Morning Headlines - Friday, May 10, 2024

U.S. & World and Wisconsin headlines, and today's meme.

Morning Headlines - Friday, May 10, 2024

U.S. and World Headlines

Israelis Ready To Fight With Their Fingernails, Netanyahu Says In Veiled Biden Rebuff

Israelis are ready to fight with their "fingernails", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday in a thinly veiled rebuff to U.S. President Joe Biden's warning that arms supplies could be withheld over a planned operation in Gaza.

Israel's long-threatened move against Rafah, where it says thousands of Hamas fighters and potentially dozens of the hostages they seized in an Oct. 7 attack are ensconced among more than a million war-displaced Palestinians, began this week with the evacuation of some civilians followed by limited incursions.

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U.S. Announces New Rule To Empower Asylum Officials To Reject More Migrants Earlier In Process

The Biden administration announced a new regulation Thursday aimed at allowing immigration officials to more quickly identify and deport migrants who are ineligible for U.S. asylum earlier in the process.

The regulation by the Department of Homeland Security would apply to migrants who ask for asylum after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. CBS News reported the administration's plans earlier this week. At this point, as a proposed regulation, it must go through a public comment period before taking effect.

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AI Makes It Easier For Anyone To Become A Cybercriminal, Top Official Says

Generative AI is not just teaching cyber bad guys new tricks, it's also making it easier for anyone to become a bad guy, says Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency chief Jen Easterly.

Cybercriminals with AI at their disposal will be able to do more of everything — from phishing and spamming to acts of blackmail and terrorism to campaigns of misinformation and election sabotage.

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The 7 Biggest Lawmaker Feuds On Capitol Hill

Feuds on Capitol Hill are nothing new, but the current Congress has featured some doozies. 

From the historic toppling of a House Speaker to the profanity-laced sniping between conservative hard-liners, the last 16 months have been chock-full of momentous clashes that have roiled both chambers and played an outsized role in how Congress functions.

Those personal tensions reflect the broader polarization of Congress and the country, trends that have been exacerbated by the ubiquity of social media, the rise of the attention economy and the decline of political civility in the era of former President Trump.

Here are the seven biggest feuds in this Congress.

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Teens And Video Games Today

There are long-standing debates about the impact of video games on youth. Some credit them for helping young people form friendships and teaching them about teamwork and problem-solving. Others say video games expose teenagers to violent content, negatively impact their sleep and can even lead to addiction.

With this in mind, Pew Research Center surveyed 1,423 U.S. teens ages 13 to 17 about their own video game habits – from how often they play to the friends they’ve made and whether it gets in the way of them doing well in school or getting a good night’s sleep.

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Wisconsin Headlines

'We’re Just Stuck Waiting’: No End In Sight For Ascension System Outage

scension Health is still dealing with a cyber attack Thursday afternoon.

The system shutdown impacts Ascension systems across the nation by delaying appointments and affecting services for patients.

TMJ4's Mariam Mackar is following up on day two of the data breach and says patients are still being turned away.

Viewers have contacted TMJ4 saying they've missed CT scans, mammograms, and have been unable to pick up prescriptions.

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Eau Claire Man Sentenced To 4 Years For Illegally Possessing A Firearm And Ammunition

Nathaniel Larson, 26, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 4 years in federal prison for possessing a firearm and ammunition as a felon. Larson pleaded guilty to this charge on February 8, 2024.

On July 11, 2023, an Eau Claire police officer stopped a car Larson was driving for a traffic violation. Larson’s behavior during the stop was suspicious, so the officer asked him to exit the car. Larson then consented to a search and the officer found a small bag of heroin and fentanyl in his pants pocket. Larson was arrested and during a subsequent search of the car, the officer found a loaded Taurus 9 mm handgun and an extra loaded magazine. Larson is prohibited from legally possessing firearms and ammunition because of a prior felony conviction for second degree recklessly endangering safety.

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NFL Draft Handoff From Michigan To Wisconsin Set For May 14

Green Bay is on the clock. The following information is from a news release issued Thursday by the Green Bay Packers:

The countdown to the 2025 NFL Draft officially will begin Tuesday, May 14, with a ceremonial Draft Handoff from Michigan to Wisconsin, as a themed football arrives in Milwaukee from Detroit via the Lake Express Ferry from Muskegon, Mich., and is carried north to Green Bay to arrive in the Lambeau Field Atrium where a Countdown Clock will be unveiled, the Green Bay Packers said in a press release.

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Recent Polling Shows Baldwin Leading Hovde In Senate Race

With Election Day less than six months away, multiple new polls show Democratic incumbent Tammy Baldwin leading Republican challenger Eric Hovde in the race for Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate seat.

That includes one survey that showed a double-digit lead for Baldwin, who has led among registered voters in every poll conducted since Hovde entered the race.

AQuinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday shows Baldwin ahead of Hovde among registered voters by 12 percentage points, with 54 percent saying they’d vote for Baldwin and 42 percent saying they’d vote for Hovde.

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No Labels Formally Withdraws Petition To Appear On Wisconsin Ballot

No Labels has formally withdrawn its petition to appear on the November presidential ballot after suspending its search for a viable candidate more than a month ago, according to a letter obtained by WisPolitics.

The news comes after Wisconsin Elections Commission Chair Don Millis on Tuesday told WisPolitics he expected the group to qualify for the ballot because it had yet to formally inform the agency it no longer wanted to have a line on Wisconsin’s ballot.

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Last Update: May 10, 2024 7:05 am CDT

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