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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Following a year of talks conducted in secret, the United States and Cuba have agreed to establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in decades, American officials said Wednesday. "Isolation has not worked," Obama said in remarks from the White House. "It's time for a new approach." The announcement was accompanied by Cuba's release of American Alan Gross and the swap of a U.S. spy held in Cuba for three Cubans jailed in Florida.


Monday, December 15, 2014

According to the citation from the Wausau Police Department, McGarty, 89, was getting a massage at about 3:45 p.m. The massage therapist was rubbing his leg when he lifted up the blanket around his groin area and told her to rub oil on his genitals.

The citation stated that the massage therapist said no and then ran out of the room. She told Wausau police McGarty then yelled an obscenity after her.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

In a recently uncovered email to a Milwaukee lawyer and Jewish community leader, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed off by writing "thank you again and Molotov." The recipient, Franklyn Gimbel, said of the email, "He kinda missed the boat there. 'Molotov' is a far cry from 'mazel tov.'" Walker said it was probably a typo and added, "I figured nationally my thumb has healed up and my bald spot is boring now, so they're going to talk about things like that." Gimbel said Walker might want to consider hiring some Jewish staffers. "His staff is white Christian," he said.


Sunday, December 07, 2014

Last week, the state Public Defender's Office asked the Idaho Court of Appeals to overturn a convictions and order a new trial because Canyon County Deputy Prosecutor Erica Kallin paraphrased the opening lines of the song "Dixie," the Confederate Civil War anthem, at the end of the trial for a black defendant. "Some people know it. It's the 'Dixie' song, right? 'Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton. Good times not forgotten. Look away. Look away. Look away,' " Kallin said during her closing argument in the trial of James D. Kirk. "And isn't that really what you've kind of been asked to do? Look away from the two eyewitnesses. Look away from the two victims. Look away from the nurse and her medical opinion. Look away. Look away." Kirk was convicted of felony lewd conduct with a 17-year-old girl and sexual battery of a 13-year-old girl.


Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A 33-year-old man and 29-year-old woman had sex in a squad car after being pulled over for drunken driving in Oconto County.

Travis Husnik of Luxemburg and Heather Basten of New Franken were being transported in August to the Oconto County Jail when they started having sex in a squad car. The deputy stopped the car, told Husnik to pull his pants back up, then put Husnik in the front seat.


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