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  • Feeling lucky? There’s a $535M Powerball drawing tonight

    Here’s a bit of good news: There’s a half-billion dollar lottery prize up for grabs. The drawing for the massive, $535 million Powerball jackpot takes place at 10:59 p.m. ET. The grand prize could rank as the 8th richest U.S. lottery jackpot of all time. The current Powerball prize pool has been growing since June 10 — meaning there have been 20 straight drawings with no winner. Powerball has always been a tough ticket to win, but it became even […]

  • 27 arrested as thousands march in Boston in protest of ‘free speech’ rally

    BOSTON — Thousands of counterdemonstrators marched Saturday in downtown Boston in a largely peaceful response to a self-described free speech rally that had sparked concerns of possible violence. The march and rally came one week after racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly. There were no major incidents reported Saturday in Boston, but police said 27 were arrested — mostly for disorderly conduct and assaults on police officers. “It’s clear today that Boston stood for peace and love, not […]

  • Second officer dies in Florida police shooting, suspect charged with murder

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — A second Florida police officer has died from wounds he suffered in a shooting Friday night, Kissimmee police said on its Facebook page. Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard died Saturday afternoon, a day after Officer Matthew Baxter died at the scene of a shooting in the central Florida city near Orlando. Earlier, Police Chief Jeff O’Dell said Everett Glenn Miller, 45, had been charged with first-degree murder in Baxter’s killing. The officers approached Miller and two other men […]

  • Police arrest at least 8 people who appear to have been counter-protesters at the Boston ‘Free Speech’ rally

    BOSTON — Thousands of counterdemonstrators marched peacefully Saturday morning in downtown Boston in response to a self-described free speech rally that has sparked concerns of possible violence. The march and rally come one week after racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly. A Facebook page purportedly linked to the Boston rally has sought to distance itself from last weekend’s white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville. Counterprotester Heather Heyer, 32, was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of anti-racism […]

  • American, Canadian, Italians named as victims in Barcelona attack

    Details of the victims of twin terror attacks in Spain are slowly emerging, with an American, three Italians and a Canadian among those identified as among the dead. Citizens from at least 34 countries are among the 14 dead and more than 120 injured in the attacks in Barcelona and the coastal town of Cambrils, according to officials. Jared Tucker of California was among the 13 people killed in Barcelona, his father Dan Tucker told KGO. Jared, 43, was on […]

  • Air ball! Nobody’s buying expensive sneakers

    LeBron James and Steph Curry aren’t doing a good job selling pricey sneakers. Neither is Michael Jordan, for that matter. And that’s terrible news for Nike, Under Armour and Adidas. Foot Locker, which sells shoes from all three of the kings of kicks, reported disastrous results on Friday morning. Earnings and sales badly missed Wall Street’s forecasts. “Sales of some recent top styles fell well short of our expectations,” Foot Locker CEO Richard Johnson said in the earnings announcement. He […]

  • New Confederate monuments are going up and these are the people behind them

    Since 2007, John Culpepper had been anticipating this moment: the unveiling of a statue to the common Confederate soldier in his hometown of Chickamauga, Georgia. In November of last year, three days before Donald Trump won the presidency, it became a reality. Culpepper founded the local chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the self-described historic honor society that’s been keeping the Confederate legacy alive for more than a century. Culpepper greeted visitors with smiles and handshakes as they filed […]

  • Counter-protesters begin marching ahead of self-described free speech rally in Boston

    BOSTON — Counterdemonstrators marched Saturday morning in downtown Boston in response to a self-described free speech rally that has sparked concerns of possible violence. The march and rally come one week after racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly. A Facebook page purportedly linked to the Boston rally has sought to distance itself from last weekend’s white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville. Counterprotester Heather Heyer, 32, was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of anti-racism advocates gathered to […]

  • President Trump to skip Kennedy Center Honors

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the annual Kennedy Center Honors in December, the White House announced Saturday morning. “The President and First Lady have decided not to participate in this year’s activities to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction,” a statement from the White House read. Each year, the Kennedy Center honors individuals for their influence in the arts. This year, honorees include dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallad, […]

  • What will the weather be like for the eclipse?

    It’s probably the most anticipated weather forecast in recent memory. Millions of people across the United States are eagerly tuning in to their local meteorologists or refreshing their favorite apps, all hoping for the same thing: clear skies overhead Monday for the total solar eclipse. By now you have probably heard about the Eclipse of the Century, the first total eclipse to occur in the United States since 1979 and the first to cross from coast to coast in 99 […]

  • Charlottesville mayor calls for removal of downtown Confederate statues

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Earlier this year, Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer voted against the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue from a city park. Instead, he wanted to create “a new context” around the statue of the Confederate general. Now Signer wants Lee gone. On Friday, he called for the Virginia legislature to meet in emergency session to change the law so the city could swiftly take down Confederate monuments in the city. The decision comes nearly a week after […]

  • Charlottesville car attack suspect charged with five additional felonies

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — James Alex Fields, Jr. has been charged with five additional felony counts related to last week’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he allegedly rammed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, according to Charlottesville police. Fields, who is accused of killing one person and wounding 19 others, has already been charged with second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death. The five additional charges […]