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Mavis Wanczyk, right, of Chicopee, Mass., laughs beside state treasurer Deb Goldberg during a news conference where she claimed the $758.7 million Powerball prize at Massachusetts State Lottery headquarters, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Braintree, Mass. Officials said it is the largest single-ticket Powerball prize in U.S. history. At left are Wancyk's mother and two sisters. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
August 25, 2017 - 12:21 am
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the lone winning ticket for the $758.7 million Powerball drawing that was sold in Chicopee, Massachusetts (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Given her excitement, you might think Angelica Merced won the $758.7 million Powerball jackpot. But her exhilaration Thursday...
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Some of the wounds Mathias Steinhuber received from being struck by a lighting bolt are seen on his right foot as he discusses the near-fatal event, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. His left foot, where the lightning exited his body, is wrapped. Steinhuber, of Innsbruck, Austria, had been hiking the Pacific Crest Trail near Donner Summit Tuesday when he stopped to take a photo and was hit by the lighting. He was taken by helicopter to the the Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee, before being flown to the University of California, Davis Hospital Burn Center where he is listed in fair condition. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 25, 2017 - 12:18 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — There was no sign of danger before the white flash and loud bang of a lightning bolt threw an Austrian teacher to the ground as he hiked 9,000-feet up in the mountains of Northern California. The lightning threw Mathias Steinhuber (muh-TEE'-us STEYN'-hyu-buhr) to the...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2013, file photo, a hiker walks on a rock formation known as The Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he's recommending that none of 27 national monuments carved from wilderness and ocean and under review by the Trump administration be eliminated, including the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
August 24, 2017 - 11:39 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tribes, ranchers and conservationists know that none of the national monuments ordered reviewed by President Donald Trump will be eliminated, but the changes in store for the sprawling land and sea areas remain a mystery after the administration kept a list of recommendations...
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This cover image released by Big Machine shows art for her upcoming album, "reputation," expected Nov. 10. (Big Machine via AP)
August 24, 2017 - 11:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — You can finally shake it off: Taylor Swift has released her new single. The 27-year-old singer dropped the upbeat song "Look What You Made Me Do" — which uses an interpolation from Right Said Fred's 1991 hit "I'm Too Sexy" — late Thursday to streaming platforms and iTunes. The song...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2013, file photo, a hiker walks on a rock formation known as The Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he's recommending that none of 27 national monuments carved from wilderness and ocean and under review by the Trump administration be eliminated, including the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
August 24, 2017 - 11:20 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tribes, ranchers and conservationists know that none of the national monuments ordered reviewed by President Donald Trump will be eliminated, but the changes in store for the sprawling land and sea areas remain a mystery after the administration kept a list of recommendations...
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A Charleston, S.C. Police officer blocks access to King Street near the restaurant Virginia's on King in Charleston, S.C.,Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. A disgruntled employee shot a gun in the restaurant and a hostage situation happened after the shooting. Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg says the hostage situation has ended with the gunman being shot by police. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
August 24, 2017 - 10:54 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A fired dishwasher shot and killed a chef and held a person hostage for about three hours before he was shot by police at a crowded restaurant in a tourist-heavy area of downtown Charleston on Thursday, authorities and one of the restaurant's owners said. The hostage was...
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FILE - This Sept. 21, 2010 file photo shows the interior of the lethal injection facility at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. The California Supreme Court upheld a ballot measure narrowly approved by voters to change the state's dysfunctional death penalty system and speed up executions. The highly anticipated ruling Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 concerned Proposition 66, a push to "mend not end" capital punishment in California. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
August 24, 2017 - 10:49 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Supporters of capital punishment in California claimed victory after the state Supreme Court upheld a voter-approved measure to speed up death sentences. But they still have to clear a major obstacle before executions can resume -- getting approval for a new lethal-injection...
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This cover image released by Big Machine shows art for her upcoming album, "reputation," expected Nov. 10. (Big Machine via AP)
August 24, 2017 - 10:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — You can finally shake it off: Taylor Swift has released her new single. The 27-year-old singer dropped the upbeat song "Look What You Made Me Do" late Thursday to streaming platforms and iTunes. The song with sharp lyrics features elements of pop, dance and house. The anticipation...
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August 24, 2017 - 9:30 pm
(AP) Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit a refinery-rich stretch of the Gulf Coast and U.S. drivers could soon see the impact at the gas pump. Some refineries are expected to shut down until the storm passes, possibly disrupting gasoline supplies. Wholesale gasoline futures rose Thursday 5 cents,...
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A Charleston, S.C. Police officer blocks access to King Street near the restaurant Virginia's on King in Charleston, S.C.,Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. A disgruntled employee shot a gun in the restaurant and a hostage situation happened after the shooting. Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg says the hostage situation has ended with the gunman being shot by police. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
August 24, 2017 - 9:20 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A fired dishwasher shot and killed a chef and held a person hostage for about three hours before he was shot by police at a crowded restaurant in a tourist-heavy area of downtown Charleston on Thursday, authorities and one of the restaurant's owners said. The hostage was...
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