• Players hold breath as $700M Powerball jackpot drawing nears

    SCOTT McFETRIDGE , Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Lottery players across the U.S. are scooping up $2 Powerball tickets in hopes of beating the odds and winning a massive $700 million jackpot as Wednesday night's drawing nears. Some details about the game and the giant prize: ___ WHAT IS POWERBALL AND HOW DOES...

  • Charlottesville covers Confederate statues with black shroud

    SARAH RANKIN and STEVE HELBER , Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Workers in Charlottesville draped giant black covers over two statues of Confederate generals on Wednesday to symbolize the city's mourning for a woman killed while protesting a white nationalist rally. The work began around 1 p.m. in Emancipation Park, where a...

  • Lindsey Vonn, Tiger Woods, Miley Cyrus among celeb photo hack victims

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK — A representative for Lindsey Vonn calls the theft and publishing of “intimate” personal photos of her and former boyfriend Tiger Woods “an outrageous and despicable invasion of privacy.” Photos of Vonn, Woods and other celebrities including Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart and...

  • TV Talk: A familiar face returns to the Fox 21 anchor desk

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    If you soon get a case of déjà vu while watching Fox 21 morning news, don’t be alarmed. That familiar face belongs to Abbie Burke, who left the station in April to take a job at WPRI-TV in Providence, Rhode Island but is returning to fill the open morning anchor position. Burke takes...

  • Denver hopes to turn former East Colfax strip club into affordable housing

    Jon Murray, The Denver Post
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    A now-shuttered East Colfax strip club that was the site of a murder two years ago could get new life under a proposal that calls for the city to buy the property for $1.3 million and line up redevelopment. PT’s II, long regarded as a neighborhood nuisance, was shut down in...

  • Army suspends drill sergeants at Fort Benning amid allegations of sexual assault against trainees

    Dan Lamothe, The Washington Post
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    The U.S. Army has sidelined numerous drill sergeants at its training center at Fort Benning, Ga., amid allegations of sexual assault, the service announced Wednesday. The cases are under investigation by Army Criminal Investigation Command and the service’s Maneuver Center of...

  • How Powerball manipulated the odds to make another massive jackpot

    Alex Horton, The Washington Post
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    At $700 million, Wednesday night's Powerball prize is the second-largest lottery jackpot in its history, and the math is working out in favor of lotto commissions. Two years ago, your chances of becoming an instant millionaire were 1 in roughly 175 million. Now, the odds are 1...

  • Clinton calls Trump a ‘creep,’ says her ‘skin crawled’ during debate

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump's pacing, hovering demeanor onstage during an October 2016 presidential debate made her so uncomfortable "my skin crawled." She says in her upcoming book that Trump shadowed her so closely she had to resist shouting out, "Back up you...

  • Police: DNA of headless torso matches journalist 

    JAN M. OLSEN, Associated Press
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Danish police said Wednesday that a headless torso found in the Baltic Sea has been identified as that of missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who is believed to have died on an amateur-built submarine that sank earlier this month. Wall, 30, was last seen alive...

  • Protests turn unruly after Trump's Phoenix speech, four arrested

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    PHOENIX — A day of noisy but largely peaceful protests of President Donald Trump's speech in Phoenix turned unruly as police fired pepper spray at crowds after someone apparently lobbed rocks and bottles at officers. A haze enveloped the night sky Tuesday as protesters and police...

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