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Chino Hills, CA – California Lottery Says It Has A Powerball Winner

January 13, 2016 at 11:37 PM
Chino Hills, CA - A winning ticket in Wednesday night's record $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot was sold in suburban Los Angeles, a spokesman for the California lottery says. It could take several hours before officials know whether any winning tickets were sold elsewhere. The winning numbers were 4-8-19-27-34 and Powerball 10. One winning ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven in Chino Hills...

Boise, ID – FDA Gives OK For Company’s Genetically Engineered Potato

January 13, 2016 at 11:30 PM
Boise, ID - A potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on the market, the Food and Drug Administration says. In a letter Tuesday to Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co., the FDA said the potato isn't substantially different in composition or safety from other products already on the market, and it doesn't raise any issues...

New York – Winning Numbers Selected In U.S. Powerball Lottery Drawing

January 13, 2016 at 11:01 PM
New York - The winning numbers selected in Wednesday's U.S. Powerball lottery drawing were 08 27 34 04 19 and the Powerball number 10, lottery officials said. The jackpot for Powerball, played in 44 U.S. states, Washington D.C. and two territories, reached $1.5 billion, a world record for a lottery that a single ticket holder is eligible to win. If no player has all six numbers, the grand...

New York – 4 Things Every Small Business Owner Should Know About Taxes

January 13, 2016 at 11:00 PM
New York - Blood pressures are rising at many small businesses now that tax season is underway. Although many owners hire accountants and attorneys to complete their income tax returns, taxes are a hassle. In a survey released last year by the advocacy group National Small Business Association, nearly 60 percent of the owners surveyed said the administrative burdens were the biggest problems...

Washington – Aide: Obama Seeks To Starve NKorean Leader Of Attention

January 13, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Washington - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un triggered a diplomatic earthquake with his nation's latest nuclear test a week ago. But it didn't register when President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union speech. Nor did it get a mention when top U.S. diplomat John Kerry delivered a globe-spanning foreign policy speech on Wednesday. And here's why: The Obama administration doesn't want...

France – Mayor Pledges To Prevent Gathering Of Ukrainian ‘Neo-Nazi’ Militia

January 13, 2016 at 10:27 PM
France - French police have banned a Ukrainian militia accused of neo-Nazism from holding a recruitment meeting in the city of Nantes this week, after vigorous protests by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Last week the Jewish human rights organization’s international relations director Dr. Shimon Samuels called upon the mayor of Nantes to prevent the gathering by the Ukraine Azov Regiment, which...

San Juancito, Honduras – Orthodox Jewish Student From NY Amongst 3 US Volunteers Killed In Bus Crash

January 13, 2016 at 09:48 PM
San Juancito, Honduras - A trip to the airport turned deadly for an Orthodox Jewish student from New York who was among three women killed on Wednesday in Honduras. The woman has been identified as 21 year old Daniella Moffson from Manhattan. The two other fatalities are 20 year old Olivia Varley Erhardt, also a Columbia University student, and 45 year old Abi Flanager, an American health...

New York, NY – NYC Children’s Museum To Showcase Global Muslim Cultures

January 13, 2016 at 09:00 PM
NEw YOrk, NY - An exhibit opening next month at the Children's Museum of Manhattan will explore Muslim cultures in New York City and around the world. The exhibit called "America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far" opens Feb. 13 at the Upper West Side museum. The 3,500-square-foot exhibit is the fourth in a series on global cultures, following exhibits about ancient Greece, China and...

Iowa – NY Times: Ted Cruz Did Not Disclose 2012 Senate Campaign Loan

January 13, 2016 at 08:39 PM
Iowa - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz failed to disclose to the Federal Election Commission a loan from Goldman Sachs for as much as $500,000 that was used to help finance his successful 2012 U.S. Senate campaign, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. The loan does not appear in reports the Ted Cruz for Senate Committee filed with the FEC, in which candidates are required to...

New York – In Record Powerball Game, A Look At Winners And Losers

January 13, 2016 at 08:26 PM
New York - When the largest-ever lottery prize is finally awarded, the winners and losers will extend well beyond the lucky few who hit the jackpot and the multitudes of disappointed ticket buyers. Here's a breakdown of how Powerball affects the players, the public and others. ___ WINNER: GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS The biggest Powerball winner is actually state government in the jurisdictions...

Washington – Gov. Haley, Speaker Ryan Offer New GOP Answer To Trump

January 13, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Washington - Two fresh faces in the Republican Party — House Speaker Paul Ryan and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley — are offering messages of diversity and openness to immigrants that could answer the GOP establishment's increasingly desperate search for an antidote to the loud pronouncements of presidential front-runner Donald Trump. Delivering the GOP rebuttal to President Barack Obama's...

Des Moines, Iowa – ATV Riders Challenge Longtime Bans On Use Of Public Roads

January 13, 2016 at 07:34 PM
Des Moines, Iowa - When she crashed on an all-terrain vehicle, Megan Cratsley was hurt so badly that doctors had to amputate much of her right arm, a life-altering surgery that launched the teenager on a personal mission to change New York traffic laws to protect other ATV riders. The buzzy, open-air vehicles are supposed to be banned from roads in New York and many other states. But small...

Jerusalem – Israel Honors Israeli, US Scientists, Canadian Architect

January 13, 2016 at 07:02 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's Wolf Foundation has announced it will honor five American scientists, an Israeli scientist and a Canadian architect with this year's prestigious prize. Wolf laureates are viewed as strong contenders for the Nobel prizes. The 2016 winners were announced by the foundation on Wednesday. The seven winners share $100,000 awards in five categories — agriculture, chemistry...

West Bank – Football Club Real Madrid Invites Palestinian Arson Survivor For Visit

January 13, 2016 at 06:32 PM
West Bank - Real Madrid said Wednesday that it has invited a young Palestinian boy who is the sole survivor of a West Bank arson attack last summer to visit the team and meet star player Cristiano Ronaldo. Team spokesman Raul Serrano Quevedo said the team agreed to host the boy after receiving a request from the Palestinian Embassy. In a letter to the ambassador, he wrote that the team...

Cleveland – Lawsuit In Ohio Challenges ‘In God We Trust’ Use On US Money

January 13, 2016 at 06:01 PM
Cleveland - A California attorney who unsuccessfully sued the government at least twice challenging the use of the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance has filed a federal lawsuit in Ohio challenging a similar phrase on U.S. currency and coins. Sacramento attorney Michael Newdow filed the lawsuit Monday in Akron. The lawsuit argues the phrase "In God We Trust" on U.S. money is...

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