dems remove hurdle to clear passage of Ukraine aid

Democrats backed down Tuesday and removed a hurdle blocking passage of legislation to aid Ukraine and sanction Russia for its bold military incursion into Crimea. More>>

First lady bringing soul singers to White House

First lady Michelle Obama is bringing together an impressive group of female artists for a White House concert celebrating women of soul. More>>

House passes debt ceiling increase

The GOP-controlled House has backed away from a battle over the government's debt cap and passed a measure extending Treasury's borrowing authority with overwhelming support from President Barack Obama's Democratic allies. More>>

Wis. GOP AG candidate has raised $176K

Wisconsin attorney general hopeful Brad Schimel's campaign says he raised nearly $177,000 over the last half of 2013. More>>

Wis. committee to hold hearing on 7-day work week

The public will get a chance to sound off on a Republican bill that would allow factory and retail employees to volunteer to work seven straight days without a day off. More>>

Talk of cutting taxes increasing in Wisconsin

Talk of cutting taxes in Wisconsin is starting to grow heading into an election year. More>>

Obama signs up through DC health care exchange

Multiple problems have snarled the rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. More>>

Aide: Walker may decide on casino after election

A top aide says Gov. Scott Walker may postpone deciding whether to approve the Menominee tribe's Kenosha casino project until after he runs for re-election next November. More>>

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  • Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

    Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:08:00 GMT
    A Libyan security official says assailants abducted a lawmaker and former prime minister from his home in the capital, Tripoli, but released him hours later.More >>
    Up to 6,000 people a day have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia this week, the Tunisian foreign minister said Wednesday, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war in a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival...More >>
  • GOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseas

    GOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseas

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:39:42 GMT
    Republican senators have blocked an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas.More >>
    Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas.More >>
  • GOP pushes House toward approving Obama lawsuit

    GOP pushes House toward approving Obama lawsuit

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:27:48 GMT
    Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.More >>
    Republicans pushed a divided House Wednesday toward a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of deliberately exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats...More >>
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