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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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Arkansas inmates snatch keys, take control of part of prison

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Six inmates snatched keys from three correctional officers at a maximum security prison in Arkansas on Monday and held the officers ...

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


‘Yeah, if you could win spreadsheet title, that’d be great’

DUMFRIES, Va. (AP) - John Dumoulin has never really set foot in an office. He works part time at Chick-fil-a.

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


Iowa school uses full-body wraps, denies mental care

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa school for juvenile offenders subjects the boys to restraints and seclusion rooms and denies them essential mental health care ...

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


Arizona woman becomes 55th sent to death row in US

PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix woman sentenced to death Monday in the killing of a 10-year-old cousin who was locked in a small plastic storage box ...

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


School to promote healthy relationships after boy is charged

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The head of a school where a boy is accused of sexually assaulting five female classmates said Monday that it is reviewing ...

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


US in rare bull’s-eye for total solar eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - It will be tough eclipsing this eclipse.

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Thirteen injured in hazardous materials leak at SoCal dock

LONG BEACH (AP) - Twelve dock workers and a firefighter sustained minor to mild injuries after a container ship leaked a hazardous material in the Port ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Big, toothy 6-foot long fish found in Nevada chomped prey like sharks

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - A fossil found in northeastern Nevada shows a newly discovered fish species that scientists believe looked, and ate, like a shark.

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Trump’s unprecedented hands-on messaging carries risks for President

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - For the third time in six months, President Donald Trump is on the hunt for a new communications director. But in ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Search called off for 3 US Marines who crashed

SYDNEY (AP) - U.S. military officials called off a search and rescue operation on Sunday for three U.S. Marines who were missing after their ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Rare August tornado sends 30 to hospital

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A rare late summer tornado smashed into a shopping district of Tulsa early Sunday just hours after it was packed with people ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Pence slams report on possible 2020 presidential groundwork

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence has pushed back against a news report suggesting he is laying groundwork for a possible presidential bid ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Minnesota mosque explosion ‘deeper and scarier’ than threats

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other U.S. mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. But leaders say they ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Welcome boost from China to global pressure on North Korea missiles

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A global pressure campaign on North Korea propelled by sharp new U.N. sanctions received a welcome boost Sunday from China, the ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Fresno State professor won’t teach after anti-Trump tweet

FRESNO (AP) - Fresno State University in California says an American history professor who tweeted that President Donald Trump "must hang" will not be returning to ...

August 05, 2017 | | Nation


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