Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Wednesday signed a bipartisan financing plan passed by state lawmakers calling for taxpayers to contribute $250 million toward building a new downtown arena for the National Basketball Association's Milwaukee Bucks. The financing plan will pay for half of the cost of the new arena and is a key step in keeping the Bucks in the city where they have played for 47 years. "We see this as a great deal," Walker, a candidate for the 2016 Republican U.S. presidential nomination, said at a signing ceremony at the State Fair Park in West Allis, Wisconsin.
Ford's first dedicated hybrid for North American consumers, the C-Max gasoline-electric hybrid hatchback, is turning out to be an acquired taste. Sales are declining for the second straight year, lower gas prices have led the C-Max and other hybrids to lose their luster and Consumer Reports predicts the plug-in C-Max Energi's reliability to be worse than average.
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Fifty years after Jonathan Daniels was shot dead by an ardent segregationist in Alabama, the people who stood with him then lament today's killings of blacks by police and the racially motivated slaying of nine black worshippers as stark reminders of the country's persistent racial divide.