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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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Rural areas at risk as water levels drop in massive aquifer

DENVER (AP) - The draining of a massive aquifer that underlies portions of eight states in the central U.S. is drying up streams, causing fish ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


From Snapchat to graffiti, public, schools react to racial incidents

CHICAGO (AP) - Maryland students using their shirts to spell a racial slur used against black people at a rally. Pennsylvania students posing with swastika-carved pumpkins ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


Mayor: Court order allowing homeless camps creates hazard

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston's mayor said Thursday a court order that's letting homeless camps stay in place despite a city ordinance banning them has ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


Company that offered male higher wage than female sanctioned

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Two teenagers whose firing from a Kansas pizza restaurant prompted a national discussion on pay inequality should receive back pay and ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


Pastor: Texas church that was attacked will be demolished

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - The Texas church where more than two dozen people were killed by a gunman during Sunday services will be demolished, the ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


Family: Woman died shielding grandson during church massacre

DALLAS (AP) - Sunday school teacher Peggy Warden threw herself in front of her grandson when a gunman opened fire onto the congregation at First Baptist ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


GOP leaders bolt from Senate candidate Moore after sex claim

WASHINGTON (AP) - A month before Alabama's special election, Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore abruptly faced lurid allegations Thursday of sexual misconduct with minors decades ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


Gleeful Democrats see political wave; GOP says not so fast

NEW YORK (AP) - Jubilant Democrats across America are declaring their big election victories in Virginia and New Jersey - their first of the young Trump era ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


44 train engineers diagnosed with sleep apnea

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) - Dozens of New Jersey Transit train engineers were sidelined because testing imposed after a deadly rail crash found they suffered from ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Authorities review video of Texas church massacre

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - Authorities have reviewed video from inside the small-town Texas church where a gunman killed more than two dozen people, including footage ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Trump criticizes ‘one- sided’ Chinese trade deals

BEIJING (AP) - President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the "very one-sided and unfair" trade relationship between the U.S. and China, but stopped short of ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Self-operating shuttle bus crashes after Vegas launch

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The robots won this one.

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Barack Obama shows up for jury duty; not chosen

CHICAGO (AP) - Former President Barack Obama, free of a job that forced him to move to Washington for eight years, showed up to a downtown ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Stellar encore: Dying star keeps coming back

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Death definitely becomes this star.

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Woman, 94, frees herself from car trunk

PHOENIX (AP) - A 94-year-old Phoenix woman freed herself from the trunk of her car hours after she was abducted from her condominium by a man ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


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