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Powerball draws numbers as Mega Millions jackpot soars to $900 million

Emilie Richardson/ABC News(NEW YORK) — Powerball pulled its numbers on Wednesday as the prize for Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot has crept past $900 million earlier in the day. The winning numbers for Powerball, a comparatively meager sum of just $345 million, were 3-57-64-68-69 and a Powerball of 15. The cash option will pay out $199 million. But the record numbers …

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Twitter releases ‘motherlode’ of data on alleged Russian, Iranian influence operations

Twitter(NEW YORK) — Twitter has released data on more than 10 million tweets from nearly 4,000 accounts it said were linked to Russia and Iran, which paint a more nuanced portrait of the nations’ purported online influence operations. The social media giant previously disclosed the operations and lawmakers released hundreds of suspected account names that Twitter said were linked to …

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Uber driver who allegedly groped customer charged with kidnapping, wire fraud

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An Uber driver has been charged in federal court after allegedly kidnapping a woman, groping her after she fell asleep and then charging more than $1,000 for the ride after abandoning her on the side of a highway. Harbir Parmar, 24, of Howard Beach, New York, was charged in White Plains Federal Court with kidnapping and wire …

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Friday Mega Millions jackpot soars above $900 million

Emilie Richardson/ABC News(NEW YORK) — The prize for Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to more than $900 million after no one won it Tuesday. The projected prize would be the second-largest payout in U.S. lottery history. A lone winner taking the cash lump sum would receive about $513 million. Mega Millions announced that Tuesday’s jackpot of $667 million would …

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Mega Millions and Powerball have combined jackpot of more than $1 billion

Emilie Richardson/ABC News(NEW YORK) — More than $1 billion in combined potential prize money is up for grabs between the Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries. The jackpot for the Mega Millions has reached a new record of $667 million, with an estimated cash value of $380 million after no one claimed the jackpot this Tuesday. “The estimated annuity value of …

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An iPhone app that breaks down jump shots like you’re LeBron

Homecourt(NEW YORK) — An iPhone app that uses artificial intelligence to give any basketball player a professional-level breakdown by tracking the speed, height and angles of, say, a jump shot, launched Tuesday. HomeCourt is a shot-tracking app that was featured at Apple’s annual event in September. It was introduced by former NBA MVP Steve Nash, an investor and adviser to …

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Beer shortage due to climate change? Yes, it could happen

iStock/Thinkstock (IRVINE, Calif.) — This is not a drill: As climate change worsens, there could be a beer shortage. A study published Monday that looked at beer’s growing popularity and a potential decline in barley harvests linked to climate change showed prices for beer could double, or even triple, in countries including the U.S. The research was compiled by Nathan …

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