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Clinton, Sanders fight for Nevada Democrats ... Sheriff: It's time for refuge occupiers to go ... Powerball jackpot now $675 million

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 7, 2016 at 12:50 a.m.



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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are battling for support among Nevada Democrats. At Wednesday night's Democratic party caucus dinner in Las Vegas, Clinton presented herself as the party's best choice to defeat Republicans in the fall, promising that Nevadans would "always have a friend in the White House if I am your president." Sanders told supporters that Republicans suffer from "an illness called amnesia," having forgotten the conditions they left this country in when President Barack Obama took office.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States, South Korea and Japan have agreed to launch a "united and strong" international response to North Korea's apparent fourth nuclear test. Meanwhile, experts are trying to find more details about the detonation that's drawn worldwide skepticism and condemnation. North Korea on Wednesday said that it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, prompting the U.N. Security Council to hold an emergency session.

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The sheriff in Harney County, Oregon says it's time for a small, armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge to "pick up and go home." Cheers erupted at a packed community meeting in Burns, Oregon Wednesday night when Sheriff David Ward asked that people in the community be allowed to get back to their lives. But several people spoke in support of the protesters, who are opposing lengthy prison sentences for two local ranchers convicted of arson. Schools have been closed since the seizure of the refuge.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Saturday's Powerball jackpot will be the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history. Lottery officials say the estimated prize for this weekend's Powerball drawing will be worth about $675 million. That's because no one matched the numbers drawn for Wednesday night's estimated $500 million jackpot.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled that a macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photos cannot be declared the copyright owner of those pictures. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, filed a lawsuit last year asking the court to let it represent the monkey and allow PETA to administer all proceeds from the photos for the benefit of the 6-year-old monkey named Naruto.

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