11-year-old's slaying spreads grief far beyond Navajo Nation

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — She was a budding musician and talented artist, a girl whose death at the hands of a man who authorities say lured her into his van spread grief far beyond her home on the Navajo Nation.

  • Written by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press

Wildfire evacuees glimpse burned out city on way south

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Displaced residents at oil field camps north of Fort McMurray, Alberta got a sobering drive-by view of their burned out city Friday in a convoy that moved evacuees south amid a massive wildfire that officials fear could double in size by the end of Saturday.

  • Written by RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Presss ROB GILLIES, Associated Presss

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