Bones of Mona Lisa model in Florence? Experts can't say

Written by The AP Friday, 25 September 2015 07:29

Italian experts say they can't say with certainty whethr bones dug up in a Florence church are those of a Renaissance-era noblewoman some believe was the model for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.

Researchers told journalists at a news conference in Florence this week that testing found one of three pieces of remains compatible with the period in which Lisa Gherardini died and that historical documents indicate she was buried in a Florence convent in 1542.

Anti-gay Kentucky clerk in hot water again for possibly defying judge's orders

Written by The Associated Press Saturday, 19 September 2015 08:17

Kim Davis

A Kentucky county clerk may have again defied a federal judge's order regarding gay-marriage licenses by altering license forms to remove her name, an attorney who represents one of the clerk's employees told the judge Friday in a court filing.

Sanders follows GOP debate, critiques in tweets

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 17 September 2015 07:18

As Republican presidential candidates debated on Sept. 16, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders took to Twitter at #DebateWithBernie to take on the White House hopefuls for ignoring critical issues.

Michigan reports first case ever of bubonic plague

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 05:11

Michigan health officials say they have confirmed the first case of the plague by a Michigan resident.

Lawmakers brewing up reform to help craft beer industry

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Thursday, 24 September 2015 11:13

Raise your mugs, craft beer drinkers and give a hearty “here-here” to the members of the congressional small brewers caucuses, which are not groups of lawmakers who gather for Capitol Hill happy hours.

Pope to highlight contributions of Hispanics at mass in D.C.

Written by The AP Friday, 18 September 2015 06:22

The first pope from the Americas will canonize a Spanish friar who brought the Catholic faith to California in front of the largest Catholic church in North America.

There will be plenty of symbolism in Pope Francis' visit to Washington next week, and the city's archbishop said Thursday that while the pope will be speaking as a pastor, not a politician, he could address an issue that bitterly divides the nation's leaders: immigration.

Round 2: Trump underwhelms, Fiorina shines, Walker disappears

Written by From AP reports Thursday, 17 September 2015 07:04

CNN live streams the second 2016 GOP presidential debate Sept. 16.

Republican voters fed up with Washington and anyone with a background in politics have cheered billionaire businessman Donald Trump as the ultimate 2016 outsider, making him the front-runner for the GOP nomination.

Swift and fierce response to Walker's call to ban federal labor unions

Written by The Associated Press Monday, 14 September 2015 12:25

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is hoping to pull his campaign off the mat by taking on unions —a familiar foe for the Wisconsin governor — in a sweeping plan to upend pillars of organized labor nationwide.

Walker's plan calls for eliminating unions for employees of the federal government, making all workplaces right-to-work unless individual states vote otherwise, and scrapping the federal agency that oversees unfair labor practices.

The pope and the president: Remarks at the White House

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Wednesday, 23 September 2015 10:03

The following is a transcript of the White House remarks by President Barack Obama and Pope Francis, delivered at about 9:30 a.m. Sept. 23 on the South Lawn at the White House…

Alabama city spent $16,000 to get people to Trump rally

Written by The AP Thursday, 17 September 2015 07:36

An Alabama television station reports that thousands of dollars in city funding was spent to transport people to Donald Trump's political rally in Mobile, drawing criticism from a city councilman.

Pot sales generate more tax revenue than alcohol sales in Colorado

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Wednesday, 16 September 2015 07:55

For the first time in history, a state has generated more annual revenue from taxes imposed on marijuana than from taxes imposed on alcohol.

ACLU demands Catholic hospital provide emergency procedure for pregnant woman with brain tumor

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Monday, 14 September 2015 08:35

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan sent a demand letter to a Catholic hospital in Michigan on behalf of a pregnant woman with a life-threatening brain tumor who was denied a request to get her tubes tied at the time of her scheduled C-section next month.