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$1.04 billion Powerball jackpot tempts players to brave long odds

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP) — An estimated $1.04 billion Powerball jackpot will be up for grabs Monday night, tempting players to spend a couple dollars on a long shot at instant riches.

NYC professor who threatened reporter with machete pleads guilty to menacing

A New York City art professor who threatened a veteran reporter with a machete, pleaded guilty to menacing on Monday and is required to complete 13 months of behavioral therapy

Government sues Union Pacific over using flawed test to disqualify color blind railroad workers

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The federal government has joined more than a dozen former workers in suing Union Pacific over the way it used a vision test to disqualify workers the railroad believed were color blind and might have trouble reading signals telling them to stop a train.

North Carolina police search for suspect who allegedly followed, groped victim in a residence hall

Police at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill are looking for a suspect who allegedly followed a victim into a residence hall on Monday night before groping them.

Central Park Zoo sea lion escapes enclosure due to NYC flooding

One New York City resident did not follow orders to stay home as a powerful coastal storm swept through the city.

Stevie Nicks honored with own Barbie doll

Traditional Barbie dolls are well and fine, but have any of them ever written a song about an old Welsh witch?

US health officials propose using a cheap antibiotic as a 'morning-after pill' against STDs

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials plan to endorse a common antibiotic as a morning-after pill that gay and bisexual men can use to try to avoid some increasingly common sexually transmitted diseases.

Around the world

UN Security Council approves sending a Kenya-led force to Haiti to fight violent gangs

The U.N. Security Council has voted to send a multinational force to Haiti led by Kenya to help combat violent gangs in the troubled country.

Hispanic Democrats look to sweet-talk administration on immigration

The Biden administration's recent moves on immigration have earned it goodwill among Hispanic Democrats steeped in the issue, even as tensions with local jurisdictions over shelter space bubble up.

Clergy abuse survivors propose new 'zero tolerance' law following outcry over Vatican appointment

Clergy sexual abuse survivors have unveiled a proposed new church law calling for the permanent removal of abusive priests and superiors who covered for them.

Shrek's Swamp now an Airbnb stay in Scotland

Short-term rental giant Airbnb unveiled the listing, which is located in the Scottish Highlands and is hosted by Shrek's four-legged best friend Donkey himself.

Indonesian president launches Southeast Asia's first high-speed railway, funded by China

A Chinese-funded project will see the launch of Southeast Asia's first high speed railway, connecting Jakarta with Bandung.

Huge fireball spotted in England night sky after lighting strike

A large fireball was spotted in the night sky above England after a biogas tank at a food waste processing plant exploded after a lightning strike, officials said.

Boy arrested on suspicion of felling landmark tree in England released on bail

LONDON (AP) — The 16-year-old male arrested for felling a 300-year-old sycamore tree near the Roman landmark of Hadrian's Wall in the north of England has been released on bail, police said Friday. The boy was arrested Thursday on suspicion of criminal damage, after the tree was felled overnight.


Why some CIOs say it’s time to rethink governmentwide cyber metrics

Andre Mendes, the chief information officer at the Department of Commerce, was one of several agency technology executives pushing for more consistency around cyber metrics under the FITARA scorecard.

Amazon Bedrock generative AI service reaches GA

Amazon Bedrock, a serverless managed service that provides foundation models for building generative AI applications, is now generally available from Amazon Web Services. Availability was announced September 28, following the service being unveiled in a private preview in April.

Microsoft CEO says unfair practices by Google led to its dominance as a search engine

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says unfair tactics used by Google led to its dominance as a search engine, tactics that in turn have thwarted his company’s rival program, Bing.

Apple exec defends the decision to make Google its default search engine on iPhones and Macs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Apple executive defended the tech giant’s decision to make Google the default search engine on Apple iPhones and Macs, saying there was no “valid alternative.

Justice Department targets eBay for alleged unlawful sales of pesticides and other toxins

The U.S. Justice Department filed a civil complaint against eBay, claiming the online marketplace unlawfully sold and distributed hundreds of thousands of products like pesticides and motor vehicle emission-evading devices that violate environmental laws.

Facing increasing pressure from customers, some miners are switching to renewable energy

SOROWAKO, Indonesia (AP) — Red hot sparks fly through the air as a worker in a heat-resistant suit pokes a long metal rod into a nickel smelter, coaxing the molten metal from a crucible at a processing facility on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

The N-word and racist taunts: Tesla allowed racism in its Fremont factory, US government lawsuit alleges

The suit also alleges instances of racist taunts and threats, including death threats written in the bathroom and racist graffiti on “vehicles rolling off the production lines.

Sports News

Former 49ers’ tight end Russ Francis dies in plane crash

Former 49ers and New England Patriots tight end Russ Francis was killed in a plane crash in Lake Placid, N.Y.

'I'm getting better each week': A confident Lonzo Ball discusses Bulls' future, knee rehab

The guard will miss his second-consecutive full season after undergoing three left knee surgeries since January 2022.

Chicho Arango's goal beats LAFC, 1-0

LOS ANGELES (ABC4 Sports) - Against his former team, Chicho Arango didn't feel like celebrating. But Real Salt Lake nation sure did. Arango's header off a brilliant crossing pass from Rubio Rubin in the 72nd minute was the game-winner, as Real Salt Lake defeated LAFC Sunday night, 1-0.

Luke Donald urged to stay as European captain for Ryder Cup defense as new generation emerges

European captain Luke Donald was delivering his Ryder Cup victory speech at Marco Simone when his celebrating players standing beside him started a chant that quickly swept through the grandstands.

Kurtenbach: Chris Paul in a Warriors uniform is a funny sight, but don’t joke about his ability to improve Golden State

Chris Paul's first media appearance in a Warriors uniform elicited double takes and plenty of jokes, but the veteran has already put in serious work to integrate with his new team.

Texans go-to wide receiver Nico Collins delivers career-high performance in win over Steelers: ‘Perfect timing.’

Texans wide receiver caught seven passes for career-high 168 yards and two touchdowns on nine targets

Antetokounmpo praises Lillard acquisition and says he wants to be a Buck 'as long as we're winning'

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo praised the Milwaukee Bucks for showing a commitment to winning another championship by acquiring Damian Lillard but added that it still doesn’t make financial sense for him to sign a contract extension right now.

Politics News

Menendez ordered to turn over personal passport at arraignment

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), who pleaded not guilty to federal bribery charges Wednesday, must turn over his personal passport as a condition for his release, multiple reports indicated following the senator's arraignment in Manhattan.

Department of Revenue finishes sending rebate checks

The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced Monday it’s finished processing the one-time tax rebate payments. It sent just over 2 million direct deposits and paper checks — totaling nearly a billion dollars — to eligible Minnesotans over the last 45 days.

Newsom vetoes unemployment bill for strikers, SB 799

(FOX40.COM) -- Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would allow individuals who quit their jobs because of trade disputes to become eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.

Campaign rally for GOP's Vivek Ramaswamy set for Sunday in Las Vegas

A rally for Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is scheduled Sunday night in Las Vegas.

New Nevada laws on Oct. 1 include changes on fentanyl, liability insurance, catalytic converters, domestic violence arrests

New state laws go into effect on Oct. 1 including a $1,000 limit on up-front payments for home improvement projects, regulations on the sale or possession of catalytic converters and big changes to insurance laws that are causing concern for business owners.

As Trump goes on trial for business fraud, he treats courthouse like campaign stop

The $250 million civil lawsuit from New York's attorney general accuses Trump, his adult sons and his business empire of widespread business fraud.

Menendez' scandals upended all kinds of institutions. But one industry is seeing dollar signs.

An industry preaching stability in tumultuous times has refined its pitch around the troubles of a U.S. Senator.