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Annette Gray, left, from Valley Stream, N.Y., buys lottery tickets Friday Oct. 19, 2018, in New York. The estimated jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing has soared to $1 billion. Gray said it's about "a dollar and a dream, but I spent ten today". (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
October 21, 2018 - 12:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S. The Powerball jackpot also has climbed. It's up to an estimated $620 million for Wednesday's drawing. That would make it the fifth-largest jackpot in U.S. history. But much...
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In this Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, photo, an employee of Independent Elections Commission, left, prepares a ballot paper for a young female voter before casting her vote at a polling station in Faizabad, center of northern Badakhshan province, Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections entered a second day on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, following violence and chaos that caused delays and interruptions on the first day of polling. (AP Photo/Omer Abrar)
October 21, 2018 - 11:22 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's second day of parliamentary elections marred by violence and delays caused by technical issues came to a close as a roadside bomb on Sunday brought the death toll over the past two days to over 50, including several children. Independent Elections Commission...
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Barriers block the road leading to Saudi Arabia's consulate, background, in Istanbul, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Turkey will "never allow a cover-up" of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey's ruling party said Saturday after Saudi Arabia announced hours earlier that the writer died during a "fistfight" in its consulate. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
October 21, 2018 - 11:15 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at his country's consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Turkey's president says he will announce details of the Turkish investigation into the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi's on...
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Barriers block the road leading to Saudi Arabia's consulate, background, in Istanbul, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Turkey will "never allow a cover-up" of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey's ruling party said Saturday after Saudi Arabia announced hours earlier that the writer died during a "fistfight" in its consulate. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
October 21, 2018 - 10:46 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at his country's consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 5:40 p.m. A longtime U.S. critic of Saudi Arabia says he feels certain that Crown Prince Mohammed directed the killing of journalist Jamal...
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In this photo released by Taiwan Railways Administration, train carriages are scattered at the site of a train derailment in Lian in northern Taiwan on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. The Puyuma express train was carrying more than 300 passengers toward Taitung, a city on Taiwan's southeast coast, when it went off the tracks on Sunday afternoon. (Taiwan Railways Administration via AP)
October 21, 2018 - 10:38 am
DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan (AP) — At least 22 people were killed and 171 others injured on Sunday when one of Taiwan's newer, faster trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, officials said. Late Sunday night, hours after the Puyuma express derailed, one of the train's eight cars was...
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October 21, 2018 - 10:32 am
OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (AP) — A technology company founder who formerly owned the New York Islanders hockey team has died. Charles Wang was 74. His attorney John McEntee says in an emailed statement that Wang died Sunday in Oyster Bay, New York. A cause of death was not disclosed. McEntee says Wang had...
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October 21, 2018 - 10:32 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The floor of a clubhouse near Clemson University where a large party was taking place collapsed early Sunday, hurtling dozens of people into the basement, authorities said. Thirty people were injured. About 30 people were injured and taken to local hospitals after the center portion...
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Afghan women line up to cast their votes, outside a polling station during the Parliamentary election at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Tens of thousands of Afghan forces fanned out across the country as voting began Saturday in the elections that followed a campaign marred by relentless violence. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
October 21, 2018 - 10:31 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on Afghanistan's parliamentary elections, which were extended into a second day after technical issues led to hours of delays at voting stations (all times local): 7 p.m. The Independent Elections Commission chairman has announced the end of two days of...
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A Central American migrant walks off the shore on the Mexican side of the Suchiate River after wading across, on the the border between Guatemala and Mexico, in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. After Mexican authorities slowed access through the border bridge to a crawl, hundreds of migrants are boarding the rafts or wading across the river and crossing into Mexico illegally. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
October 21, 2018 - 9:21 am
CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, a growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border early Sunday in southern Mexico. Their numbers swelled to about 5,000 overnight and at first light they set out walking toward...
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Palestinians sit outside their school in the West Bank Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he has decided to postpone the planned demolition of a West Bank hamlet to allow time for a negotiated solution with its residents, in a move that appeared aimed at staving off the fierce international condemnation such a demolition would likely entail. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
October 21, 2018 - 8:05 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he has decided to postpone the planned demolition of a West Bank hamlet to allow time for a negotiated solution with its residents, in a move that appeared aimed at staving off the fierce international condemnation such a...
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