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  • Feeling lucky? Mega Millions and Powerball Jackpots Combined are Now More Than $1.2 BILLION

    Good people of America, the dream is still alive. There was no winner in Tuesday’s Mega Millions lottery drawing. That means the jackpot for Friday’s drawing is now at least $970 million, or a cash lump sum of $548.6 million, and the number will just keep climbing until some lucky person (who will most likely not be you) hits it big. It will be the largest jackpot in the game’s history and the second largest in the US lottery jackpot […]

  • States That Legalized Recreational Weed See Increase in Car Accidents, Studies Say

    The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that the probable cause of a crash that killed 12 people on a church bus near Concan, Texas, in March 2017 was that the 20-year-old man whose truck hit the bus was under the influence of marijuana and a sedative. In its report, the board says that there has been an increase in the number of drug-impaired drivers across the country and that something must be done about it. That call to action […]

  • Pompeo and Trump Push to Buy Time for Saudis on Khashoggi Probe

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed to buy time for Saudi Arabia Thursday, urging patience as they conduct an investigation into the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi and leaving open the possibility the White House will do little or nothing in response. “I told President Trump this morning that we ought to give them a few more days to complete that, so that we, too, have a complete understanding of the facts surrounding” what happened to the Washington Post journalist, Pompeo […]

  • A Cryptic 911 Call, Slain Parents, and a Missing Girl: What we know about the Jayme Closs disappearance

    As the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Jayme Closs intensifies, one thing has become clear. She vanished from her parents’ home moments after they were shot to death. “We believe Jayme was in the home at the time of the homicides and we believe she’s still in danger,” Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Wednesday. Three days after a cryptic 911 call led police to discover the bodies of Jayme’s parents in their Wisconsin home, the 13-year-old girl remains missing. […]

  • Stephen Hawking Concludes ‘There is no God’ in Final Book

    There is no God — that’s the conclusion of the celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking, whose final book is published Tuesday. The book, which was completed by his family after his death, presents answers to the questions that Hawking said he received most during his time on Earth. Other bombshells the British scientist left his readers with include the belief that alien life is out there, artificial intelligence could outsmart humans and time travel can’t be ruled out. Hawking, considered one of the […]

  • Iowa Boy Battling Cancer Gets Special Surprise from Iron Man

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Being a Hawkeye fan in Husker country isn’t easy, but unfamiliar territory is nothing new for the Tijerena family. The Tijerena house is covered in Hawkeye items. Young son Jackson loves the team too, but looks can be deceiving. “The scans don’t match his personality. He doesn’t look like he has cancer,” Amy Tijerena said. The diagnosis came in January of 2016. “They verified he had a brain tumor. Two weeks later he was in surgery […]

  • Amber Alert Issued for 13-Year-Old Wisconsin Girl After Parents Found Dead

    A 13-year-old girl is missing and believed in danger after her parents were found slain in their northwestern Wisconsin home, authorities said. An Amber Alert has been issued for Jayme Closs, whose parents were found dead in their home near Barron shortly after someone there called 911 early Monday, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department said. Investigators are trying to find out not only where the girl is, but what led to her parents’ deaths. “At the end of the day, […]

  • Florida Couple Trapped after Hurricane Michael Uses Trees to Spell ‘HELP’

    Some residents trapped in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael sent out a satellite SOS. Lucky for them, their family got the message. After Michael slammed through the Florida Panhandle last week, April Hand spent Saturday checking on possible property damage to the home of her fiance’s aunt and uncle. They were scrolling through updated satellite images of the property from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s website when they saw something that stopped them in their tracks — the word […]

  • Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is Expecting Her First Child

    Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is pregnant with her first child, the UK’s royal family has announced. A statement from Kensington Palace said the baby is expected in the spring of 2019. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II will be the child’s great-grandmother. The announcement comes five months after Meghan wed Prince Harry in a starry ceremony at Windsor Castle. The pair had just touched down in Australia for their first overseas tour as a married couple when the news broke. Their […]

  • Sears, the Store That Changed America, Declares Bankruptcy

    Sears, the once-dominant retail chain that changed how Americans shopped and lived, has filed for bankruptcy. The 132-year-old company has been struggling for several years and is drowning in debt. The final straw was a $134 million debt payment due Monday that it could not afford. Sears Holdings (SHLD), the parent company, which owns Sears and Kmart, is among dozens of prominent retailers to declare bankruptcy in the era of Amazon (AMZN). The filing in federal bankruptcy court in New York […]

  • Michael’s Death Toll Rises to 11, Including 5 Dead in Virginia

    [Breaking news update, published at 8:09 a.m. ET] Five deaths related to Michael have been reported in Virginia, the state’s Department of Emergency Management said on Twitter on Friday morning. That brings the total number of US deaths related to the storm to at least 11. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long said he expects the US death count to climb Friday and Saturday as searchers sift through debris. [Previous story, published at 6:05 a.m. ET] As Michael moves […]

  • Facebook Removes Another 800 Pages and Accounts Ahead of Midterms

    Facebook on Thursday, just weeks before the US midterm elections, announced that it had removed more than 800 pages and accounts that the company said violated its rules “against spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior.” The company made the announcement in a blog post which said that “increasingly” spam networks have started using “sensational political content — regardless of its political slant — to build an audience and drive traffic to their websites.” “And like the politically motivated activity we’ve seen, the ‘news’ […]