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State Courts Set To Be Next Battleground Over Abortion
State courts may soon figure prominently in the legal fight over abortion access if the conservative majority U.S. Supreme Court undermines or overturns Roe v. Wade in coming months.
In several states, top courts are currently weighing the lawfulness of abortion limits as the fate of the landmark 1973 decision in Roe hangs in the balance — and experts say more state-level disputes are sure to follow.Read More
4 Major Shootings In The U.S. Over Easter Weekend
At least four major shootings broke out across the United States over the Easter weekend, including one at a party in Pittsburgh that left two minors dead and several others injured early Sunday.
The violence comes after President Joe Biden announced tougher gun regulations last week in the wake of multiple mass shootings.Read More
Turkey Launches New Ground, Air Offensive In Northern Iraq
Turkey has launched a new ground and air cross-border offensive against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, Turkey’s defense minister announced early Monday.
Turkish jets and artillery struck suspected targets of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, and commando troops — supported by helicopters and drones — then crossed into the region by land or were airlifted by helicopters, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said in a video posted on the ministry’s website.Read More
Americans Are Drowning In Spam
You're not imagining it: The flood of spam calls, texts, emails and social media posts into your life is getting a lot bigger.
Junk messages aren't just annoying — they also open the door to more fraud, cybercrime and identity theft than ever before.Read More
U.S. Officials Preparing For Potential Russian Cyberattacks
Jen Easterly is director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Known by its acronym, CISA, the agency helps secure computer networks in 16 sectors deemed vital to national security, like energy, finance and communications.
Easterly: We are seeing evolving intelligence about Russian planning for potential attacks. And we have to assume that there's going to be a breach. There's going to be an incident. There's going to be an attack.Read More
Wisconsin's Most Wanted: Jorden Welsher Sought By US Marshals
The U.S. Marshals fugitive task force needs help finding 27-year-old Jorden Welsher.
Authorities say the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department issued a warrant for Welsher's arrest in 2021. He vanished without a trace.Read More
WI Supreme Court Sides With GOP On Redistricting Decision
The Wisconsin Supreme Court opted to use Republican-drawn maps for this fall’s state legislative elections.
In a 4-to-3 ruling, the deciding vote came from Justice Brian Hagedorn, who previously voted against Republicans, opting to accept Gov. Tony Evers’-drawn map in early March.Read More
State Crime Labs Processed More DNA Cases In 2021, But Average Turnaround Time Lagged 2020
The state crime labs were better at turning around DNA cases submitted in 2021 than the year before.
But it took longer, on average, to process them, according to the Department of Justice’s annual report on the Division of Forensic Sciences.
GOP AG candidates Adam Jarchow and Eric Toney both knocked Dem incumbent Josh Kaul for the lab’s performance under his watch.Read More
Evers Vetoes More Than Two Dozen Republican Bills
Democratic Governor Tony Evers has issued more than two dozen vetoes of Republican bills that made it out of the Legislature before recess.
Evers issued 28 vetoes on Friday. Among those bills were measures that would have made it easier to kick people off of unemployment and medical assistance, a bill that would have dissolved the Milwaukee Public Schools District, as well as massive expansion of the school voucher program.Read More
Bucks Bounce Back After Blowing Big Lead To Beat Bulls 93-86
On a night when their usually potent offense was searching for answers, the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks had to rely on their defense in their playoff opener.
Fortunately for the Bucks, that's the one part of their game that was at a championship level.Read More