Port Washington man cycling 115 miles to raise money for fire department

Port Washington native, Nick Grosenick and three of his friends are pedaling with a purpose. On Saturday he will begin his 115 mile bike ride from Sheboygan Falls to Peninsula State Park in Door County.

  • Trump, for some reason, compares coronavirus death toll (over 98,000) to that of swine flu (under 20,000)
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    Trump, for some reason, compares coronavirus death toll (over 98,000) to that of swine flu (under 20,000)

    On a day when the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic neared 100,000, President Trump sought to direct the nation's attention back to the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic as a way to smear the reputation of his Democratic rival Joe Biden, who was vice president at the time. Joe Biden's handling of the H1N1 Swine Flu was a complete and total disaster. In the early weeks of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., Trump repeatedly sought to show that he was doing a good job dealing with the pandemic compared with how Biden and then-President Barack Obama had responded to the H1N1 pandemic.

  • Is the $600 unemployment bonus helping or hurting?
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    Is the $600 unemployment bonus helping or hurting?

    In late March, Congress passed the largest stimulus package in American history in an effort to offset the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. One of the most important elements of the massive $2 trillion bill was a provision that boosted unemployment insurance benefits for those who lost work because of stay-at-home orders designed to limit the spread of the virus. Nearly 39 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the past nine weeks.

  • The police officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck has been involved in shootings and was the subject of 10 complaints
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    The police officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck has been involved in shootings and was the subject of 10 complaints

    Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via Getty Images Derek Chauvin, the white Minneapolis police officer who was fired after a video showed him kneeling on the neck of a black man, George Floyd, who later died, has a history of involvement in violent incidents and police shootings. He's been involved in several police shootings and has been the subject of complaints by the city's Civilian Review Authority and the Office of Police Conduct reviews on 10 occasions. As Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck, another since-ousted officer, Tou Thao, stood guard.

  • Huawei CFO Meng to find out if a U.S extradition case against her will proceed
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    Huawei CFO Meng to find out if a U.S extradition case against her will proceed

    A top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei is scheduled to learn Wednesday if a U.S extradition case against her can proceed. Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei's founder, at Vancouver's airport in late 2018. The U.S. wants her extradited to face fraud charges.

  • Russian Jets Blocked US Plane in Unsafe Maneuvers Over Mediterranean, Navy Says
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    Russian Jets Blocked US Plane in Unsafe Maneuvers Over Mediterranean, Navy Says

    A pair of Russian planes restricted a Navy pilot from safely maneuvering over international waters for more than an hour, service officials said on Tuesday. Two Russian Su-35 aircraft on Tuesday simultaneously flew close to each wing of a Navy P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, according to Navy news release describing the incident. It was the third time in two months that Russian aircraft have intercepted Navy aircraft in the Sixth Fleet of operations, the release states.

  • Pakistani villager urges India to return 'spy' pigeon
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    Pakistani villager urges India to return 'spy' pigeon

    A Pakistani villager has urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to return his pigeon, currently being held in India on charges of spying. The Pakistani villager, who claims the arrested pigeon is his, says the code is actually his mobile phone number. Pakistan's Dawn newspaper has identified the man as Habibullah and reports that he owns a dozen pigeons.

  • Venezuela's Maduro vows to raise gasoline price as Iranian tanker nears
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    Venezuela's Maduro vows to raise gasoline price as Iranian tanker nears

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday pledged to begin charging citizens for gasoline, as the fourth cargo of a five-tanker flotilla bringing fuel from Iran approached the South American nation's exclusive economic zone. Iran is providing the country with up to 1.53 million barrels of gasoline and components to help it ease an acute scarcity that has forced Venezuelans to wait in hours-long lines at service stations or pay steep prices on the black market. With the arrival of the gasoline, Maduro said he would end the policy of providing fuel effectively for free after more than two decades of frozen pump prices.

  • UConn student wanted in connection to 2 deaths is captured
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    UConn student wanted in connection to 2 deaths is captured

    The University of Connecticut student wanted in connection with two deaths has been captured after a nearly weeklong manhunt, officials said Wednesday night. "Peter Manfredonia has been found & is in custody," Connecticut State Police tweeted. Manfredonia, who was captured in Maryland, was not injured, officials said.

  • British mercenaries 'involved in botched operation' backing rebel leader in Libya, according to secret UN report
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    British mercenaries 'involved in botched operation' backing rebel leader in Libya, according to secret UN report

    Six British citizens including two former Royal Marine commandos have been accused of taking part in a botched mercenary mission to Libya to fight on behalf of renegade general Khalifa Haftar. The five men and one woman are named in a confidential report by the United Nations panel of experts on Libya into a botched mission that ended with the mercenaries making a remarkable sea-borne escape after falling out with their hosts. The men, including former Royal Marines Sean Callaghan Louw and Andrew Scott Ritchie, were among around 20 mercenaries who travelled to Benghazi in eastern Libya in June 2019 in a contract organised by a UAE based company called Opus, according to the report seen by the Daily Telegraph.

  • Attorney General William Barr has tapped an outside prosecutor to investigate allegations of 'unmasking' related to the Russia probe
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    Attorney General William Barr has tapped an outside prosecutor to investigate allegations of 'unmasking' related to the Russia probe

    Bash will be tasked with looking at instances of unmasking that occurred before and after the 2016 presidential election, the frequency, and who made the unmasking requests, DOJ spokesperson Kerry Kupec said. The inquiry "can shed light on and give us a better understanding of what happened with respect to President Trump, his campaign," and "what happened after he was elected as well," Kupec added. Barr's decision comes after President Trump and his allies have doubled down on allegations that Obama administration officials illegally "unmasked" the identity of former national security adviser Michael Flynn in intelligence reports.

  • US priest who founded Knights of Columbus to be beatified
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    US priest who founded Knights of Columbus to be beatified

    The founder of the Knights of Columbus, the influential U.S.-based lay Catholic organization, is moving a step closer to possible sainthood. Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Rev. Michael McGivney, a Connecticut priest who died at age 38 of pneumonia in 1890 during a pandemic similar to the current coronavirus outbreak. The Vatican said Wednesday that Francis had signed off on the miracle required.

  • The man who filmed his racially charged encounter with a woman in Central Park says he is 'uncomfortable' that she has become a hate figure and lost her job
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    The man who filmed his racially charged encounter with a woman in Central Park says he is 'uncomfortable' that she has become a hate figure and lost her job

    A black man who filmed a viral video of a white woman calling the police on him in Central Park says he is "uncomfortable" with the backlash against her. Amy Cooper called the police to say Christian Cooper (no relation) was threatening her. The video, posted to Twitter by Christian Cooper's sister, has almost 39 million views and led Amy Cooper to be fired from a global investment firm and accused of choking her dog, which she then gave to a rescue group.

  • China ignores U.S. threats and claims new powers over Hong Kong
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    China ignores U.S. threats and claims new powers over Hong Kong

    China's legislature approved controversial new security laws Thursday that exert control over Hong Kong, a direct reaction to a pro-democracy movement in the southern region. The Chinese Communist Party's move was a direct reaction to a pro-democracy movement that Beijing blames on foreign interference, and it threatens to push already-strained relations between two of the world's biggest economies — and military powers — to breaking point. President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other senior U.S. officials had warned for days that there would be serious consequences if China enacted the new laws.

  • Michigan governor in hot water over boat launch claim
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    Michigan governor in hot water over boat launch claim

    The Michigan governor who implemented some of the toughest coronavirus lockdown rules in the United States came under heavy criticism Tuesday over allegations that her husband pressured a dock to prepare his boat for an outing. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat who has defended her tough stay-at-home policies against armed protestors and attacks from President Donald Trump, announced last week the lifting of some restrictions ahead of the long Memorial Day weekend. According to a claim posted on Facebook by Northshore Docks owner Tad Dowker, Whitmer's husband Marc Mallory subsequently tried to use her position to get his boat moved ahead of others for launching before the holiday weekend.

  • Walkers found after 19 days in the New Zealand wilderness
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    Walkers found after 19 days in the New Zealand wilderness

    Two missing walkers have been found in the New Zealand wilderness, 19 days after they set off. Jessica O'Connor and Dion Reynolds, both 23, began walking in the Kahurangi National Park on 9 May, and expected to be gone for six or seven days. The Kahurangi, in the north-west of the South Island, is New Zealand's second biggest national park.

  • Levi’s Is Taking 50% off These Best-Selling Jeans Right Now
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    Levi’s Is Taking 50% off These Best-Selling Jeans Right Now

    It's a great time to stock up on the classic 501s. From Popular Mechanics

  • U.S. to end sanctions waivers allowing some work at Iran nuclear sites
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    U.S. to end sanctions waivers allowing some work at Iran nuclear sites

    The United States said on Wednesday it will terminate sanctions waivers that had allowed Russian, Chinese and European companies to carry out work originally designed to make it harder for Iranian nuclear sites to be used for weapons development. The waivers, which officials said expire on July 27, covered the conversion of Iran's Arak heavy water research reactor, the provision of enriched uranium for its Tehran Research Reactor and the transfer of spent and scrap reactor fuel abroad. In a statement, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave no precise justification for the move, which will halt some work originally designed to make it more difficult for Iran to potentially develop fissile material for nuclear bombs.

  • Tropical Storm Bertha brings potential flooding for Carolinas, Virginia
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    Tropical Storm Bertha brings potential flooding for Carolinas, Virginia

    Bertha made landfall as a tropical storm Wednesday east of Charleston, S.C., bringing winds and heavy rain to the region before weakening to a tropical depression. The tropical storm formed at about 8:15 a.m., becoming the second named storm of the current Atlantic hurricane season. It made landfall at 9:30 a.m. with sustained winds of 50 mph.

  • If Trump Moves RNC, ‘Our Whole Future Is Gone’
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    If Trump Moves RNC, ‘Our Whole Future Is Gone’

    President Donald Trump's threat to pull the Republican National Convention from Charlotte, North Carolina is gut wrenching for Ayman Abusamak. The president of A Step Above Limousine in Charlotte is counting on the GOP mega event to boost his business after the coronavirus pandemic wounded his fleet during a normally busy time of year, when proms and graduations can help the transportation company's bottom line. But after seeing Trump's tweet pondering whether to take the party's business elsewhere, Abusamak is fretting about how deeply the move could wound the city trying to move forward during the public health crisis, and what his company would do without the business he expected the RNC ...

  • The DOJ is closing its insider trading inquiries into 3 senators but is still investigating GOP Sen. Richard Burr
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    The DOJ is closing its insider trading inquiries into 3 senators but is still investigating GOP Sen. Richard Burr

    The Justice Department is closing an insider-trading investigations into three US senators after prosecutors did not find sufficient evidence to prove they broke the law, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times reported. Kelly Loeffler, Dianne Feinstein, and Jim Inhoffe to inform them that the investigations will close. Last week, Burr stepped down as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee after it surfaced that the FBI had seized a cell phone belonging to him.

  • Warrants describe nightmarish child abuse case in Tennessee
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    Warrants describe nightmarish child abuse case in Tennessee

    Arrest warrants in a Tennessee couple's abuse case describe a hellish existence for four children in their legal custody, a nightmare that finally ended after a little boy was spotted walking alone along a Roane County road. The boy's legal guardian soon confessed, the warrants said, to burying the remains of a little girl in a barn and locking a 15-year-old boy in the basement for four years. The two other children spent time in a wire dog cage, while all were supposedly homeschooled and appeared to be “stunted in growth,” the warrants said.

  • A pharmacist known as 'the Mask Man' has been charged with hoarding $200,000 worth of N95 masks and price-gouging customers
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    A pharmacist known as 'the Mask Man' has been charged with hoarding $200,000 worth of N95 masks and price-gouging customers

    A New York pharmacist bought up $200,000 worth of N95 masks before the coronavirus pandemic grew severe in the US, then sold them at up to a 50% markup, prosecutors allege. The pharmacist, 66-year-old Richard Schirripa, sold more than $2,000 worth of masks to an undercover officer, and said during the transaction he felt "like a drug dealer standing out here." Schirripa has been arrested and charged with violating the Defense Production Act by hoarding and price-gouging.

  • This Neo-Futuristic Home Found Its Inspiration in the British Countryside
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    This Neo-Futuristic Home Found Its Inspiration in the British Countryside

    Located in the rolling hills of southeast England, the design was meant to mimic the beer-brewing structures that once dotted the landscape Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

  • California DA launches investigation into Tara Reade testimony
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    California DA launches investigation into Tara Reade testimony

    The Monterey County District Attorney's office has launched an investigation into whether Tara Reade lied on the witness stand while acting as an expert witness. Reade, under the name Alexandra McCabe, for years testified as an expert in domestic violence cases for the California D.A.'s office. Among the issues is whether she lied about her credentials to qualify as an expert.

  • McEnany defends Trump’s promoting 'Morning Joe' conspiracy theory
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    McEnany defends Trump’s promoting 'Morning Joe' conspiracy theory

    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Tuesday defended President Trump's promotion of a murder conspiracy theory about 'Morning Joe' host Joe Scarborough.