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  • Police: 3 seriously wounded, suspect dead in Wisconsin office attack

    MIDDLETON, Wis. —Three people were seriously wounded Wednesday morning when a coworker opened fire at a software firm in a small Wisconsin city, police said. The gunman, who was critically injured during an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement officers, died later at a hospital, Middleton police said. The motive for the shooting, which unfolded in an office complex housing several businesses, is unclear. Middleton Police Chief Charles Foulke said the gunman, whose name has not been released, was an […]

  • Hurricane Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

    WILMINGTON, N.C. —Hurricane Florence’s rainfall has stopped, but its “nightmare” destruction isn’t over yet. On Wednesday, thousands of evacuees were urged to stay away from their homes, rivers kept rising, and the threat of floods remained high in North and South Carolina. Many roads remained closed, and thousands of people lack power. President Donald Trump spoke with state and federal officials at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point on the Neuse River in North Carolina. Trump said the federal government […]

  • Texas students may not be required to learn about Helen Keller

    Texas students may no longer have to learn about Hillary Clinton, Barry Goldwater and Helen Keller in social studies class. Texas wants to delete some content from the required curriculum so that teachers can take deeper dives into certain topics, rather than emphasizing such things as the memorization of dates, Donna Bahorich, chairperson of the Texas State Board of Education said in a statement Monday. Officials said teachers can still talk about the excised historical figures — but it will […]

  • Sony joins retro console craze, will release PlayStation Classic in time for Christmas

    It’s game on again for the original PlayStation. Sony plans to release a revamped model of the iconic gaming console, called PlayStation Classic on December 3, Sony announced Wednesday. The company said the game system will retail for $99.99. The new version is 45% smaller than the original and ditches CDs in favor of 20 pre-loaded games, including “Final Fantasy VII,” “Tekken 3” and “Wild Arms.” A complete roster of games will be announced soon, including more “fan favorites,” according to the […]

  • Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper released from Utah prison

    SALT LAKE CITY — Wanda Barzee, one of two people who abducted 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart in 2002, was released from a Utah prison Wednesday. Barzee was serving a 15-year sentence when the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole unexpectedly credited her for time served, moving up her release date from 2024. Smart, now 30, had urged officials to reconsider releasing the woman who assisted in her kidnapping and rape, saying she’s still a threat to the community. But Barzee’s lawyer said […]

  • Man who lost hands, feet, and part of nose to dog-related infection: ‘I’ll always love dogs’

    WEST BEND, Wis. — By the time Greg Manteufel, 48, reached the hospital in late June, “my face was all red and blue, and it started going down the rest of my body,” he said. “My arms, my chest, everything was changing colors,” said Manteufel, of West Bend, Wisconsin. Manteufel initially thought he had a bad case of the flu, but in his blood, doctors discovered a type of bacteria normally found in the mouths of dogs and cats. These […]

  • Man charged in first-degree murder of Iowa State golfer jailed on $5M bond

    AMES, Iowa — A homeless man charged with killing an Iowa State University golfer appeared in court Tuesday morning, and a judge set a $5 million cash-only bond. The body of Celia Barquín Arozamena, 22, was found Monday in a pond “some distance” from an unattended golf bag at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames, police said. Court documents said she had been stabbed several times in the upper torso, head and neck. Ames police said she had been “assaulted.” Police have […]

  • ‘Captain Marvel,’ Marvel’s first female-led superhero film, debuts its first trailer

    The first trailer for Marvel’s first female led superhero film has arrived. The teaser for “Captain Marvel,” which debuted on “Good Morning America” Tuesday, gave viewers an action-packed look at Brie Larson in the title role. The Oscar winning actress debuted the two-minute sneak peek from The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. The trailer showed Captain Marvel as she uses her mighty powers, works with Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and takes on intergalactic foes. While […]

  • Julie Chen leaving ‘The Talk’ after husband Les Moonves exits CBS

    Julie Chen is stepping down from “The Talk” on CBS, one week after her husband Les Moonves left the CBS Corporation under pressure. Chen’s decision is effective immediately, according to two sources close to her. She will address the decision through a videotaped message to viewers on Tuesday’s episode. “She has decided that her main focus needs to be clearing her husband’s name from accusations made 25-30 years ago and tending to her son,” one of the sources said. The […]

  • Emmys 2018: The complete winners list

    The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost, aired Monday on NBC. The following is a list with the winners noted with an asterisk (*) and WINNER. Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series Louie Anderson,” Baskets” Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live” Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Brian Tyree Henry, “Atlanta” Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Kenan Thompson, “Saturday Night Live” Henry Winkler, “Barry” *WINNER Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series Zazie Beetz, “Atlanta” […]