Oakland fire toll at 36; DA promises 'thorough' probe

Dec. 7, 2016 2:20 a.m. |  The search for answers continued Tuesday in Oakland as city, state and federal agencies sifted through wreckage in one of the city's deadliest building fires on record.

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FBI: No evidence threat to LA transit system was credible

Dec. 7, 2016 2:11 a.m. |  There is no evidence that an anonymous threat that sparked security fears on the Los Angeles transit system was credible, according to the FBI. Investigators believe the latest threat was made by a source that may have made similar claims in the past,...

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Richard Spencer's appearance at Texas A&M draws protests

Dec. 7, 2016 2:05 a.m. |  The room felt like a tinder box, ready to devolve any given moment into conflict, only to be calmed diffused by security. Richard Spencer, the white nationalist who helped found the so-called alt-right movement, embraced the conflict as he spoke at Te...

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Trump claims credit for $50 billion investment by Japanese firm

Dec. 7, 2016 1:48 a.m. |  President-elect Donald Trump is claiming credit for a planned $50 billion investment in the United States by a Japanese tech conglomerate -- a deal he says wouldn't have happened without him. But the reality appears to be a bit more complicated than t...

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Earthquake in Indonesia kills 52

Dec. 7, 2016 1:41 a.m. |  Rescuers are still combing the rubble for survivors after an earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday morning. At least 52 people were killed, according to Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency. The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake dam...

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Trump takes 'thank you' tour to North Carolina

Dec. 7, 2016 12:57 a.m. |  President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his "thank you" tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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Man gives MH370 debris to Malaysian authorities

Dec. 7, 2016 12:56 a.m. |  Blaine Gibson, an American lawyer leading a self-funded hunt for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, handed over six pieces of debris found on Madagascar to Malaysian investigators on Tuesday. Gibson said one piece he found might prove why the plan...

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This app can spot any celebrity in the world

Dec. 6, 2016 |  Imagine an app that can recognize the face of any person in the world. Blippar, the visual search engine, is well on its way there. The company unveiled a new feature on Tuesday that recognizes faces of famous people, and will soon let you add your ow...

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Spending bill would speed Mattis' nomination

Dec. 6, 2016 |  Congressional Republicans are using the short term government spending bill to expedite a vote on retired Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Defense Department. Mattis, who retired from the military three years ago, ...

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Resurgent Japan military 'can stand toe to toe with anybody'

Dec. 6, 2016 |  Seventy-five years after Japan unleashed one of the most devastating naval attacks in history on the US fleet at Pearl Harbor, the country has again established itself as one of the world's foremost military powers, experts say. The resurgence comes d...

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Court documents show signs of trouble at Ghost Ship before fire

Dec. 6, 2016 |  As investigators sift through the debris of the charred Oakland warehouse that became a mass grave for at least 36 people, court documents obtained by CNN provide an unsettling glimpse of life in the facility before it caught fire Friday evening. The ...

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Idaho State defeats Wisconsin, 42-35

Dec. 6, 2016 |  Idaho State outscored Wisconsin 14-6 in the fourth quarter to win a women's basketball game at the Kohl Center Tuesday night, 42-35.

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Move to impeach IRS boss fails

Dec. 6, 2016 |  Divisions among House Republicans spilled out onto the House floor late Tuesday when conservatives ignored appeals from their leaders and President-elect Donald Trump's transition team and tried to force a vote to impeach the IRS commissioner.

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7 special-needs teens removed from Texas home

Dec. 6, 2016 |  They were regularly locked in a closet with a deadbolt for so long that they urinated on themselves among the clothes and boxes.

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Former Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam dies at 42

Dec. 6, 2016 |  Rashaan Salaam, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1994 while at the University of Colorado, was found dead in a park in Boulder. He was 42. No foul play is suspected, Boulder police spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly said. She said the cause of death is under...

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Trump wants to cancel Air Force One order from Boeing

Dec. 6, 2016 |  Donald Trump wants to cancel government plans to build two new Air Force One jets. The president-elect said in a tweet Tuesday that the new Boeing 747 jet that's being built to carry "future presidents" already costs more than $4 billion, and that he ...

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Search dogs help family look for missing man

Dec. 6, 2016 |  Two dogs and their handler searched near the Rock River Tuesday for any sign of a missing Janesville man.

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UW band students suffer 'violent' illness at Indy championship game

Dec. 6, 2016 |  Dozens of University of Wisconsin-Madison band members suffered illnesses during Saturday's Big Ten Championship football game in Indianapolis, a university spokeswoman says.

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2 armed men rob Whitewater grocery store, police say

Dec. 6, 2016 |  Whitewater police are looking for two men who robbed a grocery store at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

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Obama touts counterterror legacy, even as Trump threatens changes

Dec. 6, 2016 |  President Barack Obama reaffirmed his counterterrorism strategy in his final national security speech Tuesday, issuing a tacit warning to his successor that reversing course could result in dire consequences. Cautioning against using torture to obtain...

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Students checked for mercury after scare at Green Bay school

Dec. 6, 2016 |  Students have left a Green Bay elementary school for the day after a mercury scare. The students at Lincoln Elementary were dismissed at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, about an hour after the normal time, after being checked for mercury.

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Dylann Roof will go on trial on Wednesday after rulings

Dec. 6, 2016 |  On the eve of jury selection, a federal judge in Charleston, South Carolina, denied Dylann Roof's bid to have his trial delayed because of a mistrial in another case. Roof, who is accused of killing nine people at a black church in 2015, sought the de...

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Security breach may have leaked law school applicants’ personal info

Dec. 6, 2016 |  A database in the University of Wisconsin Law School was the target of computer hacking and may have leaked students' personal information, officials said.

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McConnell: Repealing Obamacare 'first item up'

Dec. 6, 2016 |  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law is still "the first item up in the new year."

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West Salem man arrested for wife’s murder after telling PD pipe killed her

Dec. 6, 2016 |  A West Salem man has been arrested for the death of his wife after originally telling police she was hit in the head with a pipe.

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Trump adds to lead in Wisconsin amid recount

Dec. 6, 2016 |  Donald Trump has added to his victory total in Wisconsin as the state's presidential recount continues.

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Medications killed woman at Tomah VA

Dec. 6, 2016 |  An autopsy report shows a woman who died on the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center grounds had ingested multiple drugs at once.

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Packers' Mike Pennel suspended

Dec. 6, 2016 |  Mike Pennel of the Green Bay Packers has been suspended without pay for the team’s next four games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

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Fitchburg police hope public can ID armed robbers

Dec. 6, 2016 |  Fitchburg police are asking for the public’s help identifying two people involved in an armed robbery at Qdoba last week, according to a release.

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An airport therapy pig? We're snort kidding!

Dec. 6, 2016 |  Oddly enough, navigating air travel would feel a lot less like being herded like farm animals if there were actual...farm animals involved.

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Elections Commission explains St. Croix County recount problems

Dec. 6, 2016 |  The Wisconsin Elections Commission says it is confident that voting machines in St. Croix County that had broken warranty seals are accurately tabulating and reporting results there.

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Culver’s opens 600th location

Dec. 6, 2016 |  Wisconsin’s own burger and custard chain, Culver’s, has surpassed the 600-location mark, according to a release.

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Kasich to Electoral College: Don't vote for me

Dec. 6, 2016 |  Ohio Gov. John Kasich doesn't want to take Donald Trump's place as President-elect of the United States.

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Man leads officers on pursuit, faces drug charge

Dec. 6, 2016 |  A Monroe man was arrested Monday afternoon after he led Reedsburg police on a chase that covered several blocks, according to a release.

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One-of-a-kind bicycle stolen from south side, police say

Dec. 6, 2016 |  A one-of-a-kind bicycle was stolen last week from Madison’s south side, according to a release.

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US mumps cases at highest level in 10 years

Dec. 6, 2016 |  The United States is being hit with the most mumps cases in a decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest tally as of November 5 is 2,879 cases in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

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Baraboo woman injured in 3-vehicle crash

Dec. 6, 2016 |  A Baraboo woman was injured in a three-vehicle collision in Sauk County Monday, officials said.

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Supreme Court sides with Samsung in Apple patent case

Dec. 6, 2016 |  The thermonuclear war isn't over yet. The Supreme Court sided with Samsung on Tuesday and unanimously reversed an earlier appeals court ruling that the company must pay $399 million to Apple for patent infringement. The court was not asked to weigh in...

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Man loses pants, profit in online deal gone wrong, police say

Dec. 6, 2016 |  A 19-year-old lost his pants and any possible profit Friday morning in an online deal that went wrong, Madison police said.

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Outrage over satirical children's book covers

Dec. 6, 2016 |  Abrams book publisher announced this week it will honor the "Bad Little Children's Books" author's request to no longer publish his book, following a social media backlash. "Satire can be ugly," Abrams said in a statement on behalf of the author, wri...

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Man rummaging through car threatens owner with box cuter, police say

Dec. 6, 2016 |  A man rummaging through an unlocked car Friday afternoon threatened the car’s owner with a box cutter, according to a release.

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Police investigate 3 nearby Madison business burglaries within 35 minutes

Dec. 6, 2016 |  Police said at least two more reported smash-and-grab cases have been reported several miles from a break-in reported early Saturday and within the same time frame.

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Fitchburg woman faces 5th OWI after admitting to using heroin, sheriff says

Dec. 6, 2016 |  A 24-year-old Fitchburg woman faces numerous charges after she admitted to Dane County sheriff’s deputies she used heroin just prior to being pulled over.

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