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  • Richard Lustig, 7-time lottery winner

    Video: 7-time lottery winner has tips to increase chances of hitting jackpot

    DENVER — Powerball’s jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing is $403 million, the tenth largest prize in the game’s 25-year history. Seven-time lottery winner Richard Lustig says he has tips in the video clip to help you increase your chances of winning it. If it seems like massive Powerball jackpots have become relatively common, that’s because they have. Five of the ten largest Powerball jackpots have come since the start of last year. The reason: Powerball changed up its formula in […]

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    Astronomers discover 7 Earth-like planets orbiting nearby star

    WASHINGTON — Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington. This discovery outside of our solar system is rare because the planets have the winning combination of being similar in size to Earth and being all temperate, meaning they could have water on their surfaces and potentially support life. “This […]

  • WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 22:  Counselor to President, Kellyanne Conway, prepares to appear on the Sunday morning show Meet The Press, from the north lawn at the White House, January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC.  Conway discussed President Trump's recent visit to the CIA and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's first statement. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Kellyanne Conway sidelined from TV after Flynn debacle

    NEW YORK — Kellyanne Conway, once the most visible spokesperson for the Trump White House, has been sidelined from television appearances for making statements that were at odds with the administration’s official stance, White House sources told CNNMoney on Wednesday. Conway has not given a television interview since early last week. On that Monday, she claimed that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had the president’s “full confidence.” Hours later, Flynn resigned. The following day, Conway claimed Flynn had offered […]

  • Photos of Cannon Ball, ND protest site.

    Deadline to leave Dakota Access Pipeline site draws near for protesters

    CANNONBALL, N.D. — As Wednesday’s deadline set by North Dakota’s governor to evacuate the Standing Rock camp site looms, a number of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters have vowed to stay put. Last week, Gov. Doug Burgum signed an emergency evacuation order of the property to allow private contractors to remove waste from the Oceti Sakowin camp area, which officials say is in a flood plain. Burgum’s order comes as the project moves closer to completion after the U.S. Army Corps […]

  • Close up of Small Peaceful Orange Red Tabby Cat Male Kitten Curled Up Sleeping In His Bed On Floor. Heat in house.

    Study: Cat ownership not linked to mental health problems

    LONDON — Studies have suggested that cat ownership could be linked to certain mental disorders such as schizophrenia, but researchers at University College London say they found no link between cat ownership and the development of psychotic symptoms. Published in the medical journal Psychological Medicine, the study is the first to prospectively look at childhood cat ownership and the infection of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii as a risk factor for psychosis. House cats are known to be the primary host […]

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Police confirmed Monday that vandals toppled and damaged about 100 headstones at the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery in St. Louis.

    Muslim Americans unite to raise funds for vandalized Jewish cemetery

    ST. LOUIS — A fundraiser for a vandalized Jewish cemetery is sending a strong message of unity and tolerance. The effort organized by Muslim-American activists Linda Sarsour and Tarek El-Messidi was launched this week to fund the repairs of nearly 200 headstones that were damaged and toppled in the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery in the St. Louis suburb of University City in Missouri. The fundraiser exceeded its goal of $20,000 so fast, it has expanded into an effort to […]

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    Homeland Security outlines plan to crack down on undocumented immigrants

    WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday officially laid out the Trump administration’s plans for aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, including a potentially massive expansion of the number of people detained and deported. The department released guidance memos signed by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly issued to heads of key agencies, which describe how the government plans to implement two executive orders President Donald Trump signed last month on border security and interior enforcement. The memos, which were […]

  • UPS tested drone delivery Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in Florida, offering a reminder of UPS' interest in using new technologies to improve deliveries.

    UPS drivers may tag team deliveries with drones

    TAMPA, Fla. — UPS drivers could one day have drones as their wingmen to make deliveries even faster. The delivery giant tested drone delivery Monday in Florida, offering a reminder of UPS’ interest in using new technologies to improve deliveries. UPS used a new electric delivery truck with a drone launchpad atop it. Inside the truck, a driver loads a package into the drone’s cargo bin. Then a section of the truck’s roof slides backwards, so that the drone can […]

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    Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart News

    NEW YORK — Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from Breitbart News, according to The Hill. It appears he finally went too far. It’s odd to say that about someone who has called feminism “a bowel cancer,” labeled a reporter a “thick-as-pig-sh*t media Jew” and has said flatly that he hates Islam. But Yiannopoulos, an editor at Breitbart News who describes himself as “the most fabulous supervillain on the internet,” now finds himself in a professional crisis unlike any he’s faced before. […]

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    Bull evades police capture while running on New York streets for 2 hours

    NEW YORK — A bull roamed the streets of the New York borough of Queens for about two hours while evading police capture on Tuesday. Police first received a call about the bull at 10:20 a.m., a New York Police Department spokesman said. The bull was captured around 12:20 p.m. There is a slaughterhouse in the area, but it is not yet clear if the bull escaped from it. The market is up right now…..or as some might say: the […]

  • David Cassidy, the 66-year-old singer and actor, says he is battling dementia. The former teenage heartthrob told People magazine that dementia runs in his family, affecting both his grandfather and his mother.

    ‘Partridge Family’ star David Cassidy says he’s battling dementia

    NEW YORK — David Cassidy, the 66-year-old singer and actor, says he is battling dementia. The former teenage heartthrob told People magazine that dementia runs in his family, affecting his grandfather and his mother. “I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming,” he said to People, regarding the disease. Cassidy said he would step back from touring. “I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I’ve been without any […]

  • Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper

    Gov. John Hickenlooper won’t rule out 2020 presidential run

    DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper refused to rule out Monday a presidential run in 2020, saying “there’s going to be a lot of things on the table.” “The key in the next couple of years is to figure out, with all the turmoil going on, how do we make sure we keep our focus to move the country forward, and figure out where are those lines that should not be crossed,” Hickenlooper said. The governor also had a message for […]