Muslim-bashing GOP candidates score big with Republican voters

Written by Rachel Zoll
and Adam Geller,
AP writers
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 16:35

Some leading Republican presidential candidates seem to view Muslims as fair game for increasingly harsh words they might use with more caution against any other group for fear of the political cost. So far, that strategy is winning support from conservatives influential in picking the nominee.

Bono, Clooney, Kardashian part of all-star campaign for AIDS

AP Music Writer
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 10:43

Would you like to spend quality time with George Clooney as he showers you with compliments?

30 killed in Congo in clashes between rebels, government

Written by The AP Tuesday, 01 December 2015 05:21

Clashes between rebels and soldiers in a town in eastern Congo killed at least 30 people, including civilians, rebels and a United Nations peacekeeper, the director of an activist group said Nov. 30.

Hard Hats for Hillary: Clinton to roll out $275 billion infrastructure plan to create jobs

Written by Amanda Becker
Reuters Media Express
Monday, 30 November 2015 05:16

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton plans to make job creation the focus of her campaign over the next month, beginning with a $275 billion infrastructure spending plan that will be released this week.

Petitioners call on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 01 December 2015 15:32

More than 10,000 people have signed a petition urging Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign over the city's handling of the fatal shooting of a black teenager.

"It's not enough to fire the police chief," said cofounder Norman Solomon. "The buck stops with the mayor, and he should resign."

Obama to deliver his last State of the Union address Jan. 12

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 01 December 2015 09:48

President Barack Obama will deliver his seventh and final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Jan. 12.

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin announced the date on Nov. 30.

Supreme Court lineup fit for an election year

Written by The Associated Press Monday, 30 November 2015 13:24

The Supreme Court's lineup of new cases is fit for an election year.

Affirmative action, abortion and another look at the Obama health care law all are before the court, and they could well be joined by immigration, giving the justices a run of cases that reads like a campaign platform.

After clashes in central Paris, French police detain climate change protesters

Written by Reuters Media Express Monday, 30 November 2015 05:05

French police detained scores of climate change protesters after violent clashes on the Place de la Republique in central Paris on Nov. 29, a day before the official start of an international conference that aims to tackle global warming.

The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin is recognizing World AIDS Day by highlighting the opening of its newest HIV medical home in Madison.

Irish court rules against anti-abortion laws

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 01 December 2015 09:34

The Belfast High Court, in a judicial review case, found laws governing abortion in Northern Ireland in cases of serious malformation of the fetus and sexual crime are in breach of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. 

Ben Carson: Syrian refugee camps are 'really quite nice'

Written by AP Monday, 30 November 2015 06:39

After touring Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson suggested that camps should serve as a long-term solution for millions, while other refugees could be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries.

Demonstrators: 'No Planet B' in fight against global warming

Written by Megan Rowling
and Morag MacKinnon
Reuters Media Express
Monday, 30 November 2015 04:50

More than half a million people from Australia to Paraguay joined the biggest day of climate change activism in history on Nov. 29, telling world leaders gathering for a summit in Paris there is "No Planet B" in the fight against global warming.