Yes, that headline is correct: The Mega Millions jackpot is at $1.6 billion. With a B. All eyes were on the latest drawing Friday night, when the jackpot was at an already mind-boggling $1 billion. However, with no ticket matching all six numbers drawn - 15, 23, 53, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 7 - the grand prize now swells to $1.6 billion. The next drawing is at 10 p.m. Central time Tuesday. Related:
Rep. Jason Lewis, R-Minn., locked in a tight reelection battle, is facing fresh controversy over past comments as a conservative talk-radio host, this time for mocking women who said they were traumatized by unwanted sexual advances. CNN, which has delved into past recordings of Lewis' show, found audio from a November 2012 broadcast in which Lewis talks with a caller about allegations of sexual harassment that had been leveled against then-Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain from his tenure as president of the National Restaurant Association.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Paul Manafort, President Trump's onetime campaign chairman, is set to be sentenced Feb. 8 in an Alexandria federal court on eight bank and tax fraud crimes. Judge T.S. Ellis III set the sentencing date during a Friday afternoon hearing. The judge also dismissed 10 counts on which a jury deadlocked at Manafort's summertime trial. Legal experts said Manafort is likely to face about seven to 10 years in prison under federal sentencing guidelines. He also faces sentencing in a related case in the District, also brought by special counsel Robert Mueller.
While in Canada for a fishing trip, Josh Herzog drove past the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' stadium. He pulled out his flip phone, snapped a picture and started pecking a text message to his best friend from high school, from back in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
An increasing number of births happen outside of marriage, signaling cultural and economic shifts that are here to stay, according to a new report from the United Nations. Forty percent of all births in the U.S. now occur outside of wedlock, up from 10 percent in 1970, according to an annual report released on Wednesday, Oct. 17, by the United Nations Population Fund, the largest international provider of sexual and reproductive health services. That number is even higher in the European Union, where 60 percent of births occur outside of marriage.
Native American voting rights activists in North Dakota have launched an audacious plan aimed at pushing back against a Supreme Court ruling that threatens the reelection of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., - and that could decide the fate of the Senate in the process. The high court decided 6 to 2 Tuesday to leave in place a state law that requires residents to provide an ID displaying a residential address rather than a P.O. box number to vote. Republican lawmakers who pushed for the measure say the rule is designed to combat voter fraud.
APALACHICOLA, Fla. — Late-blooming and suddenly historic Hurricane Michael smashed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday afternoon with roof-peeling winds of 155 miles per hour and a storm surge that scraped homes from their foundations. An October surprise that raced across the Gulf, Michael could go down in the record books as the third-strongest hurricane to hit the continental United States.
An apple a day, they say. Whoever first penned that famous adage (oh, hey - the Welsh, apparently?) was not standing in front of a bountiful farmers-market stand in the fall. Whether it's straight out of hand or in a salad, sauce or pie, it can feel downright impossible to eat only one apple each day. But which to use when? That depends on what you're making, not to mention the flavor and texture of the apple.
Florida's northern Gulf Coast faces its most serious hurricane threat in more than a decade as Michael edges ever closer. The intensifying storm is likely to make landfall Wednesday as a Category 3 hurricane, and conditions will begin to deteriorate Tuesday night. The hurricane peak winds reached 110 mph as of 11 a.m. Tuesday, just 1 mph shy of Category 3, according to the National Hurricane Center. These were predicted to rise to 125 mph by landfall.
WASHINGTON - A bitterly divided Senate cleared the way for Brett Kavanaugh to become the next Supreme Court justice as President Donald Trump's nominee secured the support of a handful of wavering senators in a tumultuous confirmation fight. During a frenzied day Friday on Capitol Hill, two Republicans - Susan Collins of Maine and Jeff Flake of Arizona - and one Democrat - Joe Manchin III of West Virginia - said they would vote for Kavanaugh, whose confirmation seemed in peril three weeks ago over allegations of sexual misconduct