• Powerball jumps to $550M after no winning tickets sold
Powerball jumps to $550M after no winning tickets sold

The $550 million prize ranks as the sixth-largest all-time in Powerball jackpots. The largest Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million was won in 2012. After taxes, Wanczyk received a check for $336,350,655. If you purchased a Powerball ticket in southeast Louisiana, you may want to recheck your numbers.

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  • Virginia decides tied election by drawing name from bowl
Virginia decides tied election by drawing name from bowl

He left the speaking to House Republican Leader Kirk Cox and his top deputy, Del. The race between Yancey, a three-term incumbent, and Simonds has bounced back and forth since the November election, when Virginia Democrats - fueled by voter anger directed at Republican President Donald Trump - wiped out a 66-34 advantage held by Republicans in th...

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  • Trump, after killing his 'voter fraud' commission, calls for new ID laws
Trump, after killing his 'voter fraud' commission, calls for new ID laws

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has charged two more people with voting illegally less than a day after President Donald Trump dismantled his voter fraud commission. Controversy surrounding the commission only amplified in the subsequent months when one of the panel's Democrat members filed a lawsuit alleging Democrats had been excluded...

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  • Transport workers in TN reject Madras HC direction to call off strike
Transport workers in TN reject Madras HC direction to call off strike

If the government takes action, the employees must face it. In a joint statement, workers unions said the government had held 21 rounds of talks with them in the last 16 months but had not been able to come to a decision on the wage revision issue.

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  • Uncertainty roils American marijuana industry over feared federal crackdown
Uncertainty roils American marijuana industry over feared federal crackdown

According to industry reports, sales of legal marijuana in California are expected to exceed $5 billion in 2018. "It sends a message to investors that this is a risky business and you ought to stay out of it", said Robert J. Brisk sales began January 1 in Oakland , Berkeley, San Jose, Santa Cruz, San Diego, Santa Ana and beyond. Lawmake...

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  • Triple talaq bill likely to be tabled in Rajya Sabha today
Triple talaq bill likely to be tabled in Rajya Sabha today

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Friday blamed the Congress party for stalling the triple talaq bill which was to be presented in the Rajya Sabha . We want equality and respect for the Muslim women, and the Congress is opposing it. The Bill, already cleared by the Lok Sabha, could not be passed in the upper house due to a deadl...

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  • New Zealand set victory target of 316 runs for Pakistan
New Zealand set victory target of 316 runs for Pakistan

Nicholls again played a strong hand near the end, hitting 50 from 53 balls. Williamson, now the No. 4-ranked batsman in the world in one-day cricket, reached his 10th ODI century from 106 balls to lead New Zealand to a record total as it batted after losing the toss.

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  • Trump Justice Department Now Probing Clinton Foundation
Trump Justice Department Now Probing Clinton Foundation

Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Hillary Clinton , told The Hill that the probe was "a sham" and said Sessions was "doing Trump's bidding" by pursuing the case. Yet the current inquiry into the Clinton Foundation is, at least in part, a continuation of a probe that originated before the 2016 presidential election.

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  • UN Security Council meeting on protests a Trump 'foreign policy blunder' - Iran
UN Security Council meeting on protests a Trump 'foreign policy blunder' - Iran

On Thursday, the Kazakh delegation to the United Nations said the Security Council will meet on Friday at 3 p.m. (2000 GMT) to discuss Iran. He also criticized a call by U.S. These protests were followed on Saturday and Wednesday by large demonstrations in support of the government. François Delattre, France's ambassador to the United Nations, ...

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  • Coast Guard: Lost plane's pilot may have passed out from hypoxia
Coast Guard: Lost plane's pilot may have passed out from hypoxia

The pilot of the Cirrus SR-22 took off from Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City Wednesday afternoon after filing a flight plan to land in Georgetown , Texas, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Austin. She told 10/11 News that rescuing dogs can be risky work, but he did it with no complaints. By Wednesday evening, the Coast Guard got a repor...

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  • Iran's leader blames enemies for deadly unrest, USA calls that 'nonsense'
Iran's leader blames enemies for deadly unrest, USA calls that 'nonsense'

The ILNA news agency report quoted Ali Asghar Nasserbakht, a security deputy governor of Tehran , offering the figure of 450 arrests. Judicial officials said they would be severely punished, with the organisers possibly facing a death penalty.

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  • Without Naming Trump, Twitter Says It Won't Block World Leaders
Without Naming Trump, Twitter Says It Won't Block World Leaders

TWITTER announced yesterday it would not block the accounts of world leaders even if their statements are "controversial", citing a need to promote a "public conversation" on political issues. "We are working to make Twitter the best place to see and freely discuss everything that matters". In the latest jibe against the North Korean leader, Mr ...

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  • New Brunswick adds 4200 jobs, unemployment rate drops in December
New Brunswick adds 4200 jobs, unemployment rate drops in December

The region finished the year with 4.6 per cent unemployment in December, down from 10.5 per cent at the end of 2016 and the start of the year, according to Statistic Canada's Labour Force Survey released January 5. "We know the Bank of Canada is back into a rate-hike mode and they are pretty well data-dependent right now in terms of when and ho...

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  • A Game of Chicken With Pakistan
A Game of Chicken With Pakistan

Initially vague information on how much money and materiel was being withheld suggested the primary goal was to substantiate President Donald Trump's surprising New Year's Day tweet that accused Pakistan of playing USA leaders for "fools".

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  • China tightens North Korea trade restrictions under United Nations sanctions
China tightens North Korea trade restrictions under United Nations sanctions

The newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported this week Chinese-owned vessels flying the flags of Panama, Belize and other countries were suspected of improperly trading with North Korea. The local prosecutor "discovered after questioning that defendant Chen in 2017 had knowingly used ships to sell petroleum products on the high seas and had falsely written...

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  • GOP senators send criminal referral to DOJ for dossier author
GOP senators send criminal referral to DOJ for dossier author

Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., said she was unaware of the criminal referral before it was made. Levy, counsel for Fusion GPS. "I'll continue to stand strong against any efforts to undermine Special Counsel Mueller's investigation, as well as th...

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  • Fire at Moore accuser's Alabama home not linked to allegations: sheriff
Fire at Moore accuser's Alabama home not linked to allegations: sheriff

The home of an Alabama woman who accused Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her has been destroyed by a fire, but the local sheriff said on Friday the blaze does not appear to be linked to the case. Corfman told the newspaper in a statement that the lawsuit aims "to do what I could not do as a 14-year-old - hold...

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  • Mega Millions, Powerball Tip $1 Billion in Combined Jackpots
Mega Millions, Powerball Tip $1 Billion in Combined Jackpots

What's wrong with the minimum $15 million under the old Mega Millions system, the one with fewer numbers and a better chance of winning? It's up to $450 million with a $281 million cash payout. Of course, naysayers say you'll have a greater chance of being struck by lightning, but jackpot-dreaming folks like Karen Halliburton, a Kansas City grandma...

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  • Sears adds 103 stores to closure list
Sears adds 103 stores to closure list

Sears has announced it will close its store in Bangor, Maine. The closing store list includes 64 Kmart locations and 39 Sears locations, according to a Business Insider report . That is in addition to the 63 stores that will close at the end of January. CNBC reported that Sears didn't say how many employees would be impacted by the closing...

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  • Fodder scam: Court to announce Lalu Prasad's quantum of punishment today
Fodder scam: Court to announce Lalu Prasad's quantum of punishment today

The case relates to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from Deoghar treasury 21 years ago. In the plea filed hours before special court's pronouncement of quantum of sentence, Lalu's advocate cited poor medical condition of the RJD chief convicted in the fodder scam case on December 23.

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