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Who wants to be a half-billionaire? Powerball jackpot soars to $550 million

Who wants to be a half-billionaire? Powerball jackpot soars to $550 million

Fantasies of buying 423 castles or 2,143 Ferraris could become reality this week now that the Powerball jackpot has topped half a billion dollars. Wednesday’s estimated jackpot, $550 million, is the eighth largest in Powerball history. (If you’re impatient and want all your millions at once, the lump-sum cash value option is $335 million.) Your…MORE

Reputed crime boss’ killing doesn’t appear to be mob-related, source says

Reputed crime boss’ killing doesn’t appear to be mob-related, source says

A 24-year-old man has been taken into custody in connection with the shooting death of reputed New York crime boss Francesco “Frank” Cali, the New York Police Department said. Cali’s killing does not appear to be mob-related, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Sunday. Anthony Comello is being held in a…MORE

April the giraffe gives birth again

April the giraffe gives birth again

April the giraffe is a mama for the fifth time. April gave birth Saturday about 12:40 p.m. ET at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York. This follows her delivery of a male in April 2017. The new calf is male, according to the zoo’s Facebook page. The zoo has not chosen a name…MORE

Two lives lost as Nebraska struggles with state’s worst flooding in 50 years

Two lives lost as Nebraska struggles with state’s worst flooding in 50 years

Parts of Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska are grappling with the aftermath of a powerful “bomb cyclone” that turned some areas into swamps as rivers spilled over highways and residential areas. The “bomb cyclone” slammed the central US with hurricane-like winds and blizzard conditions this week, leaving in its tracks heavy rains and flooding. In a…MORE

A student’s triumph, a dog with an odd job and a hilarious billboard

A student’s triumph, a dog with an odd job and a hilarious billboard

Danish people are consistently found to be some of the happiest people in the world — and they have all kinds of cool words to express their stellar Scandinavian brand of satisfaction. You may know about hygge, the Danish concept of intimacy and cozy togetherness. Now, get ready to brush up on your pyt. There’s…MORE

Blind runner, guide dog trio makes history in NYC Half Marathon

Blind runner, guide dog trio makes history in NYC Half Marathon

Thomas Panek and his running guide dogs Westley, Waffle and Gus made history on Sunday in the 2019 New York City Half Marathon. Panek, the president and CEO of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, was the first blind runner to complete the half marathon with guide dogs. His trio of Labrador Retrievers — who took…MORE

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