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For Wednesday night's drawing alone, Powerball sales totaled $1,270,206,274. After the winning numbers are drawn at 7:59 p.m. Pacific time, it will probably take several hours to determine whether there are any jackpot winners and how many, Grief said.
  • Hurricane Alex 2016: Alex becomes rare January hurricane in Atlantic

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    The first January-born hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean since 1938 formed on Thursday, and headed toward a string of islands off the coast of Portugal. According to KTAB/KRBC meteorologists, the storm formed over waters that are 2-4°F warmer than average yesterday, and has been quickly gaining strength.
  • Obama Insults Donald Trump And Other Republicans During State Of The Union?

    Obama Insults Donald Trump And Other Republicans During State Of The Union?

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    Obama seemed to refer specifically to Trump's call for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration following a deadly shooting attack last month in San Bernardino, California, by a couple authorities said had been radicalised. "But they do not threaten our national existence", Obama said. "America has been through big changes before - wars and depression, the influx of immigrants, workers fighting for a fair deal, and movements to expand civil rights", Obama said.
  • Italy arrests African migrant over murder of United States woman

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    Police believe that Diaw and Olsen met at a Florence nightclub late Thursday night or early Friday morning. The Florence Prosecutor said that he does not believe the murder case to be a "sex game gone wrong, but speculated that Diaw "probably slammed her head against something twice fracturing skill and then strangled her".
  • A complete list of the 2016 Oscar nominations

    A complete list of the 2016 Oscar nominations

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    Financial drama The Big Short, espionage thriller Bridge Of Spies and revenge epic The Revenant will compete with Spotlight , Room, The Martian , Brooklyn and Mad Max: Fury Road for best picture . 96 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA ...
  • Hurricane Alex forms in Atlantic

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    When it reaches the Azores Friday, it may unload 3 to 5 inches of rain, with some isolated totals to 7 inches. The Civil Protection Service in Azores has issued a weather red alert, the highest of four warnings that indicates extreme risk, for five of the archipelago's nine islands.
  • Hurricane Alex forms in the Atlantic, Azores threatened

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    As of Thursday morning, there was no expectation that  Alex  will directly strike the USA or mainland Europe; it was predicted to head north, approaching Greenland early Sunday morning. It's the first hurricane of the 2015 hurricane season, which officially starts June 1 and ends November 30. A subtropical storm has formed far out in  the Atlantic  Ocean and has been classified as the first named storm of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season.
  • Man arrested in connection to American woman's death in Italy

    Man arrested in connection to American woman's death in Italy

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    Police have studied hundreds of hours of video footage from security cameras located between the nightclub where Miss Olsen spent the early hours of Friday morning and her apartment in Via Santa Monica. Raffaele Micillo, the city's commissioner of police, said: "The only news is that there is no news". "We have gathered serious indications of guilt against him", Mr.
  • Who got 3 winning tickets to $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot?

    Who got 3 winning tickets to $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot?

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    Despite the miniscule chances of hitting the jackpot, shops all over the United States did a roaring trade in frenzied last-minute ticket sales in the final hours before the live raw. The largest lottery prize for a MI player was a $337 million Powerball jackpot. Crowds descended on the California store that sold a winning ticket, with customers snapping pictures and congratulating the sales associate.
  • Daniel Radcliffe, JK Rowling pay tribute to Alan Rickman

    Daniel Radcliffe, JK Rowling pay tribute to Alan Rickman

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    Film sets and theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man. Among those remembering the versatile actor, known for his delicious villains, were Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, and Potter creator J.K.
  • Sheriff Meets With Oregon Protesters, Asks Them to Go Home Peacefully

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    Earlier, the sheriff was met with applause when he told a community meeting that the protesters were not welcome. The leader of an American Indian tribe that regards an OR nature pre... "I'm here to offer safe escort out ", Ward said to Bundy, who is from Arizona. The two men then shook hands and went their different ways. Ward asked Bundy to talk it over with his members and said he would call Friday to find out what they had decided.
  • Winning $1.6 Billion Powerball Ticket sold in at least 3 States

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    No details were immediately available about the Florida victor. "I'm very happy and I really appreciate these guys celebrating this store", said a clerk at the California 7-Eleven who identified himself as M. Michael Fahim, 48, real estate broker from Chino Hills, said he bought 20 lottery tickets Wednesday night just up the street. Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, as well as the District of Columbia, the U.S.
  • People still trying to win the biggest Powerball prize

    People still trying to win the biggest Powerball prize

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    However, you may want to play the most common numbers drawn since mid October, when the latest lottery matrix was revised, according to the lottery website USA Mega. You can take a lump sum or collect the full amount over almost three decades.  "This was manufactured to create large jackpots and more ticket sales even though this is actually worse for the players".
  • Arrest made in case of American woman killed in Italy

    Arrest made in case of American woman killed in Italy

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    Ms. Olsen, from Florida, was found naked and lifeless by her boyfriend when he asked the apartment's owner to open the door after he reportedly had not heard from her for a number of days. Due to the autopsy confirming that she had consensual sex in the evening of her murder, the case is somewhat reminiscent of the death of Meredith Kercher and the subsequent trials of Amanda Knox.
  • No Powerball jackpot winners in Texas, but 4 new millionaires

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    In California, the winning ticket was sold at a 7-11 in Chino Hills in San Bernardino County in the southern part of the state. Those winning numbers were 08-27-34-04-19 and the Powerball is 10. The winners can choose to have the payment in a lump sum of US$930 million (NZ$1.431 billion) after tax, or the full US$1.5B in payments over 29 years.
  • Powerball winners in CA, TN, FL

    Powerball winners in CA, TN, FL

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    Some states don't release the names of lottery winners at all - and it is possible to create or nominate a trust to claim the prize in your place. Russ Lopez said Thursday that getting such a windfall is the start of a "new journey". TV trucks from Memphis quickly arrived at the three stores. She said it's more common to see people spend between $50 and $200. However, they must buy their tickets in the United States.
  • Highway robbery: Russian official accused of stealing 30-mile road

    Highway robbery: Russian official accused of stealing 30-mile road

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    Investigators said Protopopov and other local penitentiary officials gave the green light in 2014 to dismantling 7,000 reinforced concrete slabs on a 50-kilometre road before selling off the slabs for about US$79,000. A judge could decide on Thursday, Protopopov's 55th birthday, whether to hold him in jail pending trial,  Kommersant   reported . This is hardly the first such incident in Russian Federation, where allegations of corruption are rife in the construction sector.
  • Leader of armed OR militia rejects county sheriff offer to end standoff

    Leader of armed OR militia rejects county sheriff offer to end standoff

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    Ward was cheered at a packed community meeting in Bend, Oregon, on Wednesday evening when he said the group needed to leave so local people could get back to their lives. The Bundy family is among many people in the West who contend local officials could do a better job of managing public lands than the federal government.
  • Ashley Olsen killing: Italian police to announce arrest

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    Her father released a statement Tuesday calling her "an beautiful and creative young woman, with a happy, exuberant and generous soul". Italian prosecutors said an object such as a rope or cord was probably used to kill Ashley Olsen . Creazzo said surveillance video showed Diaw leaving Olsen's apartment. He said Diaw helped her up and left her on the bed, but never strangled her and had no intention of killing her.
  • 'No fuss' private cremation for David Bowie

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    The concert was announced hours before his death and tickets sold out within hours. The event, which organisers spent the last seven months planning, will now memorialise Bowie's life and his profound influence on music. Famously private, Bowie kept his illness a secret until the end, letting only a small inner circle know of his diagnosis. Yoko Ono and her late husband John Lennon became friends with Bowie and she has praised him on a human level for his involvement in their son Sean's life ...
  • Bill Cosby tweets 'thank you' to supporters

    Bill Cosby tweets 'thank you' to supporters

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    Steele's television ads and public statements were critical of his opponent for passing on the Cosby case. Bill Cosby was charged on Wednesday with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home 12 years ago - the first criminal charges brought against the comedian out of the torrent of allegations that destroyed his good-guy image as America's Dad.
  • Powerball lottery: Three winning tickets worth $1.5 billion sold in Florida

    Powerball lottery: Three winning tickets worth $1.5 billion sold in Florida

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    One winning ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven in Chino Hills, said Alex Traverso, a spokesman for that state's lottery. The identities of the winners were not yet known. Texas Lottery executive director Gary Grief has said this Powerball offered "absolutely" the world's biggest jackpot. The drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m., and in OH, tickets can be sold until 10 p.m.
  • Al Jazeera America to shut down by April

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    Al Anstey, CEO of Al Jazeera America , said the economic climate for media forced the decision. Charles Herring, president of closely held Herring Networks Inc., expressed interest in acquiring its slot on cable systems. "Staffers have long claimed that Americans just won't watch a news source that is named Al-Jazeera", said Poynter Institute faculty member Al Tomkins in a blog post.
  • Rams Return: Fans React on Social Media

    Rams Return: Fans React on Social Media

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    The Chargers have a one-year option to join the Rams as the second team in a future stadium in Inglewood. The most likely short-term scenario for the Rams is playing at the Los Angeles Coliseum, the home of the University of Southern California Trojans.
  • The Al Jazeera America experiment is over

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    Al Jazeera isn't going away totally; it simultaneously reported an expansion of its online content. The network hired some well-known television journalists, including Soledad O'Brien and Ali Velshi from CNN , and generally has been given high marks from journalism experts for its coverage.
  • $1.6B Powerball jackpot will be split 3 ways

    $1.6B Powerball jackpot will be split 3 ways

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    Wisconsin lottery players should not go ripping up their tickets just because there is no jackpot victor here. It could take several hours before officials know whether any other winning tickets were sold elsewhere. The Florida jackpot victor will share the $1,586,400,000 prize with winners in CA and TN, the lottery says. But the odds of winning are still extraordinarily slim, at 1 in 292.2 million.
  • Numbers for Wednesday night's $1.6B Powerball drawing revealed

    Numbers for Wednesday night's $1.6B Powerball drawing revealed

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    California Lottery spokesman Alex Travesta told the AP that the first winning ticket was sold at a local 7/11, where social media posts showed a huge crowd gathering following the announcement. Look it up I bought in chino hills where I grew up! The winners' identities remained a mystery early Thursday. All profits are retained by the state lottery and are used to fund projects approved by the state legislatures.
  • Powerball jackpot increases to estimated $1.5 billion

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    The staggering $1.4 billion Powerball jackpot number on Wednesday has captured a great deal of attention nationwide. Saturday's winning numbers were 16-19-32-34-57-13. At the last draw on Saturday, 25 people matched the first five numbers - winning $1m each - and three others had paid a bonus netting them $2m each but no one claimed the then $950m jackpot.
  • A few fun facts about the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot

    A few fun facts about the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot

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    The bigger number gets more attention, and Grief said lotteries have taken that approach for decades. "People don't even realize there are secondary prizes", he said. The ticket buyer should provide a copy of the ticket to all in the group within a specified period of time prior to the drawing. He was on the phone with his wife, Tanya, after the drawing when he discovered the winning numbers.
  • Jackpot hits $1.5bn in USA lottery record

    Jackpot hits $1.5bn in USA lottery record

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    The lump-sum payout is $930 million. If your pre-purchased Powerball ticket matches all six numbers that Powerball picked, you win the top prize. Due to heavy sales, lottery officials expect the jackpot to increase even further before Wednesday night's drawing.