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Photo by Anthony Behar
October 27, 2018 - 10:23 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery players will have a shot at the fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. history as numbers are drawn for the estimated $750 million Powerball game. The drawing Saturday night will come four days after someone won a $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest...
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October 25, 2018 - 12:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The ghost of Toys R Us is haunting Sears suppliers. Since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Sears Holdings Corp. has been trying to convince suppliers to keep shipping it merchandise by touting the $300 million in financing it has secured so that its business can continue operating...
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In this Sept. 13, 2018, photo, paleontologist Xu Xing brushes away sediment to examine fossils recovered from a dig site in Yanji, China. The excavation, led by Xu, begun after construction crews erecting new apartment buildings accidentally uncovered dinosaur bones and other fossils, dating back 100 million years. (AP Photo/Christina Larson)
October 25, 2018 - 12:12 pm
YANJI, China (AP) — At the end of a street of newly built high-rises in the northern Chinese city of Yanji stands an exposed cliff face, where paleontologists scrape away 100 million-year-old rock in search of prehistoric bones. Like many fossil excavation sites in China, this one was discovered by...
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People line up to buy lottery tickets outside of a liquor story Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Hawthorne, Calif. Lottery players will have a chance at winning an estimated $1.6 billion jackpot in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 24, 2018 - 4:11 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The winning numbers have been drawn for the record $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot, but it isn't immediately clear if there's a winner . The numbers drawn in Tuesday night's drawing are 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5. The estimated jackpot is the largest...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2017, file photo, security workers stand inside a large open stairwell area at the Museum of the Bible in Washington. Less than a year after it opened, Washington’s Museum of the Bible is admitting that at least part of its centerpiece collection of Dead Sea Scrolls are fakes. The embarrassing announcement on Oct. 22, 2018, is the culmination of a technical analysis by a team of German scholars. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 22, 2018 - 8:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Washington's $500 million Museum of the Bible held its grand opening in November 2017, attended by Vice President Mike Pence, there were questions even then about the authenticity of its centerpiece collection of Dead Sea Scrolls. Now the museum has been forced to admit a...
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FILE - This combination of Sept. 21, 2018, file photos show Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, left, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, right, during their first Senate debate in Dallas. With Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. already visiting Texas and the president himself coming on Monday, Oct. 22, Cruz is convening a veritable parade of Republican powerbrokers to ensure O’Rourke doesn't upset him. O’Rourke is countering with the opposite, blowing off top Democratic brass for celebrity-style cool he hopes transcends politics. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool, File)
October 22, 2018 - 8:26 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. already visiting the state and the president himself working thousands of supporters into a frenzy at a Houston rally Monday night, Ted Cruz is convening a veritable parade of Republican powerbrokers in the final weeks of the Texas Senate...
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This combination photo shows J.R.R. Tolkien, author of "The Lord of the Rings," series in 1967, left, and J. K. Rowling, author of the "Harry Potter" series at the "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" Broadway opening in New York on April 22, 2018. The effort to discover America's best-loved novel - and promote reading - will end with the winner announced on Tuesday's finale of PBS' "The Great American Read." The series profiled the contenders and let bookworms, famous and not, advocate for their pick. (AP Photo)
October 22, 2018 - 1:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The results are in for an impassioned national election that put the popularity of candidates Jane Austen, J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling on the line. The effort to discover America's best-loved novel — and promote reading — ends with the winner announced on Tuesday's 8 p.m. EDT...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2018, file photo, basketball Hall of Famer Larry Bird attends the NBA draft combine in Chicago. A museum is being planned to tell the story of Bird, an Indiana native. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, that the museum will be located in a new convention center that's being built in Terre Haute in western Indiana. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
October 22, 2018 - 1:11 pm
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A planned museum will tell the story of basketball great Larry Bird and his Indiana roots. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Saturday that the museum will be part of a convention center being built in Terre Haute in western Indiana. Bird plans to donate personal items and...
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This undated photo provided by the Indianapolis Zoo shows the lion Nyack at the zoo in Indianapolis. The zoo said Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, that an adult female, Zuri, attacked male Nyack in their outdoor yard Monday before the zoo opened for the day. A necropsy confirmed Nyack died of suffocation from injuries to his neck. (Indianapolis Zoo via AP)
October 22, 2018 - 12:59 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Zoo is trying to determine why a lioness killed her mate. The zoo said Friday that an adult female, Zuri, attacked 10-year-old male Nyack in their outdoor yard Monday before the zoo opened for the day. The zoo says the two had been housed together for eight...
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October 21, 2018 - 9:37 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bluegrass and country star Ricky Skaggs, singer Dottie West and fiddler Johnny Gimble are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The three artists were inducted Sunday at the Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, in a ceremony featuring performances...
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