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BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents in a case that mystified authorities for months until the girl made a daring escape from the remote cabin where she was held for 88 days.

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The head of the Army Corps of Engineers has sent Congress a $778 million plan to fortify an Illinois waterway with noisemakers, electric cables and other devices in the hope that they will prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, where the aggressive inva…

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Here are the top paid CEOs by state for 2018, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin Air National Guard sergeant whose complaints about sexual assault within his unit sparked two federal investigations believes his commanders are now trying to force him out of the service and deny him retirement benefits in retaliation.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets shook Thursday on the growing realization that the U.S. and China are far from settling a bitter, year-long trade dispute.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — These Wisconsin lotteries were drawn Thursday:

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but have failed to meet recovery targets.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Some Wisconsin legislators are pushing to curtail the use of firefighting foams that contain potentially toxic chemicals and establish standards that limit how much of the substances can safely exist in the state's groundwater, air and soil.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's K-12 schools would receive $500 million over the next two years, including nearly $100 million more for special education, under a Republican funding plan approved Thursday by the Legislature's budget committee.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Thursday designated the Argentina-based online pharmacy Goldpharma and eight Argentine citizens as significant foreign narcotics traffickers.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — These Wisconsin lotteries were drawn Wednesday:

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Assembly Republicans on Wednesday said they support increasing funding for K-12 schools by $500 million over the next two years, putting them at odds with Democrats and Gov. Tony Evers who proposed spending nearly three times as much.

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — In a story May 18 about an interruption in barge traffic along the Mississippi River, The Associated Press erroneously reported the average amount of goods and services that are shipped on the upper Mississippi River from March through May. It is 31 million tons, not 31 tons.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Bear hunters won't be able to use hounds in central Wisconsin under changes the Department of Natural Resources board made to the agency's bear management plan Wednesday after opponents called the practice a blight on the state.