Powerball jackpot climbs to estimated $700 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lottery official says the estimated prize for this weekend's Powerball drawing has grown to about $700 million, making it the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history.


Benefit to fight pulmonary fibrosis draws 4 Tony winners

NEW YORK (AP) — An impressive quartet of Tony Award-winners — Judy Kaye, Cady Huffman, Annaleigh Ashford and Randy Graff — will lend their voices to the fight against the lung-scarring disease pulmonary fibrosis.

  • Written by MARK KENNEDY, AP Drama Writer

Sandra Bland's mother: Trooper perjury charge 'not justice'


CHICAGO (AP) — The mother of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail cell after a traffic stop in July expressed outrage Thursday that the white state trooper who pulled her over was only charged with nothing more than perjury. And even on that misdemeanor, Sandra Bland's anguished mother said she had little confidence in the prospect of a conviction.

  • Written by JASON KEYSER, Associated Press

New dietary guidelines: lean meat OK, cut the added sugars

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Americans may not have to cut back on eggs and salt as much as they once thought and eating lean meat is still OK. But watch the added sugars, especially the sugary drinks.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press