Wisconsin State Workers Get No Raises →
Wisconsin state workers will not receive salary increases during the next two years.
'We have been waiting for this moment': Libya... →
Coverage from MSNBC.com: Deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has been killed, the Libyan prime minister confirmed Thursday, following news of his capture and reports of his death.
Bears, wolves being shot after exotic animals... →
Out of Ohio: Dozens of animals escaped from a wild-animal preserve that houses bears, big cats and other beasts, and the owner later was found dead there, said police, who shot several of the animals and urged nearby residents to stay indoors.
9-Year-Old Designated Driver? →
Out of Michigan: a 9-year-old designated driver. From WDIV TV in Detroit.
Obama's teleprompter, podium stolen in Va. →
msnbc: Someone stole the wrong truck.
UW Student Season Ticket Holders Asked To End... →
Barry Alvarez and Bret Bielema send letter to UW Student Season Ticket Holders asking them to end vulgar cheers and chants. Friday’s update: If vulgar chants aren’t heard Saturday, two student ticket holders will receive trip to bowl game this year.
Girl Scouts Geek Out And Offer Badges For Making...
npr: For the first time in a quarter-century, the Girl Scouts of America have completely overhauled the system of badges that Scouts can earn. Among the new badges: Digital Movie Maker, Product Designer, Website Designer and Geocacher. Also among the new badges: a Locavore Badge, a Naturalist Badge, an Innovation Badge and a Computer Expert Badge for Brownies.
Woman sues airline over 'extreme turbulence' →
msnbc: A Texas woman is suing Continental Airlines and three other carriers over mental trauma she said she experienced during turbulence on a flight.
School Chaperone Accused Of Doing Drugs →
From here in Wisconsin: A parent chaperone in the Kewaskum School District is accused of using heroin during a recent field trip.
The effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker begins November 15.
When I looked up, the hot dog was already in the air,” Woods said. “The bun was...– Woods Finishes 30th After Bizarre Hot Dog Incident (via npr)
Wisconsin Sports Weekend
What a weekend for Wisconsin sports fans! The Brewers won game 1 of the NL Championship series. Game 2 is set for tonight. And the Green Bay Packers beat the Atlanta Falcons last night 25-17. The Packers remain unbeaten.
ShortFormBlog: Amanda Knox, now out of jail, has... →
shortformblog: $1 million in legal costs incurred by Knox and her family source » Two words: Book deal. Ananda Knox’s freedom wasn’t cheap, but it was a financial burden Knox was willing to pay. Her family had to foot most of the bill: Her parents both had to get second mortgages and dip into their…
ShortFormBlog: Anderson Cooper on hot seat after... →
shortformblog: Sometimes, standing in a foot of floodwater is easier than hosting a daytime talk show. This is a lesson “Anderson” learned the hard way, after a teenage guest on the CNN über-anchor’s daytime talk show put himself in a coma — by attempting to do some crazy skateboarding ahead of an appearance…
A money dispute between Fox and the actors who... →
Salads Are Nice, But Burgers Are What Really Sell →
While 47 percent of Americans say they’d like restaurants to offer healthier items like salads and baked potatoes, only 23 percent tend to order those foods, according to a survey last year by food research firm Technomic.
Starbucks Pushes Job Growth Program →
Starting Nov. 1, Starbucks will begin collecting donations of $5 or more to stimulate U.S. job growth through its “Jobs for USA” program.