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$1.04 billion Powerball jackpot tempts players to brave long odds

Oct. 02, 2023 09:25 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An estimated $1.04 billion Powerball jackpot will be up for grabs Monday night, tempting players to spend a couple dollars on a longshot chance at instant riches. The prize is the world's ninth-largest lottery prize behind earlier drawings of Powerball and...

Jimmy Carter turns 99 at home with Rosalynn and other family as tributes come from around the world

Oct. 01, 2023 21:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter has always been a man of discipline and habit. But the former president broke routine Sunday, putting off his practice of quietly watching church services online to instead celebrate his 99th birthday with his wife, Rosalynn, and their children, grandchildren and...

EU's top diplomat urges US to reconsider dropping Ukrainian aid from stop-gap budget bill

Oct. 01, 2023 15:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief called on U.S. lawmakers Sunday to reconsider their decision to omit financial support for Ukraine from a stop-gap budget bill Congress passed to halt a federal government shutdown. The legislation approved Saturday to keep...

Penix picks apart Arizona's defense in No. 7 Washington's 31-24 victory

Oct. 01, 2023 02:47 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Washington's big-play offense had few deep options with Arizona sitting back on defense. Forced to adapt, Michael Penix Jr. went to his checkdowns, his receivers turned short passes into chunk plays and the Huskies' run game finished it off with touchdowns. ...

Powerball jackpot rises to $1.04 billion after another drawing without a big winner

Oct. 01, 2023 00:29 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball jackpot climbed to an estimated $1.04 billion after no players hit it big Saturday night, continuing a stretch of lottery futility lasting for more than two months. The numbers drawn were: 19, 30, 37, 44, 46 and red Powerball 22. ...

Government shutdown averted with little time to spare as Biden signs funding before midnight

Sep. 30, 2023 23:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The threat of a federal government shutdown suddenly lifted late Saturday as President Joe Biden signed a temporary funding bill to keep agencies open with little time to spare after Congress rushed to approve the bipartisan deal. The package drops aid to Ukraine,...

Biden says it's 'good news' the shutdown was averted but blames House GOP for 'manufactured crisis'

Sep. 30, 2023 23:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down a possible government shutdown, the White House wanted to make sure any blame would fall at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue — specifically on House Republicans. After all, it was the majority party in the House that had been paralyzed until...

President Biden signs bill passed by Congress to fund agencies until Nov. 17, averting government shutdown

Sep. 30, 2023 23:30 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Biden signs bill passed by Congress to fund agencies until Nov. 17, averting government shutdown.

The Dianne Feinstein they knew: Women of the Senate remember a tireless fighter and a true friend

Sep. 30, 2023 09:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Washington Sen. Patty Murray received a call early Friday morning that Sen. Dianne Feinstein had died, she immediately started calling her fellow female senators. The Democrat’s first call was to Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who had worked with Feinstein...

Federal prosecutors press Trump gag order request as judge sets hearing for arguments

Sep. 29, 2023 21:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors pressed their case Friday for a limited gag order on former President Donald Trump, citing what they said was a continuing pattern of incendiary and intimidating statements in the case charging him with scheming to overturn the results of the 2020 election. ...