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Eyeing $600M Powerball jackpot? You have better chance of death by lightning

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing will be at least $550 million, the third largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, after no one matched the winning numbers in Wednesday night's draw.

Parents of children allegedly slain by nanny say they're expecting baby boy

The parents of two children allegedly slain by their nanny in New York City last year are expecting a child this fall, roughly a year after the nightmare deaths, according to a Facebook post.

$4.85M winning lottery ticket found in cookie jar

Chicago (WGN Web Desk) -- A west suburban man reaches into his cookie jar and pulls out something much sweeter than an Oreo. How about a winning lottery ticket worth $4.85 million dollars?

'Crazy ants' a threat in southern U.S.

Beware the "crazy ants."

Obama counter-punches in effort to regain political balance

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Facing a trio of possible scandals that threaten to overwhelm his second term agenda, President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected calls for a special counsel to investigate Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative

Are you paying attention to the IRS and Benghazi controversies?

Around half the public is tuned in to the controversies that are consuming the nation's capital, according to a new poll.

Papa John's deliveryman accused of selling cocaine with pizza

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A pizza deliveryman is accused of selling more than $45,000 in cocaine, hidden among pizza boxes, to undercover agents in New York.

Cause of catastrophic Texas explosions remains mystery

Investigators have not ruled out an intentional fire being behind explosions at a fertilizer plant in the small town of West that left 15 people dead, the Texas fire marshal said Thursday.

Pretzel bag leads feds to child porn suspect in California

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In a fast-moving child abuse investigation that started two weeks ago in Denmark, U.S.

Cigarette smuggling ring in East Coast may have terror links, officials say

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A cigarette smuggling scheme that cost New York state millions of dollars in sales tax revenue may have raised funds for militant groups, authorities said.