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Powerball jackpot world's largest at $1.3 billion

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Disappointed you didn't win the Powerball jackpot this weekend? Don't be.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 January 2016

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'Martian,' 'Revenant' get awards boost with top Globes wins

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The 73rd annual Golden Globes had a few curveballs up its sleeves, and the biggest ones weren't even from acerbic host Ricky Gervais, who kept the show alive with his biting quips and takedowns of the business that the awards were celebrating.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 January 2016

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Merkel's party calls for tighter laws after Cologne assaults

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's party on Saturday proposed stricter laws regulating asylum seekers after a string of New Year's Eve sexual assaults and robberies in Cologne blamed largely on foreigners.

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 January 2016

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As Iraq fights Islamic State, violence rises in Shiite south

BAGHDAD (AP) — As the sun sets over Iraq's southern city of Basra, Ahmed Hilal rushes to lock his door. At night, every knock sends his heart beating faster. In the morning, the father of three or someone he trusts walks his children to school, barely five minutes away.

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 January 2016

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Sales grow as Powerball jackpot soars to $800 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With Powerball sales breaking previous records, the odds are growing that someone will win Saturday night's $800 million jackpot — but if no one matches all the numbers, the next drawing is expected to soar past $1 billion.

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 January 2016

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In final State of Union, Obama aims to define his presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Out of time to push a new legislative agenda, President Barack Obama will look past Congress and to the American people in his final State of the Union address, aiming to define his presidency and his legacy before others can do it for him.

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 January 2016

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Koreas slide into Cold War standoff after nuke test by North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea trumpets a hydrogen bomb test. South Korea responds by cranking up blasts of harsh propaganda from giant green speakers aimed across the world's most dangerous border. Now Pyongyang warns of war, even as it reportedly has started its own broadcasts.

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 January 2016

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Police: Arizona city hit by 54 BB gun attacks in past month

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — The Yuma Police Department reports there have been 54 attacks on property with a BB gun in the city over a little more than a month.

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 January 2016

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