JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A news agency affiliated with the Islamic State group says IS carried out today's deadly attack in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Aamaq news agency says according to a source, the attack "targeted foreigners and the security forces tasked with protecting them." The attackers set off bombs around a shopping mall and got into a gun fight with police. Five attackers and two civilians were killed.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — At least three people will be sharing in a $1.6 billion Powerball prize. There were three winning tickets in last night's drawing. One ticket was sold in Tennessee, one in Florida and the other in Southern California.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in Coconino County, California, are trying to figure out how to retrieve the body of a BASE jumped who was killed while wingsuit-flying through remote cliffs on the Arizona-Utah border. They say the body of 29-year-old Mathew Kenney of Santa Cruz, California, is trapped in a crevice about 600 feet below where he jumped Tuesday, and the area is hard to navigate.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Olympic gold-medalist skier Picabo Street has been charged with assault and domestic violence after authorities say she got into a fight with her father at a home in Park City, Utah. Seventy-six-year-old Roland Street told police that his daughter pushed him down two flights of stairs and locked him in the basement Dec. 23. Picabo says her father pulled her hair, but she's hoping that what she considers a private family matter can be resolved amicably.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities have burned more than 50 books and pulled more than 500 other volumes from college libraries on the grounds they contain sentiments "alien to Russian ideology." They're mostly textbooks that were published with money from the Soros Fund. In November, Russia declared the fund an "undesirable agent" and forced it to stop its work in Russia.
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