North Carolina, Wisconsin lawmakers pass smoking bans; Mississippi boosts cigarette tax

NC, Wisconsin lawmakers pass smoking bans

RALEIGH, N.C. — Beer and cigarettes go together like cows and hay in hard-partying Wisconsin. North Carolina is the country’s top tobacco-growing state.

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PepsiCo sues Pepsi Bottling Group over approval of “poison pill”

PepsiCo sues Pepsi Bottling Group over meeting

MILWAUKEE — PepsiCo Inc.’s proposed buyout of its two biggest bottlers took a new turn Monday when the soft drink maker sued one of the companies over the way it rejected the deal and approved shareholder rights measures.

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Wisconsin judge sets $500,000 bail in triple homicide; charges expected by May 12

Wis. judge sets $500,000 bail in triple homicide

STEVENS POINT, Wis. — A man accused of killing his estranged girlfriend and two of their children had sealed himself and an infant daughter inside his gasoline-soaked home before deputies arrived, a prosecutor said Monday.

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Clorox sues rival SC Johnson after it hires away top product supply executive

Clorox sues SC Johnson over hiring away top exec

MILWAUKEE — The Clorox Co. is suing Racine-based S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. over its hiring of a top Clorox executive.

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Clorox sues rival SC Johnson for hiring away top product supply executive

Clorox sues SC Johnson for hiring away top exec

MILWAUKEE — The Clorox Co. is suing Racine-based S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. over its hiring of one of its top executives.

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Group says students’ rights violated by Wis. school district’s graduations at megachurch

Wis. school district sued over church graduations

MILWAUKEE — A group of students and parents sued Wednesday to stop a Wisconsin school district from continuing to hold high school graduations in a Christian megachurch.

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