Morning Headlines - Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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

Morning Headlines - Tuesday, May 14, 2024

U.S. and World Headlines

Biden Moves Ahead On China Tariff Hikes That Includes 100% Increase On EVs

President Joe Biden will announce Tuesday that his administration is raising tariffs on $18 billion of Chinese exports, including electric vehicles, as the White House tries to fight what it says are unfair trade practices by its global competitor.

The move by the U.S. escalates what some economists see as a volatile trade war with China as the world’s two biggest economies wrestle for supremacy.

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Crews Detonate Explosives To Demolish Part Of Baltimore Bridge And Free Stricken Ship

Crews detonated explosions on parts of Baltimore’s collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in an attempt to free the stricken cargo vessel Deli that crashed into it in March.

The demolition took place on Monday evening after a weekend of bad weather forced United Command to postpone the explosion.

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Red Lobster Is Abruptly Closing Dozens Of Restaurants

Struggling Red Lobster is abruptly closing at least 48 of its restaurants around the country, according to a leading restaurant liquidator.

TAGeX Brands is conducting an online auction of Red Lobster kitchen equipment, furniture and other contents at restaurants closing. The auction begins Monday and continues through Thursday, according to company founder Neal Sherman.

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Why Does Canada Have So Many Wildfires?

Wildfire season has arrived in full force in Western Canada, prompting evacuation orders and alerts in several towns in British Columbia and neighboring Alberta due to the danger of uncontrolled blazes.

According to the BC administration's latest wildfire situation report, seven evacuation orders and five alerts had been issued in the province since Friday, driving about 4,700 residents from their homes.

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The Latest List Of Top US Baby Names Has A Few Surprises

There’s a new arrival on the list of the most popular baby names in the US.

Mateo made it into the boys’ top 10 list for the first time, becoming the sixth-most popular boys’ name in 2023 and edging Benjamin off the list, according to recently released data from the Social Security Administration.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Wisconsin Supreme Court Hears Challenge To State's 2022 Ballot Drop Box Ban

Liberal justices who control the Wisconsin Supreme Court showed signs on May 13 of being willing to overturn a ruling that all but eliminated the use of absentee ballot drop boxes in the swing state.

At issue is whether the court should overturn its July 2022 ruling that said nothing in state law allowed for absentee drop boxes to be placed anywhere other than in election clerk offices. Conservative justices controlled the court then, but the court flipped to 4-3 liberal control in 2023, setting the stage to possibly overturn the ruling.

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With Election On The Horizon, Wisconsin’s Caregivers Seek Better Health Care Options

Corrine Hendrickson runs a day care out of her home in New Glarus. On a recent Friday morning, she was moving quickly to clean up dishes, play with dinosaurs and remind kids that throwing toys isn’t safe — all at the same time.

The work is nonstop for Hendrickson, who is licensed to care for eight children by herself out of the two-room add-on to the back of her house. She loves the work, but said the child care industry is in crisis, with costs too high for families and pay too low to retain staff all at the same time.

“We are all overburdened and stressed out,” she said.

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What To Expect At The NFL Draft Handoff To Green Bay

Green Bay is preparing for the NFL Draft handoff on Tuesday, and the community is invited to join in.

When the football from Detroit arrives in Milwaukee aboard the Lake Express Ferry from Muskegon, Mich., bicyclists will bring the football to its final destination at Lambeau Field. (Action 2 News This Morning anchor Emerson Lehmann, who covered Green Bay leaders in Detroit for the 2024 NFL Draft, will be live in Milwaukee to preview the handoff.)

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Wisconsin Football Could See A Seven-Year Streak End In 2024

Wisconsin football is on the outside of nearly every post-spring way-too-early top 25 ranking ahead of the 2024 season. The program is coming off consecutive 7-6 campaigns and is beginning to lose the reputation for consistent winning its held for more than two decades.

There was a good reason behind that reputation. Wisconsin has not had a losing season since going 5-7 in 2001 and is on a 23-year bowl streak. But one of Wisconsin’s recent streaks is in jeopardy entering 2024: The program has been ranked in every preseason AP Poll since 2017.

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Wisconsin Senate Plans To Vote On Overriding Evers Veto Of PFAS Funding, Other Bills

Republicans said Monday that the state Senate would vote to override up to 36 of the governor’s vetoes, including a bill to fight PFAS pollution — moves that Democrats derided as desperate election year stunts.

At the same time, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers countersued the Republican-controlled Legislature in a fight over the spending of $50 million on a new literacy program.

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Last Update: May 14, 2024 7:01 am CDT

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