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$1.55 billion Mega Millions prize grows as 31 drawings pass without a winner

Aug. 07, 2023 16:55 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — There is no mystery why the Mega Millions jackpot has grown to $1.55 billion, making it the third-largest ever ahead of Tuesday night's drawing. The prize has ballooned because no one has matched the game's six winning numbers since April 18, amounting to 31...

Alaska asks US Supreme Court to strike down the rejection of a proposed copper, gold mine

Jul. 27, 2023 13:40 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska wants the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a federal agency's rejection of a proposed copper and gold mine in southwest Alaska's Bristol Bay region. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in January blocked the proposed Pebble Mine,...