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News Minute: Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker says he won't make another job-creation promise like he did four years ago. Walker says his economic development plan to be unveiled in coming weeks will be a detailed proposal about how to grow jobs, but it won't include a specific promise of how many jobs would be created. Walker promised during his first campaign for governor in 2010 that if elected he would make sure the state added 250,000 private-sector jobs over his first term. Based on the latest figures, only about 103,000 jobs have been added.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says the circumstances that led to the purported beheading of a second U.S. journalist by the Islamic State group reflect a weakness of President Barack Obama's foreign policy. An Internet video purports to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff. Ryan says one reason groups like the Islamic State have risen so quickly is because of the power vacuum created by the Obama administration's "bad decisions."

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker says making Wisconsin a "right to work" state is not a part of his agenda, but he refused to say if he would veto such a bill. In "right to work" states, private-sector workers can't be required to join a union or pay dues as a condition of employment. Walker has repeatedly been cool to the idea, saying it wasn't a priority and would be a distraction from his agenda, but he hasn't definitely ruled it out.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A conservative investigative group is accusing Democratic attorney general hopeful Susan Happ of letting a child molester off easy because he was in a contract to purchase her house. Court and land documents show Happ and her husband entered into a three-year land contract calling for Daniel J. Reynolds to purchase their home in late 2009. In early 2013 Happ's office charged Reynolds with two felony counts of sexual assault of a child. This past March her office agreed to defer prosecution.

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