Morning Headlines - Monday, Apr. 15, 2024

U.S. & World and Wisconsin headlines, and today's meme.

Morning Headlines - Monday, Apr. 15, 2024

U.S. and World Headlines

Trump To Make History As First US President To Face Criminal Trial

It’s a day former President Trump hoped would never come.

After a relentless pursuit for delay, Trump will make history Monday morning by taking his seat at the defense table in a Manhattan courtroom, where the first criminal trial of a former U.S. president will begin.

For four days a week – for six or more weeks – the presumptive Republican nominee will sit in a dingy room roughly the size of a basketball court face-to-face with 12 New Yorkers who will decide whether to make Trump a convicted felon before he goes before voters this November.

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Israel Vows To ‘Exact A Price’ From Iran After An Unprecedented Large-Scale Attack

Israel’s war cabinet has been engaged in a heated debate about how and when to respond to Iran’s weekend attack on their country, two Israeli officials familiar with the deliberations tell CNN.

The war cabinet remains determined to respond to Iran’s attack, but as it convenes Monday afternoon, its members continue to debate the timing and scope of such a response, the officials said. In addition to a potential military response, the war cabinet is also mulling diplomatic options to further isolate Iran on the world stage.

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Inside Biden's Delay On Going "Nuclear" At The Border

President Biden's road to a dramatic executive order to stem illegal border crossings — now expected within weeks — has dragged out for months as he prepares for legal challenges, political backlash and enforcement shortages.

With Republicans making the border a top 2024 issue, Biden has been trying to find the right language to impose a crackdown without getting instantly shut down by courts — or facing an open revolt by his progressive base.

If he pulls the trigger, Biden would rely on the same section of the federal code, known as 212(f), that former President Trump used against immigration — including his so-called Muslim ban and an ultimately unsuccessful ban on asylum seekers.

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FBI Opens Criminal Investigation Into Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse

The FBI is investigating whether there was any criminal wrongdoing in the crash that brought down the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore in March, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

The probe will look at whether the crew left port with the knowledge something could be wrong with the ship, according to a source.

On Monday morning, agents from the FBI were aboard the ship, according to the Justice Department.

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Scottie Scheffler Wins 2024 Masters Tournament For 2nd Win In 3 Years

Scottie Scheffler secured his second Masters Tournament victory in three years on Sunday, finishing 11 under and four strokes up on his closest competitors.

The 27-year-old American was tied with Ludvig Aberg, Max Homa and Collin Morikawa coming into the eighth hole before the world no. 1 hit three straight birdies to take the lead for good. Aberg ended up placing second in his debut at the Masters.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Justice Department Supports Wisconsin Tribe In Pipeline Dispute

The DOJ supported the Bad River Band's claim that Enbridge has trespassed on tribal land by operating the Line 5 pipeline, suggesting a higher compensation than the court-ordered $5.15 million.

Despite DOJ's support, the request for immediate cessation of the pipeline's operation was not granted, raising concerns among tribal leaders.

The broader implications involve international treaties and ongoing diplomatic tensions between the U.S. and Canada over pipeline operations.

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Wisconsin Department Of Justice Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting In Grand Chute

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating after a vehicle crash on W. Prospect Avenue ended with an officer-involved shooting.

At around 7 p.m., we First Alerted you to a police presence on W. Prospect Avenue between S. Bluemound Dr. and Weatherstone Dr. involving the Wisconsin State Patrol, Appleton Police Department, and Grand Chute Police Department.

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Want To Run For Public Office In Wisconsin? Here Are 5 Things To Consider

New legislative maps, paired with a wave of state lawmakers leaving their posts, mean November’s general election ballot could feature plenty of new faces vying for seats in the Legislature.

Are you considering running for a seat in the Assembly or state Senate (or another local office)? Here are some things to know before launching your campaign.

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This Year, Wisconsin Will See Convergence Of Cicada Species That Happens Every 2 Centuries

Wisconsin and other states around the country are bracing to host trillions of visitors this summer in an event that’s even rarer than the solar eclipse that happened around much of North America on April 8.

Two broods of cicadas — one that lives on a 13-year cycle and the other on a 17-year cycle — will emerge from the ground this year to breed.

So many cicadas will make for a noisy summer, said Mike Hillstrom, a forest entomologist with the state Department of Natural Resources. He recently joined WPR’s “The Morning Show,” where he said the two broods come out at the same time once every 221 years.

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Wisconsin Quarterback Nick Evers Is Entering The Transfer Portal

Wisconsin quarterback Nick Evers announced on Twitter Saturday he is entering the transfer portal, with three years of eligibility remaining.

Evers a former four-star recruit from Flower Mound, Texas originally committed to Florida out of high school before flipping to Oklahoma.

He spent one season with the Sooners, before transferring to Wisconsin in December, 2022.

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Last Update: Apr 15, 2024 7:55 am CDT

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