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Didn’t win Mega Millions? Winning numbers announced for $602.5M Powerball jackpot

Didn’t win Mega Millions? Winning numbers announced for $602.5M Powerball jackpot The Powerball has climbed since the last victor in NY in August, and has had 20 drawings since then without a jackpot victor. Before the drawing, lottery officials had been reporting an expected record-breaking $1.6 billion jackpot, based on estimates tied to historical patterns, lottery spokeswoman Carole Bober Gentry said on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Italy watchdog fines Apple and Samsung over software updates

Italy watchdog fines Apple and Samsung over software updates It fined Apple and Samsung , which have denied any wrongdoing, €10 million and €5 million respectively. Have you ever felt that your device feels slower after you upgrade to a newer OS version? This is not the first time Apple has been accused of deliberately throttling the performance of its older phones. [Full Article...]

‘Gold diggin’ dog cons McDonald’s customers into giving her food

‘Gold diggin’ dog cons McDonald’s customers into giving her food She's not even a stray dog. Reyes said the dog leaves the house all the time to go walking and ends up at the fast-food restaurant. The dog approached Reyes' vehicle, but when she saw her owner was behind the wheel, she moved on to another auto in search of food. [Full Article...]

Khashoggi killing: Russian Federation and China plug gaps after 'Davos in desert' snub

Khashoggi killing: Russian Federation and China plug gaps after 'Davos in desert' snub Speaking at a business forum in Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman said "the crime was painful to all Saudis" and there would never be a rift with Turkey . " Saudi Arabia will go and implement all necessary rules and investigate deeply in order to achieve results". [Full Article...]

Growing lottery jackpots to tempt players this week

Growing lottery jackpots to tempt players this week The lottery is giving away 250 coupons good for one Mega Millions ticket at the Red Mile parking lot at 1200 Red Mile Road in Lexington. In California alone, almost $5.7 million worth of Mega Millions tickets were sold within the first half of the day Thursday. [Full Article...]

Italy brushes off downgrade as it plans EU budget response

Italy brushes off downgrade as it plans EU budget response Italy on Monday refused to back down on its plans to ramp up public spending, keeping alive a dispute with the European Union , which is anxious the budget would increase the country's high debts. If the budget is rejected, Brussels would ask Italy to revise its spending plans and re-submit them to the Commission. "I fight the National Front and I fight the League on a political level, but I re... [Full Article...]

PM Imran Khan to address the nation today

PM Imran Khan to address the nation today Prime Minister Imran Khan said this week Pakistan was seeking help from "friendly nations", which is usually a reference to close allies Saudi Arabia and China, to go with any International Monetary Fund program. "At the same time, clamping down on money laundering, which is a problem in most of the developing world". Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi , Minister for Finance ... [Full Article...]

Someone in SC woke up $1.6 billion richer Wednesday morning

Someone in SC woke up $1.6 billion richer Wednesday morning The win would place a single victor in the 1,477th slot in Forbes' billionaire rich list. The Texas victor and one of the Florida Match 5 winners included the optional Megaplier, so those two tickets are worth $3 million each. The Texas Lottery made the announcement early Wednesday morning. If no one wins Tuesday night, we'll go back to listening to aspiring billionaires dream of a luxurious... [Full Article...]

Oil slumps 5 percent as global equities tumble, Saudi supply assurances

Oil slumps 5 percent as global equities tumble, Saudi supply assurances He added there is NO guarantee that oil prices would not go higher once anti-Iran sanctions come into force next month. "So we did our job and more", the crown prince claimed, prompting Zangeneh to dismiss the remarks as "nonsense". He added that Riyadh had capacity to increase production to 12 million bpd. "Then we will continue with the mindset we have now, which is to meet any demand that... [Full Article...]

Khashoggi Case: Murder Planned Days in Advance, Says Erdogan

Khashoggi Case: Murder Planned Days in Advance, Says Erdogan Saudi Arabia - whose ambitious crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman , has been amassing power - initially claimed Khashoggi left freely after visiting the consulate, where he was completing paperwork for his upcoming marriage. Addressing ruling party lawmakers in parliament, Mr Erdogan used the word "murder" 15 times to describe Mr Khashoggi's death. "The process was no good. [Full Article...]

Canada Post workers on picket lines in four cities, including Edmonton

But Gélineau said that Canada Post president and CEO Jessica McDonald's conciliatory tone has not been matched by a real opening at the bargaining table. "I know the parties are working very hard, I think both are motivated to ensure that we get a collective agreement", Mackinnon adds. NSLC spokesperson Beverley Ware told NEWS 95.7's The Sheldon MacLeod Show Canada Post Expedited Parcel Servic... [Full Article...]

Elon Musk: Boring Company’s First Tunnel To Open On December 10

Elon Musk: Boring Company’s First Tunnel To Open On December 10 USA high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk took to Twitter on Sunday to announce the opening of the first tunnel of his high-speed underground transportation system. Musk's many fans on Twitter ribbed him after the announcement that the LA tunnel would soon be opened. But guys, December 10 is apparently the actual, real life, not-to-be-delayed date it'll launch. [Full Article...]

Bloomberg finally pushed Tim Cook too far

Bloomberg finally pushed Tim Cook too far It's hard to believe that Bloomberg's story was accurate, and the company and its reporters owe everyone an explanation - or at least some additional evidence to support the reporting. The report has also drawn criticism from United States intel chiefs. "Email searches, data center records, financial records, shipment records". The news agency said that major banks were also using servers ... [Full Article...]

Italy expects budget to face EU rejection Tuesday

Italy expects budget to face EU rejection Tuesday It marks the start of a process which could culminate in a decision by the Commission to issue a negative opinion next week - essentially rejecting Italy's budget - and asking the Italian government to send it back with revisions. The increase suggests investors are more nervousness about the impending budget showdown with the EU. Kurz said: "If one breaks these rules then this means that Italy ... [Full Article...]

No victor in Saturday's Powerball drawing; jackpot now worth $620 million

No victor in Saturday's Powerball drawing; jackpot now worth $620 million The next Mega Millions draw will be held on Tuesday. The new jackpot set another record as the highest Mega Millions prize ever, and got even closer to the highest lottery prize ever, $1.6 billion . The second-largest jackpot was a $1.586 billion Powerball drawing on January 13, 2016. Tickets are $2 at any place that sells N.C. lottery tickets. [Full Article...]

Trump to withdraw USA from global postal treaty

Trump to withdraw USA from global postal treaty The Trump administration says China's massive trade surplus with the USA reflects unfair practices and that it is stealing intellectual property and forcing American and other foreign companies to hand over technology in exchange for access to the Chinese market. [Full Article...]

Chinese vice premier stresses growth stability, risk prevention

Chinese vice premier stresses growth stability, risk prevention The growth figure for the July to September quarter was 6.5% from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said . The news comes at a time when the Chinese economy has come up against a myriad of macroeconomic headwinds, with growing trade tensions with the U.S. [Full Article...]

Stranded at Mexico’s Southern Border, Migrants Consider Their Options

Stranded at Mexico’s Southern Border, Migrants Consider Their Options Where easily 3,000 people were on the bridge the previous day, the crowd thinned out considerably Saturday. But the pace was slow, conditions hot and uncomfortable, and patience wearing thin. Mexican workers handed food bottled water to the migrants on the bridge. Organizers of a caravan of migrants trying to cross into Mexico and ultimately the USA appear intent on avoiding a repeat of a rush... [Full Article...]

Thousands of customers visit cannabis stores on opening day in Sask.

Thousands of customers visit cannabis stores on opening day in Sask. What is clear, however, is that British Columbians are on board with legal pot in a big way. Cannabis is now legal in Canada, but buying it in Saskatchewan could be challenging in many communities . The province's Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said Thursday he wasn't concerned the province would run out of legal marijuana in the first days of legalization. [Full Article...]

Surprise! Tesla's Model 3 now has a mid-range battery option

Surprise! Tesla's Model 3 now has a mid-range battery option The current Tesla vehicle line (Roadster, Model S, Model X) ranges in price from $68,000 - $138,800 before tax incentives for electric cars. "Costs $35k after federal & state tax rebates in California, but true cost of ownership is closer to $31k after gas savings", tweeted Musk. [Full Article...]


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