MADISON — State health officials say five people have gotten sick after eating sprouts at Jimmy John’s restaurants in Wisconsin. The state Department of Health Services says the salmonella cases were reported around the state during mid- to late December. Officials say people diagnosed with the outbreak strain in other states also have reported eating sprouts at Jimmy John’s restaurants in their state. Officials are working to identify the source of sprouts supplied to the
WASHINGTON — The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Last-minute negotiations crumbled as Senate Democrats blocked a four-week stopgap extension in a late-night vote, causing the fourth government shutdown in a quarter century. The slide toward closure lacked for high drama: TheSenate
SAN DIEGO — Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that’s likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and environmental damage. Military special forces based in Florida and U.S. Customs and Border Protection special units spent three weeks trying to breach and scale the eight models in San Diego,
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday delivered new support to the anti-abortion movement he once opposed, telling thousands of activists demonstrating in the annual March for Life, “We are with you all the way.” In an address broadcast from the White House Rose Garden, Trump said he’s committed to building “a society where life is celebrated, protected and cherished.” The moment marked the president personally stepping to the forefront of the anti-
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons are finally getting taught in space. Thirty-two years after the Challenger disaster, a pair of teachers turned astronauts will pay tribute to McAuliffe by carrying out her science classes on the International Space Station. As NASA’s first designated teacher in space, McAuliffe was going to experiment with fluids and demonstrate Newton’s laws of motion for schoolchildren. She never made it to orbit: She and six
GREEN BAY — A fired Lambeau Field food service employee will stand trial on accusations he chased down a former co-worker and another man with his car and rammed their vehicle and others. Chay Vang is facing seven charges, including recklessly endangering safety. A criminal complaint says Vang was upset that he was fired after a previous argument with the co-worker. He went to the stadium Dec. 22 and spotted the co-worker and another employee getting out of a vehicle in the parking lot.
WASHINGTON — In his first year in office, President Donald Trump has frequently bent Washington to his will, shattering long-standing norms, plunging politics to a new level of corrosiveness and wielding his executive power to start rolling back his predecessor’s policies on the environment, education and America’s role around the world. But at times, Trump’s Washington can also look strikingly similar to the era before presidential directives were delivered by tweet.
MADISON — UW-Madison is moving to give faculty and staff a 4 percent pay increase in the next year, the university announced Thursday. It would be the first time since 2015 that UW-Madison employees have gotten across-the-board raises, and the largest wage increase of its kind in more than a decade, according to the university. Plans call for the first 2 percent pay increase to take effect in July and the second 2 percent in January 2019. They also call for additional wage increases
MADISON — A northern Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy was justified when he shot and killed a 14-year-old boy on a tribal reservation last year, a prosecutor said Friday. Ashland County District Attorney Michael Nieskes cleared Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich of any criminal liability in eighth-grader Jason Pero’s death. He wrote a letter to the deputy, the state Department of Justice and Sheriff Michael Brenann saying the actions were appropriate. Mrdjenovich shot Pero twice outside the
OSSEO — Authorities arrested two people Thursday who they say possessed 290 pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, three guns and two stun guns, according to a Wisconsin State Patrol news release issued Friday. Those arrests of Joel J. Helding, 32, of Tomahawk, and Valerie A. Flores, 25, of Wausau, occurred after two separate chases that