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Wisconsin Assembly votes to recognize tree, Bible week

Nov. 12, 2019 6:43 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who lead the Wisconsin Assembly voted Tuesday to call the state Capitol evergreen a Christmas tree and formally recognize National Bible Week, moves they said were necessary to ensure Christianity isn't marginalized as the holidays approach. The 64-30 vote on naming the...

Lawsuit: California festival didn't plan for active shooter

Nov. 12, 2019 6:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Organizers of a Northern California food festival where a gunman killed three people and wounded 13 others didn't consider the risk of an active shooter, according to a lawsuit from five injured victims. Santino William Legan cut through a fence at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival on...

Polish opposition celebrates taking control of Senate

Nov. 12, 2019 5:31 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's opposition parties elected their candidate as speaker of the Senate on Tuesday, a small victory that allows them to check the power of the populist right-wing ruling party. Senator Tomasz Grodzki was chosen speaker in a 51-48 vote with one abstention during the first sitting...

Clarification: Sports Concussions-Kids story

Nov. 12, 2019 5:12 PM EST

In a story Nov. 11, The Associated Press reported that new guidance from an expert panel's consensus statement on concussions shows there isn't enough solid evidence to answer some of parents' most burning questions about contact sports, including what age is safest to start playing them. The story should have...

The Latest: Assembly declares evergreen is Christmas tree

Nov. 12, 2019 5:11 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on an Assembly resolution recognizing Thanksgiving week as National Bible Week (all times local): 4:10 p.m. The state Assembly has passed a resolution declaring the giant evergreen the state Department of Administration places in the state Capitol every December is...

2 Paula Deen's Family Kitchen restaurants close in Florida

Nov. 12, 2019 4:52 PM EST

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Two Paula Deen's Family Kitchen locations have closed in the Florida Panhandle. Paula Deen Ventures spokesman Jaret Keller confirmed Tuesday that licensing partner Phoenix Hospitality has decided to close its Destin and Panama City Beach restaurants. Keller says Paula Deen Ventures...

Wynn Resorts wants judge to toss ex-salon chief spying claim

Nov. 12, 2019 4:40 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wynn Resorts wants a judge to dismiss a former beauty salon director's lawsuit alleging company executives invaded his privacy and spied on him after he spoke publicly about sexual misconduct allegations against former casino mogul Steve Wynn. A court hearing is scheduled Dec. 10 on the...

Palin says she learned of divorce plans from attorney

Nov. 12, 2019 4:17 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told a Christian broadcaster she learned her husband was seeking a divorce in an email from his attorney. The revelation came in an interview released Tuesday with James Dobson, founder of the Family Talk Christian ministry. He said the interview had...

For 'Joy of Cooking' revision, editors mixed marriage, food

Nov. 12, 2019 4:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine carefully testing several thousand recipes for a beloved cookbook. Then imagine coming up with 600 brand new ones. Now imagine doing all that in your home kitchen. Without a dishwasher. That was the monumental task John Becker and his wife, Megan Scott, took on almost a decade ago...

Auditor: Questionable choices made in remote worker program

Nov. 12, 2019 3:54 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont state auditor says numerous questionable choices were made in the administration of the state's remote worker program aimed at attracting new residents by paying them to move to the Green Mountain state. In a report released Tuesday, Auditor Doug Hoffer wrote that the...