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Mega Millions winning numbers drawing yields no victor; lottery jackpot at $502M


Three tickets had 4-out-of-5 winning numbers, plus the Mega Ball. The jackpot has a cash option prize, which is estimated to be about $274.5 million. Another $1 million ticket was sold in IL. The victor, Shane Missler, 20, of Port Richey, Florida, claimed that prize but choose to receive his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment in the amount of $281.87 million. Read More »

Opening Day Forecast: Warmer with a Chance of Rain

There is a chance for significant rain on Friday; however the models are trending further west with the heaviest rains. Rain and snow showers along the mountains and foothills west of Billings on Wednesday morning will shift closer to Billings by the afternoon. Read More »

Wednesday is your week's best… cooler heading into the Easter weekend

Thursday: A cold front will get closer to the region on Thursday with more clouds increasing through the day. TODAY: Morning light rain, drying out with mostly cloudy skies overall. Expect a few isolated showers early with lows in the upper 30s and lower 40s. A slight chance of showers is in the forecast for the Omaha area Friday night . Read More »

Memorial mass in France for heroic officer, other victims


Beltrame died after exchanging places with a hostage during the attack Friday in southern France . He added that his brother "was well aware he had nearly no chance. "We also condemn the violent actions of the attacker and anyone who would provide him support". It's for a police officer, who took the place of a hostage, during an attack on a supermarket . Read More »

Latest Forecast: Snow Ends As Another Storm Approaches


Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Rain is possible, but unlikely, as we keep those chances down to 10%. The line of storms is expected to continue moving east on Wednesday morning, but this rain will continue to be scattered leaving some areas dry. Read More »

Whistleblower: Cambridge Analytica used Israeli firm to hack Nigerian president

And built models to exploit what we knew about them and target their inner demons. Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower behind the Cambridge Analytica scandal, admitted that #India's #Congress party was the company's client. The company, as well as Facebook, are in the spotlight over alleged unauthorised access to personal data of the social media website's users. IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad took to Twitter to lambast Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi and said that he must apologize ... Read More »

Russian shopping mall fire kills 64 including children


Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova, who visited the Keremovo hospital where the victims were receiving treatment, said on Russian state television that the patient in the gravest condition is an 11-year-old boy who jumped out of a window from the fourth floor. Read More »

States Plan Lawsuits Over New Citizenship Question in Trump's Census


The agency said the citizenship question will help to ensure enforcement of the Voting Rights Act, a 1965 law created to ensure minority access to the polls. Critics say asking about citizenship status will decrease participation in the census by non-citizens at a time when, they say, many fear an increased national anti-immigration sentiment and threats against immigrants from the administration. Read More »

Qantas makes history on Australia-UK flight


The historic journey for the Australian airline is the first to connect the two continents of Australia and Europe directly, and is one of the longest commercial flights in the world. Dinner offerings included, cheese ravioli with leek and mushroom cream sauce; and chicken with red rice and roasted Mediterranean vegetables. To boost passenger comfort, Qantas said it has designed a menu that includes "poke bowls as well as home style comfort food" which "helps the body cope better with ... Read More »

Linda Brown of Historic Brown v. Board of Education, Dies at 76


Ultimately after about two years on trial, the Supreme Court unanimously declared it was unconstitutional for states to establish laws to create separate public schools based on race. She was a divorcee from her first marriage, and after her second husband's death she went on to marry William Thompson in the mid-1990s. According to the Brown Foundation, which promotes the history of the case, Oliver Brown was named the lead plaintiff "as a legal strategy to have a man at the head of the ... Read More »

Asghar Stanikzai 'proud' after guiding Afghanistan to 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup


Afghan captain Asghar Stanikzai, who had his appendix removed just before the qualifiers, took his side to victory with an unbeaten 39 off 29 deliveries. Rovman Powell hit 44 as the two-time World Cup winners recovered to at least pass 200. Their inability to take control of the proceedings is evident from the fact that they played a total of 174 dot balls and scored only 102 runs in the last 20 overs, including 66 runs for the loss of three wickets in the last 10 overs. Read More »

China urges calm amid worldwide expulsion of Russian diplomats


The United States has violated global trade rules with an inquiry into intellectual property and China is ready to defend its interests, Vice Premier Liu He told U.S. China is considering buying more semiconductors from US firms as part of behind-the-scenes negotiations to reduce the USA trade deficit with China and avert a trade war, according to reports. Read More »

With adults quiescent, teens must protest gun violence


Even among the school shooting survivors pushing for change, at least one, Amanda Stem, told the crowd she bought a handgun for self-defense after buying a home. The collective mission, according to organizers, is to demand Congress pass legislation to improve school safety. On Saturday, we will march for the 17 killed in Parkland. Read More »

Trump "Pauses" Tariffs for More Countries, Including EU


It would concern any country where a firm's annual revenue exceeds 7 million euros ($8.6 million), or which has more than 100,000 users or more than 3,000 digital service business contracts in a tax year. Attending the talks, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani said he would "await the official response and if it comes that would be good news". Read More »

Furore erupts around Indian PM Modi's app over alleged data sharing


It was then that Rahul Gandhi said that this would better be answered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi . The NaMo app , at the Google Play Store, describes itself as the "official app of the Prime Minister of India ". It added that analytics on user data is done to offer users contextual content. When his name was proposed for the Supreme Court, Modi ji's ego was hurt. Read More »

Holy Week 2018 begins with Palm Sunday rites


Parishioners will be given palm branches as they enter the cathedral on Sunday. While Mangaluru diocesan Bishop Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D'Souza concelebrated the holy mass at Rosario Cathedral, Udupi diocesan Bishop Rev Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo celebrated the Palm Sunday Service at the Mother of Sorrows Church in Udupi. Read More »

China Tariffs Will Total $50 Billion


It gave no indication of a possible response but the foreign ministry said Beijing will take "all necessary measures" to protect its interests. China's Commerce Ministry said Friday Beijing was considering a tariff increase of 25 per cent on pork and aluminium scrap, mirroring Mr Trump's 25 per cent charge on steel . Read More »

Rajya Sabha polls: SP cancels victory celebration after BSP loss


As the chart illustrates, the BJP has been very effective in mobilizing social groups which were reluctant to vote for it prior to 2014. Of the 73 Lok Sabha constituencies that the BJP and Apna Dal won in 2014, the vote share of the BJP alliance was higher than the combined vote-share of the SP-BSP in only about half of them (39 seats). Read More »

School District Arms Students With Boatload of Rocks to Defend Against Shooters


In a video posted online, the superintendent said the district chose to bring rocks to the classrooms after staff members took the active shooter response training, ALICE - alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate. "Protocol has been that students lie down, under desks and basically become passive targets on our classrooms", Helsel said. Parents in the district have been supportive of this idea, which has been in place since last fall. Read More »

Elgar carries bat before South Africa strike twice


It came after Warner hit three successive fours off Rabada in one over. Markram enjoyed two lives in his innings, but both involved edges that would have required one-handed blinders by fielders in the slip cordon. Fortunately for the hosts, De Villiers was flying. Du Plessis, Bavuma, and de Kock all followed quickly, trapped on their crease by Cummins and edging behind to the slips or wicketkeeper Tim Paine. Read More »

How to Celebrate Earth Hour in Monaco


For the fifth year, choristers will perform a free candlelight concert in celebration of Earth Hour at Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal. In Baguio, hundreds of locals lit their cellular phones and flashlights at exactly 8:30 pm as they celebrate the Earth Hour . Read More »

Turkey neutralizes 3698 terrorists in Afrin op


Turkey's military will shift their campaign to several towns under the control of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, including Manbij, Kobani, Tal Abyad, Rasulayn and Qamishli, "until this terror corridor is fully eliminated ", Erdogan said Monday. Read More »

Trump says he is "considering" veto of $1.3 trillion budget


But Trump praised the bill's provisions to increase military spending and said he had "no choice but to fund our military". WASHINGTON , D.C.: President Donald Trump abandoned a threat to shut down the United States government on Friday (Saturday in Manila), signing off on a budget despite being "unhappy" with many of its provisions-and warning he won't back anything similar ever again. Read More »

Rajya Sabha polls: BJP wins 9 seats from Uttar Pradesh


The BJP won nine of the 10 seats in Uttar Pradesh and one each in Karnataka , Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. Notably, 33 candidates from 10 states were elected unopposed on March 15. However, the party fielded Bhimrao Ambedkar in Uttar Pradesh, who lost to BJP-backed Independent candidate Anil Kumar Agarwal. Elections on the remaining 58 seats were held because those holding them will retire in April. Read More »

Karen McDougal's message to Melania Trump: 'I'm sorry'


But McDougal said their affair continued for 10 months. She said she voted for Trump in the 2016 USA election. They would also rendezvous in New Jersey, New York and Nevada, McDougal said. Here's 5 interesting things McDougal had to say, in case you missed it. "If there's feelings, you don't hide it". She received $US130,000 under that agreement. Read More »

Syria rebels, civilians leave penultimate Ghouta pocket


Damascus and its ally Moscow have implemented a "leave or die" strategy with deadly air strikes on the enclave. Rebels completed a negotiated withdrawal from one Ghouta town on Friday and a similar deal was reached on the same day for Faylaq al-Rahman fighters to pull out of a second pocket. Read More »

More than 140 whales die after mass stranding in Australia


They were first spotted by a commercial fisherman early in the morning. At least 75 of the whales had already died and rescuers struggled for hours to save another 60 by trying to push them back into the water. So far, the remaining six whales appear to have survived although incident controller Jeremy Chick said they could attempt to beach themselves at another location. Read More »

China should target U.S. soybeans, says former finance minister

He made the remarks after U.S. President Donald Trump signed Thursday a memorandum that could impose tariffs on up to 60 billion U.S. dollars of Chinese products, and restrict Chinese investments in the United States. Possible items include aircraft and chips, Mr. Wei, a former vice commerce minister, told the newspaper on Saturday. "If I were in the government, I would probably hit soybeans first, then hit autos and airplanes", said Lou Jiwei, now chairman of the National Council for Social ... Read More »

John Bolton's appointment further weakens the 'axis of adults' around Trump


In Bolton's White House meeting with Trump on Thursday, hours before the president announced the pick, the former United Nations ambassador told Trump he would separate his personal opinions from his responsibility as national security adviser to present all sides and arguments to the commander in chief, according to a person familiar with Trump's exchange with Bolton. Read More »

Trump signs omnibus spending bill


The president said Friday he was "forced" to sign it because he didn't want to harm the military. Trump, however, said he would never sign such a bill again. Rodney Frelinghuysen, a Republican who chairs the House Appropriations Committee. Now the Senate will have the luxury of dealing with the bill about 30 hours before appropriations run out and the government shuts down - if, of course, Rand Paul doesn't decide to filibuster it like he did a previous stopgap measure in February . Read More »

US Senate announcement set in Mississippi


I want to thank Senator Thad Cochran for his leadership, dedication and service to our state. Bryant, a supporter of President Trump , plans to appear Wednesday in the south MS city of Brookhaven to announce a temporary successor for longtime Sen. Read More »

Israel officially confirms 2007 strike destroying Syrian nuclear reactor


The reactor, believed to have been built with North Korean designs and materials, was created to produce weapons-grade plutonium for Syrian dictator Hafez al-Assad to develop a nuclear arsenal on Israel's border. Syria is believed to have received help from North Korea in developing the reactor. "The facility that was ... destroyed by Israel was a nuclear reactor under construction", Amano commented. Read More »