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After a Night of Upheaval, Enter the Wisconsin National Guard

Move follows fire, vandalism, violence in Madison

(Newser) - Gov. Tony Evers says he's preparing to activate the Wisconsin National Guard after a night of unrest in Madison that included an assault on a state senator. It was apparently triggered by the arrest of a protest organizer. A video shows Devonere Johnson, a black man who also goes... More »

Suspect in College Slayings Is Daughter's Boyfriend

Teen charged with first-degree homicide

(Newser) - Prosecutors have charged a teenager with fatally shooting a University of Wisconsin physician and her husband, who were the parents of his girlfriend, and leaving their bodies at the school’s arboretum. Khari Sanford , 18, was charged with two counts of party to the crime of first-degree intentional homicide, use... More »

18-Year-Old Arrested in College Slayings

Couple was found outside Wisconsin university's arboretum

(Newser) - A suspect is in custody in the slayings of a couple found this week at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's arboretum. Khari Sanford, 18, faces two counts of first-degree murder, the school's police chief said. Dr. Beth Potter, 52, and her husband, Robin Carre, 57, were killed. Chief Kristen... More »

70M Americans Face Severe Weather Forecast

That could include tornadoes and hail

(Newser) - Good thing Americans have nothing else to worry about—because severe storms that might include hail and tornadoes are forecast for a good swath of the country on Saturday, CNN reports. "Over 70 million Americans face the threat of severe weather today, with the greatest threat for a significant... More »

Here Are the Happiest, Least Happy US Cities

Half of the top 10 cities brimming with joy are in the Golden State

(Newser) - Happiness may be a state of mind, but it may also depend on the state of where you live. WalletHub looked at more than 180 of America's biggest cities to see how they ranked in terms of contentment, examining 30 metrics in three main categories: emotional and physical well-being,... More »

This Is the World's Best Cheese

Gruyere from Switzerland takes top prize at world's biggest cheese, butter, yogurt competition

(Newser) - A Gruyere from Switzerland has been named the world's best cheese, chosen from a record number of entrants from 26 nations in the World Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin. The cheese from Bern, Switzerland, made its maker, Michael Spycher of Mountain Dairy Fritzenhaus, a two-time winner. Spycher also won... More »

This Is the US City Where People Care the Most

Apparently there are plenty of group hugs going on in Virginia Beach, Va.

(Newser) - 'Tis the season for compassion and kindness—and in that spirit, WalletHub has rounded up the cities it says are the most caring in America. The site looked at more than three dozen metrics in the 100 most populated US cities, across three main categories: caring for the community... More »

Toddler Was Cuddling Her Toy When It Took a Bullet

No injuries reported following gunfight in Madison, Wis.

(Newser) - Baby Shark is in no condition to sing after taking a bullet and likely saving a little girl in the process. The 3-year-old was asleep in her bed just before 9pm Sunday when a gunfight occurred outside her family's home in Madison, Wis. "It is believed that there... More »

Single in America? These Are the Best Places to Be

Be sure to avoid Pearl City, Hawaii

(Newser) - Almost half of US adults are unmarried, but WalletHub wants to change that. With the goal "to help America's singles find love," the site compared living costs, including the cost of restaurant meals and movie tickets; the availability of recreational activities; the share of singles; and more... More »

Here Are the 10 Happiest US Cities

Looking for contentment? These might be your best bet

(Newser) - Marie Kondo is sparking joy around the nation, but you may be able to do that on your own (without a major closet reorg) if you simply pick the right place to live. WalletHub looked at 180-plus US cities across more than 30 "happiness" metrics in three main categories:... More »

This City Is the Smartest in America—by Far

Michigan's Ann Arbor nabs No. 1 spot on WalletHub list of most educated metro areas

(Newser) - Where do people in the know live, work, and play? WalletHub examines the educational levels in America's 150 most populated metro areas, looking at nearly a dozen metrics in the "Educational Attainment" and "Quality of Education and Attainment Gap" categories—to wit, what diplomas or degrees a... More »

Man Who Tried to 'Upskirt' Thwarted by Battery Blast

Battery in camera he was going to place in his shoe exploded, and he then turned himself in

(Newser) - An attempt at "upskirting," an exploding camera, and a guilty conscience led to … no arrest in Wisconsin, but the story is still attracting attention nationwide. The Wisconsin State Journal reports on the unidentified 32-year-old man at the center of it all, showing up Tuesday at a Madison... More »

He Wanted a Quick Buzz. He Left Looking 'Stooge'-Like

Cops: Barber cited for giving customer bad haircut, snipping his ear with scissors

(Newser) - A young man who went for a pre-Christmas haircut got a disorderly one, while his barber got slammed for disorderly conduct, the Wisconsin State Journal reports. Per Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain, the 22-year-old patron headed over to Ruby's Salon on Friday and asked for an inch off the... More »

10 Most, Least Charitable US Cities

From Madison to Laredo

(Newser) - So which city in America most embraces the holiday season of giving? Madison, Wis., gets the honors in a new ranking by WalletHub . The site looked at the 100 biggest cities and examined a number of metrics, including money donated to charity, the number of hours spent volunteering, and the... More »

America's 10 Drunkest Cities

What gives, Wisconsin?

(Newser) - While Utah is home to a few of the least boozy cities in the country, Wisconsin houses more than a few of the drunkest, according to 24/7 Wall St . The site lists the booziest cities in the US based on excessive drinking rates, the number of bars, and driving deaths... More »

Madison Officer Won't Be Charged in Shooting of Biracial Teen: DA

Matt Kenny shot Tony Robinson, 19, in March, police say

(Newser) - A Wisconsin prosecutor has decided not to charge a white police officer in the death of an unarmed biracial man in Madison. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced today that he wouldn't file any charges against Madison officer Matt Kenny in 19-year-old Tony Robinson's death on March... More »

Madison Teen's Killing Has 'Ripped Community Apart'

Protests dominate weekend after Tony Robinson's death

(Newser) - This weekend saw three days of protests and events on behalf of Tony Robinson, the unarmed black teenager killed by police in Madison, Wis. His death "has ripped this community apart," family friend Craig Spaulding tells NBC News . Indeed, passionate protests began "almost immediately" at the spot... More »

Wis. Teen Killed by Cop Was Unarmed

Police urge calm protest in death of Tony Robinson

(Newser) - Madison, Wis., saw peaceful protests yesterday in the wake of the shooting death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson by a police officer, with both Robinson's family and police urging non-violent demonstrations and the police chief vowing to "defend, facilitate, foster those First Amendment rights of assembly and freedom of... More »

Black Teen Killed by Police in Wisconsin

Authorities say Tony Robinson assaulted officer; protests follow

(Newser) - A police officer in Madison, Wisconsin, shot to death a black teenager last night during a confrontation, prompting a protest at the scene and chants of "black lives matter." The dead youth has been identified as 19-year-old Tony Robinson, reports NBC News . The police chief gives this account... More »

Woman Hops in Giraffe Pen, Gets Kicked in the Face

Wally the giraffe was not overjoyed to see her

(Newser) - Police say a California woman was cited after climbing into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo and getting kicked in the face. A police report says 24-year-old Amanda Hall, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., climbed over one fence and almost got over the second fence of the giraffe enclosure... More »

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