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NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testingNFL, union agree to changes to performance-enhancing drug policy; 3 players can return
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In this Sept. 4, 2014 photo, fisherman Brad Gorst drives his boat in the Gulf of Mexico. Fishermen like Gorst who make a living off the state’s northwest coast are reporting fish kills and reddish water due to a toxic algae, or "red tide. "It boils up in the propeller wash like boiled red Georgia clay. "It's spooky," said Gorst, as he steered in Gulf of Mexico waters near Honeymoon Island, where dead fish recently washed ashore. (AP Photo/Jason Dearen)
Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economyRed tide threatens fishing, tourism economy in northwest Florida; spurs call for more study
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 photo, a crane lifts a load of drywall as construction is under way at a housing development in Zelienople, Pa.  The National Association of Home Builders reports on sentiment among U.S. builders on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
US homebuilder confidence soars in SeptemberConfidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9-year high on stronger sales outlook
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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivers a speech during the Mayors Challenge award ceremony, in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Bloomberg Philanthropies' 2013-2014 Mayors Challenge is a competition to inspire cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Barcelona, Spain, tops innovative cities contestBarcelona and 4 other European cities win Bloomberg's innovative cities contest
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This image released by the New World Library, "Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors," by Robin Ganzert, Allen Anderson  and Linda Anderson. The book is a behind-the-scenes look at how trainers get everything from badgers to bears to safely do what dazzles. Set for release Sept. 25, the book is co-written by the head of the American Humane Association, whose entertainment unit is the industry’s only sanctioned animal welfare program and is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. (AP Photo/New World Library)
Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild jobNew book offers snapshot into group's work to protect snakes on a plane, other animals on film
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A firefighter sprays water at damaged apartment building after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills 2, wounds 3Shelling kills 2 in eastern Ukraine as rebel leader rejects plans for temporary self-rule
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Mesa residents, reflected in a truck window, take free sandbags to protect their homes, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. Phoenix area residents are filling sandbags in anticipation for the remnants of Category 3 Hurricane Odille which decimated Mexico's Baja California.  (AP Photo/Matt York)
Weakened Odile heads toward US; tourists evacuatedTropical Storm Odile heads toward Arizona, as Mexico airlifts stranded tourists from Baja
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Syria: 15 children die after getting vaccinationsAt least 15 children die after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of Syria
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Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, arrives as his panel holds its first public hearing to investigate the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. At left is Chris Donesa, chief counsel. The special probe was called for by leaders in the Republican-controlled House who alleged that U.S. forces were directed not to respond to the attacks and that administration officials lied about the nature of the attack. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Benghazi select committee starts in bipartisan way1st Benghazi select committee open hearing starts in bipartisan way; focus on embassy security
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  • Man charged with 6th OWI on east side

    A Cottage Grove man faces his sixth charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated after he was arrested following a minor car accident late Monday, according to Madison police. The incident happened just before midnight in the parking lot of Murphy's Tavern in the 3700 block of East Washington Avenue. Channel3000, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 08:02 AM
  • Bicyclist suffers concussion after being struck by a vehicle

    A 22-year-old bicyclist suffers a concussion after being struck by a vehicle Monday evening. The accident happened near the intersection of University Avenue and N. Randall Avenue. WKOW-TV, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 01:38 PM
  • Madison man accused of trying to run down deputy

    A 45-year-old Madison man has been charged after authorities say he tried to run down a Sauk County Sheriff's deputy with his car. The Baraboo News Republic reports Ernest Walker Holley is charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, resisting an officer and driving with a revoked license. WKOW-TV, Thu, Sep 11 2014 @ 11:30 AM
  • Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

    The judge in the murder trial against Oscar Pistorius says the double-amputee athlete is guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa said Friday that Pistorius was not guilty of murder, as prosecutors had alleged. WKOW-TV, Fri, Sep 12 2014 @ 08:44 AM
  • ALS-stricken former cop 'planned' twin killings: prosecutor

    Ashlee Steele and her sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, both were found dead of gunshot wounds Aug. 22. Tollefsbol called 911 to report she'd been shot by her brother-in-law. Murder suspect Andrew Steele, a former Dane County deputy, is accused of killing his wife, Ashlee, and Ashlee's sister, Kacee Tollefsbol in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. New York Daily News, Fri, Sep 12 2014 @ 01:55 AM
  • Drunken driving suspect nearly hits police car

    A woman faces drunken driving charges after she nearly drove into a Madison police squad car early Saturday morning, according to a release. Rachel L. McCartney, 39, of Sun Prairie, was driving east in the westbound lanes of the 4300 block of East Washington Avenue just after 1 a.m., police said. Channel3000, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 03:39 PM
  • Local company donates $50k in computers to Boys and Girls Club

    Christy, a proud UW-Madison grad, joined the NBC 15 news team in June 2014 and is excited to return to her college town. A local company is investing in area youth by donating more than 50,000 dollars worth of new computers to the Allied Boys and Girls Club in Fitchburg. WMTV Madison, Thu, Sep 11 2014 @ 09:27 PM
  • Former deputy planned homicides

    A judge doubled bail to $2 million Thursday for a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy accused of killing his wife and sister-in-law after prosecutors argued he had carefully prepared for the slayings by arranging the couple's wills and leaving instructions on the care of their children. Andrew Steele is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the deaths of his wife, Ashlee Steele, and sister-in-law, Kacee Tollefsbol. WKBT, Fri, Sep 12 2014 @ 04:02 PM
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