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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy speaks during a news conference in Kansas City. A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Jake Peavy has agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract to stay with the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, because the agreement had not yet been announced. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
AP sources: Peavy, Giants agree to 2-year dealPeople familiar with talks to AP: Peavy gets $24 million, 2-year deal to stay with Giants
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APNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yanks' payroll streak, owe most taxAPNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yankees' 15-year streak as biggest spender, owe most tax
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San Diego Padres outfielder Matt Kemp laughs during a news conference introducing him as part of the baseball club Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in San Diego. The Padres deal for the former the Los Angeles Dodger was the first of three big deals by new Padres general manager A.J. Preller, who also has added outfielder Wil Myers, the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year, from Tampa Bay and All-Star catcher Derek Norris from Oakland. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Things to know about Friday's baseball newsThings to know about the flurry of news around Major League Baseball on Friday
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File - In this Feb. 20, 2013 file photo provided by Sea Shepherd Australia, the Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru, right, collides with the Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin in waters near Antarctica. Radical environmentalists have been found in contempt of court for failing to heed an order to halt their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 ordered a lower court to determine how much Paul Watson and members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society he founded owe Japanese whalers. (AP Photo/Sea Shepherd Australia, Tim Watters, File) EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaignFederal court finds protesters in contempt for ignoring order to halt anti-whaling campaign
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Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, owner Mark Cuban, Rajon Rondo, Dwight Powell and Donnie Nelson , the NBA basketball team's president of basketball operations,pose for photos during a news conference Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Dallas, Texas. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, G.J. McCarthy)
Rondo wants another title run in move to DallasRondo moves on from Boston to Dallas, where he's 'dying to get a ring' with Nowitzki, Chandler
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Singer Ashanti leaves the courthouse after testifying at Devar Hurd's trial in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Ashanti said in testimony that she was "disgusted" and "absolutely scared" when she learned in July 2013 that Devar Hurd, who had been convicted of stalking her, had since been tweeting her X-rated messages and posed for a photo with her sister. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Ashanti 'shocked' by prospect of stalker retrialAshanti 'shocked' by idea of enduring stalker retrial but says she'll do what it takes
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AP WAS THERE: US breaks relations with CubaAP WAS THERE: Declaring 'limit has been reached,' Eisenhower breaks relations with Cuba
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President Barack Obama pauses during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais )
Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows responseObama: Sony made mistake in shelving film under pressure by North Korea hackers; vows response
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Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deathsCDC says prepackaged caramel apples are linked to 4 deaths, 28 illnesses around the country
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  • Eagle dies from lead poisoning; another ill

    A bald eagle has died and another is in serious condition after they were found with lead poisoning over the last two weeks. The Dane County Humane Society's Four Lakes Wildlife Center took in a 21-year-old bald eagle on Friday after a motorist spotted the eagle on a road 2 miles west of Dodgeville. Channel3000, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 03:48 PM
  • Former UW football recruit violates criminal sentence

    A former top Wisconsin high school football player violated his criminal sentence, going unexcused from his work-release job and also using Twitter and Instagram without permission. Dominic Cizauskas was convicted in June by a Dane County jury of sexually assaulting a University of Wisconsin-Madison student during his official recruiting visit to campus last December. Channel3000, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 04:40 PM
  • Dog shot as SWAT team raids Madison house

    Madison police say officers shot an aggressive dog as a SWAT team raised a house as part of a drug investigation. Several people were arrested as they ran from the house during the search around midday Thursday. WEAU-TV Eau Claire, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 10:20 AM
  • Wisconsin dog killed during SWAT team drug search

    Several people were arrested and a dog was killed during a SWAT team raid of a Southwest Side home Thursday morning, Madison police said. Officers searched the home on the 4300 block of Britta Drive around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, police spokesman Joel DeSpain said. TwinCities, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 08:22 AM
  • Dane County Board rejects grant to fight marijuana use

    The $5,000 grant would have come from the Wisconsin Department of Justice Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Effort program. Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney said at the meeting that CEASE dollars are used for large-scale operations and not aimed at arresting individuals or enforcement of local ordinances. Channel3000, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 10:07 AM
  • How to prepare for 911 outage

    "This is a critical example of why people need to pay attention to a warning system for more than just weather related hazards," said J. McLellan, with Dane County Emergency Management. "Number one I think before the outage you need to understand how you can be informed of such a thing," McLellan said. WKOW-TV, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 10:38 PM
  • County lease deal could be more space for growing food pantry

    Dane County said Thursday that it plans to lease an empty building to the Verona Area Needs Network for $20 per year for the next 15 years, if the county board approves the move. VANN operates out of the basement of the city's former library on North Franklin Street. Channel3000, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 07:06 PM
  • Teen Spirit on Stage

    That scent you're catching wafting over the local theater scene of late? Well, it smells an awful lot like teen spirit. Three different companies - Forward Theater , Mercury Players Theatre and University Theatre - have dotted their 201415 seasons with plays that tackle the thorniest of teen issues, everything from bullying and school shootings to sex, drugs, social media and date rape. Madison Magazine, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 12:33 PM
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