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$700 MILLION POWERBALL

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The record-breaking $700 million Powerball jackpot is the stuff of dreams, but it all boils down to math. From the huge prize to the enormous odds against winning it, Saturday night's drawing is a numbers game that gives players good reason to brush up on their algebra, maybe as they stand in line to buy a ticket. A look at some of the statistics:

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Schools mull medical marijuana policies over student use

AUBURN, Maine (AP) - After years of trying to keep marijuana out of schools, educators across the country are grappling with how to administer cannabis to students with prescriptions for it.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Hold the 16-oz drink, limit salt

WASHINGTON (AP) - Better cut down on sugar, especially those 16-ounce drinks, and limit your salt. But you might not need to worry quite as much about eggs.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Cancer now No. 1 killer in 22 states

NEW YORK (AP) - Cancer is becoming the No. 1 killer in more and more states as deaths from heart disease have declined, new health statistics show.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Feds launch criminal look at Chipotle

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chipotle said it has been subpoenaed as part of a federal criminal investigation and that sales plummeted 30 percent in December after a series of food scares at its restaurants.

January 06, 2016 | | Nation


IRS watchdog warns of scaled-back service in agency budget plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS is planning to push you to fire up the computer rather than calling for tax help, but the agency's in-house watchdog says that could freeze out millions of taxpayers or force them to pay for advice.

January 06, 2016 | | Nation


BACKGROUND CHECKS EXPAND

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's move to tighten controls on guns could curb the unregulated buying and selling of weapons over the Internet and at gun shows. But the overall effect on violence in the U.S. could prove to be modest.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Sanders vowing to break up banks during first year in office

NEW YORK (AP) - Characterizing Wall Street as an industry run on "greed, fraud, dishonesty and arrogance," Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pledged to break up the country's biggest financial firms within a year and limit banking fees placed on consumers, should he become president, in a fiery speech on Tuesday.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


US Navy Pacific Fleet smaller, even as China’s military grows

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - The U.S. Pacific Fleet is shrinking even as the U.S. and its allies are facing challenges posed by China's growing military power.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Leader of armed group wants land transfer, then will go home

BURNS, Ore. (AP) - A leader of the small, armed group that is occupying a remote national wildlife preserve in Oregon said Tuesday they will go home when a plan is in place to turn over management of federal lands to locals.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Police say girl abused as mother worked as prostitute in next room

PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. (AP) - Police in Alabama said Tuesday that a 5-year-old girl was sexually assaulted while her mother worked as a prostitute in another room.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


College begins effort to fire professor for Islam comment

CHICAGO (AP) - Officials of a Christian college in suburban Chicago on Tuesday said they have begun efforts to fire a professor who was placed on leave after asserting that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Charges considered in fatal dog-mauling of California boy

LINDA (AP) - Authorities were considering Tuesday whether to seek criminal charges against a woman whose pit bull dogs mauled to death her 9-year-old brother in California.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Attorney general’s stepdaughter held over disputed taxi fare

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch's stepdaughter was briefly detained at a police station after an argument with an Uber taxi driver over an unpaid fare, police said Monday.

January 04, 2016 | | Nation


GM invests $500m in Lyft, forms partnership

DETROIT (AP) - The automotive industry is placing its biggest bet yet that using a device to hail a ride - with or without a driver - is the future of transportation.

January 04, 2016 | | Nation


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Union Pacific’s 3Q profit up 6% despite challenges

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Union Pacific delivered a 6 percent improvement in third-quarter profit even though it hauled 1 percent less freight and dealt with disruptions ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Amazon shares soar as earnings beat expectations

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon posted third-quarter earnings that far surpassed Wall Street expectations, helped by the acquisition of organic grocer Whole Foods and an increase ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


2 teens arrested in high school plot

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - Two Georgia teenagers who made threats against a high school have been arrested in a plot authorities described Thursday as similar to ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Trump says Clinton funding for Russia info ‘a disgrace’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans latched onto revelations tying Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign to a dossier of allegations about his ties ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Just in time for Thanksgiving: Traceable turkeys

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Turkey farmer Darrell Glaser buys his Thanksgiving bird at the local grocery store, just like most folks.

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


ACLU: Teen at center of case has abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) - An immigrant teen in federal custody who was seeking an abortion over the Trump administration's objections had the procedure Wednesday after a ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Trump, GOP at odds over using 401(k)s to pay for cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and Republicans were at odds on Wednesday over changing the 401(k) retirement program to help finance tax cuts, with ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Fats Domino stirred New Orleans flavor into rock ‘n’ roll

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In appearance, Fats Domino wasn't a typical teen idol. He stood 5-feet-5 and weighed more than 200 pounds, with a wide ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Premiums rising 34% percent for most popular Obamacare health plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Premiums for the most popular "Obamacare" plans are going up an average of 34 percent, according to a study Wednesday that confirms dire ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


UPS will raise some rates by 4.9 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - UPS says it is raising rates on U.S. ground and air shipments and international services by an average of 4.9 percent ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Not at home? Amazon wants to come in and drop off packages

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't want Amazon boxes sitting on the porch? The company hopes you'll let a stranger inside to drop them off.

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Clinton camp helped fund Trump-Russia dossier research

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund political research into President Donald Trump that ultimately produced a dossier ...

October 24, 2017 | | Nation


GOP senators blister Trump, reveal party at war with itself

WASHINGTON (AP) - A pair of senators from President Donald Trump's own Republican Party blistered him with criticism Tuesday in a dramatic day of denunciation ...

October 24, 2017 | | Nation


US suspects Niger villager betrayed Army troops

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military believes someone in a Niger village may have tipped off attackers to the presence of U.S. commandoes and ...

October 24, 2017 | | Nation


Body found is missing Texas toddler; father says she choked

DALLAS (AP) - The father of a missing toddler whose body was found in a culvert under a road in suburban Dallas now says the girl ...

October 24, 2017 | | Nation


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