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The largest Powerball jackpot on record was $1.586 billion, which was won last January. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. The odds of only winning one of the jackpots are also high but slightly more doable than winning both - though no one has managed to win either jackpot so far this year.
  • Judges deny Shelly Simonds' request to reverse tie in 94th District race

    Judges deny Shelly Simonds' request to reverse tie in 94th District race

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    With Yancey's win today, the House will be at 51 Republicans, 49 Democrats, allowing Republicans to likely hold onto their control of House committees. On Wednesday, Simonds attempted to make a pact with Yancey, offering to accept the results of the random drawing, even if she loses, if Yancey committed to the same terms by 9 a.m.
  • Hatch announces retirement from Senate

    Hatch announces retirement from Senate

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    Trump was widely reported to have tried to convince Hatch to run for a seventh term, in part to head off a Romney candidacy. Sen. Hatch made his announcement in a video posted to Twitter , where he listed moments he was proud of from his tenure in the Senate , including passing the massive tax overhaul last month .
  • Yonkers tenants treated for carbon monoxide poisoning

    Yonkers tenants treated for carbon monoxide poisoning

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    The city spokeswoman says that there were carbon monoxide detectors in the home and that the building owner indicated that they were working in December. Displaced residents were put up in a hotel. A total of 20 people - including 7 officers - were also treated for carbon monoxide poisoning . Police knew immediately there was some toxin in the building and started getting tenants out of their apartments.
  • Caught on camera: Son throws ailing mother off terrace

    Caught on camera: Son throws ailing mother off terrace

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    The accused son, Sandip Nathwani, took her mother to the terrace and pushed her from behind. Police had earlier registered a suicide case but an anonymous letter and CCTV footage helped them to find that it was murder and not suicide. As per reports , Sandeep first denied having killed his mother, but later confessed to his crime. The police official said, "He told us that he was fed up with his mother's illness".
  • At least nine people go missing as avalanche hits Kashmir's Kupwara

    At least nine people go missing as avalanche hits Kashmir's Kupwara

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    Reports said that army and police launched a rescue operation and the Beacon officer, MP Singh of 109 RCC, was found under a mass of snow. "Seven persons are still missing". The 70km long only surface link, which connects Karnah with Kupwara, usually remains closed in winters due to heavy snowfall. In one of the incident, an avalanche hit a security installation of Army's 20-Dogra regiment in Kupwara's Nowgam sector that swept two soldiers who were killed.
  • Former Georgian president Saakashvili sentenced to jail in absentia

    Former Georgian president Saakashvili sentenced to jail in absentia

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    Saakashvili, who was president 2004-13, left Georgia when his presidency ended and eventually went to Ukraine, where he had been appointed governor of the Odessa region. Girgvliani, who headed one of the foreign departments of United Georgian Bank, was found dead in January 2006 outside of Tbilisi with multiple injuries after he was seen arguing in a bar with high-ranking Interior Ministry officials.
  • Roy Moore Accuser's Home Burns Down, Arson Task Force Investigating

    Roy Moore Accuser's Home Burns Down, Arson Task Force Investigating

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    They do not think it had anything to do with Johnson , 55, publicly accusing Roy Moore of sexual misconduct during his unsuccessful senate campaign, according to WBRC . "But, you know, right now I'm just so devastated", says Tina Johnson . "I was so humiliated and sickened", she said. We have just the clothes on our backs, ' she said.
  • Trump spoke by phone to Mitt Romney, White House official says

    Trump spoke by phone to Mitt Romney, White House official says

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    Romney, who sought the GOP nomination in 2008 and got it in 2012, also laid into Trump during that speech for "the bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third-grade theatrics". The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the two men spoke by phone on Thursday night for five to 10 minutes. The Republicans reportedly discussed U.S.
  • Husband Apparently Shoots Wife, Kids in LA County Home

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    Neighbors said that a daycare center was operated at the residence for many years. "It was reported as a possible triple homicide and a suicide". Officials urged the public to avoid the area as a shooting investigation remained ongoing. They were not sure how long the bodies were there. Deputies respond a quadruple fatal shooting in Santa Clarita on January 5, 2018. A large number of Sheriff's deputies were at the scene.
  • Why Twitter won't block Trump despite his nuclear threats

    Why Twitter won't block Trump despite his nuclear threats

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    The US President is perhaps the most high-profile regular user of the platform, with his provocative use of the platform often making global headlines. "In an accompanying Facebook post, the group said that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was "[breaking] the rules of his own company" and "[endangering] the world" by letting Trump keep his account.
  • Aid group projects 48000 births in crowded Rohingya camps

    Aid group projects 48000 births in crowded Rohingya camps

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    It is believed around 48,000 babies will born in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh this year. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has had to fend off intense criticism for not doing more to resolve the crisis and end the violence. on Tuesday that the U.S. State Department has labeled what's occurred there as " ethnic cleansing ". Save the Children says the majority of the babies will be brought into the world with no access to healthcare and are likely to be at risk of becoming ill ...
  • Republican Ohio treasurer drops out of US Senate race

    Republican Ohio treasurer drops out of US Senate race

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    But even before Mandel dropped his campaign, it was looking like an uphill battle for the GOP to unseat Brown, a populist warrior whose numbers have remained strong in the state. "This was a hard decision for us, but it's the right one", Mandel said. "I look forward to working with Republicans and independents around OH to end Sherrod Brown's political career".
  • China boosts trade restrictions on North Korea

    China boosts trade restrictions on North Korea

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    South and North Korea reopened their long-severed communication line at the border on Wednesday after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said he will talk to South Korea over the country's participation in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.