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Cyberattack worries: Tennessee

campaign fears it was hacked

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Senate campaign of former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen has told the FBI it fears it has been hacked by someone who tried to scam it into wiring money.

In the letter dated Thursday and obtained by The Associated Press, campaign lawyer Robert E. Cooper Jr. says someone pretending to be the campaign’s media buyer asked for money to be wired to an international account.

The report comes amid growing concern that candidates in the 2018 election could be targets of cyberattacks.

Bredesen, a Democrat, is running for the open seat in Tennessee vacated by Republican Sen. Bob Corker.

New king cheese crowned world

champion in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new king cheese has been crowned in Wisconsin.

The winner of the 2018 World Championship Cheese Contest is a hard sheep’s milk cheese called Esquirrou. The announcement was made Thursday night in Madison.

Esquirrou is made in France at Mauleon Fromagerie by Michel Touyarou and imported by Savencia Cheese USA of New Holland, Pennsylvania.

Twenty cheeses out of a record 3,402 entries were finalists for the top prize. The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, which hosts the contest , said five of those cheeses were from Wisconsin.

The contest began Tuesday. Judges had to sniff, taste and inspect 121 classes of dairy products, with entries from 26 nations.

Two years ago a smear-ripened hard cheese called Grand Cru Surchoix made by Fitchburg, Wisconsin-based Emmi Roth USA won the biennial contest. The cheese is made in Monroe, Wisconsin. The company is a subsidiary of Switzerland-based Emmi Group.

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