U.S. and World Headlines
EU Leaders Agree To Ban 90% Of Russian Oil By Year-End
European Union leaders agreed Monday to embargo most Russian oil imports into the bloc by year-end as part of new sanctions on Moscow worked out at a summit focused on helping Ukraine with a long-delayed package of new financial support.
EU Council President Charles Michel said the agreement covers more than two-thirds of oil imports from Russia. Ursula Von der Leyen, the head of the EU's executive branch, said the punitive move will “effectively cut around 90% of oil imports from Russia to the EU by the end of the year.”Read More
Inside A Biden White House Adrift
Faced with a worsening political predicament, President Joe Biden is pressing aides for a more compelling message and a sharper strategy while bristling at how they’ve tried to stifle the plain-speaking persona that has long been one of his most potent assets.
Biden is rattled by his sinking approval ratings and is looking to regain voters’ confidence that he can provide the sure-handed leadership he promised during the campaign, people close to the president say.Read More
Handguns: Canada Proposes Complete Freeze On Ownership
Canada should introduce a total ban on the buying and selling of all handguns, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said.
His government is proposing a new law that would freeze private ownership of all short-barrelled firearms.
The legislation would not ban the ownership of handguns outright - but would make it illegal to buy them.Read More
As Jan. 6 Subpoena Deadline Looms, Jordan, Mccarthy Mull Options
Letters from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) demanding documents from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol is a surprising signal that some GOP members subpoenaed by the panel may actually be thinking about some level of cooperation with its investigation.Read More
Jury In Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Trial Resumes Deliberating Today
The jury in the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s bombshell defamation trial will resume deliberations Tuesday morning after a three-day break for the Memorial Day weekend.
The seven-person panel — which spent just two hours deliberating on Friday — is set to reconvene in the Fairfax, Virginia, courthouse at around 9 a.m. to continue weighing the evidence they heard over the last six weeks.Read More
Wisconsin's Rural Startups Are In Decline, But A Pandemic-Era Trend Could Reverse That
Rural Wisconsin has more startup businesses than the state's urban centers, a new report found — but startups across the state have been in steep decline for decades.
A spike in new-business filings in the last two years could be a sign of change, but advocates say Wisconsin has a long way to go in fostering new businesses and funding those with the potential to grow.Read More
Wisconsin Army Reserve Unit Prepares To Deploy To The Middle East
Memorial Day is a time to honor fallen soldiers, but some Army Reserve soldiers from Wisconsin are preparing to deploy overseas.
Over the weekend the 395th Ordnance Company said their farewells in Appleton.Read More
New Tool Shows Wisconsin Farmers Financial Benefits Of Letting Cows Graze
When Jim Munsch started learning more about using managed grazing for beef cattle in the 1980s, he went on pasture walks with farmers already using the practice and sought out information from local University of Wisconsin-Extension educators.Read More
WI DHS Investigating 7 Cases Of Mysterious Hepatitis In Kids
The number of sudden and mysterious hepatitis cases in children continues to rise.
At least 650 cases have been reported worldwide so far, according to the World Health Organization. As of Memorial Day weekend, more than 200 of those were reported in the United States.Read More
18-Year-Old Student Pilot Dies After Crashing Small Plane In Wauwatosa
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office said Monday that the 18-year-old student pilot who crashed a small plane into a Wauwatosa yard on Thursday has died.
The ME identified him as Daniel Perelman, 18 years old of Brookfield.Read More