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Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6B, thanks to worsening odds

DES MOINES, Iowa — If it seems like lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger. Tuesday night's Mega Millions estimated grand prize has hit a staggering $1.
Australia's ruling coalition forced into minority government

Australia's ruling coalition forced into minority government

SYDNEY, Australia — Australia's ruling coalition was forced into minority government on Saturday after a massive swing against its senior partner, the Liberal Party, in a byelection for the seat of the prime minister the party itself had dismissed.
Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death 'a good first step'

Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death 'a good first step'

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — President Donald Trump on Friday called Saudi Arabia's announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a "good first step" and said he would work with Congress on a U.S. response.
Thousands of pro-independence demonstrators rally in Taiwan

Thousands of pro-independence demonstrators rally in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Thousands of pro-independence demonstrators gathered in Taiwan's capital on Saturday to express their disapproval with China's stance toward their island.
Trump's campaign mode revives fiery immigration talk

Trump's campaign mode revives fiery immigration talk

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs.

South Africa highway crash kills at least 27, including kids

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's government says at least 27 people, including small children, have been killed in a multi-vehicle accident in Limpopo province.

Africa's youngest billionaire free 9 days after abduction

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — The man described as Africa's youngest billionaire said Saturday he is free more than a week after his abduction from a luxury hotel in Tanzania's commercial capital, while police suggested his captors came from South Africa
Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

WASHINGTON — The U.S.
Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Dems 'too extreme'

Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Dems 'too extreme'

MESA, Ariz. — President Donald Trump, seeking to frame the choices for voters in the midterm elections, said Friday that Democrats are "too extreme and too dangerous" to take control of Congress.
Alaska's independent governor drops re-election bid

Alaska's independent governor drops re-election bid

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker dropped his re-election bid Friday, three days after the sudden resignation of his lieutenant governor over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman.