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In new role, Sanders demands answers from Starbucks' Schultz

Feb. 08, 2023 14:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders settles into his new role as chairman of the Senate committee that oversees health and labor issues, he says some corporations “should be nervous.” And the longtime liberal crusader’s first target is Howard Schultz, the interim CEO of...

'Dances With Wolves' actor charged in Canada in 2018 rape

Feb. 07, 2023 20:48 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canadian police confirmed Tuesday they are pursuing a criminal case against a former “Dances With Wolves” actor who was arrested last week and charged in Nevada with sexually abusing and trafficking Indigenous women and girls. Nathan Chasing Horse, who also...

Lucky player in Seattle suburb wins $754.6M Powerball prize

Feb. 07, 2023 19:55 PM EST

AUBURN, Wash. (AP) — A single winning ticket for a $754.6 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a department store in a Seattle suburb, Washington state lottery officials said Tuesday. The winning numbers drawn Monday night were 5, 11, 22, 23, 69 and the Powerball 7. ...

What are the 10 largest US lottery jackpots ever won?

Feb. 07, 2023 08:55 AM EST

Here is a look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots that have been won and the states where the winning tickets were sold: 1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, Nov. 8, 2022 (one ticket, from California) 2. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California,...

Ticket sold in Washington state wins $747 million Powerball prize, nation's 9th-largest lottery jackpot

Feb. 07, 2023 01:01 AM EST
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ticket sold in Washington state wins $747 million Powerball prize, nation's 9th-largest lottery jackpot.

1 missing, 2 rescued from crab boat off Washington coast

Feb. 06, 2023 22:51 PM EST

RAYMOND, Wash. (AP) — A crew member remains missing and two others were rescued from crab boat that sank near Willapa Bay in southwest Washington on Sunday evening, according to the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard on Twitter posted a video and said a helicopter crew from Astoria,...

Proposed bill would pay incarcerated workers minimum wage

Feb. 06, 2023 19:27 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state lawmaker who has spent time in prison wants the state to pay incarcerated workers minimum wage for doing their jobs. State Rep. Tarra Simmons, D-Bremerton, is sponsoring House Bill 1024, called the “Real Labor, Real Wages Act,” to raise...

Officials: Plane carrying Musharraf's body lands in Pakistan

Feb. 06, 2023 15:10 PM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A special plane transporting the body of Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf from the United Arab Emirates arrived in Karachi on Monday amid tight security, immigration officials said. Family members were also on board when the plane landed at the...

Pili scores 30, No. 7 Utah tops Oregon, ties for Pac-12 lead

Feb. 05, 2023 19:39 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Alissa Pili scored a season-high 30 points and No. 7 Utah moved into a tie for first place in the Pac-12 Conference with a 100-92 win over Oregon on Sunday. Jenna Johnson added 19 points and Kennady McQueen scored 16 as the Utes (20-2) shot 62.3% from the...

White, Johnson propel USC to 80-74 victory over Washington

Feb. 05, 2023 00:30 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tre White totaled 22 points, Kobe Johnson scored 21 and Southern California turned back Washington 80-74 on Saturday night. USC's fourth straight win was the 200th victory for coach Andy Enfield, who is in his 10th season with the Trojans. White...