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Mega Millions lottery tickets are printed out of a lottery machine at a convenience store Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Chicago. The estimated jackpot for Friday's drawing would be the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history with a jackpot estimated to exceed $900 million. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
October 20, 2018 - 9:29 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No one won the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot climbs to a staggering $1.6 billion. Mega Millions officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the estimated $1 billion grand prize in Friday night's drawing. The next drawing will be Tuesday. The...
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This undated photo provided by Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues shows a snake named in honor of environmental biologist Bob Thomas. Thomas us the environmental biologist and head of the Center for Environmental Communication at Loyola University New Orleans. He says he has a picture of the snake on his wall, and it makes him smile every time he looks at it. (Courtesy of Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues via AP)
October 20, 2018 - 9:28 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana professor is in heady company, honored by having one of three newly identified species of snakes from the Galapagos Islands named after him. "They named one after Charles Darwin — that's a no-brainer — and one after the Greek god of fire, and one after me, of all...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 photo, utility crews set up new poles and utility wires in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla. It's the greatest need after a hurricane and sometimes the hardest one to fulfill: Electricity. More than a week after Hurricane Michael smashed into the Florida Panhandle on a path of destruction that led all the way to the Georgia border, more than 100,000 Florida customers were still without power, according to the state Department of Emergency Management website. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 20, 2018 - 9:17 am
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — It's the greatest need after a hurricane and sometimes the hardest one to fulfill: Electricity. More than a week after Hurricane Michael smashed into the Florida Panhandle on a path of destruction that led all the way to the Georgia border, more than 100,000 Florida...
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Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., left, and Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., shake hands before a U.S. Senate debate, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, Pool)
October 20, 2018 - 7:26 am
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:20 a.m. It's going to be a busy day of politicking in Nevada, where early voting for the Nov. 6 election is beginning Saturday. President Donald Trump is wrapping up a visit to Western states with a campaign rally later...
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A digital billboard along I-90/94 highway in Chicago, displays the estimated Mega Millions jackpot, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Friday's jackpot has soared to $1 billion, the second-largest prize in U. S. lottery history. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
October 20, 2018 - 6:56 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — If it seems like lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger. Tuesday night's Mega Millions estimated grand prize has hit a staggering $1.6 billion, continuing a trend of giant jackpots. It ties the largest lottery prize in...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a ceremony to sign a "Presidential Memorandum Promoting the Reliable Supply and Delivery of Water in the West," Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 20, 2018 - 12:33 am
More than seven years after President Donald Trump launched his political career by questioning then-President Barack Obama's citizenship, Democrats are still struggling to find the right strategy to fight back against his racially charged rhetoric. After years of taunting from Trump, Elizabeth...
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President Donald Trump arrives as the sun sets to speak at a campaign rally at Minuteman Aviation Hangar, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Missoula, Mont. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 19, 2018 - 11:14 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump, seeking to frame the choices for voters in the midterm elections, said Friday that Democrats are "too extreme and too dangerous" to take control of Congress. On a three-day swing out West to make his closing arguments for Republican candidates, Trump...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2016 file photo, Bruce Dern arrives at the 2016 Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Dern has been released from the hospital after a fall during his daily jog in Los Angeles. A representative for the 82-year-old Dern says he was released Friday evening, Oct. 19, 2018, following his fall earlier in the day. The Oscar-nominated actor's representative says he is in good spirits. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
October 19, 2018 - 10:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Bruce Dern has been released from the hospital after a fall during his daily jog in Los Angeles. A representative for the 82-year-old Dern says he was released Friday evening following his fall earlier in the day. The Oscar-nominated actor's representative says he is in...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters as before boarding Air Force One, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to campaign stops in Montana, Arizona and Nevada. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 19, 2018 - 10:11 pm
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday called Saudi Arabia's announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a "good first step" and said he would work with Congress on a U.S. response. The president spoke to the media at a defense...
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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announces he will drop his re-election bid while addressing the Alaska Federation of Natives conference Friday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Walker's re-election plans were dealt a blow earlier in the week after his running mate, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, resigned after making an inappropriate overture toward a woman. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
October 19, 2018 - 9:40 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker dropped his re-election bid Friday, three days after the sudden resignation of his lieutenant governor over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman. Walker's announcement, made at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in...
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