Harley Davidson's 110th reunion party is underway in Milwaukee. 130,000 people are expected to partake in the weekend concerts, parade, streets parties and more. Iit all leads up to a concert at the lakefront in Milwaukee featuring Toby Keith, Kid Rock, Aerosmith and ZZ Top.
A Rock County man will be in court for a plea hearing. 34-year-old Deadrick Vance is facing charges of first degree intentional homicide and several felonies for drug trafficking and possession. Police said he shot a 27-year-old man in the neck because he owed Vance money.
Prep Mania high school football Game of the Week features Verona at Sun Prairie at 7:00 p.m. on TVW Channel 14 and channel3000.com
Rock for Respite is tonight at the high noon saloon in Madison. More information
The Wilhelm Tell Festival goes through Sunday at the Wilhelm Tell Ground and downtown New Glarus. More information
In national news...
1. SYRIA CIVIL WAR
Solo military action? Handling Syria alone is not what President Obama wants, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says. But that scenario is looking more likely. British lawmakers rejected military action last night, putting the U.S. in a tough spot. So what's next? The president says he has not decided how to respond to the alleged chemical attack against Syrian civilians. His administration briefed Congress last night, and though no decision was made on military action, a senior official tells us a unilateral move is possible. Will the U.S. go it alone or assemble a coalition of the willing?
2. NFL AGREEMENT
Concussion lawsuit: For years, the pro league and its retired players have been at odds over how to address head injuries that occurred on the field. Yesterday, both sides reached an agreement, and the pro league will fork out $765 million to settle the suit filed by thousands of plaintiffs. The money will fund a host of things, including medical exams and research for retired NFL players, and litigation expenses. The amount is just a fraction of the annual $10 billion the league makes in revenues.
3. TYLENOL WARNING
Red alert: Makers of Extra Strength Tylenol are taking an unusual step. Come October, caps will have giant red signs reminding users that the drug contains acetaminophen. The goal is to reduce the number of accidental overdoses that occur each year. And experts say too much of it can cause severe liver damage as well
4. KENNETH BAE
North Korea prisoner: It's been a long, frustrating road for Kenneth Bae, the American citizen imprisoned in North Korea. But there's a ray of hope. A U.S. envoy is heading there today, hoping to secure his release from a labor camp sentence. Since his sentencing this year, others such as former NBA star Dennis Rodman have also called for his release. Rodman asked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Twitter to "do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae loose." Not a word from Kim. But we've heard from Bae, who made a plea for his release last month.
5. DOUBLE PANDA-MONIUM
Zoo Atlanta cubs: What's cuter than one baby panda? Two pandas! These little fuzzballs are the only surviving panda twins in the United States. New Day visited their Zoo Atlanta home, and boy do we have loads of cuteness for you. And their hands-on mommy is quite a charmer, too.
Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a couple of others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.
Wanna live in a space ship? Head over to New York City and drop some serious cash. About $15 million to be exact. The "space ship" five-bedroom home features track lighting, blue bedrooms and futuristic silver couches. You'll get extra street cred if your pals are Star Trek fans.
"Revenge porn:" This one's for the bitter, scorned lovers. You know, the ones who lash out by posting sexually-explicit photos or videos of exes online? This trend has spawned websites that profit off these images. But some states could make this illegal, which means bitter exes may have to find another way to console themselves. Or better yet, find someone else to love!
Lucky cats: Lions may be kings of the jungle, but for nearly two hours, two kittens ruled the concrete jungle yesterday . The fearless felines risked all nine lives meandering the New York subway, causing part of it to shut down and personnel to cut off power for the search.