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Powerball jackpot $422 million after months without winner

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 3:01pm

The Powerball jackpot has soared to $422 million thanks to nearly three months without a winner of the big prize.

The Latest: Gallot named new Grambling State president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 3:01pm

The Latest on the selection of a new president for Grambling State University (all times local):

Police find woman who was shown gagged, bound in video

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 3:01pm

Police say a missing woman was found unconscious and tied up in a South Carolina motel after someone sent her mother video of her daughter gagged, bound and crying.

Blood tests of people with contaminated wells show high PFOA

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 3:01pm

Blood tests of 477 Bennington-area residents exposed to the chemical PFOA has found it in their systems at an average level almost five times the national average, the Vermont Health Department said Tuesday.

Man dead from heat exposure had 109-degree body temperature

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:51pm

Authorities say a man who died from heat exposure in South Carolina had a body temperature of 109 degrees Fahrenheit when he was found.

Man killed in high-speed Vegas-area street crash identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:51pm

Authorities have identified a 28-year-old North Las Vegas man killed in a pickup truck crash that injured three other people during what police say may have been a weekend street race on a road northwest of Las Vegas.

Missouri church: 6 members missing since March in Micronesia

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:51pm

A small southwest Missouri church that serves people from Micronesia is trying to carry on after six of its members apparently were lost at sea earlier this year during a mission trip to their native land, the church's pastor said.

Police: Dump truck driver says he has bomb, smashes FBI gate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:51pm

A dump truck driver who said he had a bomb deliberately smashed his truck through a security gate of the FBI's offices on Tuesday, but no bomb was found and there appeared to be no connection to terrorism, authorities said.

Transgender teen asks court to not to bar him from restroom

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:51pm

An attorney for a transgender teen in Virginia is urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to bar him from using the boys restroom when he returns to school this fall.

Arizona police: Bank manager foils robbery attempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:42pm

Tucson police say a bank manager foiled an attempted armed robbery.

Condemned home invasion killer is resentenced to life term

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:41pm

A man condemned to die for killing a woman and her two daughters during a 2007 home invasion was resentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of release because the state abolished the death penalty.

Sheriff: Multiple dead bodies found inside Arizona home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:41pm

Suburban Phoenix sheriff's officials say multiple dead bodies have been found inside a home in an unincorporated area of Gilbert, east of Phoenix.

Washington Monument to reopen Friday after elevator repairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:41pm

The Washington Monument will reopen Friday after being closed for nearly a week because of problems with its elevator.

The Latest: Man accused of saying he had bomb before crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:31pm

The Latest on a dump truck that crashed through a security gate at the FBI office in Pittsburgh (all times local):

Severe birth defects not as lethal as docs once said: Study

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:31pm

Parents of newborns with rare genetic conditions used to hear the grim words that the severe birth defects were "incompatible with life." Support groups and social media showing the exceptions have changed the landscape. So has mounting research suggesting that not all such babies are doomed to die.

The Latest: Victim of California fire refused to evacuate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:31pm

The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

Homes on edge of the wilderness complicate wildfire efforts

Keith Ridler and Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:21pm

When Pat Telleria saw the wind-driven flames sweeping across the grass foothills toward his dream home, he picked up the phone.

Coroner IDs woman shot before man called police to surrender

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:20pm

Authorities have identified a 61-year-old woman who was fatally shot at a Henderson home where a man called 911, said he killed his wife, and waited for police to arrive.

Man gets 6 months for gun used by Boston Marathon bombers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:11pm

A Massachusetts man who at one time was in possession of the gun that the Boston Marathon bombers used to kill a police officer has been sentenced to six months in prison.

2 Oregonians arrested in California shooting, kidnapping

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:10pm

Police in California pursued a man and a woman from Oregon on Interstate 5 at speeds of more than 100 mph (160.93 kph) Tuesday and arrested them for allegedly kidnapping a woman and her two sons and shooting and critically wounding a man in a separate incident. The arrested man was being sought by police in Oregon in a homicide there.