Powerball's pull puts weekend jackpot at $415 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $415 million, making Saturday night's prize the largest since a record $1.6 billion payout in January. Interest and sales typically spike when the lack of a winner causes prizes to spiral upward. Here are some things to keep in mind about Saturday's drawing and future jackpots.

  • Written by SCOTT McFETRIDGE, Associated Press

Angsty conservatives licking wounds in Age of Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a lot of angsty conservatives, there's more to worry about than just Donald Trump. There's the future of the conservative movement to consider.

  • Written by NANCY BENAC, Associated Press

Russia says truce in Syria's Aleppo extended for 3 days

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A fragile cease-fire in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo has been extended for 72 hours, Russia said, as the Islamic State group battled other militant factions near the city on Saturday.

  • Written by ALBERT AJI, Associated Press BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press

Egypt court recommends death for 2 Al-Jazeera employees

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has recommended the death sentence against six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the rule of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.