DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball jackpot will continue to grow, with the news that there was no big winner Wednesday night. Lottery officials say no one had all of the numbers: 2-11-47-62 and 63, and the Powerball, 17. Wednesday night's prize was worth an estimated $500 million. The next drawing is Saturday.
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks have nosedived on Thursday, triggering the second daylong trading halt of the week and sending other Asian markets sharply lower as investor jitters rippled across the region. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 7.3 percent before new "circuit breakers" suspended trading for the day. The smaller Shenzhen Composite Index slumped 8.3 percent.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The health care repeal bill passed Wednesday by the GOP-led House now awaits President Barack Obama's veto. It's no surprise that the president will reject another effort to dismantle his signature health care law. But this is the first time such legislation has passed both the House and Senate. Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin says, "We are confronting the president with the hard, honest truth" that "Obamacare doesn't work." Democrats called the vote pointless political theater.
DETROIT (AP) — Crime was down in Detroit last year. Officials say 295 criminal homicides were committed in 2015. That's down by four from the previous year. And there were 100 fewer rapes committed last year. Officials say robberies were down by more than 700. Detroit officials credit the crime reduction to a number of factors, including a crackdown on youth violence, moving more officers from desks to street patrols and improving officer morale.
BOSTON (AP) — Some colleges across the country are telling students to leave their hoverboards at home. At least 20 universities have banned or restricted hoverboards on their campuses in recent weeks, saying the popular motorized scooters are unsafe. Along with the risk of falls, federal authorities are warning that some hoverboards have caught fire. Some of the schools that have banned hoverboards: American University and George Washington University, both in Washington, D.C., and Kean University in New Jersey.
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