• Patriots draw Chiefs in AFC Divisional round

    Patriots draw Chiefs in AFC Divisional round

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    Hoyer bristled when asked if he thought he should have been replaced. Julian Edelman is a nice player, but he is not going to break the game open. I saw (Alfred) Blue flash and I've got to know better than you know - someone at my feet, just be smart and throw it out of the back of the end zone.
  • New Real ID rules take effect Monday

    New Real ID rules take effect Monday

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    I have a U.S. Passport, so no new "Real" ID is needed, and frankly I'm offended by the federal government's overreach in forcing the states to issue a new driver's license that is by definition a federal ID.That means Illinois-issued driver's licenses and ID cards will continue to be accepted as primary forms of identification to board commercial airplanes for domestic travel, Haupt said.
  • Johnny Football reportedly spotted partying wearing a stereotypical movie disguise

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    He was required to report to team's facility for his concussion treatment, but not permitted on the sideline of the game. The Johnny Manziel saga went from weird to weirder overnight, and the public loves it. Whether you like him or not, Johnny Football or Johnny Cleveland or... Billy is a Cleveland Brown for now. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was non-committal on the QB's future in Cleveland when asked about Manziel at a press conference on Sunday.
  • Affluenza teen's mom to be extradited back to Texas

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    The pair fled to Mexico after officials in Tarrant County, Texas, began an investigation into whether the teenager violated the probation deal that kept him out of prison after he killed four people with his pickup truck in 2013. He was sentenced to rehab and probation after a defense expert argued in juvenile court that he suffered from "affluenza", an inability to tell right from wrong because of his wealthy upbringing.
  • Singer David Bowie dies of cancer

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    His 1972 album , "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars ", confirmed Bowie's status as a rock force, and the Ziggy Stardust persona became his signature for some years. He has reportedly sold around 140 million albums throughout his career. Mr. Trynka said the decade between Bowie's 23rd album Reality in 2003 and The Next Day in 2013 gave him time to be "a family man".
  • Romance rules on the Golden Globes red carpet

    Romance rules on the Golden Globes red carpet

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    Redmayne's co-star Alicia Vikander is nominated in the lead actress in a drama category, against Irish star Saoirse Ronan, for her moving turn as a homesick immigrant in Brooklyn, Brie Larson for her performance in abduction drama Room and Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, who are both nominated for their roles in Carol, an adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel.
  • How to Pick Your Powerball Lottery Numbers

    How to Pick Your Powerball Lottery Numbers

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    The payout would have had an estimated cash value of more than $300 million, before taxes, according to the Powerball website . Tonight's jackpot is the fourth largest in Powerball history.
  • Bengals Fumble Against Steelers

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    Burfict was flagged for a personal foul and a subsequent 15-yard personal foul on Bengals cornerback Adam Jones moved the ball well into field-goal range for Chris Boswell's 35-yard winning kick with 14 seconds remaining. The player who made the most egregious mistake - Burfict's shoulder to the head of a defenceless receiver Antonio Brown - has been one of Lewis' projects.
  • Bernie Sanders: 'Greed Is Not Good'

    Bernie Sanders: 'Greed Is Not Good'

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    The reason: Sanders has backtracked on the role shadow banks played in the 2008 crash and is now downplaying their impact. Don't take the Arkansas senator too seriously: Cotton has had harsh words for Sanders in the past. 96 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA ...
  • Florida carries out first United States execution of 2016

    Florida carries out first United States execution of 2016

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    Supreme Court denied requests to get involved. But the mothers of Collins and Matthews will witness his death - watching through a window into Florida's death chamber, where Bolin will receive a lethal injection just after 6 p.m. The execution was the first of 2016 and the 23rd under Gov. Rick Scott , the most of any Florida governor since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.
  • More levees at risk as rivers swell in Midwest

    More levees at risk as rivers swell in Midwest

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    The death toll from the devastating winter flood in the Midwest has risen to 22 with the recovery of a man's body in southwest Missouri. Presiding Jasper County Commissioner John Bartosh says the county would like to buy the land, raze the buildings or move mobile homes, and use the land as a park.
  • Netflix series 'Making of a Murderer' draws big following

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    More specifically, the theory is that Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department's Sgt. Andrew Colborn and Lt. James Lenk had it out for Avery based on his previous case, and that these two are personally responsible for framing Avery. "This is a black mark on the justice system as a whole, and should be recognized as much while also giving these men the ability to live as normal a life as possible".
  • Donald Trump 'Going All the Way' in Presidential Race

    Donald Trump 'Going All the Way' in Presidential Race

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    Ted Cruz was born in Canada, but says he is a natural-born American as required by the Constitution, because his mother was an American citizen, though his father was a native of Cuba and a naturalized Canadian at the time. Cruz said the attacks against him are telling. The Texas senator is followed by Marco Rubio at 13 percent and Ben Carson at 11 percent. "He was getting clobbered and all of a sudden he said, 'Uh, oh I'm for ethanol".
  • California Braces for Record-Tying El Niño Storms

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    The water shortage in California, caused by four years of drought, will require a "steady parade of storms" like the current one, Mike Anderson, climatologist for the state's Department of Water Resources, said. In February 1998, 13.68 inches of rain poured down on Los Angeles - nearly a year's worth of precipitation. 96 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA ...
  • No ticket matched all six Powerball numbers following Saturday night's drawing

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    The jackpot started at $40 million on November 4 and has been growing since then because there have been no big winners for the twice-weekly jackpots. Lottery officials say the new rules play a huge role in the size of the jackpot and the frequency of a player winning it. The cash option for Wednesday's drawing is $806 million.
  • Powerball jackpot hits world record and the odds of winning keep widening

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    One ticket purchased in Iowa matched the first five numbers but missed the Powerball to win a $1 million prize, according to an Iowa Lottery news release. A Powerball ticket costs 2 dollars. The record $1.3 billion jackpot has been building up since November 7. Since Alabama is one of the six states that doesn't participate in the lottery program, here are some things to know about Powerball.
  • Steven Avery from 'Making a Murderer' Gets New Representation

    Steven Avery from 'Making a Murderer' Gets New Representation

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    The 10-part series of " Making a Murderer " was filmed over a 10-year period and heavily scrutinizes the arrest of Avery, his trial and in conviction, People reported . Meet Kathleen Zellner & Tricia Bushnell , who made the announcement in a press release on Twitter. However, in the midst of a lawsuit against Manitowoc County in Wisconsin, he was accused of murdering Teresa Halbach , a photographer who was last seen on his property.
  • Chiefs, Alex Smith beat Texans in NFL wild-card game

    Chiefs, Alex Smith beat Texans in NFL wild-card game

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    The logic here is the Steelers could be dealing with injuries to key players, with Ben Roethlisberger suffering a shoulder injury in Pittsburgh's win over the Bengals (Vontaze Burfice was involved, which, well, obviously) and Antonio Brown suffering a concussion (again, Burfict involved).
  • Roger Goodell Calls Stadiums of Chargers, Raiders, and Rams 'Inadequate'

    Roger Goodell Calls Stadiums of Chargers, Raiders, and Rams 'Inadequate'

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    For now, it's all speculation, but as for my wishes, here's to heading home to see my Rams play in their handsome riverfront stadium on the banks of the MS for many years to come. Unlike many franchises in the past - more than a dozen have threatened an L.A. move - these teams do not appear to be using L.A.as a negotiating ploy to secure more public money in their current cities.
  • No winners for Powerball jackpot, grand prize tops $1B

    No winners for Powerball jackpot, grand prize tops $1B

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    California, the nation's most populous state , normally sees Powerball sales of $1 million a day, but on Saturday morning sales were a head-spinning $2.8 million an hour, said California Lottery spokesman Mike Bond. The jackpot for Saturday's Powerball is at an estimated $800 million as of this writing, a record high. 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 ...
  • China Urges Calm Response Over N. Korea

    China Urges Calm Response Over N. Korea

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    South Korea declared Thursday that it would resume cross-border anti-North Korea propaganda broadcasts, a tactic that led the two neighbors to the brink of war when it was used a year ago. North Korea is already heavily sanctioned. For current sanctions and any new penalties to work, better cooperation and stronger implementation from China is seen as key.
  • No Powerball winner, so jackpot up to $1.3 billion

    No Powerball winner, so jackpot up to $1.3 billion

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    You could buy four Playboy Mansions with that money. "It shows you how hard it is to win". Cripe said 75% of all 292.2 million combinations were bought before Saturday's drawing. Here are some Twitter responses from those who played Powerball but failed to match all five white balls and the red Powerball when the winning numbers were revealed.
  • Vontaze Burfict, Pacman Jones cost Bengals with penalties

    Vontaze Burfict, Pacman Jones cost Bengals with penalties

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    On the very next play, even though they were well within field goal position with just 1:37 left and in a position to make Steelers burn all their timeouts, Cincinnati inexplicably chose to rush with Jeremy Hill off the right guard. Speaking briefly to reporters as he walked through the locker room, Roethlisberger said he had an MRI on Sunday, but did not know the extent of his injury and won't know more until he meets with doctors later this week.
  • USA jackpot soars to $1.3 billion

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    To win, a participant must match five numbers between 1 and 69 and a sixth number between 1 and 26 that is drawn separately. To win the jackpot, a ticket must have all six numbers correct. "Ever since then, I go, hell, if it happened once, it's gotta happen again", Diaz said. Buzz about the game has vaulted sales so high that  Powerball  sales are breaking records, according to  Powerball  officials, AP reported.
  • No Powerball winner, jackpot now at $1.3 billion

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    New numbers are picked every Wednesday and Saturday night, and if no one wins this round, the jackpot will only grow. Lottery officials drew the following numbers for Saturday night's record $900 million jackpot. The prize will be at least $1.3 billion for the next drawing on Wednesday. However, it could be a few more hours before lottery officials can confirm that a winning ticket (or tickets) was sold for the January 9 drawing.
  • No Powerball winner; jackpot may reach $1.3 billion

    No Powerball winner; jackpot may reach $1.3 billion

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    There's no timetable set for whether there is a victor, but if there isn't the Wednesday drawing could be worth  more  than $1.3  billion . The current jackpot started out as $40m (£27.5m) in November, but has ballooned thanks to huge ticket sales as the potential reward grew.
  • Hillary Clinton 'surprised' by State staffer's personal email use

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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks Tuesday during a campaign stop at the Osage Public Safety Center in Osage, Iowa. The aide said the discussion mainly focused on the form of a new "Magnitsky law" being worked on in Congress that would target Russian human rights abusers, and concerns among some Obama administration officials about how sanctions would be applied.
  • Will anyone win the biggest Powerball pot to date?

    Will anyone win the biggest Powerball pot to date?

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    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. Roa bought her tickets at Lichine's, a popular store in Sacramento's Land Park neighborhood that has produced several lottery winners. "I'm going insane! I can't take it anymore!" she said, burying her face in her hands but giggling uncontrollably as she turned to a line of customers.