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Emily Burnett marks her numbers at the Eagle Market Store as she prepares to buy Powerball lottery tickets in Los Angeles, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. Wednesday night's drawing will be the 20th drawing since the most recent Powerball grand prize victor on November 4, 2015 (in Tennessee).
  • California governor declares LA-area gas leak an emergency

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    When the Health Department held a community meeting in Porter Ranch on exposure to methane and mercaptans (the foul-smelling odorants added to natural gas), officials said nausea, dizziness, vomiting, shortness of breath and headaches are among the health complaints "consistent with inhalation exposure to mercaptans".
  • China stocks plunge, trigging another market halt

    China stocks plunge, trigging another market halt

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    Chinese investors monitor stock prices in a brokerage house in  Beijing , Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, China's Caixin Services PMI (Purchasing Managers' Index) for the month of December released at 50.2. Gilead added $1.44, or 1.5 percent, to $99.45, recovering some of its loss from Monday. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 2.4 percent, while France's CAC 40 dropped 2.5 percent.
  • Vontaze Burfict Is The NFL's Dirtiest Player

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    If that wasn't enough they lost quarterback BEN ROETHLISBERGER (18 of 31 for 229 yards and 1 touchdown pass) to a shoulder injury late in the third quarter. Then the Bengals received some more good news when after a three and out by the Steelers. Should a National Football League playoff game be decided by a 15-yard penalty for hitting a defenseless receiver followed by another 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct because a player gets into it with another team's linebackers ...
  • Burfict, Jones address late penalties in Bengals loss to Steelers

    Burfict, Jones address late penalties in Bengals loss to Steelers

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    The Paul Brown Stadium crowd of 63,257 was in a full-throated ecstatic din. The officials were working to clear the field and keep the two teams apart when (Bengals cornerback) Adam Jones came in and tried to get at Porter, so he was penalized.  On the postgame show on CBS, Esiason made his opinion of the Bengals' conduct throughout the game known.
  • No Powerball Winner, Jackpot Now 1.3 Billion Dollars

    No Powerball Winner, Jackpot Now 1.3 Billion Dollars

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    CALIFORNIA-(VVNG.com): Those wishing to be financially carefree put their money on winning the huge $900 million Powerball jackpot for January 9, 2016. Texas state lottery spokeswoman Kelly Cripe said it was too early to know if any winning tickets were sold. Nationwide,  more  than $1 billion in Powerball tickets have been sold so far, lottery officials said.
  • No Powerball winner, jackpot could hit $1.3 billion

    No Powerball winner, jackpot could hit $1.3 billion

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    Lottery officials say about 75 percent of all possible combinations will have bought by Saturday's drawing. The previous record North American jackpot payout for any lottery game was in March 2012, when $656 million was won in the multi-state Mega Millions draw.
  • No victor in U.S. lottery draw, jackpot swells to $1.3 billion

    No victor in U.S. lottery draw, jackpot swells to $1.3 billion

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    To win, punters must guess all six numbers correctly, including the Powerball as the sixth number. The $949,800,000 million drawing was the biggest recorded in USA history, jumping from $900 to $949.8 million Saturday evening. That's where the one in 292.2 million odds comes from, and they stay the same regardless of how big the jackpot grows or how many people buy tickets.
  • House committee seeks EPA briefing on Porter Ranch gas leak

    House committee seeks EPA briefing on Porter Ranch gas leak

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    Reuters reported that the company is trying to stem the methane leak by drilling a relief well to reach a damaged pipeline, then injecting fluids and heavy mud into it. State law forbids landlords from raising rents more than 10 percent after the declaration of an emergency. Methane is an incredibly potent greenhouse gas; it traps 86 times more heat over a 20-year period than carbon dioxide does.
  • Powerball jackpot for $950M numbers drawn

    Powerball jackpot for $950M numbers drawn

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    The grand prize in Saturday's drawing was worth $558 million for a victor choosing an immediate cash payout instead of annual payments over 29 years, according to lottery officials in California, one of the participating states. Belferman said he doesn't have to win  the big jackpot . "It only takes one ticket to win". Such a huge jackpot was just what officials with the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the Powerball game, hoped for last autumn when they changed the odds of ...
  • No Powerball jackpot victor

    No Powerball jackpot victor

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    No ticket matched all six numbers to claim the $949.8 million jackpot, boosting Wednesday's jackpot to a whopping $1.3 billion. Powerball ticket sales were so brisk that many retailers were running out of paper to print the tickets on. The U.S. saw sales of $277 million on Friday alone and more than $400 million were expected Saturday, according to Gary Grief, the executive director of the Texas Lottery.
  • US stocks continue to decline as China currency concerns pressure global markets

    US stocks continue to decline as China currency concerns pressure global markets

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    Beijing keeps its markets sealed off from global capital flows, but due to the vast size of China's economy, foreign investors watch them closely and react to volatility. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was up 0.3 percent while Germany's DAX rose 0.1 percent to 10,091. The White House said the USA was closely monitoring China's currency.
  • Chipotle faces criminal probe after norovirus outbreak

    Chipotle faces criminal probe after norovirus outbreak

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    Attorney's Office for the Central District of California in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration. He said he was not aware of any activities by Chipotle that might have led to a criminal investigation. The FDA declined to comment specifically on the investigation. Chipotle spokesperson Chris Arnold said in a company email that employees will not discuss pending litigation, but Chipotle plans to cooperate fully with the investigation.
  • No Powerball winner, jackpot may reach $1.3 billion

    No Powerball winner, jackpot may reach $1.3 billion

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    Here are the numbers you've been waiting for: 16, 19, 32, 34, and 57 PB: 13. Lottery changed the odds of matching all the Powerball numbers last fall: The former one in 175 million to one odds were replaced with a seemingly impossible one in 292.2 million chance.
  • Jeb Bush: 'Donald Trump is in fact a creature of Barack Obama'

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    Bush had in the past said: "He (Trump) would not exist were it not for Barack Obama". "Starting around January 4 we're spending a lot of money", he told reporters following a campaign event in Nashua, New Hampshire. Mr. Trump's plan to prevent any Muslim from immigrating to the United States would be so "counterproductive in our efforts to destroy [the Islamic State] that it's foolhardy", Mr.
  • No ticket matched $949.8 million Powerball jackpot

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    Lottery officials said more than $400 million in tickets will be sold on Saturday alone, and 75% of all possible combinations will be bought before drawing meaning there will likely be a victor Saturday night. To win, you must get all six numbers correct. "I can't even describe, that's so much money!" The Powerball number is 13. With so many people buying tickets for the $800 million jackpot, it really adds up.
  • Powerball announces winning numbers in $949.8M jackpot

    Powerball announces winning numbers in $949.8M jackpot

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    It was not immediately clear if anyone had won the jackpot. To win the jackpot, a ticket must match all six numbers. Of course, there's never a bad time to win the lottery , but right now is undoubtedly the best time to cash a winning ticket.
  • Virginia Lottery Sees Spike in Powerball Tickets

    Virginia Lottery Sees Spike in Powerball Tickets

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    Saturday, and it sold $2.3 million Friday, according to a tweet by Woosley. California led all states yesterday in Powerball sales with $37 million. "I would take a trip to the moon", the 26-year-old said. Another employee stood at the newsstand's entrance offering $10 worth of tickets on one page.
  • Full speed ahead for Saudi oil production

    Full speed ahead for Saudi oil production

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    The clash between Saudi Arabia and Iran comes as Tehran, which holds some of the largest proven reserves, hopes to ramp up oil exports once sanctions come off against Iran's controversial nuclear programme. The oil market largely shrugged off rising political tensions in the Middle East. On Tuesday Kuwait recalled its ambassador to Iran after attacks on Saudi missions by Iranian protesters, state news agency KUNA reported.
  • Seahawks suddenly declare Lynch out of Sunday's game

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    I don't think we can expect another blowout in this one, that's for sure... the weather conditions are going to see to that. "The team said in a statement Friday night that Lynch had been declared out and that",œfollowing our final workout Friday he felt like he couldn’t play.".
  • Donald Trump to hold campaign rally on Hilton Head Island

    Donald Trump to hold campaign rally on Hilton Head Island

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    Trump is using fear as a method of scaring people into voting for him, Mr. Bush said. His rallies generate massive crowds and enthusiasm. As usual, the Clinton-bashing went over well with the audience. He realizes he needs to spend money on advertising and organizing. The dramatic spending shift comes as Bush redoubles his efforts in New Hampshire, where the former Florida governor is locked in a battle with other establishment favorites for top billing in a state that traditionally ...
  • Stock futures fall on China worries

    Stock futures fall on China worries

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    Tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia and the potential impact on oil prices are also playing a role in what has been a hard week for Wall Street. The Nasdaq composite fell 11.66 points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,891.43. The data comes ahead of a more comprehensive non-farm payroll report on Friday. Chipotle fell 4.4 percent to $429.94 after the company said it was served with a grand jury subpoena in relation to a criminal investigation into a norovirus contamination at one of its restaurants.
  • Powerball jackpot soars to $900 million

    Powerball jackpot soars to $900 million

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    The victor can choose to be paid the full jackpot in annual installments over 29 years - or take a lower one-off payment in cash. The largest USA lottery jackpot in history is at stake in Saturday night's Powerball drawing - $900 million.
  • Ted Cruz Links Marco Rubio to Citizenship Questions

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    Rubio , who is lagging behind Cruz in the polls, has been more forceful in criticizing Cruz while they've crisscrossed Iowa. Marco Rubio on Monday addressed the armed standoff at a federal building in OR, saying the occupiers "can't be lawless" and should instead pursue lawful channels to change policy.
  • Police Stop Rapper Blac Youngsta Outside Atlanta Bank

    Police Stop Rapper Blac Youngsta Outside Atlanta Bank

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    An Atlanta rapper had just withdrawn $200,000 from the bank when he was surprised by police with  guns pointed at his head . The rapper claims he withdrew the cash to purchase a luxury vehicle. Youngsta recently singed to Gotti's Collective Music Group, formerly known as Cocaine Musik Group, and appears on the rapper's recent mixtape, The Return.
  • Crude oil futures rebound on Asian cues

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    Thousands of jobs have been lost in Aberdeen since the slump began in July 2014. United States government data showing an unexpected 5.1 million-barrel fall in crude stocks last week was overshadowed by a 10.6 million-barrel surge in gasoline supplies, the biggest build since 1993.
  • Quake hits near Victoria

    Quake hits near Victoria

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    The second was a reported 4.8 magnitude quake that struck near the Fontana area in San Bernardino County in Southern California around 5:45. Dan McNamara said Tuesday's quake reactivated a new fault that runs from the Midwest Boulevard and Covell area toward downtown Oklahoma City.
  • Powerball sales break records; odds increase someone will win $800

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    She trusted the clerk, who gave her a $2 ticket, with numbers automatically picked by the computer. Their advice: "At least have a plan to say how do I make it last". "Never ever, ever change those numbers", Lustig told ABC News . If there is a single victor tonight, they will be able to space out the full amount over 30 years, or take a more-than $500 million immediate payout.
  • Drug lord 'El Chapo' captured

    Drug lord 'El Chapo' captured

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    That creation - the  Sinaloa  cartel - soon became  Mexico's  most powerful and richest, a multibillion empire that supplied much of the marijuana, cocaine and heroin sold on American streets. In a celebratory speech in his ceremonial palace, Pena Nieto said the capture was the result of months of work by Mexican intelligence and security agencies and the attorney general's office.
  • US Declares Flood Emergency in Missouri as Rivers Continue to Rise

    US Declares Flood Emergency in Missouri as Rivers Continue to Rise

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    Louis area, leaving residents of several communities to assess damage, clean up and figure out how to bounce back - or in some cases, where to live. "The healing process, the restoration process, has begun", said Chris Greenhagen, pastor of Central Baptist Church in Eureka, Mo., one of the communities hit by flooding along the Meramec River.