Ex-WWE champ takes down home invader and uses choke-hold until police arrive

Ex-WWE champ takes down home invader and uses choke-hold until police arrive

PHOENIX, July 28 (UPI) --Ex-WWE champ Daniel Bryan chased down a suspected crook after he arrived home with wife, fellow former WWE star Brie Bella, and found the man in his home.
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Officer, volunteer posse member in critical condition after shooting

PHOENIX, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A fleeing robbery suspect shot a police officer and a sheriff's posse member in Phoenix and both victims were hospitalized in critical condition, police said.

Police say man shoots and kills 4, then himself in Phoenix townhouses

PHOENIX, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A man shot and killed four people and two dogs in a unit of a townhouse complex in Phoenix before apparently killing himself in another townhouse, police said.

Woman killed by gun that discharged while she hugged her boyfriend

PHOENIX, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A 24-year-old woman died after being shot by a gun that discharged while she was hugging her boyfriend, Phoenix police said.

Infant dies after he's left in car in 102-degree heat, father arrested

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The father of a 3-month-old boy who died after being locked in a car in Scottsdale, Ariz., in 102-degree heat was arrested, police said.
Four-day memorial for victims of Wisconsin Sikh temple shootings

Four-day memorial for victims of Wisconsin Sikh temple shootings

OAK HILL, Wis., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Nearly a thousand people gathered in southern Wisconsin to remember the six victims of last year's Sikh temple shooting, officials in Oak Hill, Wis., said.

Body of Ariz. shooting suspect found

PHOENIX, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The body of the man suspected in the deadly workplace shooting in Phoenix was found Thursday in Mesa, police said.

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McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- After Democrats increased their U.S. Senate majority Tuesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell challenged the president to "move to the political center."
Obama faces tough choices in 2nd term

Obama faces tough choices in 2nd term

CHICAGO, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Tired and victorious, Barack Obama returned to Washington Wednesday after becoming the third U.S. president in recent history to win a second term.
Wisconsin elects openly gay U.S. senator

Wisconsin elects openly gay U.S. senator

MADISON, Wis., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Wisconsin voters made history in electing Tammy Baldwin the first woman and the first openly gay politician to the U.S. Senate.

No power changes in Senate, House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The parties that were in power in the U.S. Congress before Tuesday's elections remain the parties in power, but with a few new faces.

Obama, Baldwin take Wisconsin victories

MADISON, Wis., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama won Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes and Tammy Baldwin became the state's first female U.S. senator in voting results Tuesday.
Poll: Obama, Baldwin lead in Wisconsin

Poll: Obama, Baldwin lead in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A poll of Wisconsin voters indicates President Barack Obama is leading Mitt Romney 51 percent to 45 percent in the state.

Obama loses edge over Romney in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are virtually tied in the swing state of Wisconsin, a Marquette University Law School presidential poll indicated Wednesday.
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Tommy Thompson
WAP2001011850 - 18 JANUARY 2001 - WASHINGTON, D. C. USA: Health Secretary-designate Tommy Thompson during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001. rw/Ricardo Watson UPI

Thomas George "Tommy" Thompson (born November 19, 1941), a United States Republican politician, was the 42nd Governor of Wisconsin, after which he served as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. Thompson was a candidate for the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, but dropped out early after a poor performance in polls such as the Iowa Straw Poll. In 2011, Politico reported that he would run for the U.S Senate in 2012.

Thompson was born in Elroy, Wisconsin, where his father, Allan, owned and ran a gas station and country grocery store, and his mother, Julia, was a teacher. He is a former captain in the United States Army and United States Army Reserve, and holds a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Thompson was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1966; he became the Assembly's assistant minority leader in 1973 and minority leader in 1981. He was famous for aggressively utilizing parliamentary procedure to give his minority party some limited say in the legislative process. Since this use of procedure was invariably one of delay and obstruction, he soon received the nickname "Dr. No" by the frustrated majority.

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