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  • Powerball jackpot now $750M after no winning ticket drawn
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    Powerball jackpot now $750M after no winning ticket drawn

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery officials say the Powerball jackpot has ballooned to $750 million after no ticket matched all six numbers in the most recent drawing.

  • San Antonio City Council votes to stop Chick-fil-a from opening at airport
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    San Antonio City Council votes to stop Chick-fil-a from opening at airport

    The San Antonio City Council narrowly voted to prevent Chick-fil-a from opening a restaurant at the city's airport on Thursday due to the company's alleged bias against LGBT rights. The council voted, 6-4, for excluding Chick-fil-a from the overall restaurant and concession space operated by Atlanta-based airport concessionaire Paradies Lagardère. The agreement with Paradies Lagardère was for 10,000 square feet in food and concession space, including not only the Chick-fil-a, but also a Smoke Shack, San Antonio Spurs retail store and coffee shop and bar.

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    Columbine families gather to tell stories nearly 20 years on

    LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Families of the Columbine High School victims have gathered at the school to tell their stories, nearly 20 years after the tragedy.

  • Flooding impairs drinking water treatment for Kansas City
    Reuters

    Flooding impairs drinking water treatment for Kansas City

    Flooding along the Missouri River has impaired treatment of drinking supplies in Kansas City, raising health risks for infants, the elderly and others.

  • Viking Cruises engine failure off Norway coast prompts rescue operation for 1,300 people on board
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    Viking Cruises engine failure off Norway coast prompts rescue operation for 1,300 people on board

    Rescue helicopters were battling severe winds on Saturday to airlift more than 1,300 people off a Viking Cruises' ship that issued a distressed call after an engine failure off the coast of Norway. Of the 1,300 stranded, 915 were passengers on the Viking Cruises' ship called The Viking Sky, Norway's Rescue Coordination Centre told ABC News.

  • Boyfriend named as a suspect in the disappearance of an 8-month-old Indianapolis baby: Police
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    Boyfriend named as a suspect in the disappearance of an 8-month-old Indianapolis baby: Police

    A week after an 8-month-old baby was reported missing in Indianapolis, her mother's boyfriend was named as a suspect in the newly classified "homicide investigation," police announced on Saturday. Robert Lyons was last seen with Amiah Robertson on March 9 near Rockville Road and South Mickley Avenue.

  • Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months
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    Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be temporary.

  • The Latest: Caution urged for return to flooded homes
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    The Latest: Caution urged for return to flooded homes

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the flooding in the Midwest (all times local):

  • Flooding impairs drinking water treatment for Kansas City, Missouri
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    Flooding impairs drinking water treatment for Kansas City, Missouri

    The public health advisory came as utility crews struggled to replace broken pumps at a wastewater treatment plant submerged by floodwaters about 30 miles upstream in Leavenworth, Kansas, a town of 35,000 on the river's west bank. It was expected to reach Kansas City on Sunday. The KC Water utility, which serves 170,000 mostly residential customers in Kansas City, Missouri, with water drawn from the river, said it had failed to meet "enhanced treatment technique standards." Testing showed excessive levels of turbidity, the presence of fine particles in the water that can carry bacteria, viruses and parasites including Cryptosporidium, which can cause diarrhea.

  • Deputies rescue 2 wailing bear cubs trapped in flooded den
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    Deputies rescue 2 wailing bear cubs trapped in flooded den

    ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin sheriff's deputies rescued a pair of bear cubs trapped in a flooded culvert that had served as their den.

  • No timetable for reopening Texas ship channel following leak
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    No timetable for reopening Texas ship channel following leak

    Officials say there's no timetable for reopening a portion of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the busiest waterways in the country, after another setback caused flammable chemicals to seep into the water ...

  • Off-duty Chicago police officer John Rivera ambushed, killed in 'unprovoked' shooting: Officials
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    Off-duty Chicago police officer John Rivera ambushed, killed in 'unprovoked' shooting: Officials

    A Chicago police officer who had just finished his shift was shot and killed early Saturday in an apparently random attack, officials said. Officer John Rivera, 23, and another victim were ambushed and shot about 3:30 a.m. local time while sitting in a vehicle in the Downtown section of the city, police brass said in a news conference Saturday morning. The two shooting victims and two other people, including another off-duty police officer, had just left a nightclub, officials said.

  • The Latest: Video sought of cop's lawyer's office shooting
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    The Latest: Video sought of cop's lawyer's office shooting

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local):

  • Kansas death penalty case has implications for mentally ill
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    Kansas death penalty case has implications for mentally ill

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider a Kansas death penalty case that could have implications for mentally ill defendants across the nation.

  • Texas attorney general files lawsuit against company where chemicals burned for days
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    Texas attorney general files lawsuit against company where chemicals burned for days

    Texas has filed a lawsuit against a company where petrochemicals burned for days and sent thick, black clouds of smoke wafting over the Houston area. Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the environmental lawsuit against Intercontinental Terminals Company on Friday in order to seek "injunctive relief and civil penalties" in connection with the fire. The fire, which began last weekend, briefly reignited at the same time Paxton was announcing the suit.