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January 14, 2019 8:18 AM Wife of federal worker wins the lottery amid shutdown crisis

There was a gold lining for one family negatively affected by the government shutdown. Carrie Walls, the wife of a federal worker who isn’t getting a paycheck because of the impasse, picked up a $100,000 check and a brand-new SUV after winning the Virginia lottery. As 800,000 government workers lamented missing pay Friday, Walls, who served in the Air Force 143

January 12, 2019 5:08 PM Virginia woman whose husband is furloughed by government shutdown wins $100K, car in lottery

A Virginia woman whose husband is currently furloughed by the government shutdown has won $100,000 and a new Ford SUV thanks to the lottery. “I cried. I couldn’t believe it,” Carrie Walls, of Ashburn, told the Virginia lottery of her win. Walls, who worked for the U.S. Air Force for more than 13 years, drew the winning ticket in a Dec. 4 drawing that was a part of the "Ford 114

January 3, 2019 7:47 PM 15 Democrats defect on speaker vote to oppose Pelosi

Pelosi, the 78-year-old congresswoman from California, made history when she was first elected House speaker in 2007 as the first woman to serve in the role. While she isn’t the first to regain the speaker’s job, the last time a lawmaker reclaimed the gavel was more than a half-century ago. Pelosi needed an “absolute majority” of votes cast from the House 178

December 31, 2018 1:20 PM Buffalo Bills tight end levels Miami Dolphins defensive back, ends his season early

Logan Thomas #82 of the Buffalo Bills warms up before the start of NFL game action against the New York Jets at New Era Field on December 9, 2018 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) Buffalo Bills tight end Logan Thomas delivered a brutal block on Miami Dolphins defensive back Torry McTyer during a play in the first quarter 98

December 30, 2018 2:28 AM Bowl roundup: Clemson routs Notre Dame to reach CFP title game

Trevor Lawrence completed 27 of 39 passes for 327 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 2 Clemson rolled to a 30-3 win over No. 3 Notre Dame on Saturday evening in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Cotton Bowl Classic in Arlington, Texas. Clemson (14-0) advanced to the Jan. 7 national title game, where it will meet the winner of No. 1 Alabama 104

December 29, 2018 8:42 AM U.S. OneWeb satellite service has not offered stake to Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The U.S. satellite startup OneWeb, which plans to create a worldwide internet network using satellites, said on Friday that it had not offered the Russian government a stake in the project. Sources had earlier told Reuters that OneWeb had offered to sell a 12.5 percent stake to Russia, a move it hoped would allay Moscow’s concerns 105

December 27, 2018 12:40 PM College football player to forgo senior season to join seminary

Blake LaRussa #11 of the Old Dominion Monarchs plans to join the seminary next fall. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) Old Dominion University quarterback Blake LaRussa has found his calling – and it’s not the NFL. The Virginia native who led the Monarchs to an upset win over Virginia Tech this season announced Wednesday he will forgo his senior season 127

December 20, 2018 12:55 AM Los Angeles teachers union sets January strike date

In this Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, photo, thousands of teachers rally outside The Broad, a contemporary art museum downtown Los Angeles. Teachers in the nation's second-largest school district will go on strike next month if there's no settlement of its long-running contract dispute, union leaders said Wednesday, Dec. 19. The announcement by United Teachers 114

December 14, 2018 3:13 AM Rome's mayor blasts Frankfurt 'beasts' who caused chaos in city

The mayor of Rome has branded the Frankfurt fans who went on the rampage in the city this week as "beasts." Ahead of Frankfurt's 2-1 win at Lazio in the Europa League, monuments were damaged in and around Piazza del Popolo, where a group of around 300 fans threw flares and cherry bombs, and they continued to cause disruption as they marched down the city's 59

December 13, 2018 5:41 PM Chick-fil-A knockoff? Walmart's new 'Chicken Dipping Sauce' likened to fast-food fave

Chick-fil-A's signature dipping sauce is a favorite among the fast food restaurant's customers. (Reuters/Rashid Umar Abbasi) Chick-fil-A aficionados devoted to the fast-food chain’s signature dipping sauce may have another way to satisfy that craving. Walmart’s Great Value brand of chicken dipping sauce has drawn stark comparisons to Chick-fil-A’s classic 115