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Mega Millions players would spend $1.6B on bills, charity

Oct. 22, 2018 8:25 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S. The Powerball jackpot also has climbed. It's up to an estimated $620 million for Wednesday's drawing. That would make it the fifth-largest jackpot in U.S. history. But much of the...

AP analysis: 'Obamacare' shapes opioid grant spending

Oct. 22, 2018 6:58 AM EDT

With Republicans and Democrats joining forces again in a bipartisan effort to target the U.S. opioid crisis, an Associated Press analysis of the first wave of emergency money from Congress finds that states are taking very different approaches to spending it. To a large extent, the differences depend on whether...

Chargers expect injured RB Gordon to return after bye week

Oct. 22, 2018 2:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers believe running back Melvin Gordon will be able to return after the bye week from a hamstring injury that kept him out of their game against the Tennessee Titans. Even without Gordon, the Chargers edged the Titans 20-19 at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Gordon, who...

Ricky Skaggs, Dottie West enter Country Music Hall of Fame

Oct. 21, 2018 10:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bluegrass and country star Ricky Skaggs, singer Dottie West and fiddler Johnny Gimble are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The three artists were inducted Sunday at the Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, in a ceremony featuring performances from...

No. 1 Alabama, heading to break, looks to improve before LSU

Oct. 21, 2018 3:06 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After spending the first two months of the season dominating college football, No. 1 Alabama heads into its open date believing it still has plenty of room for improvement. Opponents may wonder how much better the Crimson Tide can get. Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) has outscored teams by...

Chargers withstand Titans' late rally, hold on for 20-19 win

Oct. 21, 2018 2:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers' Adrian Phillips believes the Tennessee Titans made the right decision to go for a potential go-ahead 2-pointer with 31 seconds remaining — and not just because it failed. Phillips broke up Marcus Mariota's pass attempt, the Titans' second after a defensive...

Medicaid expansion becomes key issue in GOP-leaning states

Oct. 21, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — For nearly a decade, opposition to former President Barack Obama's health care law has been a winning message for Nebraska Republicans. It's helped them win every statewide office, control the Legislature and hold all the state's congressional seats. So it was something of a surprise...

Missouri bounces back to throttle Memphis 65-33

Oct. 20, 2018 9:34 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Defense came at a premium in Missouri's homecoming game against Memphis. The teams combined for 68 points in the first half, and continued to keep the scoreboard operator busy in the second. When it was all said and done, Missouri rolled over Memphis. Drew Lock threw for 350 yards and...

Hughes helps Tennessee St. beat Tennessee Tech 41-14

Oct. 20, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Micheal Hughes completed 22 of 27 passes for 318 yards and three touchdowns to help Tennessee State beat Tennessee Tech 41-14 on Saturday night. DeVon Johnson had five receptions for a career-high 138 yards, including a 33-yard touchdown catch on Tennessee State's first offensive...

Fast start helps No. 1 Alabama trounce Tennessee 58-21

Oct. 20, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alabama continued its season-long penchant for fast starts and quickly finished off Tennessee. Tua Tagovailoa threw touchdown passes to four receivers and the top-ranked Crimson Tide reached the end zone on their first four possessions, trouncing the Volunteers 58-21 for their 12th...