A Journal Sentinel analysis observed how much water residents of Milwaukee used over a two year period. They found that low-income Milwaukee neighborhoods use more water on average. They looked at water bills from June 1, 2008 to June 1, 2010 and marked the locations on a neighborhood map. One dot represents where the most water users are and the other where more than 1 million gallons of water was used. They highlighted areas of the map where different ZIP codes are used and found that the four ZIP codes with the highest average water use contain 15 of the 20 poorest census tracts in the city. These homes are more likely to have leaky pipes and poor quality fixtures in the home.
Republican candidate Tom Emmer conceded the gubernatorial race on Wednesday to DFL candidate Mark Dayton.
After a statewide recount, Dayton came out with a 9,000 vote lead. The state Supreme Court ruled against him if he would have sued, said FOX News.
"At this point I'm satisfied that we've gone through the process as the law requires and it's time to stand up and say we need to move on," Emmer said, according to Kare 11 News.
A former women's coach claimed that the University of Minnesota would not allow her to coach golf or travel with the team because she is a lesbian.
Katie Brenny said that John Harris, the director of golf, took away her responsibilities and assigned her duties to a relative who does not have a bachelor's degree, which is required of the university's coaches, according to the Pioneer Press.
Donald Chance Mark Jr., Brenny's lawyer, said on Thursday that her lawsuit would cite state laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and argue that her employers subjected her to a hostile work environment. Athletic Director Joel Maturi had no comment on Brenny's allegations, said the Star Tribune.
Seventeen more U.S. billionaires agreed to give away at least 50 percent of their wealth to charities under the "The Giving Pledge" on Thursday.
The pledge was created by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet in August and originally had 40 wealthy members. New member Carl Icahn, a hedge fund manager, wrote in his pledge letter that he was planning to give away the majority of his assets, said Hedgefund.net.
Facebook co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz also made pledges to give away at least half their fortune to charity. Zuckerberg said that the pledge was an opportunity to "see the impact of our philanthropic efforts," according to Reuters.
A teen-aged suicide bomber killed at least 18 people and wounded 33 others on a bus Wednesday in Pakistan.
The attack was in the town of Kohat in northwest Pakistan. The teenager detonated explosives on board a bus that was preparing to drive to a nearby market, according to city police chief Dilawar Bangish in CNN.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for two suicide bombers who blew themselves during an anti-Taliban meeting Monday, killing 50 people, according to Voice of America.
A prison fire in Chile's capital of Santiago left 81 dead Wednesday, raising the issue of the prison's "inhumane" conditions.
"The conditions that existed at the prison were inhumane," Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said. "Chile does not deserve a prison system as we have. This is a problem that has dragged on for a long time," said CNN.
Reports said that two inmates set mattresses on fire, triggering the blaze. The BBC's Gideon Long in Santiago said that the fire is under control but there is havoc among the roughly 5,000 people outside of the prison waiting to hear more news of the inmates, said BBC.
Authorities in Jackson county are "actively searching" for the two children who went missing this summer.
The Mobile police statement said that "detectives have determined that both John DeBlase and Heather Keaton are responsible" for the deaths and that "police will continue to search for the children."
Police believe the children are dead, according Mobile Police Chief Micheal T. Williams in CNN.
A Fridley woman and her two sons were killed Friday after being hit by a man who was driving a stolen car while fleeing from a state trooper.
Amanda Jean Thomas, 29, and her two sons, ages 12 and 3 months were killed at about 12:45 a.m. in north Minneapolis. The state trooper had seen a car driving erratically on westbound Interstate 94 and followed the driver until he ran a red light on W. Broadway, colliding with Thomas's car, said the Star Tribune.
Rufus Onel Victor, 29, was taken to Hennepin County Jail and has been released after a 48-hour hold expired. Hennepin County Jail records say Victor was charged with suspicion of criminal vehicle operation and fleeing a police officer, said the Pioneer Press.
Northern Illinois football coach Jerry Kill has been selected as the new University of Minnesota head football coach.
His official introduction to the university will be held Dec. 6 at the TCF Bank Stadium. Athletic director Joel Maturi has been interviewing several coaches since the firing of Tim Brewster on Oct. 17, said the Star Tribune.
Kill's season at Illinois ended in 10-3 and he was ranked 25th before losing to Miami on Friday at the Mid-American Conference title game, said the Pioneer Press.
A German woman died Sunday after being attacked by a shark off the coast of Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.
Naama Bay, the protected swim area where the attack took place, had only re-opened its waters to tourists the day before as there had been two other shark attacks earlier in the week, said AFP.
The 70-year-old woman, whose name has not been disclosed, was attacked around noon in front of the Hyatt Regency resort. She had called for help once the shark first struck but by the time the lifeguard brought her to shore she had already lost too much blood, said CNN.