Morning Headlines - Wednesday, June 12, 2024

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

Morning Headlines - Wednesday, June 12, 2024

U.S. and World Headlines

GOP Averts Disaster In Ohio Shocker: 5 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primaries

A couple closer-than-expected races highlighted Tuesday’s elections in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota and South Carolina, which put Donald Trump’s endorsement power to the test as he heads toward a rematch with President Biden.

But it was an under-the-radar special election in Ohio that turned out to be the biggest shocker of the night. Elsewhere, Trump-endorsed candidates pulled through against their primary challengers, though at least one of them did so with far less breathing room than he may have hoped.

Here are five takeaways from Tuesday’s primary results:

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Is Hunter Biden Going To Prison? What To Know About The Possible Sentence After His Conviction

Hunter Biden was convicted Tuesday in the federal gun trial, and now a judge will have to determine whether the president's son should be imprisoned for the felony conviction.

Hunter Biden was convicted by the 12-person jury of two felony counts for making false statements on a federal gun form about his drug use, and one count for owning a gun unlawfully during an 11-day period.

The three felony counts carry up to 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $750,000. But whether the president's son is sentenced to prison — an outcome that could have been avoided with a plea deal that fell apart last year — remains to be seen.

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US Assessing Hamas Response To Gaza Ceasefire Plan

The US says it is evaluating the Hamas response to the latest proposal for a Gaza ceasefire and hostage release deal.

The Palestinian armed group said it was ready to “deal positively” with the process but stressed the need for Israel to agree to a permanent ceasefire.

Israel’s government has not commented, but an anonymous Israeli official said Hamas’s response amounted to a rejection.

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The Economy Hits A Mid-Year Holding Pattern

From the C-suites of big companies to the halls of the Federal Reserve, economic decision-makers are waiting to see whether the next shift is toward recession, reacceleration or something in between.

The economy has hit a mid-year holding pattern in which policy is static, growth and inflation have leveled out and CEOs aren't making major adjustments to hiring plans as they await the results of the U.S. presidential election and a Fed policy pivot.

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Apple Stock Surges To Record High After AI Announcements

Apple's (AAPL) stock surged 7% on Tuesday to reach a record-high close for the first time in 2024 as investors digested the announcement of its AI platform, Apple Intelligence.

Shares in the iPhone maker fell back slightly in pre-market trading on Wednesday, down less than 1%.

After the stock fell on Monday during and after the company's WWDC conference, the stock moved higher, notching its best single-day performance since November 2022, as some Wall Street analysts cheered the company's announcements.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Wisconsin Superintendent Breaks Silence After Angry Father Shoves Him Away From His Daughter At Graduation

The Wisconsin high school superintendent shoved aside by a father who didn’t want the educator to shake his daughter’s hand isn’t ready to let the incident behind him as he slammed the father’s attempted apology.

Dr. Rainey Briggs, the head of Baraboo School District, said an apology won’t fix the damage Matthew Eddy caused at Baraboo High School’s graduation ceremony on May 31.

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Americans Celebrate Their Flag Every Year, And The Holiday Was Born In Wisconsin

Each June, the people of Waubeka venerate perhaps the nation's most enduring symbol, celebrating Flag Day, a holiday that escapes the notice of many Americans.

But this unincorporated Wisconsin town about 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of Milwaukee takes the day seriously. After all, it lays claim to being the birthplace of Flag Day, thanks to a tenacious teacher in a one-room schoolhouse.

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Two Wisconsin Female High School Teachers Resign 'After Asking Student If He'd Like A Foursome

Two female high school teachers have been forced to resign after being accused of trying to set up a foursome with students.

Alexsia Saldaris quit Joseph Craig High School in Janesville, Wisconsin, on April 22 and Jennifer Larson on May 14 after a probe by the school district.

Both teachers were on a school trip with a male student on April 7 to 9 and the investigation found incriminating Snapchat messages they sent him.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Suspends Former Trump Attorney From State Ethics Panel

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended former President Donald Trump’s Wisconsin lawyer from a state judicial ethics panel a week after he was charged with a felony for his role in a 2020 fake electors scheme.

Liberal advocates have been calling for Jim Troupis to step down from the Judicial Conduct Advisory Committee, saying he is unsuitable due to his role advising the Republicans who attempted to cast Wisconsin’s electoral votes for Trump after he lost the 2020 election in the state to Democrat Joe Biden.

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Lac Du Flambeau Man Sentenced To 15.75 Years For Domestic Abuse Convictions In Three Wisconsin Counties

The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) today announced that Frank R. Schuman, age 30, of Lac Du Flambeau, Wis., has been sentenced to a total of 15.75 years of confinement followed by eleven years of extended supervision for convictions of eleven counts of domestic violence.

On Friday, April 26, 2024, Schuman was found guilty by a jury in Oneida County of strangulation and suffocation with a domestic abuse enhancer, false imprisonment with a domestic abuse enhancer, substantial battery – intent to cause bodily harm with a domestic abuse enhancer, and second degree recklessly endangering safety with a domestic abuse enhancer and battery. Schuman was previously found guilty of additional domestic violence charges in Vilas County, Wis., and Outagamie County, Wis., for abuse against three different people.

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Last Update: Jun 12, 2024 5:40 am CDT

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