DENVER (AP) — A lawyer for a street ministry pastor accused of posing as a U.S. Marshal and handcuffing and robbing a man he lured to a Denver motel told a judge Thursday that he has a substance abuse problem and wants to be released from jail so he can seek treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) — When I used WhatsApp to tell my family about Facebook's $19 billion purchase of the company that makes my favorite app, I punctuated the message with a string of crying emojis (cartoon faces).
CHICAGO (AP) — Like most taxi drivers, Sebti Boukarit doesn't have health insurance. And because he works up to 12 hours a day, six days a week, he hasn't had much time to sign up under the nation's new health care law.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pilots of a UPS cargo jet that crashed last August complained about the company's tiring work schedules at the start of the fatal flight, and then made errors shortly before the plane flew into a hillside and burst into flames, according to information presented at a hearing Thursday.
PHOENIX (AP) — A two-alarm fire tore through a site where metals and compressed gases are stored, sending up thick, black plumes of smoke and forcing the precautionary evacuation of workers in businesses near the industrial area in Phoenix Thursday.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Maersk Alabama has left port from the island nation of Seychelles after authorities there completed an onboard investigation into the deaths of two former Navy SEALs aboard the ship that was the focus of a 2009 hijacking dramatized in the movie "Captain Phillips," a company spokesman said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new assessment of Afghanistan's future says the country could revert to a terrorist haven unless U.S. and international partners underwrite a larger — and more expensive — Afghan security force than is currently planned beyond 2014.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer whose cruiser slammed into a stopped car in the middle of an intersection tried to veer away but couldn't avoid the crash that killed six members of a family, and there is no basis to charge him, authorities announced Thursday.
By Laila Kearney MILPITAS, California (Reuters) - Lottery officials in California were waiting on Thursday to hear from the holder of the single winning ticket of a $425.3 million national Powerball prize, a day after announcing the sixth highest jackpot drawing in U.S. history. The winning ticket in the nationwide game was bought at a Chevron gas station next to a freeway ramp in the Northern California city of Milpitas, about 40 miles southeast of San Francisco. Alex Traverso, spokesman for the California Lottery, which manages Powerball matters in the state as well as other games, said he did not expect the holder of the Powerball ticket to come forward on Thursday. "The first day is usually that moment when they try to figure things out, so I would be surprised if we would see them today," he said of the winner, whose ticket matched all six winning numbers in the Powerball drawing.