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5 million Gmail passwords may have been stolen

A list of 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords appeared on a Russian Bitcoin forum Wednesday It is still unclear how anyone obtained the vast collection of usernames and passwords. More>>

Home Depot confirms payment breach

Home Depot confirms its payment systems were breached and customers at its stores in the U.S. and Canada could be impacted. More>>

Report: Wisconsin school spending tracked nation

A new report by the nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says that public school spending in the state tracked the national average from 2008 to 2012. More>>

Twitter tests shopping service

Twitter is testing a way to let users go shopping or make charitable contributions between tweets. More>>

Phone scam alert involves caller claiming to represent power company

The Wisconsin Dells Police Department wants to alert area residents to a phone scam alert involving a caller claiming to represent Alliant Energy. More>>

Madison makes top 10 snobbiest cities list

 Madison made the top 10 snobbiest big cities in America list, according to Movoto Real Estate Blog. More>>

Walgreens on Verona Road to close in December Video included

Walgreen Corporate has confirmed to 27 News that the Walgreens on Verona Road will close in December. More>>

Congresswoman arrested at fast food wage protest

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore is among demonstrators arrested at a Milwaukee rally over fast food wages.
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Study: More than 8 in 10 US homes forbid smoking

 Health officials say smoking is banned in more than eight out of 10 U.S. homes -- nearly twice what the numbers were two decades ago. More>>

Facebook autoplay video feature is destroying cell phone bills, how you can stop it

Want to save money on your phone bill? Make sure you turn off the “autoplay” setting on Facebook videos. More>>

Home Depot Investigates Possible Data Breach

Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach. More>>

Black Earth Meats may be forced to move part of its business

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Black Earth Village Trustee James Coyle tells 27 News the village board voted Tuesday night to give Black Earth Meats 120 days to relocate the slaughterhouse portion of its business. More>>

Graco recalls 2 million infant car seats

The largest car seat recall in U.S. history now includes nearly two million infant seats to go along with the 4.2 million toddler seats already recalled by Graco. More>>

Angie's List: Maintaining your grill Video included

If it's been awhile since you fired your grill up, Angie's List has some tips to keep yours around for years. More>>

Hurricane 360 Mop: Does it Work?

MADISON (WKOW) -- Spin dirt away, dust and mop up spills. More>>

#OnlineSafety: The checklist every parent needs to keep their kids safe from predators Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- It's not easy being a parent. Period. But it's gotten a lot harder with advances in technology. and trying to keep your kids safe from child predators.Becky Baumeister and her 13-year-old daughter Katrina spend their fair share of time on the posting on Facebook, checking out new apps, and watching YouTube videos. And while Becky is pretty knowledgeable when it comes to technology, it's hard to keep up with a teenager. While she may know sites like YouTube, Instagram and eve... More>>

Batteries in baby video monitors being recalled

Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard. More>>

Enrollment deadlines approaching for health insurance

The Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance is reminding everyone there are two Affordable Care Act (ACA) deadlines coming in the next several weeks. More>>

House flipping scam lands former police officer in jail

When some victims heard they could make a 12% return on their money, hundreds signed up.
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Target customers can sign up for free credit monitoring now

MADISON (WKOW) ---- Target announced last week that they would offer guests who shopped in their U.S. stores free credit monitoring for a year along with identity protection. Sign-up begins today through More>>

Target: 40M accounts may be involved in breach

Target says about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach. More>>

UPDATE: UW-Madison IT expert says US could have safer credit/debit cards

MADISON (WKOW) -- A UW-Madison IT expert says the technology exists to avoid the type of crisis caused by the Target security breach.
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