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$448 million Powerball ticket sold at liquor store in Riverside County

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Marietta Liquor & Deli in Sun City, Calif., sold the lucky ticket containing all six winning numbers for the 10th largest prize in U.S. history. The winning numbers were 20-26-32-38-58, with a Powerball number 3. Matthew Alberre owns Marietta Liquor & Deli in southern California's Riverside County with his father, Alberre Alberre. The jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing has grown to an estimated $435 million, the eighth-largest in Powerball history. Read More »

AG Jeff Sessions Testifies On Contacts With Russians In 2016

Although Sessions, a genteel 70-year-old from the southern state of Alabama, backed Trump's campaign, he was also one of the first administration officials to fly into turbulence. Also, the two were together on issues like immigration and trade when, at the time, Sessions was often a voice in the wilderness among other Senate Republicans . Read More »

Fresh court blow for Trump's revised ban

But if the conservative majority on the Supreme Court is inclined to stay within the "four corners" of the executive order's text and not broadly consider the motivation behind it, the 9th Circuit shows it still can not be upheld. Gov. David Ige said, "Hawaii made the right decision in challenging a travel ban that had little factual basis and discriminated based strictly on national origin and religion". Read More »

Jury in Bill Cosby case drills down on deposition testimony

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Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, June 13, 2017. In the deposition, Cosby said he gave her Benedryl, a non-prescription allergy medication as he and Constand talked in the kitchen of his home that night. Read More »

Mattis: 'We are not winning' in Afghanistan

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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee , told Mattis that the USA has an urgent need for "a change in strategy, and an increase in resources if we are to turn the situation around". But President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 budget request calls for domestic spending cuts to offset defense spending that's about $52 billion over the budget cap. Read More »

Justices give gov't time to address second travel ban ruling

Now, he's taken to Twitter The panel of three judges ruled Monday that Trump's revised travel ban discriminated against people for their nationality without justification, violating US immigration law. In addition to banning travelers from six mostly Muslim nations for 90 days, Trump's executive order called for a suspension of the nation's refugee program. Read More »

Virginians to determine ballot for governor, among other races

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Virginia is one of only two states electing new governors this year, and the contest could serve as a preview to 2018's midterm elections. Looking toward the general election, Democrats are hoping to use anti-Trump headwinds to buoy them to victory in one of the first statewide races in the president's administration. Read More »

SESSIONS TESTIMONY | Sessions won't talk Trump conversations

Lawmakers for weeks have demanded answers from Sessions, particularly about meetings he had last summer and fall with the Russian ambassador to the United States. But Sessions, who recommended Comey be fired, may end up declining to discuss his conversations with the president, invoking the so-called executive privilege that allows the president and others in the administration to keep their internal discussions private. Read More »

Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap

The Wall Street Journal cautioned readers not to jump to conclusions when it published the Secret Service's response to the publication's Freedom of Information Act request. That left open the possibility that other White House staff, or Trump himself, could have been involved in recording their talks, if anyone. MSNBC said Richman also said Robert Mueller, special counsel leading an inquiry into possible links between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russian Federation, has been in touch with ... Read More »

Sen. Angus King: Sessions Should Testify Before Senate Intel Panel In Public

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He told reporters last week that he would discuss the possibility "in the very near future". Trump has held several campaign rallies since becoming president, including events in Kentucky and Tennessee. Questions have arisen about Sessions' own involvement in the Trump campaign and his meetings with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the US. Read More »

Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

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Stefanie Miller of Height Securities said in a research note that it's likely the Senate's bill would be more generous with tax credits and other support for older Americans. Sen. Rob Portman has joined with other Republicans in pushing for a compromise to gradually reduce federal dollars for Medicaid expansion in OH and other states. Read More »

Castile jury re-watches videos of fatal stop

Castile had a permit for the weapon. Leary III defined culpable negligence in his jury instructions as "intentional conduct that the defendant may not have meant to be harmful, but that an ordinary and reasonable prudent person would recognize as involving a strong probability of injury to others", adding the concept includes gross negligence coupled with an element recklessness. Read More »

Vigil for victims of Orlando nightclub shooting

Organizers said the goal of the event was to give people an opportunity to mourn and reflect, and to help spread a message of love and acceptance. While it may have been located hundreds of miles from Florida, the attack one year ago still hits home for those who gathered. Read More »

Trump to host S.Korea's Moon for White House talks

Last week, in a testimony before the U.S. House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, Vice Admiral James Syring, the head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said that "the advancements in the last six months have caused great concern to me and others, in the advancement of and demonstration of technology of ballistic missiles from North Korea". Read More »

Rolling Stone, fraternity agree to settle rape story lawsuit

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In the piece, "A Rape on Campus", Erdely relayed the story of Jackie Coakley, a Virginia woman who claimed she was brutally raped by a group of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity members during a party in September 2012. The story was officially retracted in April 2015. "The Virginia Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity has agreed to settle and dismiss its defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone and Sabrina Erdely arising from the magazine's publication of the November, 2014 article A Rape ... Read More »

No bail for Chicago man charged with fatally stabbing girl

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According to his court file, Singleton told authorities he was born in Decatur and was raised by a mother who was addicted to cocaine. Officers found Stubbs with multiple stab wounds and blunt trauma just before 10 p.m. Holmes said what happened to the girl was particularly reprehensible. The blood splatter from the attack, Taylor said, continued 10 feet down the hall and into their apartment. Read More »

Husband of slain radio host arrested after office, home raid

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Kauffman's husband, endocrinologist Dr. James Kauffman , is at work at the time, but comes to the home and is questioned by police. A hostage negotiator persuaded Kauffman to surrender on Tuesday at his office. April Kauffman, a 47-year-old Sunday afternoon program host on WOND, was found shot to death in the bedroom of the Linwood home she shared with her husband, authorities have said. Read More »

Which Way Traders Signposts CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL), WPX Energy, Inc. (WPX) Stocks?

After a recent check, WPX Energy Inc (NYSE: WPX)'s 14-day RSI is presently at 33.55. Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) trades at $147.85 having a market capitalization of $49.13 billion. Spectrum Mngmt Grp Inc holds 0.68% or 10,495 shares in its portfolio. Support.com, Inc. (SPRT) has $45.39 million valuation. EPS in next five year years is expected to touch 6.62% while EPS growth in past 5 year was 2.80% along with sales growth of 0.50% in the last five years. Read More »

Durant powers Warriors over Cavaliers for title

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There is no such thing as a failed season, according to LeBron James after defending champions the Cleveland Cavaliers lost their National Basketball Association crown to the Golden State Warriors . The Warriors have three, trailing the San Francisco 49ers (five) and Oakland Athletics (four). An unprecedented third straight Finals clash between the Warriors and Cavaliers was hyped as the ultimate championship rubber match and expected to be the antidote for a postseason that had ... Read More »

Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy says President 'considering' firing Mueller

He has always been widely respected by many in Washington from both sides of the aisle, with many lawmakers praising Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein's pick. The Justice Department sent Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to testify about the budget instead. "He is being advised by many people not to do it", the source said. Read More »