February 20, 2014 RSS feed / Nation/World

$425M Powerball ticket sold in Calif.

MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — The lone winning ticket for the $425 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a convenience store in central California, but there was no immediate word on who may have won one of the largest lottery jackpots in U.S. More...

Floor collapses at Miss. church center

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After latest snowstorm, warmer days ahead

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More snow is ahead for residents of northern New England a day after a fast-moving storm brought about a foot to many communities, but rain and warmer temperatures could present new problems for other states.  More...

What can unite tea partyers and liberals? The NSA

WASHINGTON   Hoyt Sparks says he has no use for liberal Democrats and their “socialistic, Marxist, communist” ways.  Toni Lewis suspects tea party Republicans are “a bunch of people who probably need some mental health tre More...

First night a hit for ’Tonight’ host Fallon

NEW YORK   If Jimmy Fallon had already proven he was a natural hosting NBC’s “Late Night,” he left no doubt Monday that “The Tonight Show” now fits him like a glove.  More...

Oklahoma pharmacy won’t give drug for Missouri execution

TULSA, OKLA.   An Oklahoma pharmacy will not provide a drug for a scheduled execution next week in Missouri as part of a settlement with the death row inmate’s attorneys. More...

Capsule departs space station after 5 weeks

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA.   The International Space Station has one less capsule and a lot less trash.  A commercial cargo ship ended its five-week visit this morning. More...

‘Candy’ Crush Saga’ maker plans IPO

NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of the blockbuster mobile game “Candy Crush Saga” will attempt to raise as much as $500 million in an initial public offering.  Proceeds from the sale will be for working capital and other general corp More...

Obama: Congress must finish job of raising minimum wage

WASHINGTON   President Barack Obama says Congress should finish the job he started by raising the minimum wage to $10.10.  More...

After UAW defeat, can GOP fulfill promise of jobs?

CHATTANOOGA, TENN.   Republicans fighting a yearslong unionization effort at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee painted a grim picture in the days leading up to last week’s vote. More...

‘Waltons’ patriarch Ralph Waite dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ralph Waite, who played the kind-and-steady patriarch of a tight-knit rural Southern family on the TV series “The Waltons,” died Thursday, his manager said. He was 85.  More...

Iranian satellite case in NY takes turn

HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — A wealthy Iranian entrepreneur is challenging a 30-month prison sentence for conspiring to illegally export satellite equipment to Iran.   Seyed Amin Ghorashi Sarvestani pleaded guilty in New York last May.  More...

Comcast confirms $45B Time Warner Cable deal

LOS ANGELES   Comcast Corp. has confirmed that it agreed to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. More...

Sid Caesar, father of television sketch comedy, dies at 91

NEW YORK   Milton Berle was the funnyman whose pioneering presence in the nation’s living rooms earned him the title Mr. Television.  But Berle echoed the past. More...

GOP principle gone in debt ceiling vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was once the backbone of the House Republican majority — the hard-line stand that brought President Barack Obama to the negotiating table and yielded more than $2 trillion in deficit reduction.  On Tuesday, it ab More...

Atlanta area braces for ice storm

ATLANTA (AP) — Emergency management workers in the Atlanta area were preparing to spring into action as rain — and temperatures — were falling early today, potentially leading to “catastrophic” ice conditions across the More...

1 person killed in NYC bus-truck crash

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and two people were critically injured when a New York City bus and a truck collided in Manhattan, then barreled into scaffolding and a building.  Fire officials say at least two other More...

Senator seeks records on military sex crimes

WASHINGTON   The Pentagon is coming under pressure to give Congress detailed information on the handling of sex crime cases in the armed forces following an Associated Press investigation that found a pattern of inconsistent judgments and light More...

Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85

WOODSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Shirley Temple, the curlyhaired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. More...

Jury to resume work in ex-mayor’s case

NEW ORLEANS   Jury deliberations in the complex 21-count criminal case against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin were set to resume today after an overnight break.  The jury broke for the evening Monday after hearing closing arguments in t More...