DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A lottery official says 1 winning ticket has been sold in Florida for a record Powerball jackpot of more than $590 million.
Terry Rich, a lottery official in Iowa, confirmed the ticket matching all six numbers was sold in Florida. Rich told The Associated Press by telephone
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at U.S. jails and prisons.
The report by the U.S. Department of
By VERENA DOBNIKAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Police say the man charged with killing a gay man on a Manhattan street in an apparent hate crime has a previous arrest for attempted murder.
New York City police say 33-year-old Elliot Morales used anti-gay slurs before fatally shooting 32-year-old
By DEBRA McCOWNAssociated Press
DAMASCUS, Va. (AP) - An elderly driver plowed into dozens of hikers marching in a Saturday parade in a small Virginia mountain town and investigators were looking into whether he suffered a medical emergency before the accident.
About 50 to 60 people suffered
By ERIK SCHELZIGAssociated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama has some advice for some Tennessee high school graduates: Strike your own path in college and life and work to overcome inevitable failures with determination and grit.
Mrs. Obama spoke for 22 minutes to the
By FRANK ELTMANAssociated Press
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A Hofstra University student being held in a headlock at gunpoint by an intruder was accidently shot and killed by a police officer who had responded to the home invasion at an off-campus home, police said Saturday.
Junior public relations major
By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSAssociated Press
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in hazardous materials suits searched a downtown Spokane apartment Saturday, investigating the recent discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin.
Few details have been released in the case, and no
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in hazardous materials suits are searching an apartment in downtown Spokane, Wash., as they investigate the recent discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin. FBI agents, Spokane police officers and U.S. Postal Inspection Service
By DAVID CRARYAP National Writer
With its ranks deeply divided, the Boy Scouts of America is asking its local leaders from across the country to decide whether its contentious membership policy should be overhauled so that openly gay boys can participate in Scout units.
The proposal to be put
By CONNIE CASSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The night of smoke, chaos, gunfire and grenades that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, is well-documented. Eight months later, it is the decisions made back in Washington that remain murky and in perpetual dispute.
Why was a diplomatic