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  • Mega Millions numbers for April 9; tonight's Powerball jackpot at $60 million

    April 10, 2013 1:28 PM 129

    No one matched the Mega Millions numbers on April 9, increasing the next jackpot to $66 million. In the meantime, tonight's Powerball jackpot is $60 million. The Mega Millions official website was not updated this morning, so it's unclear how many ticket holders matched 5 numbers, but not the Mega number. The Match 5 winners typically win $250,000 each. None were purchased

  • James Holmes case: Can a reporter be forced to reveal her source?

    April 10, 2013 1:02 PM 134

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — High-stakes legal issues have become a hallmark of the James E. Holmes case, with questions surrounding capital punishment, insanity, due process and even doctor-patient privilege likely to swirl for months — if not years — to come. Can a reporter, relying on confidential information, be forced to reveal her source? On Wednesday

  • Lottery-winning hairdresser says she can prove her case

    April 10, 2013 12:40 PM 142

    Hairdresser claims none of tickets she purchased for co-workers was $9 million winner. INDIANAPOLIS -- A hairdresser, blocked last month from collecting a $9 million state lottery jackpot in a dispute with seven former co-workers, claims she has proof the winning ticket was not among those she purchased with money pooled by the group. Christina "Christy"

  • Lindsey Graham: The senator who revels in the 'ugly' issues

    April 10, 2013 12:34 PM 147

    If there's a particularly partisan issue, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is likely to be in the middle trying to find a solution – in a conservative way. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, (r.) and his aides walk through the subway and corridors underneath the US Capitol, on March 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Sen. Graham is considered a dealmaker because of his ability

  • Weiner says 'it's now or maybe never' for a comeback: report

    April 10, 2013 11:11 AM 128

    DOWNFALL: Now ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner announces his resignation on June 16, 2011, weeks after admitting he sent lewd photos to a 21-year-old woman. Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner is considering a run for mayor — and says a return to politics may be "now or never," according to a new report. In a lengthy interview that ranged from the pervy

  • Parole Board to rule on Mansfield killer's mercy plea

    April 10, 2013 10:46 AM 136

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Parole Board plans to recommend whether condemned killer Steven Smith should be granted mercy for raping and killing his girlfriend's 6-month-old daughter. The 46-year-old Smith has made the unusual argument that while he intended to rape the child, he never intended to kill her. Smith's attorneys say Ohio law requires intent

  • Maine hermit, living in woods for 27 years, caught

    April 10, 2013 10:03 AM 131

    ROME, Maine (AP) — Authorities say a man who lived like a hermit for decades in the woods of central Maine and may be responsible for more than 1,000 burglaries has been captured. Police say 47-year-old Christopher Knight was arrested last week while stealing food from a camp in Rome. Authorities on Tuesday found the campsite where they believed Knight

  • Obama Pushes His Choice for Position on Appeals Court

    April 10, 2013 9:27 AM 132

    The White House is lobbying some of the president’s most vocal foes, including Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. Administration officials are trumpeting the endorsement of top Republican lawyers like Kenneth W. Starr, the special prosecutor who investigated the Clintons. And former clerks for Supreme Court justices, liberal and conservative, are writing letters

  • President Obama's budget muddle

    April 10, 2013 8:54 AM 141

    On Wednesday, Senate Republicans will break bread with President Barack Obama at the White House. On Tuesday, Bernie Sanders, the most liberal member of the Senate Democratic caucus, was standing outside the gates rebuking Obama for selling out seniors. That jarring juxtaposition captures the upside-down political dynamic of Obama’s new budget proposal

  • Drone crash in Nevada costs US Air Force nearly $10 million

    April 10, 2013 8:36 AM 137

    LAS VEGAS – Air Force officials say a series of errors led to the crash of an unmanned drone aircraft in December in a remote area north of Las Vegas. A report released Tuesday says the pilot didn't properly execute a preflight checklist before taking control of the drone, which stalled and crashed Dec. 5 in Douglas County near Mount Irish. Nobody was injured