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Nation’s best cheesemakers out to prove it in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE — The national cheese spotlight this week turns to Wisconsin where else? as judges get ready to sniff, taste and touch thousands of samples in the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest.

The national contest alternates each year with the world cheese-off. Judging is Tuesday and Wednesday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, with winners announced Thursday.

Mom Prom charity-minded retro-parties spread across country

CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — For a decade now, women have donned their old prom and bridesmaid dresses even wedding dresses for an evening of charitable revelry in suburban Detroit. And the idea is catching on.

As the annual retro-shindig known as the Mom Prom gained attention, founder Betsy Crapps started getting more calls and emails from women interested in holding similar events.

Sleek superyacht seized in Gibraltar over $16.2M debt claim

MADRID — Authorities in Gibraltar say they have seized one of the largest and most advanced superyachts in the world over an unsettled bill dispute between its owner and its German builder.

The Gibraltar Chronicle newspaper reports that shipbuilder Nobiskrug claims 15.3 million euro ($16.2 million) in overdue payments for the 143-meter (468-foot) -long Sailing Yacht A.